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Dining Services Hiring Manager

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: Vice President for Student Affairs
Department: Dining Serv - Gen & Admin
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Dining / Hospitality, Student Affairs / Services

Job Description

This position supports all student and non-student entry level hiring within Dining Services. recruitment strategies to increase engagement with potential employees. Oversees student and non-student recruitment strategies to increase engagement with potential employees. It also independently interprets, advises and applies personnel policies and procedures. Ensures compliance with state and federal laws and regulations and university policies and procedures regarding hiring and paperwork. Oversees the Staffing and Onboarding Specialist and the Hiring and Onboarding Specialist who are responsible for facilitating entry level salary and non-student hiring (respectively) and onboarding within Dining Services.

When was the last time you changed the world?

In Virginia Tech’s Division of Student Affairs, that’s exactly what we’re doing every day—guiding, nurturing, and supporting students as they learn and grow into the leaders and world-changers of today and tomorrow.
We’re currently searching for a Dining Services Hiring Manager to join our Dining Services Administration team in Blacksburg, VA to help us in our mission. So, if you’re experienced in managing the hiring process and great with analyzing data, please keep reading.
Here’s what you need to know about the role:
1)     You’ll be joining the Dining Services hiring team; a department centered on hiring students, non-student wage, and salary entry level positions within Dining Services. Additionally, it partners with contacts within the department to coordinate hiring issues such as talent acquisition, interviewing, onboarding, compliance, and efficient administration.
2)     You’ll be reporting to the Assistant Director of Operations Development, in a Regular twelve-month, 100% staff appointment.
3)     You’ll have the chance to grow and take advantage of a developmental plan with opportunities to advance within the Department and the Division.
4)     You’ll be offered a base compensation package between $50,000-$55,000, along with a comprehensive benefits package which includes health insurance, paid leave, retirement, tuition assistance, VT discounts, and so much more!

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Hotel, Restaurant, Institutional Management, Public Relations, Business Management, and/or equivalent training and experience that demonstrates a full and broad understanding of the legal, operational, and strategic Human Resource issues in the workplace.
• Working knowledge of human resource management principles and practices to include staffing, recruitment, screening, interviewing, onboarding, and employment, practice and policy interpretation.
• Ability to organize and prioritize a variety of competing demands.
• Ability to research and prepare analysis and data summary reports.
• Able to produce accurate and auditable records.
• Able to monitor compliance issues, with working knowledge of FLSA, I-9 administration, and hiring practices.
• Experience with online applicant tracking systems and human resource information systems.
• Exceptional organizational skills, with the demonstrated ability to work independently with little supervision.
• Exceptional customer service skills with the ability to communicate in a professional and courteous manner; interact respectfully and comfortably with all individuals in a diverse, multicultural environment; remain calm and polite in stressful situations; exercise excellent judgment, discretion, and initiative.
• Experience using computers including programs and software such as Windows, Microsoft Office and Word, Excel, and Outlook, and Internet search engines for research.

Preferred Qualifications

• Demonstrated success in developing and writing position descriptions, job advertisements, and recruitment plans.
• Experience with large relational databases (e.g. Banner).
• Knowledge of university and/or state hiring practices, including visa classifications in relation to employment at Virginia Tech.
• Working knowledge of Virginia Tech Dining Services.
• Experience with online learning environments or LMS.
• Working knowledge of Virginia Tech or state human resources policies and procedures.

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Salary Information

Salary $50,000 - $55,000 and commensurate with experience

Review Date

June 5, 2024

Additional Information


The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as a driving check with a safe driving record.


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!


About Dining Services:

Virginia Tech has built a reputation for outstanding dining. Our dining program stays at the leading edge of national trends.

Customers report high overall satisfaction and appreciate the variety of dining options available on campus. Recent customer comments such as “I brag about our food service to my friends and family” illustrate that the Virginia Tech students share our pride in the dining program.

  • Dining Services serves approximately 7.5 million meals per year.
  • Total on-campus sales of $71.2 million annually
  • Current national brand annual gross sales of over $9.5 million
  • Largest single employer on campus, employing over 2,200 people.

Approximately 19,000 dining plan holders with debit-style plans that can be used in any of the dining centers.

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