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Food Service Coordinator

Apply now Job no: 533792
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Food Service/Hospitality

Department: Univeristy Housing
Classification: Food Service Coordinator
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $18.575 - $27.69
FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins

May 28, 2024; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please complete the online application, including relevant work history, dates of employment, and education. We use that information to determine if applicants meet the minimum qualifications.

Please also include three professional references. Candidates will be notified before references are contacted.

Department Summary

University Housing, a department within the Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management, is committed to supporting student success by cultivating inclusive communities. Our goal is to provide a robust living experience through accessible and affordable state-of-the-art housing, dining, and social and academic programs for the entire student body to develop community leaders, innovators, and change-makers who will enrich the future.

We value equity and inclusion, responsibility and integrity, innovation and learning, and 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 Operations, Dining Services, Facilities Services, Promotions & Student Recruitment, and Residence Life. University Housing is a $100-million dollar 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).

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.

Position Summary

The Food Service Coordinator is responsible for overseeing food preparation and service activities in dining venues. They assist managers in tasks such as directing and scheduling staff, purchasing, and training. This role involves coordinating, directing, and training duties, as well as upholding service standards and creating a respectful work environment. Duties include staff coordination, administrative functions, food service coordination, and cash handling.

The FS Coordinator interacts with customers, delivery workers, repair workers, employees, and warehouse staff. This position leads lower-level staff and reports to a Housing Dining Services Manager/Chef.

Work conditions are typical of the food service industry. Special requirements include obtaining a food handler's card and completing Hazard Communication Training.

This is a full-time position and will be assigned the night shift, which may include weekends and/or holidays. It is an Essential Personnel position and is expected to report to work during inclement weather or university closures unless instructed otherwise by their supervisor

Minimum Requirements

Two years of experience in a large-scale commercial, hospital, or institutional food service operation with responsibility for maintaining required production levels, preparing simple foods for volume dining, and providing knowledge of the materials and equipment used in a volume dining/food service facility.

Professional Competencies

• Strong customer service skills and ability to communicate effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
• Ability to provide excellent customer service and maintain a professional demeanor during rush periods.
• Ability to prioritize duties.
• Knowledge, skills, and ability to operate common institutional food service equipment and to grill broil, sauté, braise, bake, steam, cut, mix, and mash.
• Ability to interpret menus and worksheets, prepare usage reports, and understand policies, procedures, and safety information.

Preferred Qualifications

• Three years of experience in a commercial food service facility.
• Associate degree in food service management.
• Experience with leading work or directing the work of others, including experience training others in food service skills and techniques.

FLSA Exempt: No


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

This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.

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 http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

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 uocareers@uoregon.edu 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.

In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://clery.uoregon.edu/annual-campus-security-and-fire-safety-report.

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