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Assistant Dining Manager

The Ohio State University
Columbus Campus

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Job Title:Assistant Dining Manager

Department:Student Life | Dining Services

Job Description
The Assistant Dining Manager assists in the management of a university dining unit. The unit may have multiple styles of service including traditional cafeteria, grab and go service, retail, or c-store. The operation serves approximately 2,500 students, staff and guests each day; supervises as many as 10-15 full-time regular employees and up to 300 part-time student employees in a diversity-valued organization; manages the production and service of food to students, staff, guests, and special groups and in addition manages the procurement and inventory of food and related goods; supervises service and customer relations; responsible for meals being served in accordance with prescribed standards; responsible for overall performance management and supervision of employees; supervises the quality and quantity of food items produced; orders product; takes inventories; supervises inspection of incoming food and supplies; orients, trains and coaches all employees in all aspects of facility operations; supervises all staff according to prescribed customer service standards ensuring prompt, effective and courteous customer service for all guests; manages the student managers and the student personnel program; works weekends, various hours, special events, and holidays as business need dictates.

Career Roadmap designation:

Function: Food Service

Sub Function: Food Service

Career Band- Technical

Career Level- T4

The Office of Student Life fosters students’ development, learning, well-being and sense of belonging; empowers students to achieve their academic, personal and professional goals; and prepares students to be engaged in a global society.

Additional Information:

Dining Services is located within the Office of Student Life. The Office of Student Life consists of more than 40 departments, all dedicated to creating the extraordinary student experience for every Buckeye.

Minimum Education Required

High School Diploma or GED or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Required: 4-5 years direct customer service experience; 1-3 years of experience in food service management; 1-3 years of direct supervisory experience; knowledge of ServSafe Sanitation guidelines or similar food handler program; excellent customer service skills; ability to read and interpret documents such as receipts, safety rules, operating instructions and procedure manuals; ability to write routine reports and correspondence; ability to regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Desired: Bachelor's degree in hospitality management or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience in food service; excellent verbal and written communication skills; experience working with HACCP principles; experience managing student staff; knowledge of computerized ordering systems; ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.

Location:Scott House (1108)

Position Type:Regular

Scheduled Hours:40

Shift:Varying Shifts

Final candidates are subject to successful completion of a background check. A drug screen or physical may be required during the post offer process.

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Ohio State is regularly honored as one of the nation’s top 20 public universities. With campuses and research centers throughout the state, the institution’s unrivaled depth and breadth advance innovation, health care and research within Ohio’s communities. For more than 150 years, Ohio State has inspired the next generation of leaders, discovering groundbreaking medical breakthroughs and finding solutions to the problems the world is facing now.

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Explore our Extensive Benefits

Ohio State provides access to opportunities and resources for all employees. Starting your first day, Ohio State offers you a comprehensive benefits package.

· WORK-LIFE: Flexible and remote work arrangements where applicable, child care program, and access to educational, athletic and cultural events.

· RETIREMENT: State pension and alternative options with competitive employer contributions, as well as optional supplemental plans.

· HEALTH: Medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage, life insurance, flexible spending accounts and wellness programming.

· TIME OFF: Paid vacation and sick time, parental and medical leave plus 11 paid holidays. Short and long-term disability options also available.

· FINANCIAL: Tuition assistance for employees and their dependents, adoption assistance, and discounts with preferred vendors and university partners.

· WELLNESS: Lifestyle spending account, employee assistance program, health reimbursement account, and employee wellness program.

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