Collegiate Foodservice Opportunities

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Job Detail

Winter 2022
Quality Assurance and Food Safety Manager
University of California - San Diego
Housing, Dining, Hospitality
Full Time

UC San Diego


Filing Deadline: Mon 1/10/2022

Salary Range: $75,000 - $80,000 / Year


Uses skills as a seasoned, experienced food service professional and is able to identify and resolve a wide range of quality assurance issues in creative and imaginative ways. Inspects and audits dining unit meal services for menu consistency, adherence to food safety guidelines, production safety and food cost accuracy. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting quality assurance methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Manage food safety, sanitation procedures and standards, and ensure staff are trained in proper food handling techniques according to health and safety standards. Responsible for the development, implementation, measurement, maintenance, and monitoring of HACCP, food safety programs and sanitation standards to assure quality from raw material approval through finished product. Responsible for financial accountability to systems and processes including accurate ordering and inventory management, appropriate product selection, and vendor relationships. Provides leadership and direct supervision to staff who coordinate nutrition and health related programs.

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.


• Must be available for on-call emergency response including evenings, weekends and holidays.



• Prior experience in culinary food service operations required.

• Thorough knowledge of food and production.

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

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

• Intermediate computer application skills.

• Thorough and effective interpersonal and work leadership skills to provide guidance to all levels of personnel.

• Advanced knowledge in food preparation, culinary trends, vegetarian, vegan and raw cuisine, nutrition, special dietary needs, allergy awareness and sanitation regulations.

• Culinary experience in restaurant or dining service/hospitality field (typically three years min), including but not limited to menu development, catering, food production, handling and storage, quality control, health and safety.

• Experience working independently to initiate and execute new programs, menu development, and operational change.

• Interpersonal communication skills to clearly and effectively interact with individuals of varying backgrounds and perspectives to research and secure information to resolve problems.

• Skill to write concise, logical, and grammatically correct operational / administrative related reports or correspondence, including but not limited to recipes, schedules, procedures and reports.

• ServSafe certification or equivalent. Knowledge of related Federal, State, Local. Knowledge of nutrition education programs and nutrient data of foods.

• Bachelor's degree in a food-related discipline, such as food science, microbiology, chemistry or food industry management and/or equivalent experience/training.



• Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.

• If employee will be operating a University vehicle, must have current California driver's license and maintain good driving record and participate in DMV Pull Program.


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


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