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Assistant Manager - Food Court

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

Job Description

Assist in the management under the direction of the unit Operations Manager. Responsibilities include assisting with execution of menu plan, personnel plan, customer relations, sales, and register transactions, safety and sanitation, and the maintenance and security of the building and equipment. Assist in the supervision, counseling, training and development of employees. Ensures all policies and procedures are followed. Ensures a high level of customer service at all times in the dining facility. Creates performance plans and completes performance evaluations for salaried direct reports.

Required Qualifications

Previous experience with commercial kitchens and food service operations. Associates degree or equivalent related experience in Business Administration, Hospitality Management, Nutrition, or Culinary Arts. Supervision and management experience in a multiple item menu, food service establishment required. Previous front-of-the-house management experience. Previous experience training new staff. Previous experience with employee relations, hiring, terminations, disciplinary actions, and performance evaluations. Previous experience operating an electronic cash register and accurately exchanging cash and debit card tender. Knowledge of OSHA regulations, safe food handling practices, and food sanitation. Previous experience with food production, stocking, merchandising, and next-day prep. Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel and public; previous customer service experience; demonstrated knowledge of computers including Microsoft Office Suite or similar program. Ability to establish and maintain successful and effective relationships with diverse, multicultural student and staff population.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience with automated payroll and automated food inventory systems. ServSafe certification and HACCP certification desired.

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Salary Information

Starting salary $40,040, commensurate with experience

Review Date

July 18, 2022

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.

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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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