Salary and Benefits The salary for this position will depend on qualifications and experience, not to exceed $112,440/annual starting salary placement.
This position is eligible for a broad range of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, retirement (CalPERS), tuition waiver, vacation and sick leave. In addition, 14 paid holidays are offered each year; 13 scheduled on specific days and a Personal Holiday that may be taken any time during the year.
A comprehensive benefits summary for this position is available online by clicking the View Benefits Summary link or by request from SSU Human Resources.
Application Deadline Applications will be reviewed at 8 am on March 1, 2017 and the position will remain open until filled.
Conditions of Employment This position is a member of the Management Personnel Plan and serves at the pleasure of the President.
Responsibilities Under the direction of the Associate Vice President for Administration and Finance, the Director of Culinary Services is responsible for providing comprehensive leadership, vision, supervision and support to the Culinary Services team while developing a long-term strategic plan to increase satisfaction of services and increase income from contract, license, and in-house food services. In support of these goals, the Director of Culinary Services will work to meet established budgetary guidelines while providing excellent customer service. The Director of Culinary Services is responsible for providing the Associate Vice President for Administration and Finance with information, managing the operational budget and is responsible to meet operational targets. As a member of the Culinary management team, the Director is responsible for promoting high quality food service standards that meet or exceed the County's Health and Safety guidelines.
It is important for the individual in this position to work collaboratively with the various departments on campus to strive to build positive public relations and customer and employee satisfaction. The Director of Culinary Services has direct supervision responsibilities for various members of the Culinary Services team, which includes management, staff and student employees. Culinary Services staff employees are represented by a union and the Director is expected to follow the collective bargaining agreement and maintain productive relationships with the union.
The Director of Culinary Services is a member of the division's management team, which is committed to shared governance and participative management.
The Director of Culinary Services is expected to provide primary support and assistance to the Associate Vice President for Administration and Finance which includes, but is not limited to, performance of the following duties: - Increasing levels of customer and employee satisfaction while improving efficiency and the financial position of Culinary Services; - Providing entrepreneurial leadership to all Culinary Services venues overseeing all service, production, purchasing, personnel and financial activities; - Assisting the Director of Administrative Services and Financial Planning in developing the budget, responsible for monitoring and making recommendations on budgetary guidelines; - Maintaining and monitoring food and labor costs, and making necessary adjustments to meet budgetary guidelines; - Providing support and/or supervision for all accounting, financial planning, information systems, and contracted services; - Working collaboratively with other areas of Entrepreneurial Activities and Campus Life to accomplish specified goals; - Consulting with administrative staff to develop policies and procedures, evaluate existing policies and procedures, and develop measures for improvement; - Negotiating terms of contracts and prices with outside vendors, suppliers and service contractors; - Developing yearly hours of operations/calendars for each venue balanced with the campus needs; - Developing and implementing standard operating procedures; - Overseeing Prelude and concession operations at the Green Music Center; - Overseeing the overall maintenance of health and safety standards for all facilities; - Investigating and resolving food quality and service complaints; - Participating in the creation and remodeling of Culinary venues; - Monitoring time keeping of all supervisory and hourly personnel and support staff; - Reviewing, endorsing or modifying disciplinary actions initiated by supporting supervisory staff; - Coordinating the training of student personnel and support staff; - Actively promoting a positive working environment and department image; - Evaluating employee performance for direct reports within the guidelines of performance appraisals set by Sonoma State University; - Assisting in new venue development making recommendations on equipment and layout based upon California Uniform Retail Food Facilities Law (CURFFL) guidelines; - Providing ServSafe training for certification to Culinary Services personnel and interested members of the campus community.
Based upon the needs identified by the Associate Vice President for Administration and Finance, the Director of Culinary Services may perform other secondary duties, as assigned, and as deemed necessary for the effective operation of Culinary Services.
Primary work is performed in an office setting located in the Student Center however additional duties may be performed in various locations on the Sonoma State University campus, including the various dining and hospitality establishments located throughout campus. This position will also work on-site at many event related activities which may include working both indoors and outdoors in periods of inclement weather. As an exempt employee you have some flexibility in your schedule however must be available during the regular campus hours Monday through Friday, as well as evening, weekend and holiday hours for concerts and events, to meet the operational needs of the campus and department. Your specific start time is determined by your Appropriate Administrator. The incumbent must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such levels as is determined by the Appropriate Administrator. This position will require occasional travel, by automobile or airplane, and overnight stay to travel to trainings and meetings off campus.
Qualifications This position requires a bachelor's degree from an accredited university in hospitality management or related service fields and at least 5 years progressive experience in dining operations, or equivalent combination of education and experience in comprehensive university, hotel or workplace food and beverage operations to provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position. Financial experience with successful history of developing budgetary guidelines and meeting fiscal projections is required. The Director of Culinary Services must possess ServSafe or comparable food and beverage safety training and certification and have the ability to provide training to large diverse groups of individuals. The Director must have knowledge of contemporary food service trends, contemporary marketing trends, and knowledge of health and safety requirements. Experience working in a union environment, a highly decentralized environment and/or a multi-unit food and beverage operation (university, workplace, resort, convention) is highly preferred. Intermediate level working knowledge of computer applications such as Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, web browsers, and email is required; knowledge of Sequoia, Blackboard, Caterease, and PeopleSoft systems is preferred.
The incumbent must demonstrate the ability to work efficiently in a fast paced environment both independently and as part of a team; solve problems using reasoning and sound judgment to develop practical, thorough and creative solutions; prioritize multiple tasks to meet changing priorities; be detail oriented and demonstrate strong organizational skills; communicate clearly and effectively with and across all sections of the campus community; and establish and maintain inclusive and strong working relationships with students, staff, faculty, administration and the community at large. Must be able to adapt to change in the work environment to handle high-volume workloads; accept constructive criticism and feedback; and effectively handle multiple tasks and oversee multiple projects and priorities concurrently and diplomatically. Additional qualifications include possession of strong leadership and management skills, as well as strong written and oral communication skills. The incumbent must possess the skills and abilities to use effective interpersonal skills to successfully communicate with subordinates, administrators, students and general public; supervise and train staff; set goals and establish methods to achieve goals; review and evaluate operating procedures to recommend improvements; organize resources and establish priorities; effectively managing time and schedule; and develop, plan, and implement short and long-range goals. This position requires the individual to be goal driven with a commitment to high quality standards in addition to possessing superior customer service skills.
The duties of this position may include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate may be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.
Qualification Note Evidence of degree(s) or certificate(s) and/or license(s) required at time of hire.
Application Process Apply now at http://www.sonoma.edu/jobs/. Materials submitted with your application will not be returned. The ADA Coordinator is available, at 707/664-2664, to assist individuals with disabilities in need of accommodation during the hiring process.
Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered: 1. Cover Letter (attach as first page of resume) 2. Resume 3. Online Employment Application (complete entire application, resume/cover letter will not substitute for any part of the application)
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current employees who apply for this position.
Other Information Equal Employment Opportunity: The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
Mandated Reporting: This position may be considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
This position may be considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
About Sonoma State University Sonoma State University, located 48 miles north of San Francisco, is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University. Sonoma State University is a liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 10,000 students and 530 full-time and part-time faculty. Our beautiful campus is located in Rohnert Park, at the foot of the Sonoma hills in the Wine Country.
Sonoma State University is proud to be a smoke-free campus, where smoking and other uses of tobacco products, such as smokeless tobacco, the use of e-cigarettes and similar devices, are prohibited.