Please note that this position is a part-time appointment
This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 02/11/19 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 02/20/19. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
To act as a working team leader with responsibilities to include banquet service, catering deliveries, customer service, on-the-job training and quality control in a catering environment. Basic responsibilities will include any or all of the following: problem-solving in a timely manner, catering event management, customer service and complaints, staff shortages, equipment and personnel. Will follow established procedures in the absence of the supervisor.
In coordination with their supervisor, will be responsible for banquet setup, customer service, controlling labor hours and event execution. Skill and knowledge to provide banquet service based on Catering department standards. May be assigned shifts as Event Lead, Event Manager, Service Expediter, Service Opener or Service Closer. May be assigned administrative tasks involved in processing banquet event orders for execution by 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.
Operating needs of the department require varied work schedules (i.e., a.m., p.m., and/or weekend shifts and/or 10 hour workday). There may be dates when time-off requests cannot be approved due to business needs. Employees may be required to take off (vacation or temporary layoff) during scheduled operational shutdown periods, such as Christmas, Spring & Summer breaks.
Health codes require prescribed uniform, hair covering, and good personal hygiene. Meal schedules require extreme attention to promptness and excellent attendance. Meal perquisite is required for all Food Service employees. Employees may be required to change work location on a daily basis as needed or for an indefinite time period. Must be able to work flexible hours to accommodate Catering schedule.
Please click here to see the Housing Dining Hospitality websites - http://hds.ucsd.edu/ and http://hdh.ucsd.edu/catering/
Skill and background in culinary arts, with skill as a banquet server and skills to create and present food attractively.
Ability to communicate effectively with people of many diverse backgrounds, including students, staff, faculty, and guests.
Knowledge and ability to effectively utilize employees and equipment in daily routines as well as unforeseen emergencies in a catering environment.
Knowledge and skill in teaching and delegating of tasks to subordinates and effectively monitoring and evaluating their performance in a catering environment.
Skill and ability to handle stressful situations, multiple deadlines and difficult people in a calm professional manner.
Demonstrated organizational skills to effectively manage time.
Writing skills to communicate procedures, evaluations and recommendations to management.
Mathematical, and accounting skills to accurately complete forms, and service records and understand reports in order to make recommendations and take appropriate actions.
Job offer is contingent upon a satisfactory clearance based on background check results.
Must possess a valid CA driver license and be able to maintain a safe driving record. Participation in the DMV pull program required.