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Classification Title: Catering, Dining & Event Services Coordinator

Pay Grade: PYA1
Percent of Time: 100%
Department: University Housing & Dining
Staff Type: Professional & Scientific
Type of Position:  Regular
Salary: $37,686 - $39,000
Position Summary:

The Banquets Supervisor will be responsible for the management and execution of catering and banquet events for University Catering at the University of Iowa.  This position oversees all facets of catering activities including event set-up, hiring, scheduling and training of part-time, student staff.  Hours will vary based upon business needs and frequent evening and weekend work hours are required.

About Banquets & Catering:

We are a catering service for the entire University of Iowa campus and surrounding area.  Some of the locations we cater to are; IMU, Kinnick Stadium, Carver Hawkeye Arena, MERF, Levitt and private homes.  Events catered include weddings, university department events, holiday parties, Dance Marathon, private parties and summer orientations.

About the Division of Student Life:

The Division of Student Life is comprised of staff that embrace new ideas and thoughts, works together to keep our students safe, and provides them with life-changing experiences. The Division of Student Life includes 13 departments that span from Recreation Services to Student Involvement and Leadership and everything in between. We believe in working together as one team to achieve our mission: fostering student success by creating and promoting inclusive educationally purposeful services and activities within and beyond the classroom.

Application Details: 

Please attach a resume and cover letter as part of the application process.  Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.  For questions or additional information, please contact


Successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal background check.


Education Requirement:

  • A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and related hospitality experience. Relevant hospitality experience is defined as Catering and/ or Fine Dining work experience within the past 10 years. 

Experience Required:

  • Banquet, Catering and/ or Fine Dining restaurant leadership work experience (typically 1-3 years).
  • Administrative experience, including supervision of staff and inventory control (typically 1-3 years).
  • Working knowledge of event management processes and activities; ability to plan, organize and execute events and to coordinate resources before, during and after an event.
  • Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Ability to effectively transmit, receive and accurately interpret ideas, information and needs through appropriate communication methods and behaviors at a working proficiency level.
  • Demonstrates a working proficiency in the ability to provide excellent customer service and to meet or exceed customer service needs.
  • Must be proficient in computer software applications (i.e., Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • Demonstrates the ability to adjust and develop self to prepare for new or changing assignments, processes, people or priorities as organizational needs dictate at a working proficiency level.
  • Demonstrates a working proficiency in the ability to work with variety of individuals and groups while appreciating the unique contribution of diverse individuals.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain ServSafe and IPACT certifications.
  • Must have valid US driver’s license and compliant with UI Fleet Safety program requirements.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of University policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Off-premise catering experience.
  • Supervision of part-time staff, preferably college-age students.
  • Working experience with computerized electronic timekeeping systems, inventory systems, POS systems, and event management systems.

Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

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