Director of Culinary Arts
Walla Walla Community College
$87,000.00 - $95,000.00 Annually
Walla Walla, WA
WORKFORCE TRANSFER & TRADES
Join our team to help inspire all students to discover
their potential and achieve their goals by providing relevant,
equitable, and innovative learning opportunities and
Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) is seeking applicants for a
Director of Culinary Arts
position at the Walla
At Walla Walla Community College, we inspire all students to
discover their potential and achieve their goals by providing
relevant, equitable, and innovative learning opportunities and
services. We have identified three core themes that describe the
fundamental aspects of the College's mission by translating it into
practice: Student Success, Strong Communities, and Resource
Stewardship. As an organization, we value learning opportunities, a
sense of community, diversity, health and humor, excellence,
integrity, teamwork, innovation, personal and professional growth,
The Director of Culinary Arts is responsible for the academic
education, advising and professional development of students and
accreditation maintenance. The Director supervises and directs the
Culinary Arts program, all campus foodservice operations (i.e.
Titus Creek Bistro on/off campus catering, food truck). The
Director will have a thorough knowledge of the industry,
post-secondary instruction experience and is responsible for the
fiscal welfare of the program.
Responsible for the overall operations of the year around
Culinary Arts instructional program, including: development of and
updates to newly initiated farm to fork curriculum, program
promotion, recruitment of culinary arts students, recommendation of
culinary arts faculty/staff, facilitating student retention,
student program completion, and assist with job placement when
Oversee the fiscal well-being of the department (instructional
program, cafe, catering) managing budgets and food cost operating
margins. Develop plan to grow the sales revenues through catering,
cafe and food service operations of the college.
Maintain efficient operation of all college food service
facilities. Ensure implementation and adherence to safety and HACCP
sanitation procedures. Ensure routine maintenance of
Continually update, assess and monitor current food, technical
and environmental trends pertaining to the food service industry.
Instruct students and staff in these practices.
Build credibility as a representative by demonstrating personal
commitment and sharing information with the community.
Develop and maintain industry relations and participate in
community organizations pertaining to the industry.
Work with the Dean of Workforce Transfer & Trades and
Culinary faculty to facilitate ongoing curriculum development and
Support general classroom instruction, provide leadership to
Cooperative work experience courses and provide instruction support
as needed for culinary classes during the school year.
Schedule, organize and participate in operational meetings
(industry, instructional, administrative and advisory
Participate in state, regional, and national organizations as
an industry leader through judging competitions, coaching teams and
Effectively communicate with local, regional and national media
on shows casing the program.
Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings,
weekends, and holidays when needed.
Ability to work a year-round academic calendar.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work as a team
Ability to clearly and effectively communicate with individuals
and groups within and outside the organization.
Ability to know, understand and consistently follow all
applicable agency policies, procedures, and guidelines and remain
current as policies and procedures change
Ability to develop accurate standards to measure learning and
administer testing and/or other evaluations to determine
Demonstrated ability to work with students from diverse
cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic, and academic backgrounds.
Equivalent combination of education and experience may be
considered at the discretion of the college.
Five years of progressive culinary experience, three years of
Fiscal management experience with demonstrated proficiency in
managing departmental budgets.
Teaching experience with demonstrated passion for students and
excellence in instruction.
College level instruction experience.
Bilingual in Spanish.
Conditions/Terms of Employment
This position is in a bargaining unit for which AFT is the
This is a full-time administrative professional position. Persons
hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of lawful
authorization to work in the United States within three (3) days of
employment. WWCC participates in E-Verify and will provide the
federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that
you are authorized to work in the U.S. Official college transcripts
required at time of hire. Candidates may be subject to a criminal
history background check as a condition of employment. Information
from the background check may not necessarily preclude employment
but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability
and competence to perform in the position. The college is a tobacco
This contract position work schedule will typically be Monday
through Friday 8-hours each day. During the summer, work schedule
is Monday through Thursday 10-hours each day. Occasional evening
and weekends. Occasional overnight travel.
Work Environment/Physical Demands:
Ability to lift up to 60 pounds with the use of hand trucks,
dollies and other aids.
Ability to stand on your feet for extended periods of
Ability to work a flexible schedule.
May often wear uniforms such as aprons or jackets and safety
attire such as gloves.
May be exposed to hazardous situations typically found in
May be exposed to hot and cold temperatures, such as when
working near ovens or retrieving food from freezers.
May often work in a noisy and distracting environment.
Annual salary range: $87,000-95,000. The college has an excellent
benefit program including paid sick leave; paid vacation leave;
medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance;
retirement and two optional deferred compensation programs. All
full-time employees will automatically have 3% of taxable income
deferred into the State of Washington Deferred Compensation Program
(DCP). All administrative exempt staff set aside 1% of their gross
salary in a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) (VEBA). All
exempt employees are required to participate in this program. Walla
Walla Community College requires all employees to participate in
direct deposit for payment of salary.
Required Application Materials
This position will remain open until filled. To be
included in the initial screening, applications should be received
by November 26, 2023.
qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required
qualifications and competencies and submit a complete application
packet, which includes the following:
Online NEOGOV application.
Names and contact information for three professional
Answers to three (3) supplemental questions
Unofficial transcripts for application purposes; official
transcripts are required prior to an official start date.
Please ensure you have attached all required application
materials as you will not be able to attach any documents after you
have submitted your application. If you have difficulty
logging into your account, attaching documents, submitting your
application, etc., please call NEOGOV Applicant Support at
1-855-524-5627 or email them directly at
- In your cover letter, please communicate your ability to
meet the qualifications of this position as indicated in the job
posting, focusing on culinary skills, business management, student
support and instruction, and engagement with community
WWCC reserves the right to not fill this position, reject all
applicants, or reopen the position. Applications received during
this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies at the
Walla Walla Community College is committed to provide equal
opportunity and nondiscrimination for all educational and
employment applicants as well as for its students and employed
staff, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex,
sexual orientation, including gender expression/identity, marital
status, age (over 40), the presence of any sensory, mental, or
physical disability, the use of trained guide dog or service animal
by a person with a disability, or status as a Vietnam and/or
disabled veteran, National Guard member or reservist in accordance
with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education
Amendments of 1972, the Federal Rehabilitation of 1973, the
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and any other applicable
Federal and Washington State laws against discrimination. The Human
Resources Office is accessible to persons with disabilities. If you
need accommodations in the application/employment process, please
contact Title IX Officer Brooke Marshall (509) 527-4300 - TDD (509)
527-4412, email email@example.com
address: 500 Tausick Way, Walla Walla WA, 99362.
To apply, please visit https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/wwcc/jobs/4267885/director-of-culinary-arts