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Retail/Catering Lead (Seasonal) TWO POSITIONS

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Wisconsin, United States
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Posted Date
Dec 30, 2021

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Retail/Catering Lead (Seasonal) TWO POSITIONS

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Position Number: 02165229 & 02105453

Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)
As Wisconsin’s only public urban research university, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has established an international reputation for excellence in research, community engagement, teaching and entrepreneurism. Designated an R1 research institution, UWM educates more than 26,000 students and is an engine for innovation in southeastern Wisconsin. Founded over 60 years ago in the belief that Milwaukee would need a great public university to become a great city, UWM has a dual research and access mission aimed at serving the diverse needs of Wisconsin’s largest metropolitan area by furthering opportunities at all levels for students who may be financially or educationally disadvantaged. More than one-third of its students are the first in their families to attend college, and 30 percent are students of color. In all, the university educates more than 27,000 students on its three campuses. It is the largest educator of veterans in Wisconsin, with more than 1,000 enrolled each year under the federal G.I. bill. The Princeton Review named UWM a 2018 Best Midwestern university based on overall academic excellence and student reviews. The UWM is committed to the full inclusion of LGBT+ campus constituents. In 2018, Campus Pride Index named UWM as one of the Best of the Best Top 30 LGBTQ-friendly postsecondary institutions in the United States. UWM was the first university in the nation to implement an inclusive housing policy.

Join the UWM family and the Milwaukee community and grow professionally and personally in your career and life. We make learning accessible at every age, stage of life and location. At UWM, we all share the motivation to learn and to excel. We value unique perspectives and possess the talent and desire to nurture ideas that make global impact. The comforts and connections of a major metropolitan city meet the resources and expertise of a world-class research institution at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Our campus counseling and health services, accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, provides integrated, holistic care for students through our medical, counseling, and health promotion and wellness departments. We assist the UWM campus community through collaborative partnerships designed to enhance the university’s academic and community service mission and focus on our students’ well-being as an essential component to student success.

Job Summary
Under general supervision of the Catering Director, this position provides services to catered events such as breakfasts, luncheons, dinners and bar service for 20/20 Catering units, which includes UWM Campus and Off Campus sites such as Hefter Center, Zilber School of Public Health, Great Lakes Research Facility, Alumni House, Innovation Campus- Wauwatosa and various on and off campus catering sites both indoors and outdoors. The incumbent will lead catered events in the absence of an on-site supervisor, provide guidance and direction to part-time catering employees, purchase and order food and supplies for catered events, as well as maintain purchase order information. The incumbent will also coordinate scheduling for dish caterers as well as tend to the other needs and special orders. This position may require night and weekend hours and will require the ability to bend, stoop and lift 50 pounds and climb stairs over the course of a catering service.

These positions are full-time, nine (9) month seasonal appointments, concurrent with the academic year. These seasonal appointments will have the following unpaid work breaks upon the conclusion of Fall and Spring semesters: Summer Break May to August Winterim Break December to January.

The University of Wisconsin (UW) System offers a comprehensive benefits package to meet the diverse needs of our community. The University contributes towards the cost of several benefit plans. Employees also receive a vacation package starting at 104 hours during first year, sick leave (with no expiration), personal holiday (36hrs each year), and paid legal holidays.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Customer service experience
  • Experience in catering, event planning or event supervision in one or more of the following: banquets, buffets, dinners, luncheons, receptions, bar service

  • Supervisory or leadworker experience, including staff hiring and training, in a food retail environment

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working in higher education
  • Bachelor’s Degree - OR - Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts, Culinary Management or related food service field of study obtained before start of employment
  • Experience with computerized food ordering, inventory and billing systems such as CBORD Food Service Suite (FSS) and Event Management System (EMS) or similar
  • ServSafe Food Handler or similar certification
  • ServSafe Alcohol or similar certification

Application Instructions
Interested candidates should submit a resume addressing the minimum and preferred qualifications as listed above. A cover letter and two professional references are optional at time of application.

The search committee will consider resumes and cover letters that fail to address the qualifications, or where explanations are unclear, as the applicant not possessing the qualification(s).

This is a continuous recruitment. Screening begins on January 18, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received after January 17, 2022 may not receive consideration.

Application Notes
For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

Legal Notices AA/EO Statement

UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodations

UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials

UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC and Reference Check Policy

Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)

For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see, or call UWM’s Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

Employment Authorization

In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Title and Total Compensation Project

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

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