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University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 17, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Food Services Management
Employment Level
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Full Time
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Job no: 528094
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Food Service/Hospitality, Student Life/Services

Department: University Housing, Dining Services
Classification: Baker
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $15.33- 22.43 per hour
FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins
Position closes September 17, 2021

Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with your online application, please provide three professional references.

Department Summary
Living on campus adds tremendous value for students and contributes to higher grades, staying and graduating from the University and future success.

University Housing, a department within the Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management, is committed to facilitating students' development as they build an inclusive community, establish a sense of home, and succeed academically. Our goal is to become the model of excellence for providing accessible, affordable, and student-centered living-learning experiences; the preferred choice for all UO students.

We value diversity and respect, integrity, equity and inclusion, learning and growth, responsibility and accountability, safety and security. University Housing staff work hard to incorporate these values into daily work and practices to ensure an excellent UO experience.

University Housing units include Business Services, Dining Services, Facilities Services, Marketing and Communications, and Residence Life. University Housing is an educational and business department that is a self-sustaining, self-liquidating agency of the University (receives no tuition or tax support for its operating budget).

Position Summary
The Baker prepares the bakeshop/ cafe production items including doughs, cakes, cookies, pastries and other dessert and baked items. This position ensures product orders are processed correctly and of highest quality before transportation. The baker maintains inventory for the bakeshop/cafe and ensures the equipment, cooking and storage areas are maintained in a clean and safe manner. The Baker also cooks in other work areas of the kitchen in addition to the bakeshop, as needed based on overall production needs. This is a full-time, 12-month position and shifts may include nights, weekends and holidays. This position leads the work of staff and student employees and reports to the Assistant Director of Dining, Culinary Operations.

This position adheres to the Service Standards set by Housing Food Services and sets the example for others by exhibiting appropriate professional behavior, creating a respectful and inclusive work environment.

Work Conditions and Physical Demands:
  • Requires lifting up to 30 lbs on an infrequent basis and up to 20 lbs routinely
  • Walking and standing on wet and slippery floors several times daily - generally during floor cleaning time, but occasionally due to spillage or equipment malfunction
  • Frequent exposure to temperature extremes (in and out of walk-in refrigeration and freezer compartments)
  • Exposure to hot, humid conditions (commercial dish room)
  • Working directly over heated food service areas several hours per day while supplying food to and serving food on a hot serving line
  • Standing for long periods of time
  • Interacting with a large number of people
  • Requires lifting, bending, twisting, stooping and exertion for long periods
  • Requires good hand-eye coordination to perform essential duties of the job

    Special Requirements:
  • Must have, or ability to obtain a Lane Country Food Handler's card within 2 weeks of employment
  • Must take and be able to understand Hazard Communication Training and Kitchen Safety Training supplied by employer

    Essential Personnel:
    This position is one of those required positions necessitating that the employee make every reasonable effort to arrive at campus at their regularly scheduled times unless otherwise notified by their supervisor. Essential personnel must provide reliable and current contact information at all times.

    Minimum Requirements
  • One year of experience as a Baker in an institution, restaurant, hotel or commercial bakery.

    Professional Competencies
  • Demonstrated culinary skill and an understanding of commercial kitchen operations.
  • Knowledgeable in the use of commercial kitchen production equipment.
  • Strong customer service skills and ability to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Three years of experience as a Baker in an institution, restaurant, hotel or commercial bakery.
  • Experience directing, delegating and assigning work to staff members.
  • Experience in barista work and cafe supervision
  • Experience decorating cakes and pastries.
  • Two-year degree from a Bakery/Pastry Arts program.
  • Experience working within a HACCP plan
  • Experience in catering operations.

    FLSA Exempt: No

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

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