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#109902 Catering Operations Administrative Assistant

Filing Deadline: Fri 6/25/2021

UC San Diego current employees who apply by 06/18/21 will have priority consideration for this position. Recruiters will refer qualified internal candidates after the first 7 days of the job posting. All qualified external applicants and additional internal applicants who apply after the priority date may have further consideration pending the results of the initial review.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 06/15/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 06/25/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted UC San Diego Campus hiring. UCSD Campus will continue to recruit for essential positions and we ask for your understanding and patience with our application process during this unprecedented time. For more information regarding steps we are taking to keep applicants and staff safe during this time, please click here. Additional information about UC San Diego’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic: https://returntolearn.ucsd.edu/ and https://blink.ucsd.edu/HR/services/covid-19/index.html.


Incumbent is responsible for general administration duties related to the Catering operations. Under supervision of the Food Service Manager, the incumbent interacts with both Service and Culinary staff, and performs administrative duties related to the coordination of the execution of multiple daily catering orders. This includes scheduling, preparing and processing documents to support the accurate and timely execution of catered events, following standard operating procedures (SOPs) to ensure quality control of banquet orders, and as directed, performs general administrative duties, maintains related files, and provides a high level of customer service.

Housing Dining Hospitality (HDH) is a self-funded, large and complex campus department consisting of 7 divisions, with approximately 700 career employees, 1000 to 1200 student employees and an annual operating budget of greater than $170 million. HDH provides housing for approximately 15,000 undergraduates, grad students, faculty, staff and their families in over 400 buildings covering approximately 6 million sq. ft. HDH is in the midst of implementing an aggressive building plan which will add 5000 new beds and almost double our square footage by 2021.

Currently, HDH houses 38% of UCSD’s enrolled students with a goal of housing 50% in the near future. HDH provides maintenance and repair, contract meals/meal plan management, as well as retail food service, conference services and catering services to residents, students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors.

Housing/Dining/Hospitality commits to facilitating an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment, fostering a sense of belonging for our students and staff. As HDH we understand, each unique individual with their varied thoughts and experiences is what makes our department strong. Aligning with UC San Diego’s Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion strategic goals, Housing/Dining/Hospitality is proud to promote and create opportunities for greater equity, diversity and inclusiveness within our division.

Operating needs of the department require varied work schedules, (i.e., a.m., p.m., and/or weekend shifts and/or 10 hour workday). Employees may be required to take off (vacation or temporary layoff) during scheduled operational shutdown periods, such as Winter, Spring & Summer breaks. Meal perquisite is required for all Dining Services employees. Employees may be required to change work location on a daily basis as needed or for an indefinite time period.

To visit the Housing Dining & Hospitality and the Dining Services website, please click on the links below – https://hdhhome.ucsd.edu/ and http://hdh.ucsd.edu/diningservices/


  • Experience in food and beverage service, banquets or hospitality industry.

  • Proven knowledge of flow of information, and steps involved in execution of catered events.

  • Skill and knowledge of interpersonal relations including the ability to communicate in a helpful, pleasant and informative manner to a wide variety of people, both in person and on the telephone. This includes relationships with staff and students.

  • Proficient knowledge and skill using data base management and spreadsheet software applications, preferably Word, Windows, Excel and other related software applications.

  • Skill to independently organize a continuous flow of work in a timely manner and meet continuous, mandatory deadlines, yet maintain accuracy and neatness.

  • Ability to remain calm, efficient and patient under pressure while dealing effectively with a wide variety of people with changing priorities and with frequent interruptions.

  • Analytical ability to assess workflow problems/ procedures of the office to determine solutions, and to implement standard operating procedure changes.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.

  • Attention to detail in completing forms and projects.


  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.

Our employees enjoy competitive compensation packages and educational opportunities in a diverse, stimulating workforce.

This position is eligible for full benefits first day of hire:
a) Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
b) Vacation/holidays (15 vacation days & 13 paid holidays a year)
c) Work/Life Balance
d) Life insurance
e) UC Retirement Plan
f) Pet Insurance

For more information about UCSD Benefits please click here and visit UCSD Work/Life.

To calculate an approximate value of the UC Total Compensation package, please click here.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit smokefree.ucsd.edu for more information.

Payroll Title:
Hiring Salary Range
$20.74 - $24.62 /hour
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Appointment Percent:
CX Contract
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8/hrs/day.