Bachelorâs degree and 7 years of related experience
Bachelorâs degree in food service administration, business administration, nutrition, dietetics or related area. Previous experience in university/college environment, or Â large scale restaurant or multi-unit restaurant/food business experience. Proven ability to successfully lead teams with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion as shown in professional work, professional development, and/or professional service. Excellent oral and written communication with detailed planning and organizational skills.
About ISU Dining
ISU Dining is a self-operated, fully self-funded department at Iowa State University providing high-quality food and services to the university community. Reporting through the Division of Student Affairs, ISU Dining is committed to understanding student expectations and our impact on the student experience. We are dedicated to meeting these expectations by producing a diverse range of culinary offerings, making ongoing reinvestments in our facilities, utilizing the latest technologies, and creating connections across the ISU community.
ISU Dining operates 4 residential dining facilities, 18 retail venues, campus-wide vending, 2 food trucks, catering services, a culinary support center, a bakery, and a food stores warehouse and distribution center.Â In addition, to support these operations we maintain several administrative units including support services, engagement, business services and financial operations, dining information systems, and a culinary team.Â
We established Guiding Principles and Core Commitments that anchor our decision-making, namely responsible financial management, quality experience, equity and inclusion, team development and recognition, and being environmentally conscious. ISU Dining is committed to training our staff and executing objectives focused on customer service, food production, and sustainability.Â
Mission and Vision
ISU Dining provides a variety of quality and sustainable culinary experiences that enhance the educational and cultural aspects of Iowa State University. We strive to be one of the premier university dining operations in the country and a pillar of service for the Cyclone community.
ISU Dining Team
ISU Dining employs 243 full-time P&S and merit employees including chefs, cooks, cashiers, storekeepers, kitchen helpers, dieticians, management, marketing, and administrative staff. In addition, ISU Dining typically employs between 1,600-1,800 student employees each semester, making it Iowa State Universityâs largest student employer.
ISU Dining is seeking an Associate Director of Residential Dining with the following attributes/experience:
Effectively execute dining strategy and departmental objectives in a collective and supportive way.
Seeks opportunities for future initiatives, revenue growth, and opportunities to increase customer satisfaction. Reviews these opportunities applying responsible financial management principles and practices and making sure they meet the desired direction and goals of the department.
Provides leadership, clear expectations, and performance accountability for all residential dining staff. Identifies ways to develop professional competencies of staff and methodically improve staff knowledge and abilities to increase employee performance.
Demonstrated sensitivity to working with diverse teams including a diverse student body and student-focused approach.Â
Ability to focus on core responsibilities while respecting and collaborating with colleagues in their responsible areas.
Upholds and supports new, innovative methods towards sustainable solutions.
Stays current with and understands food industry trends and diverse menu options.
Compliance with food safety regulations, policies, procedures, and guidelines.
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period
To apply for this position, please click on âApplyâ and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:
1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae 2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
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Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.