As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for six consecutive years. Thank you for considering UW Dining, a unit within Housing and Food Services on the UW Seattle Campus. The Assistant Director serves a strategic role within Housing & Food Services as a member of the UW Dining leadership team and is responsible for Bay Laurel Catering, Dawg Bites Cafe, a central production kitchen for campus-wide grab and go (CPK) and the NCAA Dining program (Conibear). The scope of operations has a total revenue of $6 million and a full and part time staff of 265 members. The successful candidate will have a career-building experience managing a diverse portfolio of dining operations. We seek a leader who will build on our successes and continue to refine and improve services to our students, staff, faculty and guests, drawing inspiration from our customers and strategic priorities. Key Responsibilities*Strategic planning for three areas of food service.*Leadership that inspires staff to reflect our mission and vision in their work.*Customer service that is respectful and responsive to the diversity of our campus community.*Operational acumen to navigate the competing priorities between operations and administration. *Balancing fiscal responsibility with social responsibility and ethical sourcing of ingredients.*Supervision that supports and encourages and is reflected in job satisfaction and retention. *Collaboration and effective business relationships within UW Dining, HFS internal partners, Recreation Sports and Intercollegiate Athletics.Benefits: *Full benefits, including medical and dental insurance and retirement. *Paid vacation and sick leave, as well as 10 paid holidays a year and one personal day. *Working in a mission-driven organization that is focused on providing the best possible living and learning environment for students.*Working in a state-of-the art catering and central production facility.*Contributing to the success of our Husky sports teams by providing dining services in an atmosphere conducive to their success.QualificationsBachelor's degree in business, hospitality or organizational leadership or a related field. Five years of experience that includes the successful combination of:*Management of off-premise or hotel catering totaling two years*Leadership of a catering operation serving large events of up to 1500 guests totaling one year*Management of an operation that caters for executive-level events totaling one year*Management of food production totaling one year*Strategic planning and budgeting for multiple business accounts totaling between $3 and $6 million*Administration of major systems that support a catering operation, including online ordering, menu management, inventory, point-of-sale and financial reporting and analysis.*Supervision of culinary, sales, and service professionals.*Presentations on topics including training and sales promotions. View the complete position description and additional information about HFS, UW Dining and this position here. To be considered for this position, you must submit a letter as part of your online application. The system will prompt you to attach it. The letter must include your response to the following:Housing & Food Services at the University of Washington has a commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment to all students, staff, faculty and guests. Please describe your experiences and perspective on diversity and how you would promote an atmosphere of inclusion in your role as the Assistant Director.
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