Title Dining Hall Operations Manager
Posting Number S01080JP
Department Dining Services Administration
Bowdoin College is located in Brunswick Maine with a student population of
almost 2000. We make everything from scratch and consistently rated in the top
10 for college dining! We have our own butcher shop, bakeshop and organic
garden that all supply food to our 2 dining halls and 3 retail locations.
In conjunction with the Moulton Union Culinary Manager, plans, develops,
organizes, implements, supervises and evaluates activities of the dining hall.
Directs daily dining hall operations. Responsible for delivering a dynamic
dining program emphasizing culinary quality and excellent customer service
that enhances the Bowdoin educational experience. This position has primary
oversight for hiring and development of personnel; operational processes and
documentation; budget management, customer service and unit project
management. In collaboration with the Culinary Manager, Service Supervisors,
and Registered Dietician, ensures that daily menu signage is descriptive and
Responsible for daily operational supervision of personnel and facilities.
Maintains high visibility and oversight in the dining hall during meal
service to ensure optimum business performance.
Responsible for interviewing, hiring, performance management, and payroll
Works with Associate Director and Culinary Manager to evaluate and plan
staffing requirements of Moulton Union; keep job descriptions current, and
plan for unit organization and job assignments that effectively meet
department and employee needs. Assists Culinary Manager with developing
and posting staff schedules and payroll review and approval.
Oversees the daily menu labeling in Moulton Union.
In conjunction with the Culinary Manager and Staffing Coordinator,
directly oversees the student labor team of Moulton Union. Proactively
communicates, schedules, trains, and leads this essential part of daily
Responsible for operational cost control management of the unit. Provides
financial documentation such as invoices and food order reports to dining
office in standardized formats to be used in preparation of monthly
financial reports. Prepares and oversees data collection used to prepare
food, labor and meal cost reports utilizing CBORD system. Analyzes weekly
and monthly financial statements and uses information to maintain
budgetary control of unit.
Works with the management team to develop and implement department goals
and objectives and ensures that dining program is marketed well in the
unit through decor, signage, literature, appropriate staff/customer
Provides menu planning input for Culinary Manager incorporating healthy
nutrition goals, student preferences, production capabilities, student and
customer comments, and utilizing a variety of resources to keep menus
contemporary. With the menu team assists in development of product
Salary Range for this position is expected to be: Minimum $65,000 –
Bachelor's degree (or an equivalent combination of education and
experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired)
with coursework in a food or business related field.
Thorough knowledge of food service principles and practices
Understanding of staffing, equipment utilization and cost control
Effective communication and training skills
Ability to meet frequent deadlines in an organized fashion
Ability to interact positively with all constituencies
Demonstrated commitment to personal professional development.
Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents
5 years of food service experience with 5 years of supervisory experience
Experience with planning, execution and evaluation of large scale catering
Demonstrated reliability and must be able to work independently within a
Serve Safe certification
A valid driver's license and the ability to meet the eligibility
requirements of the College's current Motor Vehicle Use Policy.
Standard Work Days and Hours
Coordinates with Moulton Union Culinary Manager to provide coverage as
needed for catering and board meals
Required to work for major College events such as Commencement, Reunions,
Homecoming, and Family Weekend.
Dining managers are considered essential personnel and should expect to
report to work during College-declared weather or other emergencies.
Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented
students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and
socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among
We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an
inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the
College's multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of
all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.
Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for
well over 200 years. Bowdoin's reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college
rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size;
strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural
beauty of Maine.
Bowdoin's campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in
Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive
from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from
Employment Category Full Time Year Round
Benefits Eligible Yes
Pay Type Salaried
Background Check Package Requirements Administrative Staff + MVR
Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Bowdoin vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car,
personal car) an essential function of this job? Yes
Is a pre-placement physical required for this position? Yes
Posting Date 01/31/2023
Applications Accepted Until
Open Until Filled No
Type of Posting Internal/External
Special Instructions to Applicants
Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws
that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to
its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based
on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of
birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified
individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability,
or any other legally protected statuses.
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How did you hear about this position?
Chronicle of Higher Education
Diverse Issues in Higher Ed
Maine Job Link
Bowdoin College Website
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