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Union Dining Assistant Manager

North Dakota State University
Fargo, ND
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Join NDSU Dining and help feed the herd! Located in the heart of NDSU's campus, enjoy state-of-the art facilities and a fun, lively environment. Our team members help create the culinary experience by preparing and serving quality food for NDSU students, faculty, staff and guests. In addition, as the Union Dining Assistant Manager, you will ensure we are providing the best dining experience for our customers, ensure food safety protocols are met in the food production and service areas, as well as providing excellent customer service. In this position, you are guaranteed 40 hours per week with 10 paid holidays, plus paid vacation and sick time. NDSU provides unbeatable benefits, including fully funded family health insurance, tuition discounts for yourself and family, and retirement contribution starting at 7.5%.


The Union Dining Assistant Manager position will provide leadership for the recruitment, selection, training, supervision, and evaluation of staff and assist dining with all aspects of training and supervision of staff. They will communicate expectations, goals, feedback through weekly meetings where the focus is on making things happen, on meeting objectives and solving problems that hinder progress. They will provide resources and tools for staff to do their jobs effectively. They will build cooperation and commitment to objectives and common goals and do this with the highest regard to professionalism and work standards.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm. There will be times when early mornings, nights and weekends will be necessary depending on business demands.

Advertised Salary: $46,000+/year

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Associates degree/certificate in Hospitality, Culinary Arts, Dietetics, Food Service Management, Business or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 3 years experience in a food service operation with an Associates Degree or 5 years experience
  • Minimum 2 years supervisory experience in a food service operation
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • Working knowledge of food safety principles, food allergens, special dietary needs
  • Experience in food purchasing, controlling/maintaining food costs, executing inventories correctly
  • Experience with scheduling/controlling labor
  • Keen knowledge of trends, flavors, pricing and presentation
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to accommodate business levels
  • Experience as a trainer with the ability to develop/implement dining and hospitality training programs
  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • Excellent interpersonal/oral/written communication skills with ability to work collaboratively with campus departments and staff
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational, multi-tasking and prioritizing skills
  • Ability to quickly and effectively resolve issues that arise with both staff and customers in a constructive manner
  • Excellent leadership qualities to implement a collaborative team environment
  • Ability to convey professional behavior and attitude to a diverse staff and customer base
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service to a diverse campus community
  • Ability to work autonomously, independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to delegate
  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure or in stresful situations in a professional manner

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Food Safety Certification
  • College or University food service experience
  • Experience with menu management software

Applicant Materials Required: Cover Letter and resume


NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university - with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include, wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.

About Us:

North Dakota State University is distinctive as a student focused, land-grant, research university. Our main campus is located in Fargo, ND with Extension Service and Research Experiment Station locations across the state.

NDSU is the best college in ND, according to Money Magazine (September 2018). NDSU was named a 2019 Best Value College by Forbes. Fargo made's top 10 list of cities to find a job and ranked at #11 for best places to live overall.

No Smoking Notice :

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

Veteran's Preference Notice:

This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran's Preference requirements.

Reasonable Accommodation Information

North Dakota State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, please contact Human Resources at 701-231-8961 or .


NDSU is recognized as one of the nation’s top 108 public and private universities.

North Dakota State University is an employer of choice with a commitment to offer a well-rounded benefits package for employees and their families.

NDSU is listed at 95 among 404 public universities based on the university’s research expenditures reported to the National Science Foundation. In addition, NDSU is listed in the National Science Foundation’s top 100 in several areas, including: agricultural sciences; business management and business; communications; materials science; natural resources and conservation science; social sciences; sociology, demography, and population studies; and visual and performing arts.

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