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General Function

Performs a variety of administrative and kitchen tasks related to coordinating the preparation for meals for university students and guests

Job Details

Functional Title

Food Service Operations Coordinator

Job Code


Classification Series

Food Service




Housing, Dining, Recreation, and Business Services


Non exempt

Last Updated

September 2013

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities—Essential Functions

  • Monitors activities of unit; assists in enforcing rules and regulations; assists in coordinating activities.
  • Oversees staff; assigns tasks; serves as informational resource to staff.
  • Monitors and reviews completed tasks; ensures that any necessary changes or corrections are made.
  • Monitors kitchen, serving, and dining areas; ensures that all areas are neat, clean, and sanitary; monitors condition of food to ensure safety.
  • Performs a variety of food preparation tasks that may include cooking, seating customers, and serving.
  • Performs a variety of administrative tasks which may include maintaining inventory, keeping records, ordering supplies, balancing accounts and preparing deposits, and handling customer complaints.

Reporting Relationships

Direction Received: Reports to Food Services Manager of dining hall or head of other campus food serving/preparation/distribution area

Direction Given: Functional guidance of a group of student employees on an on-going basis. May also provide functional guidance of classified staff

Minimum Requirements

Requires six months of training beyond high school in food preparation and one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination 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

Working Conditions

Physical effort usually requires considerable walking and standing with some lifting of materials weighing 25 to 50 pounds. Somewhat disagreeable working conditions due to exposure to high temperatures. Some element of personal risk due to very hot surfaces.

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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