As one of the nation's largest universities, we offer 105 bachelor's, 88 master's and 37 doctoral degree programs. By providing access, welcoming diversity and strengthening our collaborations with our many educational, business and community partners, as well as building new partnerships across the globe, UNT's faculty and staff work each day to prepare students for the challenges they will meet in our changing world.
Join the University of North Texas Dining Services department where fresh is "in"! All of our food is prepared fresh in our kitchens using local vendors and farms - no convenience foods.
Our Dining Services department includes a nationally acclaimed vegan cafeteria, faculty and staff meal plans, and dining halls are open to the community. All menu planning is done in-house by each kitchen's chef and fresh ice cream is made on campus. To our staff, eating local is not just an attitude, it's our way of life.
The University of North Texas is a state employer offering great benefits, including medical, dental, life, retirement, ample paid time off, and great work/life balance.
The Dining Services Department at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire a Sr Director, Dining Services to join our team.
The position is directly responsible for general oversight of Residential Dining, and ensuring that daily operations across all food service operations meet expectations. The long term purpose of this position is to routinize and systematize operations. Understands that each meal, each customer and each employee counts every day and takes appropriate action to ensure flawless daily execution of university food service. In addition to Residential Dining, the position pays particular attention to highly visible catering events, food production efficiency, payroll efficiency and the ongoing synthesis of all departmental operations.
Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
* General administration, supervision, coordination, and planning of Residential meal plan experience, including central bakery.* Works with team to plan and execute special events to increase the value of the meal plan; assesses the customer satisfaction and identifies creative ways to build customer loyalty; builds programs that current and prospective students are eager to purchase; and works to ensure clear and consistent message, brand and image. * Establishes and enforces strict payroll plan; develops and communicates specific payroll metrics; develops a strict Student Employee hiring, retention and promotion policy; and ensures each full time employee is re-certified each year on the departmental handbook.* Develops a specific Planogram (POG); works with suppliers to ensure UNT gets the best value for the money; does "whatever it takes" to ensure all food "looks and tastes great"; and that the overall guest experience is excellent. Prioritizes the duties of Sr Associate Director and Associate Director on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.* Communicates departmental goals, accomplishments and expectations to departmental employees and other university officials as appropriate.* Assumes control of catering events as necessary to ensure UNT is seen as a premier food management operation; ensures adequate resources are devoted to special events; uses staffing charts, POGs, timelines and pull sheets to ensure resources are used wisely and establishes an Event Audit report.* Serves as a Campus Security Authority for Clery and a Responsible Employee under Title IX.
The successful candidate will possess the following Bachelor's Degree in related field and seven years of closely related professional experience in high volume multi-unit food service management. The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required:
* Able to quickly integrate data and turn it into useful information.* Based on employee competency, can transition between supportive and directive behavior appropriately.* Perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature.* Skill in prioritizing assignments to complete work in a timely manner when there are competing priorities, ambiguous goals and unclear direction.* Work independently and follow through on assignments with minimal direction.* Skill in encouraging individuals on a personal, caring basis by approximating a peer or family type relationship either in a one-to-one or small group situation.* Ability to work as part of a team, collaborating with colleagues. * Skill in analyzing information, problems, situations, practices or procedures to define the problem or objective or identify relevant concerns or factors. * Identify patterns, tendencies and relationships. Formulate logical and objective conclusions. Recognize alternatives and their implications.* Holds team directors and managers from all operating areas accountable regarding ServeSafe food handling procedures, operations standards and Menus of Change principles.
Internal Number: 155655
About University of North Texas
The University of North Texas System includes the University of North Texas in
Denton, the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth and the
University of North Texas at Dallas. The UNT System is the only public university
system headquartered in Dallas-Fort Worth – the fourth-largest metropolitan area
in the United States. The UNT System is dedicated to serving our students and this
diverse region through a wide offering of degree plans and research initiatives. With
combined enrollment of nearly 44,000 students, the UNT System awards more than
9,000 degrees each year – including the largest number of master’s and doctoral
degrees in the DFW region. The UNT System has an annual budget of $1 billion and
boosts the Texas economy by $5.2 billion each year.