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Food Service Mgr

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 100659
Title: Food Service Manager
Functional Title: Food Service Mgr
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: VPSA-DS-South Campus
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

Reporting to the General Manager or Assistant Director, responsible for all shift management for multiple food service operations of facilities and to assist the General Manager or Assistant Director in all aspects of the management of the unit.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Restaurant Management, Business or Related Field OR Culinary AA Degree plus 3 years of food-service or restaurant management experience in a large scale restaurant, catering or institutional environment. Additional experience may be substituted for the degree.
Strong knowledge of the principles and procedures of high volume food service operations and restaurant and food service trends. Outstanding leadership, hospitality, oral and written communication skills. Ability to lead and motivate a diverse work team with a range of skills at multiple locations. Thorough knowledge of Department, University, State and Federal HR policies, procedures and laws. Ability to operate a variety of computers and use food production inventory, and HR software. Outstanding interpersonal skills and thorough knowledge of the principles of staff scheduling, food production, cooking and preparation; of food and food service marketing, of food service environmental best practices; ability to read interpret and implement long and short term planning in response to data. Successful candidates will have a proven track record in providing OUTSTANDING GUEST SERVICE, through knowledge and skill in “back of house” and “front of house” operations, with strong culinary skills.


ADA, Certified Dietitian or FMP certification preferred.

Additional Certifications:

-Must have or be able to obtain and maintain a Prince George’s County Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification within 90 days of hire.
-TIPS or equivalent alcoholic beverage management certificate.
-Driver’s license valid in Maryland with less than 5 points required.

Additional Information:
Posting Date: 08/31/2017
Closing Date: 09/29/2017
Open Until Filled
Best Consideration Date
Physical Demands

This is an essential position and incumbent must report to work when the campus is closed due to weather or other emergency situations. Must be able to work a variable schedule including weekends, nights, evenings, and holidays. Annual leave will not be granted for specific periods including the weeks preceding and right after the start of each semester, Football Weekends, Maryland Day, Family Weekend or special events including but not limited to OM. Must have the manual dexterity to operate equipment with or without accommodation and to lift up to 15 pounds regularly. The University of Maryland is a non-smoking campus.

Must be able to lift 40 pounds on a regular basis and up to 75 pounds occasionally and stand, walk and work on feet for long periods of time. Must be able to work in extreme weather, humidity and temperature conditions including regularly working between 40 degrees and 90 degrees for extended periods and, from 15 below zero degrees to 40 degrees and from 90 degrees to 110 degrees for short periods of time.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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