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Associate Director of Dining - Retail

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Categories: Staff
Department: Dining Services

We are requiring new employees hired into jobs posted after August 1, 2021, and all employees with a start date on or later than September 1, 2021, to be vaccinated to help protect the health and safety of our community. New employees will be required to submit proof of at least the first dose of a vaccine on or before their start date and proof of full vaccination no later than 5 weeks after their start date.  Please see the full new hire vaccination policy here.


Davidson College Dining Services is looking for an Associate Director of Dining - Retail. The Associate Director will be responsible for the overall operation of the Retail locations. They are hands-on and accountable for all aspects of guest service, food quality, cleanliness, safety and sanitation, production, labor, and ensuring all administrative and accounting responsibilities are completed according to policy. The Associate Director will lead the team, directing the activities of Managers and team members, and provide consistent training, coaching, and development. Successful candidates are true people champions, have a passion for fresh, quality, food, and a dedication to providing the highest level of guest service.

Duties and Responsibilities

Personnel Management-responsibilities include the daily performance oversight of employees which includes yet is not exclusive of the following tasks of recruitment, employee performance reviews, training, mentoring, progressive discipline, and termination. Oversight of the development of training procedures and suggesting new departmental policies and procedures with regards to employees. Teamwork is a top priority. The desire and initiative to work and bring people together for the common good of the college and the department.

Financial Management-Financial tracking of dining locations with full responsibility for the efficient and profitable performance of all. Oversight of ordering, food and labor costs, direct costs, inventory control, product pricing, equipment, and small ware purchases and maintenance, Development, and compliance of yearly budgets. Management of cash flow, control, and efficient bookkeeping and cash handling procedures.

Food & Service Management-Maintain and oversee standards of production and food service to our community. This includes the planning and maintenance of high quality in food production and methodology with focused attention to exceptional, efficient, and friendly service to all customers! Secure a safe and sanitary environment for our guests and employees. Monitor the sanitation and cleanliness of all foods storage and service areas, coolers freezers and dry storage. Development of recipes and menus. Maintain a sanitation score of 98% or higher. Maintain current Servsafe Food Manager certification and ServSafe Allergens certification. Maintain Certification of National Retail Brands on campus.

Facility and Equipment Planning and Maintenance-Make sure all equipment is properly, cleaned, serviced, maintained and replaced when needed. The facility includes well-kept and safe conditions of floors, walls, furnishings, stairways, hallways, back dock and grounds outside the immediate facilities.

Policy and Procedures-Administer the compliance of all college, national brands, department policies and procedures. Recommend corrections and or changes to current policies for the well-being of our employees, customers, and community.

Community Liaison - Primary contact and ambassador for Dining services in all the Retail locations. Responsible for maintaining positive relations with students, parents, faculty, staff alumni, and campus visitors. Must be friendly and caring and work to build a strong customer base built on goodwill and the civility of Dining.

Other duties as assigned. 

Willingness to work any hours needed including evenings, weekends, and holidays.


Minimum Qualifications :

Bachelor's degree - Preferably in Restaurant, Culinary, or Hospitality Management. 

Requires at least 4 years experience in managing retail operations in a College / University dining.

Preferred Qualifications:

Multi-unit management experience as a supervisor. Budget development and monitoring. Experience and success in positive bottom line management. Must have leadership experience in an institutional kitchen including finely developed cooking experience in mass production with time requirements for service deadlines, short-order cooking and recipe, and menu development.  Experience in menu management, POS, and online ordering software.  Experience in managing third-party vendors.


To apply: Please go to to submit an online application with a cover letter and resume.  Review of applications will begin immediately.


At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community.  In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.

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