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General Function

Performs a variety of administrative tasks related to the operation of the University's Food Services

Job Details

Functional Title

Food Service Manager

Job Code


Classification Series

Food Service Management




Housing, Dining, Recreation, and Business Services


Non exempt

Last Updated

September 2013

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities—Essential Functions

  • Oversees activities of unit; establishes policies and procedures; sets goals and priorities; ensures the smooth flow of operations; enforces rules and regulations.
  • Supervises staff; recommends hiring; makes recommendations on discipline and termination; establishes schedule and assigns tasks; monitors and evaluates performance.
  • Monitors and reviews completed tasks; ensures that any necessary changes or corrections are made.
  • Develops forecasts on material, supply, and equipment needs; places orders for materials and supplies.
  • Oversees maintenance of facility; ensures that any needed facility or equipment maintenance or repairs are made.
  • Performs a variety of administrative tasks including handling administrative paperwork and maintaining records, reviewing financial and banking activities, and resolving customer complaints.

Reporting Relationships

Direction Received: Reports to Manager of Food Service Operations

Direction Given: Direct supervision of classified staff (Food Service Assistants) and student employees on an ongoing basis

Minimum Requirements

Requires an associate's degree in a food service field and three years of experience in large scale commercial food preparation facility, or an equivalent of education and experience

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Worker Characteristics

  • Knowledge of general business administration techniques
  • Knowledge of food preparation and sanitation techniques
  • Supervisory skills; knowledge of computer and office applications

Working Conditions

Physical effort usually requires considerable walking and standing with some lifting of materials weighing 25 to 50 pounds. Periodic assignments given which entail dealing with modestly unpleasant physical situations.

Please note: The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular positions. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. For jobs occupied by more than one employee, the identification of non-essential functions shall be determined from the individual’s position description.

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