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Job Detail

Summer 2022
Director - Catering and Concessions
University of California - Davis
Catering and Concessions
Full Time

Director, Catering and Concessions (FOOD SVC MGR 2)

UC Davis

Davis, CA


Department Description


Student Housing and Dining Services (SHDS) is a self-supporting auxiliary that provides housing and dining services to approximately 15,000 undergraduate, graduate, and students with families who live in on-campus residential facilities (university owned/managed and Public-Private-Partnerships), as well as providing residential, retail and catering dining services for the campus community. SHDS also provides student support and conference housing services to the campus and general community. For more information about SHDS visit our website at

Student Housing and Dining Services has adopted the following Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement:
Student Housing and Dining Services is committed to serving the needs of students, staff, faculty and guests from various backgrounds and identities. In full support of our institutional commitment to embrace diversity and practice inclusive excellence, we expect every member of our community to acknowledge, value, and uphold the guidelines set forth in the Principles of Community. As a community of scholars and life-long learners, we commit ourselves to learning together about our differences and commonalities while growing in all areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Job Summary

Under the general direction of the Executive Director of Dining Services, the Director of Catering and Concessions is responsible for providing leadership and management of the multi-faceted catering and concession operation. The Director directly supervises 3 and indirectly supervises 50 employees (career, limited and student). Responsible for developing and implementing the accountability controls for the management staff and to work closely with staff to ensure maximum operational efficiency and effective programming. The Director is responsible for planning, directing, and organizing the daily business management practices for operations, human resources, financial controls, menu/product development and execution, maintenance, and research and development for all facilities. Approves and audits food and non-food procurement within the scope of responsibility. Oversees human resource functions including hiring, supervision, evaluations, time reporting, training, and development activities. Responsible for an operations budget of approximately $4 million and for ensuring that expenses are appropriately budgeted and managed. Responsible for accurate internal campus billing and recharges, as well as managing campus cash handling policies and procedures. Accounting responsibilities require following campus policies and practices to ensure transactions are reviewed, processed in a timely fashion, and meet budget expectations. Serves as a member of the Dining Services Leadership Team responsible for quality leadership, services, and operational oversite within Dining Services.

The Director of Catering and Concessions is responsible for implementing and managing policy and budgets, as well as planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling the activities of the catering and concessions program. Oversees operation through subordinate managers a large department or multiple smaller units. Has significant responsibility to achieve broadly stated goals through subordinate managers. Determines objectives, directs programs, develops strategies and policies, manages human, financial, and physical resources, and functions with a high degree of autonomy. Proactively assesses risk to establish systems and procedures to protect organizational assets. Determines strategies for a program with organization-wide impact.

Required Qualifications

  • Leadership experience in a catering or event food service environment.
  • Experience in PCI compliance and managing cash handling policies and procedures.
  • Experience managing financials and developing budgets to implement, analyze, and monitor annual multi-million-dollar operating budget with short and long-range financial forecasts.
  • Experience managing labor, menu development, policy and procedure development, food production, handling and storage, quality control, health, and safety.
  • Experience in food service operations management, including cost control and expense analysis, strategic planning, labor scheduling, production, and meal plan control.
  • Experience working with a diverse population backgrounds and perspectives.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of campus internal billing and recharge programs.
  • Knowledge of operating inventory and ordering management systems.
  • Knowledge of using computerized systems, including food production/procurement systems, and time-keeping programs.

Additional Qualifications

  • Valid drivers license and clean driving record.


Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter with their application.


Final Filing Date

June 6, 2022

Salary Range

$68,200 136,900 (Targeted Salary Budget: $102,500). Salary Grade 23.

Salary Frequency


Appointment Type


Percentage of Time


Shift Hour

Mon - Fri


Tercero Scrub Oak (TERP32)



Union Representation


Benefits Eligible



We offer exceptional employment benefits including medical, dental, and vision plans, generous paid vacations and holidays, excellent retirement savings and investment plans, continuing education, and reduced fee and scholarship programs.


Special Requirements

This position may be subject to a criminal background investigation, drug screen, Live Scan fingerprinting, medical evaluation clearance, and functional capacity assessment.

The University of California has implemented a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination ProgramSARS-CoV-2 Vaccination Policy ( all employees. To be compliant with the policy, employees must submit proof of vaccination or a University-approved exception or deferral.


Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

At UC Davis, were solving lives most urgent challenges to bring a fuller, healthier, and more resilient world within reach. We grow from every challenge we take on and we don't just maintain - we improve. We recognize that creating an inclusive and intellectually vibrant organization means understanding and valuing both our individual differences and our common ground. The most comprehensive solutions come from the most diverse minds, and you belong here.

As you consider joining UC Davis, please explore our Principles of Community, our Clinical Strategic Plan and strategic vision for research and education, and our latest efforts to outgrow the expected.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

NOTE: The above information is provided by the employer. The National Association of College & University Food Services does not verify the accuracy of these statements.