Assistant Foods Manager (Bluewall)

Job description

Job no: 508609
Work type: Staff Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Blue Wall Cafe
Union: PSU Unit B
Categories: Food Service/Hospitality

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Summary

Supervise and participate in the management of one or more food service areas; plan and oversee food preparation and service; estimate and order food and supplies; maintain inventory of supplies and materials in accordance with quality control standards; maintain records and make reports; supervise employees and students employed in assigned areas. Perform related work as required.

Essential Functions

  • Participates in the determination of material and labor needs for assigned area, and the planning of menus.
  • Supervises and may participate in the production and service of foods and beverages, ensuring that quality and quantity conform to established standards.
  • Supervises the cleaning and maintenance of assigned areas and equipment. Ensures that cleanliness and sanitation requirements are met.
  • Orders food, beverages, supplies and equipment; ensures that items are correct and in good condition when received; arranges for their appropriate storage and conducts periodic inventories.
  • Maintains accurate records of food and beverages served; hours worked by employees; and sales and customer counts.
  • Supervises the receipt of cash and the operation of cash registers in accordance with University and department cash handling procedures and policies.
  • Formulates procedures and methods to minimize operating costs, in conjunction with unit management, and communicates same to subordinates. Responds to customer complaints as necessary.
  • Trains and supervises employees directly and indirectly including hiring, and assigning work.
  • Acts as the unit manager during any absence and responsible for occasional weekend coverage of a unit.

Other Functions

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • At least 5 years of full-time or equivalent part-time experience in food service work in a hotel, restaurant, cafeteria, catering firm, government or private institution. A diploma or certificate from a recognized trade, technical or vocational school at the high school level or higher with a major in home economics, culinary arts, food services or food trades may be substituted for the required experience.
  • Knowledge of the standard methods and techniques used in preparation and serving of food and beverage in a high volume setting, preferably a college or university setting.
  • Knowledge of the proper quality, appearance and condition of foods.
  • Knowledge of the standard sanitation methods and techniques used in food handling and storage, and preventative maintenance procedures.
  • Knowledge of general cash handling procedures and ability to enforce their application.
  • Ability to judge the proper quality, appearance and condition of foods by sensory observation.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to give oral and written instruction in a precise and understandable manner.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records.
  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with a diverse population.
  • Ability to supervise.
  • Ability to work varied shifts and/or irregular hours (i.e., weekends, holidays, nights).
  • Ability to comprehend and operate a computerized menu system.

Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Knowledge of the laws, rules, policies and procedures of the University and assigned unit.
  • National Restaurant Association Applied Food Service Sanitation certification preferred or willingness to attend the course.

Physical Demands/Working Conditions

At times may require lifting and carrying moderately heavy objects and standing for a long period of time.

Additional Details

This position is essential.

Work Schedule

1st shift; May require weekends and Holidays.

Salary Information

PSU B Pay Grade 15

PSU B Pay Schedule

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should provide a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references.

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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Posted: 6/4/2021
Application Due: 9/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time