Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoy outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for embracing diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
The Department of ">Housing & Food Services (HFS) employs approximately 1,500 full-time, part-time and student staff who work in Residential Life, UW Dining, Student and Financial Services, Communications and Marketing, Human Resources, Facilities Services and Information Technology.
We are pleased to announce a new position within our dining leadership: Manager at Cultivate. This position manages the popular full-service restaurant located on within Elm Hall. This position is supported by a talented team of kitchen and service staff who are oriented to provide great food and service.
">Cultivate is a special destination restaurant on the University of Washington campus for students, faculty and staff who want to experience full-service dining with a nod to locally sourced fresh food and a community feel. The menu celebrates new discoveries and memories of food, and features a Pacific Northwest twist on regional comforts. Cultivate's open kitchen serves approximately 500 covers between breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as hosting special events for groups that are a part of the University community.
Ensures that staff understands the vision, values and priorities of the Department and that work within the unit is in alignment.
Maintains high visibility with, and accessibility to residents, Residential Life staff, HFS staff, visitors and guests.
Ensures that unit work complies with all contracts, policies and procedures applicable to the operation.
Participates in the development of business plans and budgets, ensuring compliance once they are implemented.
Prepares and submits required reports, including payroll, production and service records, etc.
Monitors and reviews reports, including financial statements, production records, staffing schedules and inquiries from the HFS Financial team. Determines and reports on probable causes for budget variances or discrepancies and makes adjustments accordingly.
Collaborates with the executive chef, onsite management team and campus Residential Dining Administrator in the development of menus and services.
Participates in the development and implementation of new concepts and products, as well as the promotion of campus and HFS activities and events.
Monitors compliance with marketing standards and promotions, and takes corrective action when necessary.
Identifies effective venues for solicitation of customer feedback and responds to complaints, questions and special requests in a timely fashion.
Ensures a safe work environment. Corrects all unsafe practices, poor equipment and/or work habits that might lead to an accident. Ensures that an Incident Report is completed and filed for every work-related accident and injury. Notifies appropriate authorities and personnel as needed.
Maintains security measures to prevent theft and vandalism.
Develops and maintains an ongoing cleaning schedule to ensure a consistent level of sanitation and cleanliness.
Conducts in-service training as needed on unit safety, cash handling, food safety, food preparation and/or customer service.
Reviews the HFS internal and external websites to ensure the description for the operations is accurate, including menus and hours.
Keeps up with dining trends and communicates new ideas to the leadership team.
Qualifications Bachelor's degree in institutional management, hotel and restaurant administration, home economics, business administration or related field; a minimum of three years of management experience in the food service industry that demonstrates the competencies outlined above. The successful candidate will possess and demonstrate excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Conditions of Employment
A satisfactory outcome from criminal background verification is required prior to hire.
ServSafe certification within three months of hire.
Washington State Food Workers Card within two weeks of hire and maintenance of thereafter.
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