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Duck's House Restaurant Manager

Apply now Job no: 527589
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Food Service/Hospitality

Department: University Housing
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $50,000 - $55,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA05-Fiscal Year 2020-2021
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
June 28, 2021; Position is open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with your online application, please upload a cover letter, resume, and three professional references (including current or previous employers).

Department Summary
Living on campus adds tremendous value for students and the University. Students who live on campus their first year have higher grades, are retained at the University of Oregon at higher rates, graduate at higher rates and graduate more quickly.

University Housing, a department within the Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management, is committed to facilitating students’ development as they build an inclusive community, establish a sense of home, and succeed academically. Our goal is to become the model of excellence for providing accessible, affordable, and student-centered living-learning experiences; the preferred choice for all UO students.

We value diversity and respect, integrity, equity and inclusion, learning and growth, responsibility and accountability, safety and security. University Housing staff work hard to incorporate these values into daily work and practices to ensure an excellent UO experience.

University Housing units include Business Services, Dining Services, Facilities Services, Promotions & Student Recruitment, and Residence Life. University Housing is a $68 Million educational and business department that is a self-sustaining, self-liquidating agency of the University (receives no tuition or tax support for its operating budget).

Position Summary
The Duck’s House Restaurant Manager provides day to day management of Duck’s House Restaurant, a 140-seat full service restaurant located on the UO campus between Hayward Field and Matt Knight Arena. Duck’s House is a UO sports themed restaurant featuring classic pub fare, beer, and wine with a local PNW flair. Operating hours include breakfast, brunch/lunch, and dinner.

This position is part of a team of managers who provide supervision and leadership to the PNW Public Market, which features a deli, market, café, and five food venues, one of which is the Duck’s House Restaurant. The management team provides a strong emphasis on teamwork, customer service, and culinary excellence. This team is part of University of Oregon Housing Dining, which includes over 200 dedicated chefs, managers, culinary, and customer service professionals operating residential, retail, and catering operations across campus.

This position is responsible for managing all aspects of food, service, alcohol service, and training of staff to ensure excellent guest service and compliance with policies and procedures. This position determines the number of meals to prepare, amount of supplies to order, number of employees needed and the scheduling of staff. This position directs the menu, alcohol and food service standards, food safety procedures, purchasing, staff training, personnel management and all related work of Duck’s House. Budgetary responsibility will include the allocation of staff and purchasing of foods and supplies.

This position is required to obtain a Food Handler Permit, ServSafe Certification, and OLCC Server Education Training, and OLCC Service Permit. The person in this position must have the ability to read and write in English for the purpose of preparing reports, budgets, and documents, and to read and understand policies, procedures, and safety information.

Duck’s House Manger must be willing to work a varying schedule that may include nights, weekends and holidays. Work conditions and physical demands are typical of those found in the food service industry. These conditions may include slippery floors, extreme temperatures, heavy lifting and standing for long periods.

Minimum Requirements
• Four years' full-time work experience as a manager in a commercial food service operation such as a restaurant, hotel, catering or institutional setting which includes the management of the service and sales of alcoholic beverages
• Three years of experience supervising or leading the work of others. Experience must include assigning and evaluating work, and dealing with disciplinary issues

Professional Competencies
• Demonstrated understanding of commercial kitchen operations
• Demonstrated experience with and/or commitment to working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds, in support of an inclusive and welcoming environment
• Excellent verbal communication skills and staff training/mentoring skills

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience managing the service and sales of alcoholic beverages in a restaurant; brew pub, or similar operation
• Degree from a 2- or 4-year food service management or culinary degree or related field
• A bachelor's degree
• Experience working with computerized food service management systems and point of sale systems, Microsoft Office Suite, and computerized timekeeping systems
• Experience managing a unionized food service staff
• Experience in a college or university food service operation

FLSA Exempt: Yes

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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