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Senior Assistant Director of Housing for Dining Services - University Housing (A1200636)

Position Deleted on 1/25/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Urbana, IL
Admin - Food Services
Application Due:
Full Time
included on Affirmative Action email

Senior Assistant Director of Housing for Dining Services

University Housing, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Applications are now being accepted for the position of Senior Assistant Director of Housing for Dining Services at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Senior Assistant Director provides support to the Associate Director of Housing for Dining Services by being responsible for the operation of the undergraduate residence halls dining program. The Senior Assistant Director of Housing for Dining Services will be responsible for an operating budget of approximately $40M.

We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds who can help create and foster communities that strive toward this vision. This includes supporting the academic mission of the University by developing environments conducive to student learning and academic success, respecting, appreciating, and advocating for the diversity of our student population, and supporting the holistic development of all of our students. The diversity of our campus student population currently includes 19 percent international students, 12 percent Asian American students, 5 percent African American students, and 6 percent Hispanic/Latino students from a total enrollment over 42,000 students.

Minimum requirements for this position include a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in Hospitality Management, Economics, Human Resource, Business Administration for related field , five years of successful supervisory and managerial experience in a progressive, successful large ($8M+ operating budget) multi-unit Dining operation, strong budget development and fiscal management skills, strong leadership, management administrative and communication skills, and a demonstrated understanding of customer service to a higher education customer base. Demonstrate a strong commitment to maintaining high-level service and production standards and the ability to instill this commitment in the team; and a current State of Illinois Food Service Sanitation or Serv Safe/HACCP certificate.

Preferred skills include experience with developing and managing board plans, ability to coach, mentor and assess performance, the ability to take corrective action, resolve issues in a proactive manner, and take disciplinary action if necessary. Additionally preferred is a working knowledge of University business procedures, staff policy and rules, including Civil Service Statutes and Rules, experience managing in a bargaining unit environment, and familiarity of procurement and bidding processes in an institutional setting.

This is a full-time, 12-month position. The starting date will be as soon as possible after the closing date. Salary is commensurate with experience, and includes an excellent benefits package.

For full consideration, create your candidate profile at and upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references by January 18, 2013. Please contact a member of the Housing Human Resources team at with any questions.

Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The administration, faculty and staff embrace diversity and are committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.
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