Director of Dining Services

Grinnell, Iowa
Sep 25, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Grinnell College is accepting applications and nominations for Director of Dining Services.  The self-operated Dining Services unit has won national recognition as one of the top collegiate dining programs.  Grinnell’s dining program provides its students with many menu options at its marketplace dining facility.  Options include gluten-free, halal, and vegan specials.   The Catering unit serves campus and local events.  The Spencer Grill operation offers ala carte meals for the entire campus community.  The Dining operation also oversees the Campus Card office and vending operations on campus. 

The Director of Dining Services reports to the AVP for Auxiliary Services and Economic Development. This position provides executive oversight, management and leadership to all College Dining Operations working collaboratively in a diverse, student-focused environment.  The Director oversees the organizational structure, general administration, training programs, establishment of objectives and procedural guidelines, development of the annual budget, planning facilities and recommending personnel requirements.

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university and at least 10 years of experience in food service or related area. A Master’s degree is preferred.  Selected candidate will need to successfully pass a background check prior to first day of employment.

Selected candidates will need to successfully complete a physical examination and physical assessment prior to the first day of work.  

Submit applications online by visiting our website at  Be prepared to submit a resume, cover letter and at least three professional references.  Review of applications will begin around October 13, 2017, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Additional information can be found at the college's web site <>.

Grinnell College is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory educational environment for all College community members. It is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matters of admission, employment, and housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, and activities. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, religion, disability, creed, or any other protected class.