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Kitchen Manager 00530

Christopher Newport University
Newport News, VA

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Auxiliary Services
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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Working Title:

Kitchen Manager 00530

Role Title:

Food Service Manager I

Position Number:



Non Exempt

Pay Band:


Appointment Type:

Full Time

Type of Posting:

General Public

Is Sensitive Position?:


Designated Personnel:


Responsible Employee:

This position is designated as a “responsible employee” who has the authority to redress sexual violence, who has the duty to report incidents of sexual violence or other student misconduct, or who a student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty.

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This position is a “designated position” meaning this position could potentially be required to work (depending on the event) during an emergency closing.

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This is a restricted position subject to availability of funding.

Departmental Objective:

To provide excellent food and services to resident and students, faculty and staff.

Purpose of the Position:

Under the direction of the Commons Dining Operations Manager, this position is completely responsible for all back of the house operation to include but not limited to: ordering all food and paper products for the Commons, disposables and chemicals for the Commons dining, testing and executing new menu ideas and recipes, monitoring equipment repairs and maintaining equipment maintenance schedule, training production supervisors and cooks on progressive cooking and overseeing general duties of food production supervisors. It ensures compliance at all times with Dining Services, health codes and ServSafe standards. As a member of the Commons Dining management team, the incumbent is also responsible for the Commons overall operations, including food quality, production and safety and labor in the absence of the Dining Operations Manager and Asst. Dining Operations Manager.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) and/or Competencies required and preferred:


Excellent food preparation and presentation skills

Ability to work well and lead under pressure

Good communication and interpersonal skills

Exceptional customer service skills

Ability to read and write

Demonstrated basic math skills

Knowledge of all types of cooking methods by reading and converting recipes

Knowledge of all kitchen equipment

Good organizational skills

Demonstrated skills in the use of personal computers and associated software

Ability to complete multiple tasks concurrently

Ability to communicate in writing or verbally to both supervisors and subordinates

Ability to work under pressure of time restraints and deadlines

Ability to work in temperature extremes

Ability to work in congested work areas and areas where wet processes are used

Ability to wear protective footwear

Knowledge of all types of cooking methods by reading and converting recipes

Ability to work flexible shifts and weekends


Demonstrated skills in Microsoft Word and Excel

Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification Required :

Education Required: High school diploma or equivalent. ServSafe certificate and/or other sanitation certification; or ability to obtain ServSafe certificate and/or other sanitation certification within 3-6 months of hire date (certification cost covered by CNU).

Experience Required:Management experience in an institutional culinary setting or high volume full culinary operations setting. Kitchen management experience.

Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification Preferred :

Education Preferred: Degree in culinary arts or food service management or equivalent work experience in related field.

Experience Preferred: Experience in inventory management. Experience in menu development. Experience in food costs.
Experience ordering food and supplies. Previous experience working at a college/university.

Salary Information:

Starting at $41,400, Commensurate with Education and Experience

Role Code:


Conditions of Employment:

This is a classified position. New and returning classified employees are required to complete a 12-month probationary period;

This position includes Commonwealth of Virginia and CNU employee benefits;

Selected candidate must attend 2-day New Employee Orientation Program;

Selected candidate must have the ability to work in temperature extremes;

Selected candidate must have the ability to work flexible shifts and weekends.

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Closing Date:


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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Christopher Newport University (CNU) will make a reasonable effort to accommodate persons with disabilities in the application and/or interview process. Persons with disabilities who require accommodation should contact the CNU Human Resources Office by calling (757) 594-7145.

CNU will only accept online applications through the website. Online applications must be received by midnight on the closing date indicated in a job announcement. Faxed, emailed, hand-delivered or mailed applications and attachments will NOT be accepted. Applicants are welcome to complete an online application by using computers located in the Office of Human Resources. Address: CNU North – 301 Hiden Boulevard, Suite 101, Newport News, VA 23606. Public computers are also available in nearby libraries and at the Virginia Employment Commission. Address: 600 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, VA 23666 (M-F 9am-4:30pm).

Applicants who possess an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) or Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Card) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only), must attach these forms with their application, in order to receive credit.

Applicant finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check. After accepting employment, individuals are required to complete a USCIS Form I-9 (employment eligibility verification) and present documentation from the USCIS List of Acceptable Documents that establishes both their identity and employment authorization to work in the United States. The provided documents will be verified through the Department of Homeland Security E-Verify website.

In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services
(DARS). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link:, or call DARS at 800-552-5019.

CNU, an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), is fully committed to access and opportunity.

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EEO Statement:

Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully Committed to Access and Opportunity. Notice of Non-Discrimination & Title IX Policy Statement:

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