This position will remain open until suitable candidates are identified.
This is a 40% part-time limited appointment for ten (1)0 months, which may be extended based on the needs of the department.
Acts as a working team leader with responsibilities to include food production, customer service, on-the-job training, and quality control in a front of the house or back of the house environment. Basic responsibilities will include any or all of the following: problem-solving in a timely manner, food production, customer service and complaints, staff shortages, equipment and personnel. Will follow established procedures in the absence of the supervisor. In coordination with their supervisor, will be responsible for food production, customer service, controlling labor hours, and merchandising.
Housing Dining Hospitality (HDH) is a self-funded, large and complex campus department consisting of 7 divisions, with approximately 700 career employees, 1000 to 1200 student employees and an annual operating budget of greater than $170 million. HDH provides housing for approximately 15,000 undergraduates, grad students, faculty, staff and their families in over 400 buildings covering approximately 6 million sq. ft. HDH is in the midst of implementing an aggressive building plan which will add 5000 new beds and almost double our square footage by 2021.
Currently, HDH houses 38% of UCSD's enrolled students with a goal of housing 50% in the near future. HDH provides maintenance and repair, contract meals/meal plan management, as well as retail food service, conference services and catering services to residents, students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors.
Operating needs of the department require varied work schedules, (i.e., a.m., p.m., and/or weekend shifts and/or 10 hour workday). Employees may be required to take off (vacation or temporary layoff) during scheduled operational shutdown periods, such as Christmas, Spring & Summer breaks. Health codes require prescribed uniform, hair covering, and good personal hygiene. Meal schedules require extreme attention to promptness and excellent attendance. Meal perquisite is required for all Dining Services employees. Employees may be required to change work location on a daily basis as needed or for an indefinite time period.
Proven food service experience in a restaurant, catering or retail operation in a front of the house or back of the house environment.
Demonstrated skill and background in culinary arts, with skill as a cook, and skills in food creativity.
Strong mathematical, cash handling, and accounting skills to operate cash register, accurately complete forms, and service records.
Proven understanding of cash center reports in order to make recommendations and take appropriate actions.
Knowledge and skill in teaching and delegating of tasks to subordinates, and effectively monitoring and evaluating their performance.
Skill and ability to handle stressful situations, multiple deadlines, and difficult people in a calm professional manner.
Demonstrated skill to interact and communicate positively with other staff, and customers.
Strong writing skills to communicate procedures, evaluations, and recommendations to management.
Knowledge and ability to effectively utilize employees and equipment in daily routines as well as unforeseen emergencies.
Demonstrated organizational skills to effectively manage time.
Job offer is contingent upon a satisfactory clearance based on background check results.
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