Associate Director of Dining Services

Grinnell College
Grinnell, Iowa
This position is a M2 Career Level with starting salary dependent on experience. Great benefits.
Posted Date
Oct 3, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Food Services Management
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

About Grinnell College
Grinnell College is a top ranked Liberal Arts institution that values diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, intellectual freedom, and social responsibility. We seek candidates that align with these values and have the ability and desire to advance our values and belonging within our community and the communities we engage. Ideal candidates will be prepared to collaborate and contribute to the mission and values of the college across all constituencies

About The Position

Grinnell Dining is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, is environmentally conscious, and uses responsible financial practices.

The Associate Director is a key part of an award winning and cutting-edge self-operating team. Dining is committed to exceeding our student and guest dining expectations by offering a diverse menu of offerings of high quality in state-of-the art facilities. The Associate Director provides leadership to ensure the delivery of high-quality customer service and unit presentation within our fast paced environment. The ideal candidate will provide input, guidance and oversight in the day-to-day operations.

Responsibilities include:

  • Effectively support and enforce departmental and College mission, values, goals and policies
  • Provide leadership, clear expectations, schedules, staff development, and performance accountability for supervisors, custodians, students, and part-time staff of the department
  • Effectively manage operational standards of Grinnell Dining operations
  • Oversee student employment practices, documentation and student union agreement adherence
  • Manage the maintenance and repair of our facilities assuring all are kept current, in excellent condition and repairs are reported and completed in timely manner
  • Develops positive interactions with Grinnell College students, staff and faculty to provide excellent customer service, experiences and relationships
  • Assists in resolving challenges with guests, faculty or staff of Dining
  • Provides insight and effectively oversees special events
  • Provides input during renovations and new building projects
  • Promotes sustainable efforts
  • Assists in maintaining the highest level of safety and sanitation standards within our operations
  • Assist with development of long-range planning and effectively execute these plans
  • Assist in developing the departmental budget and goals of the operations and effectively execute these goals.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Five years of progressive management experience
  • Proven ability to successfully lead teams in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment
  • Ability to make decisions and take-action
  • Able to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs
  • Champions Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice

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