Director of Dining Services

Fargo, ND
Aug 06, 2017

Opening Number:

Position Title:
Director of Dining Services

Position Number:


Commensurate with Experience

Benefits Eligibility:
Benefited - includes retirement plan and full coverage for family health insurance

Search by Group:

Finance and Administration


Position Description:

The purpose of this position is to provide overall leadership and management for the Dining Department. The Director is responsible for all aspects of overseeing and managing a large, full-service, year-round, institutional dining operation. These responsibilities include overall leadership and management, facilities management, leadership for the division of Finance and Administration, supervising safe operation and role modeling teamwork and customer service. The Director is expected to provide innovative dining opportunities, ensure culinary excellence, offer nutritious and appealing selections and maintain high levels of satisfaction for students, faculty, staff and guests.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Hotel or Hospitality Management, Food Service Management, Business Administration or related field
  • Minimum of 5 years progressively responsible experience in dining service operations in a college or university setting
  • Familiarity with all phases of food purchasing, preparation, production control, merchandising and service
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in supervising full time staff and student employees
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage labor and workforce needs of a multi-faceted operation
  • Demonstrated ability to identify training needs and provide development opportunities to staff at all levels of the organization
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Computer skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master degree

Physical Demands:

Screening Date:

Open Until Filled:

Search Type:
Internal/External Simultaneously: Open to all applicants

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Special Conditions:

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 race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

Veterans Preference Notice:
This position is subject to North Dakota Veterans Preference requirements.

Location (City, State):
Fargo, ND

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