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University Dining Supervisor

Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 21, 2024

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Position Title

University Dining Supervisor

About this Opportunity

Ball State University has multiple professional leadership opportunities available in Ball State University Dining that offers an excellent benefits package, paid time off and the opportunity for work/life balance. The University Dining Supervisor positions (5:30a.m. – 2:00p.m., 6:00a.m. – 2:30p.m., and 1:00p.m. – 9:30p.m.) supervisor positions are responsible for directing, overseeing, and leading all food and beverage operations within Ball State University Dining. The successful candidates will lead and direct subordinates resulting in good organization and minimal stress, promote teamwork, and execute excellent customer service that exceeds customer expectations. To learn more about Ball State University Dining, please visit our website at: .

Our Statement on Inclusiveness

At Ball State University, inclusiveness is one of the enduring values and informs all of our work. We define ‘inclusiveness’ as a commitment ‘to respect and embrace equity, inclusion, and diversity in people, ideas, and opinions.’ As such, this value incorporates a commitment to inclusive excellence and freedom of expression.

Benefits and Community

Ball State University offers an excellent benefits package for eligible positions. Click here to explore options.
  • Affordable Healthcare

  • Retirement

  • Tuition Remission (For eligible employees, their dependents, and spouse)

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Professional Development

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Length of Assignment

Full-Time At-Will

Position Function

Under the direction of the General Manager, oversee and supervise employees in achieving excellence in customer satisfaction, food quality, service of food, employee efficiency and productivity, financial goals, and compliance with safety and sanitation standards, HACCP standards, Indiana Food Service Code regulations, and rules, policies and procedures of Ball State University: additional functions include but are not limited to food service forecasting and record keeping, physical inventory, subordinate training, food and supply purchasing, communication, executing promotions and advertisements, complying with branded concept license and franchise agreements and standards of operations, executing detailed plans and arrangements, contributing to menu, recipe, and concept development, and participating on a limited basis in preparation and serving of food or cashiering.

Minimum Education

Associates degree from an accredited institution or equivalent combination of education, credentials, certification, and experience.

Minimum Experience

One year of direct or related work experience (exclusive of teaching) in commercial or institutional food service, with demonstrated leadership and dynamic team building skills.

Minimum Other

Skills in oral and written communication, strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Authorization to work in the US

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Education

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

Preferred Experience

Five years of direct or related work experience (exclusive of teaching) in commercial or institutional food service, with demonstrated leadership and dynamic team building skills supervisory experience.

Preferred Other

Pre-Employment Screening

Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.

Position Title(s) Supervised

Full-time and part-time Food Service Workers, Cashiers, Custodians, Group Leaders and student employees.

Required Certifications

EEO Statement

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

About Ball State University

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 20,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 270+ undergraduate and graduate programs. Many of our master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees rank among the best in the nation. We engage students in educational, research, and creative endeavors that empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives enriched by lifelong learning and service, while we enhance the economic, environmental, and social vitality of our community, our state, and our world.

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Duties & Responsibilities



Job Duty

Lead and supervise employees in executing correct, timely procedures in meeting license/franchise and department standards in relation to the preparation and service of all menu items, including but not limited to recipe preparation, food presentation, quality control, customer service, and sanitation and safety as defined by BSU manuals, handbooks, HACCP standards, Indiana Food Code, NRA ServSafe, and other industry standards; employ excellence in management techniques to exhibit evidence of teamwork and execution of excellent customer service that exceeds customer expectations in such areas, including but not limited to courtesy, speed of service, sense of urgency, product consistency, demonstrating a passion for excellence, utilizing fun and humor when appropriate, innovation and creativity, and other criteria.



Job Duty

Orient, coach, and train employees resulting in well-trained employees who consistently exhibit excellence in job knowledge and performance; ensure employees are well trained before working in any job assignment; provide accurate, balanced (positive and negative) feedback to employees regarding job performance and follow up on corrective measures; complete and maintain file documentation for all orientation, coaching, and training of each employee according to departmental procedures.



Job Duty

Count safe and audit safe record; audit cashier reports and submit thorough, accurate, cashier check-out reports to bookkeeper; properly report and account for shortages in safe or deposits of sales; complete documentation, report all unaccounted monies (over $20.00) immediately to the General Manager and/or University Police; check and approve all cashier refunds to customers and audit the no sale transactions of each cashier to prevent cashier theft; maintain accurate and up-to-date meal card system, including but not limited to reporting lost cards, verify account status, and overseeing the recording of off line transactions; administer university and departmental policies as they relate to money handling and reporting; ensure cashiers properly ring sales to record product movement and product value related to each brand upon which royalty payments to brand licensors or franchisors are based.



