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Dining Services Shift Leader

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: Vice President for Student Affairs
Department: Dining Serv-Home Operations
Location: Blacksburg - Main Campus
Categories: Dining / Hospitality, Student Affairs / Services

Job Description

Provides operational support and assists in the training and supervision of staff in a large, high volume food service facility. Responsibilities include supervision of employees across all shifts in the assigned work area, coordination of food production, recipe management, product movement, quality control, customer satisfaction, and diversion/waste logs. Uses commercial kitchen equipment and standard recipes and procedures in preparation of nutritious and attractive menu items. Ensures safety and sanitation procedures are followed and documented according to Dining Services HACCP guidelines. Assists in completing inventories and ensuring that stock is rotated according to FIFO. Assists in the proper storage, and required documentation of goods received. Ensures a high level of customer service and responds to guest complaints in a professional and timely manner.

Required Qualifications

Previous supervisory experience in food service. Knowledge of safe food handling procedures, safety and sanitation, basic math, weights, and measurements. Ability to follow recipes and standard operating procedures. Experience operating basic commercial kitchen equipment. Ability to effectively communicate, work in a team environment, work quickly and efficiently, and possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations and work with little or no supervision.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience within a large high volume, multimenu, food service facility. Working knowledge of computers including Windows and Microsoft Office applications. Previous experience in working with a POS system and completing related paperwork.

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Salary Information

Starting salary $36,400/year

Review Date

Open until filled

Additional Information


The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.


About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Carolyn Hanneman at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

About Student Affairs:

Student Affairs at Virginia Tech fosters a community where each student creates a customized experience to meet their goals. Building on our motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice our Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our ongoing efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth. We are actively seeking people to join our community and help us prepare leaders for the world. Our people in Student Affairs are committed to student well-being and assuring that all students Experience VT by demonstrating, supporting, and operationalizing our Aspirations for Student Learning. If you are someone dedicated to ensuring student success, then we want you to consider being a part of our team!

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