Senior Director of Dining Services

Job no: 502800
Position type: Salary Staff
Location: Oxford, OH
Division/Equivalent: Finance & Business Services
School/Unit: Finance & Business Services
Department/Office: Housing Dining Recreation & Business Services
Categories: Food Services

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Job Title: Senior Director of Dining Services

 $140000 - $170000

Hours Per Week:


Job Summary:

The Senior Director of Dining Services, under general direction, is responsible for providing strategic direction, and guidance to Miami University’s Dining Services operator to coordinate and manage 4 buffet operations, 18 retail locations, 8 restaurant-style operations, 5 markets as well as Miami Catering and Concessions.

Duties/Physical Demands:

Provides direction to Miami’s contracted dining services operator for menu planning and development. Remains current with best practices and trends in the industry and at higher education institutions.

Works with contractor to develop business and marketing plans for Dining and Catering Services.

Assures contractor is fiscally responsible in budgeting, purchasing, inventory control, food preparation and service, and the use of labor and supplies.

Works with contractor to develop operating budgets and presenting financial reporting

Creates, supports, and implements plans to promote diversity and inclusion within the department, and continuously broadens the department’s awareness and understanding of the various geographic, cultural, gender, ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds at the University and in the surrounding communities.

Interacts with constituents such as parents, students, faculty, and staff to respond to questions and concerns.

Works with contractor to develop contingency plans and emergency response plans for various situations. monitors training programs for personnel to support normal and contingency operations. Responds to campus emergencies.

Minimum Qualifications:

The position requires a bachelor’s degree in Food Service/Restaurant Management, Business, Hospitality or a related discipline, with eight (8) years of executive/senior level experience in a complex food service operation including residential, retail and restaurant-style operations.

Or an Associates degree with ten years of the required progressive leadership experience.

Or fifteen years of the required progressive leadership experience.

Related food service operations management experience and supervision for a high volume, high quality, diverse multi-unit operation including but not limited to, financial and labor management best practices and benchmarking, menu development and technology information systems (point of sale, menu management system), equipment procurement, maintenance and repair, policy and procedure development, food production, handling and storage, quality control, health and safety, marketing and merchandising.

Diversity Statement:

Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
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