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JOB NO.: 96581-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Food Service, Food Production, Management/Supervisory

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 96581-AS

Working Title: Catering Manager


FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: JANUARY 01, 2019

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $65,500 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's degree in Hospitality or related field preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

3 to 5 years of catering experience preferred.
Campus catering experience preferred.

License or certificate:

ServSafe Certification preferred.
A Driver's license which meets the UW Risk Management Standards.

Position Summary:

The Division of University Housing is committed to providing an exceptional workplace for its workforce of approximately 450 career staff members and over 2,000 students. University Housing provides an inclusive and safe working environment that promotes engagement, empowerment, and professional development. University Housing operates nineteen residence halls across the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, providing a home to over 7,400 undergraduate students. We also operate three apartment communities, serving about 3,000 graduate students, academic staff, postdoctoral researchers, faculty, and their families. In addition, we manage seven dining venues across campus, and provide conference group and youth camp housing throughout the summer months.

University Housing is divided into five main departments: Administration, Dining & Culinary Services, Residence Hall Facilities, Residence Life, and University Apartments. Whether we're launching new academic support services, testing out a new recipe, renovating resident rooms, organizing welcome events, cleaning our facilities, or inviting a new summer youth camp to campus, everything that we do is to support the mission of the University and fulfill University Housing's goal to be, "The place everyone wants to live."

Dining and Culinary Services has locations in six buildings throughout campus including Markets, Convenience Stores, Catering, and Coffeehouses. Dining and Culinary Services provides affordable and innovative dining options to residents, guests, and staff.

Under general direction of the Director of Dining and Culinary Services, the Catering Manager will assist in leading the department to the goal of exceptional customer experience with extraordinary food in all service areas. The primary objective of the Catering Manager is to make Housing Catering the preferred catering operation on campus.

To support the achievement of this goal, this position is responsible for development of catering and special event experiences within Dining and Culinary Services. This manager will provide leadership and vision while creating an efficient operation. This position will give strategic and operational guidance and provide opportunities for staff to develop professionally in a variety of areas. In addition, the Catering Manager will seek opportunities to gather feedback from customers and provide leadership to the operations to adjust to and exceed customer expectations.

This position has been identified as a MANAGER within University Housing and is expected to exhibit the following skills and competencies: Leads Change/Achieves Support of Objectives; Displays Vision; Encourages Teamwork & Group Achievement; Persuasive Communication; Understands Inclusion Issues: Creates supportive environment for diverse employees; Enables and Empowers Supervisors & Staff; Makes Effective Decisions; Planning/Organization and Innovation.
Dining and Culinary Services is committed to demonstrating our Division of University Housing Core Values: Care in how we approach people and our work; Creativity in solving problems; Integrity in our interactions with staff and customers; Optimism, focusing on opportunities and positive outcomes; Respect for the differences, strengths, and potential in people; Stewardship of human, financial and natural resources; and Excellence in customer satisfaction and communication.

University Housing is an essential services provider and all University Housing employees are part of this commitment to our residents and guests. University Housing is unique from many other state agencies and university departments because we cannot close as our services must be maintained at all times.

Additional Information:

Physical Requirements: Long periods of standing and walking, frequent lifting of objects weighing approximately 50 pounds.

Schedule: Schedule alterations as operation and position expectations demand. This position has a work schedule developed weekly based on the catering events scheduled for that week. It includes frequent weekends and evenings. Limited overtime may be required


Ashley Royston
[email protected]
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

To apply online, applicants must submit a resume, cover letter and work history within the online application system.

-Within the cover letter, please elaborate on professional experiences relevant to position requirements and responsibilities.
-Within the work history, please complete all fields, including dates of employment.

Please identify three professional references that will be able to speak towards your
performance in your current and/or most recent positions. University Housing requires
that at least two of the three references be either your current or most recent supervisors.
When listing your references to contact, please include the following information:
-Title of their position and relationship to you
-Phone number
-E-mail address

Online applications must be received by 11:55pm on Thursday, November 29, 2018.
Failure to submit complete application materials will result in ineligibility for this
position. A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists. The starting
rate for this position will be $65,500.00 or higher annually, based on qualifications. Applications for this position may be considered for future vacancies within this department.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

Advertised: Nov 1 2018 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Nov 29 2018 11:55 PM Central Standard Time





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