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Catering Operations Manager

Campus Services
19003298 Requisition #
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Education Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; or equivalent combination of education and related hospitality and supervisory experience.

Experience Required:

  • Banquet, catering, and/or fine dining restaurant leadership work experience (typically 2-4 years).
  • Supervisor and administrative experience (typically 2-4 years), including inventory management and control.
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office software programs (Word, Excel, and Outlook).
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to effectively transmit, receive and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through appropriate communication methods and behaviors.
  • Demonstrated ability to adjust and develop self to prepare for new or changing assignments, processes, people or priorities as organizational needs dictate.
  • Demonstrated working proficiency in the ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups while appreciating the unique contribution of diverse individuals.
  • Demonstrated working proficiency in the ability to collaborate and interact with individuals and groups.
  • Demonstrated working proficiency in the ability to provide excellent customer service and to meet or exceed customer service needs.
  • Working experience with computerized food service and event management software.
  • Must have a valid US driver’s license and have the ability to meet UI Fleet Safety Program guidelines.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain ServSafe certification.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • 4 years or more of supervisory and administration experience.
  • Working experience in a large-scale banquet & catering operation with off-premise catering.
  • Working experience with electronic timekeeping systems, inventory systems, and POS systems.
  • Working knowledge of University policy, procedures, and regulations.

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 fsds@uiowa.edu.  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

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