Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Salary Range
$22.05 /hour
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
Variable %
SX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Variable, 8 hrs/day, Variable, M-F, weekends

#TP111448 Asst Food Service Manager

Filing Deadline: Thu 9/30/2021

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit:

Position available through UC San Diego Temporary Employment Services (TES). Employment through TES is an excellent way to gain valuable UC San Diego experience and get your foot in the door for career positions. TES employment includes medical coverage, paid vacation & sick time, paid holidays, as well as training and development opportunities!


UC San Diego Temporary Employment Services (TES) is recruiting for temporary Assistant Food Service Managers. Working through UC San Diego’s Temporary Employment Services is a great way to obtain permanent employment at the University!

Assignments typically last 3 - 6 months. Compensation: $22.05 /hour plus vacation, sick, and holiday pay. Full time, part time, and varied schedules available.

Housing Dining Hospitality (HDH) is a self-funded, large and complex campus department consisting of 7 divisions, with more than 700 staff employees, 1000-1200 student employees and an annual operating budget of $189 million. HDH provides housing for approximately 15,000 undergraduates, grad students, faculty, staff and their families in over 400 buildings and approximately 5.3 million sq. ft.

Currently, HDH houses 38% of UCSD’s enrolled students with a goal of housing 50% in the near future. HDH also provides maintenance and repair, contract meals/meal plan management, as well as retail food service, conference services and catering services to student residents, faculty, staff, and campus visitors.

POSITION OVERVIEWUnder the direction of the Food Service Manager, the incumbent is responsible for the operation of a Housing, Dining, Hospitality (HDH) 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 team-building activities and other special events.


  • 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.


  • A background check and reference checks are required.

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

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

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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