Provide vision, direction, and leadership for the management and
enhancement of Dining Services. Responsible for the overall
administration, supervision, coordination and direct management of
DSU’s Dining Services department. Responsible for planning,
implementing, coordinating, monitoring, and evaluating all dining
service functions including policies, procedures, and systems.
Responsible for providing a high-quality food service within the
budget parameters to students, faculty, staff, and guests of the
University. Additional information about Dining Services is online
- Oversee all Dining Services functions, including Catering,
Trailblazer Café, The Market, Brooks’ Stop, Infusion, Stacks,
Chick-Fil-A, Pizza Hut, Off The Grid, Concessions, Vending, and
Consigned Vendors (e.g., Ace Sushi, Be Fruity). Delegate specific
areas to subordinate staff to ensure quality operations and
- Maximize customer satisfaction through maintaining strong
working relationships with students, staff, faculty and guests
while minimizing costs. Utilize customer-driven methods (e.g.
surveys and focus groups) and innovative merchandising and
marketing to ensure customer satisfaction and continuous
- Collaborate with other supervisors to plan and monitor current
developments and trends in the food service industry for recipe
development and merchandising with consideration for customer
satisfaction, staffing and cost. Research, procure and create new
products and services to further enhance the current mix of items
to meet the needs of the campus community.
- Develop marketing, public relations, promotional activities and
merchandising plans for all dining services operations and
implement researched plans.
- Lead the recruitment of full and part-time employees, as well
as evaluate personnel to ensure quality customer service, product,
- Ensure all full-time personnel, including the Director of
Dining Services, maintain required food handlers permits and
training/certifications required by franchised restaurants.
- Create and implement a business plan to set pricing of food
products, control food costs and to efficiently staff food
production, food sales and event catering services to operate a
self-support food service model.
- Manage the business operation of Dining Services including
convenient and efficient point-of-sale systems, inventory control,
payroll (cost effective scheduling of employees), cash handling and
etc. to ensure internal control and financial objectives are
- Maintain necessary records (production, fiscal, and personnel)
and ensure recordkeeping is done in a timely fashion and in
accordance with applicable regulations.
- Plan, organize and implement long range and strategic plans for
the department, and ensure desired outcomes are achieved.
- Establish and maintain high-quality food standards for the safe
preparation of all items prepared in production kitchens. Maintain
current knowledge of food production strategies and public health
standards. Ensure safe and sanitary working conditions to comply
with industry standards as well as federal, state, and county food
and health codes.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
- Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
- Four years of dining services management experience, with
progressive levels of responsibility, required.
- Current certification in ServSafe or ability to successfully
complete course within six months of hire required.
- Good working knowledge of food service practices and
procedures, as well as experience in cooking required. Executive
chef experience preferred.
- Highly motivated, self-starter and able to effectively manage
competing priorities and tasks; management experience in
institutional food services preferred.
- Good knowledge of tools and equipment used in institutional
cooking, such as Combi Oven, Blast Chiller, Steam Jacketed Kettle,
mixer, proofer, oven, fryer, grill, etc.
- Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office; experience with
Dining Service software for catering, ordering, point-of-sale
transactions, etc.; knowledge of the University Banner System
- Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills;
ability to communicate effectively and exercise critical human
relations skills in establishing and maintaining effective working
relationships with employees, students, and guests.
- Knowledge of business operations and basic accounting.
(12-month) professional staff position. Annual salary of $70,000+
depending on qualifications & experience. Desired start date of
November 2021. Excellent benefits package included that begins on
start date; includes medical, dental, vision, employee assistance
and wellness programs, life, disability, retirement, undergraduate
tuition waivers for employees and eligible dependents, as well as
paid holidays in addition to sick and vacation leave accruals. See
under 'Benefits Summary' for more details.
ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES:
Application review begins
Submit cover letter, resume, and contact
information (including email) for three professional references
electronically. If, because of a disability, you need special
services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please
call the Human Resources Office at (435) 652-7520.
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY:
Dixie State University (DSU) is an
open, inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution committed
to exceptional student learning and success. DSU has adopted an
instructional approach of 'active learning. active life' and a
culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and
staff committed to creating an active, applied and career-oriented
learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911
as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, DSU is
located in picturesque southwestern Utah with its red rocks, desert
climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring easy
access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities. The
nearest metropolitan area is Las Vegas, NV (120 miles), with
amenities such as an international airport and professional
sporting teams. Click here to learn more about the University.
Dixie State University is a fast-growing Utah public institution of
higher education, with more than 12,000 students. We offer over 230
programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates,
endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. DSU seeks to recruit and
retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas,
possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and
vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive,
comprehensive, polytechnic university. DSU is an Equal Opportunity
/ Affirmative Action employer; the President and employees of DSU
are fully committed to Affirmative Action and within its programs
and activities, including in admissions and employment, Dixie State
University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination,
including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national
origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender
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or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or
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to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and
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