Job Duty

Utilize the Cbord Menu Management computer system to prepare menu item forecasts to (a) determine production of foods for service, and (b) correctly submit service statistics for historical data via computer record; under firm deadlines, scrutinize purchase requisitions and approve amounts of foods and supplies to be ordered based upon forecasted projections of sales and menu items, inventory levels, and other indicators; manage purchasing assignment with the utmost in business ethics and following policies and procedures of Ball State University; maintain appropriate inventory levels of foods and supplies as assigned, with neither being over or under-stocked; complete weekly inventory of foods and/or supplies with a high degree of accuracy.



Job Duty

Oversee and maintain adequate staffing following University procedures to schedule replacement employees; complete documentation related to scheduling regular and overtime staff; maintain correct telephone and address lists of all employees to facilitate this task; demonstrate a commitment to affirmative action and equal employment opportunity; communicate with peers and subordinates in a thorough, detailed, timely even-handed manner resulting in effective personal contact and/or the completion of management log entries that communicate necessary information to peers; attend shift meetings, unit and departmental management staff meetings, and relate telephone messages and/or other information accurately and in a timely manner; maintain confidentiality and ethical practices as relates to communications; in stressful situations, remain, calm, in control, and have a positive impact on others; manage disagreements effectively and create an environment where peers, employees, and customers are treated with dignity and respect and where rules, policies, and procedures are consistently administered.



Job Duty

Evaluate, investigate, and secure approval of General Manager and the Assistant Director of Personnel, or the Director, then issue warranted counseling or discipline to employees in a timely manner according to university policies and procedures; submit written documentation of all investigations, interviews, meetings, or conversations related to the situation in addition to copies of the properly issued disciplinary forms; accurately administer the union agreement and addenda thereto (including absence and tardiness policies and required record-keeping).



Job Duty

Unlock facility for the day’s operations and/or secure the facility for the periods of closure; observe safety and security precautions to prevent personal or employee injury, and theft of university or employee property; maintain personal and unit keys in a safe manner to prevent unauthorized use.



Job Duty

Establish, evaluate, and execute personal and unit goals, and contribute to departmental goal setting and achievement; serve in a contributory and effective manner on teams, committees, and task forces; demonstrate a professional appearance; wear clean, well-pressed clothing daily; follow prescribed dress code guidelines as outlined in departmental policies, rules, and regulations.



Job Duty

Evaluate employee performance and complete timely formal appraisal forms impartially and in an unbiased manner; submit draft appraisals for the approval of the General Manager; properly conduct the performance review meetings with employees; route completed forms in a timely manner.



Job Duty

Contribute to optimizing profitability through effective monitoring and supervision of food waste, portion control, inventory management, key control, theft and security controls, proper charging of sales to customers and employees by cashiers, and employees as they use and care for the facility, equipment, and furnishings; assist in evaluating food, labor, and other controllable costs; implement corrective measures as needed.



Job Duty

Collaborate in executing an effective marketing and promotion program for the unit in conjunction with the General Manager, approval from the Assistant Director of Personnel, and Assistant Director of Operations.



Job Duty

Provide planning of standard and custom menus, submit recipes for new menu items, and assist with development of sales mix for the unit; assist in planning and executing special events, catered events, and other non-routine food services.



Job Duty

Coordinate an effective laundry procedure to ensure proper supply of clean linen; maintain neat, accurate, require records; report maintenance and repair needs of building and equipment in a timely manner.



Job Duty

Perform food preparation, service and cashiering duties in emergency situations, and/or for short work periods to meet customer demand.



Job Duty

Perform other related duties as assigned.

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Information regarding transcripts

The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Special Instructions Summary

Information for Applications Requiring a Cover Letter

In support of your application for this position, please prepare and submit a cover letter that describes how your qualifications and experiences align with the elements of the position description (or leadership profile). In your cover letter, please also describe how you have demonstrated a commitment to our University’s enduring values , including inclusiveness, which we define as a commitment ‘to respect and embrace equity, inclusion, and diversity in people, ideas, and opinions.’

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Other


Ball State

Founded in 1918 in Muncie, Indiana, the public research university has grown to more than 22500 students

Spirited and motivated, we learn, grow, and take flight. Our faculty and staff—everyone in our community—embrace students as learning partners from day one. In classrooms and labs, in immersive learning projects, on the sports fields—with creativity and determination—Cardinals Fly. We are grounded in our values, lifted by our knowledge, and go confidently upward toward ever greater opportunities. Ours is a simple promise: to challenge each other to excel. And with Beneficence as our guide—We Fly.


We are committed to excellence through a talented and diverse faculty and staff. Inclusiveness and freedom of expression are a part of our enduring values and inform all of our efforts. We engage students in educational, research, and creative endeavors that empower our graduates to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives enriched by lifelong learning and service, while we enhance the economic, environmental, and social vitality of our community, our state, and our world. We are excited that you want to join us in these endeavors!

The university offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, and generous time off with pay. 

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