Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Pay Scale
$75,600 - $90,000/Annually
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Variable, 8 hrs/day, Variable

#130388 General Manager/Dining Services

Filing Deadline: Tue 6/25/2024

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UC San Diego Housing, Dining and Hospitality (HDH) provides housing and dining services for approximately 19,000 undergraduate and graduate students and their families in more than 400 buildings, covering nearly 10 million square feet. Consisting of eight divisions, HDH has more than 1,000 career employees, 1,200 to 1,300 student employees, and an annual operating budget greater than $250 million.

HDH is a self-supporting department that operates without any federal, state or campus funding. The department receives nearly 90% of its funding from housing and dining services. It also secures revenue from conference and catering services. The goal is to break even.

HDH is in the midst of implementing an aggressive building plan that will add10,000 new beds in the next 10 years and will almost double our square footage by 2032.

HDH 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.

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Under the direction of the Director of Residential Dining, the General Manager Dining Services is independently 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. This includes organizing, planning, budget and financial management, staffing, training, computerized systems, equipment and inventory maintenance and security. The incumbent is responsible for innovative leadership and providing a climate of growth for both facility and staff. Provides direct supervision typically to professionals or skilled technical employees. Incumbent is responsible for supervising a Dining Services operation. Independent responsibilities include short and long range planning, directing, facility design and construction, implementing and administering assigned retail, board, support or catering operations. This includes organizing, planning, staffing, budgeting, training, evaluating, and assuring customer satisfaction. Incumbent is responsible for innovative leadership, providing a climate of growth for staff and facilities, and for developing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with other campus departments. The incumbent receives department assignments in the form of objectives with goals and the process by which to meet goals. Provides direction to staff according to established policies and management guidance. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and policies to determine appropriate action.

Receives department / section assignments in the form of objectives with goals and the process by which to meet goals. Provides direction to staff according to established policies and management guidance. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and policies to determine appropriate action.


  • Graduation from college preferably with training in food service management or dietetics, and four years of management experience in a food service operation; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Proven knowledge of food service financial and accounting management. Ability to develop and implement methods to control cash, food and labor costs, retail prices, inventory and equipment.

  • Strong knowledge in food service and sanitation regulations.

  • Experience in managing food service design, construction and remodeling projects.

  • Intermediate computer application skills to include food service applications for point of sale and inventory control software.

  • Strong and effective interpersonal and work leadership skills to provide guidance to all levels of personnel. Skill in personnel management to include hiring, delegating, supervision, counseling, discipline and evaluation.

  • Strong decision making and reasoning skills, and ability to develop original ideas to solve problems, and conduct operations analysis and quality control analysis.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in the English language, including active listening, dynamic flexibility, and critical thinking, and ability to multi-task and ensure effective time management.


  • Background Check Required.

CANRA Mandated Reporter: This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter pursuant to the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and requires immediate reporting of physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, or neglect of anyone under the age of 18.

Must have a valid California Driver’s License, a good driving record, and participate in the DMV pull program if driving a University vehicle.

Supervisory experience, preferably in food service industry.

Occasional evenings and weekends may be required. Operating needs of the department require varied work schedules, (i.e., a.m., p.m., and/or weekend shifts and/or 10-hour workdays). 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 uniforms, hair covering, and good personal hygiene. Meal schedules require extreme attention to the 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.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $67,200 - $119,600 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $32.18 - $57.28

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

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