Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Salary Range
$26.84 - $31.44 / Hour
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
SX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Variable, 8 to 10, Mon-Fri and weekends/evening shifts

#121039 Assistant Food Service Manager, Non-Supervisor

Filing Deadline: Wed 2/1/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

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Under the direction of the Food Service Manager, the incumbent is responsible for the operation of a Housing, Dining, Hospitality dining unit, retail sales facility, catering operation, functional area of a larger operation and/or food truck and acts as unit manager or production manager in their absence. The incumbent will also train, develop, schedule, evaluate and provide direction to the staff. Independent responsibilities include operations management, public relations, leadership and financial management. Duties also include project management, maintaining high product quality and customer relations, help in coordinating employee teambuilding activities and other special events.


Housing Dining Hospitality (HDH) is a self-funded, large and complex campus department consisting of 7 divisions, with over 700 career employees, 1000 to 1200 student employees and an annual operating budget greater than $200 million. HDH provides housing for approximately 18,000 undergraduates, grad students, faculty, staff and their families in over 400 buildings covering over 8 million sq. ft. HDH is in the midst of implementing an aggressive building plan which added 10,000 new beds in the next 10 years and will almost double our square footage by 2032.

Currently, HDH houses 38% of UCSD’s enrolled students with a goal of housing 65% by 2032. 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.

Housing/Dining/Hospitality commits to facilitating an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment, fostering a sense of belonging for our students and staff. As HDH we understand, each unique individual with their varied thoughts and experiences is what makes our department strong. Aligning with UC San Diego’s Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion strategic goals, Housing/Dining/Hospitality is proud to promote and create opportunities for greater equity, diversity and inclusiveness within our division.


  • Skill and background in volume food production, culinary arts, banquets and food and beverage service.

  • Knowledge and skills in all food service operational functions for maximum utilization and evaluation of personnel performance and staffing in normal functions and in emergencies.

  • Time management skills to organize tasks, to train, delegate, monitor, and evaluate staff in their progress in meeting their goals in work achievement.

  • Demonstrated ability to: 1) identify unit level problems and/or needs; 2) develop solutions and/or needs proposals; 3) and to implement action plans with limited assistance and input, always with the priority of customer service & good public relations.

  • Written and verbal communication skills to write accurate and grammatically correct reports, develop sales plans including advertising, product descriptions, unit goals, evaluations, directing & training staff and interacting with customers.

  • Knowledge of efficient methods of ordering, storing and receiving food samples, beverage, linens, decorations and catering supplies. Ability to develop production controls on quality and quantity of supplies.

  • Proven experience and skills in designing special events and promotions including resourceful and creative presentation of food and beverage.

  • Knowledge of computer applications in a food service operation. This includes forecasting of inventory, production, labor, recipe file, access control, time and attendance.

  • Technical computer systems knowledge and skill in basic software programs such as on-line purchasing, word processing, spreadsheet, data base management and e-mail.

  • Skills in personnel management including knowledge and skill in evaluating, communicating clearly and directly in an effective and amiable manner, thereby creating a positive climate for maximizing opportunities to provide training in critical areas.

  • Ability to make recommendations and proposals for unit and departmental budgets as well as retail prices.

  • Accounting and mathematical skills to maintain inventory, project service needs, complete service records, and control costs.


  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on background check results.
  • Operating needs of the department require varied work schedules, (i.e., a.m., p.m., and/or weekend shifts and/or 10 hour workday).
  • 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 Dining Services employees.
  • Employees may be required to change work location on a daily basis as needed or for an indefinite time period.
  • Must posses a valid California Drivers license to drive a University vehicle and be able to participate in the DMV Pull program.

Pay Transparency Act Full Salary Range: $48,776 - $65,647 Annually

The University of California, San Diego is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range for this position is defined as the Full Pay Range. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position defined as the Expected Pay Scale. Placement within the Expected Pay Scale is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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