Director of Dining Services, University of California, San Diego

Position Name, Institution
Director of Dining Services, University of California, San Diego

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Salary Range
Commensurate with experience

Essential Duties
Responsibilities are many; but foremost is the creation of a world
class dining experience that meets the needs of a diverse student
population. The Director will explore innovative dining options for
new and existing locations that include fresh seasonal ingredients,
with a focus on local, regional, international and sustainable food
selections, enhance quality and cost efficiencies, setting policy,
budget development, resource management, sustainability initiatives,
quality customer service to students by seeking regular input.

Qualifications and Experience
Advanced knowledge in food service operations. Advanced decision
making and reasoning skills, and advanced ability to develop original
ideas to solve problems, conduct operations analysis and quality
control analysis. Advanced effective interpersonal and work leadership
and management skills. Strong demonstrated experience in independent
administration and management with demonstrated ability to manage
complex dining, retail and catering programs efficiently. BA/BS in
Food Service, Hospitality, Business Administration or related field
and 10 years of progressive experience in food service/hospitality
programs in a college/university environment to include operations,
retail, budget management, labor/personnel management, and
facility/design or an equivalent combination of education and
experience. Demonstrated knowledge and skill in marketing and
merchandising concepts to develop programs and conduct research.
Ability to apply results to facility design for new constructions and
remodeling projects, and future direction for Dining Services.

Institution/Department Description
The Director is responsible for approximately 249 career staff and
1000 student and limited service employees. The Director serves as a
member of the Senior Management Team in HDH, sharing responsibility
for the Department operation with annual budget of approximately $170
million and housing more than 15,000 students, faculty, and family
residents on campus. This position provides analysis and input to
Housing Dining Hospitality’s Executive Director on program and
facility management, strategic input, and program direction based on
student and community feedback, data analysis and business operational

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