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Unit Supervisor, Campus Dining

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Positions are 10-month appointments, with summers and academic breaks off unless work is available. Shifts and locations vary across campus from venue to venue. Multiple venues are hiring. Employee Benefits: • Paid Vacation • Paid Sick Leave • Paid Holidays • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance • Retirement savings: . -CalPERS defined benefit (pension) . -CalPERS 457 Plan . -403(b)/Tax sheltered annuities • Educational Fee Reimbursement • Life Insurance • Flexible Spending Account • Dependent Care Account • Long-Term Care insurance Cal Poly Corporation provides excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement, paid sick leave/vacation and holidays. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check, educational and employment verification, and reference check, as required. AA/EEO/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Unit Supervisor, Campus Dining
Posting Number 201000344
Posting Type Regular
Contract End Date
Salary Range $16.23-$24.35 per hour
Hiring Range $16.23-$24.35 per hour
Full Time or Part Time Full Time
If Part Time, List Work Hours

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

Responsible for the operation and control of a unit. Supervises and trains regular, intermittent and student employees. Monitors service, portion control, quality, production control, sanitation and housekeeping, preventative maintenance, inventory levels, food transfers and cash handling procedures. Hire student assistants, and assist in the hiring of regular employees. Recommend new products, equipment and supplies.

Minimum Qualifications

High school degree or the equivalent

Minimum four years of food service experience, including two years in directing the work of other food service employees

Completion of a supervisor training course with a minimum of 20 hours duration may be substituted for six months of supervisory experience

Possession of a valid California Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record

Must be able to understand oral and written communications; have a good knowledge of principles, techniques, terminology and procedures of a short order food service, related safety and sanitation standards, and effective personnel supervision

Become ServSafe certified within first year of service and maintain certification as required

Equipment Operated: Cash register, validine machine, steam wells, microwaves, knives, warmer drawers, beverage machines, can opener, bag sealer, blenders, and computer terminal

Ability to develop successful working relationships with customers, employees and supervisors

Must be able to gain their confidence and respect

Ability to perform complex, highly responsible and confidential duties

Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel

Ability to prioritize, plan, organize, and meet time lines

Ability to lead others in managing tasks; train and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel

Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationship with others

Excellent verbal and written skills and the ability to interface with all levels of staff, Board of Directors, university community, including students, faculty and staff, and the public

Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy

Ability to maintain regular and reliable attendance

A background check is required for all regular benefited positions

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands

Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person or on the telephone

Dexterity of hands, fingers, and wrist to operate a computer keyboard and calculator

Seeing to read a variety of materials

Sitting or standing for extended period of time

Physical agility to lift and carry 50 pounds to shoulder height

Physical agility to lift, carry, push, or pull objects

Commuting on an as needed basis to outside meetings and training locations

Typical Essential Functions

Supervise, train, and evaluate, all regular and student assistants in food preparation, customer services, efficient work habits, reduction of waste and theft, appearance, portion control, sanitation, maintenance of equipment, following Cal Poly Corporation policies and procedures, to provide optimum service to our customers and a fiscally sound operation

Hire student assistants and assist in the hiring of regular employees following prescribed Cal Poly Corporation policies and procedures, to ensure adequate staffing needs are met

Perform the duties of any position when a regular or student employee is unavailable to perform the duties required, following prescribed procedures to ensure jobs are completed and customers are provided with optimum service

Monitor food presentation, merchandising techniques, customer comments and complaints, in an effort to improve service to customers and to generate additional sales

Supervise unit of responsibility which entails developing menu ideas, food presentation, product ordering, merchandising and staffing

Research, develop, test and introduce new products to sell, under the direction of your Manager, to increase variety and quality of foods served

Maintain safe and sanitary facilities. Watch for potential safety hazards such as spills on floors or improper lifting procedures. Follow prescribed safety and sanitation procedures to ensure compliance with health regulations, safety standards and maximize a neat, clean, appearance in the minds of our customers

Monitor the cashiers’ cash handling techniques and processing of meal tickets to ensure that correct policies and procedures are followed as set down by the Cal Poly Corporation, to ensure that all sales are accurately accounted for on a daily and weekly basis

Complete in a timely manner the following paperwork to include but not limited to labor reports, time cards, labor schedules, student job descriptions, employee evaluations, employment eligibility verification (I-9) forms, W-4 forms, food products and supply requisitions, interdepartmental transfers of supplies and maintenance work orders, under the direction of your supervisor in order to account for and control food and labor costs, to comply with labor laws and to maintain equipment in working order

Perform other duties as assigned by your supervisor in an effort to provide optimum service to customers at all times

Supervise up to 25 student assistants at a time and up to three regular full time employees

Directly supervise assigned employees. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with Corporation’s policies and applicable laws and regulations

Supervise the daily activities of the department, including but not limited to, effective delegation of assignments, training and resources necessary to meet performance standards and assist employees in improving performance relevant to job requirements

Completion of a supervisor training course with a minimum of 20 hours duration may be substituted for six months of supervisory experience

Supervise up to 25 student assistants at a time and up to three regular full time employees

Develop and implement an effective performance and department goals and objectives, provide performance evaluations, and implement appropriate counseling

Direct and monitor employees to ensure that they remain in compliance with policies and procedures

Subordinates may include: Assistant Supervisor, regular employees, student and intermittent employees

Perform other duties assigned

Special Instructions to Applicants

Positions are 10-month appointments, with summers and academic breaks off unless work is available. Shifts and locations vary across campus from venue to venue. Multiple venues are hiring.

Employee Benefits:
• Paid Vacation
• Paid Sick Leave
• Paid Holidays
• Medical, Dental, Vision insurance
• Retirement savings:
. -CalPERS defined benefit (pension)
. -CalPERS 457 Plan
. -403(b)/Tax sheltered annuities
• Educational Fee Reimbursement
• Life Insurance
• Flexible Spending Account
• Dependent Care Account
• Long-Term Care insurance

Cal Poly Corporation provides excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement, paid sick leave/vacation and holidays. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check, educational and employment verification, and reference check, as required.

AA/EEO/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 08/03/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review of Applications Begin Date

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate your level of education.
    • No degree
    • HS degree or equivalent
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    • PhD
  2. * Do you have a minimum of four years of food service experience with at least two years directing other food service employees?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How many years of related work experience and/or relevant training do you have?
    • Less than 1
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6+
  4. * Do you have the ability to lift and carry at least 50 pounds?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Will you have a valid California driver's license with a driving record acceptable to our insurance underwriters at the date of hire if you are the chosen candidate?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • The Tribune - San Luis Obispo
    • Caljobs.ca.gov
    • SLOJobs.com
    • Santa Maria Times
    • calpolycorporationjobs.org
    • Los AngelesTimes
    • Santa Barbara News-Press
    • Other
  7. If you answered "Other" on the previous question, "How did you hear about this employment opportunity?", please tell us where you heard about this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
  4. Letter of Recommendation 1
  5. Letter of Recommendation 2
  6. Letter of Recommendation 3
  7. Curriculum Vitae