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Job Detail

Fall 2022
Assistant Manager
University of Michigan - Michigan Dining
Full Time
Assistant Manager
$40,000 - $49,999

How to Apply


A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline experience that directly relate to this position. In your cover letter, please indicate how you discovered this opportunity

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At Michigan Dining, we have twenty-one on-campus cafes and markets, nine residential dining halls, a line of Blue to Go foods and the Michigan Catering unit. We have 300 professional and 2000 student employees committed to creative, healthy and nutritious foods, international cuisines and sustainability throughout all our dining operations.

As an Assistant Manager, you will support the daily management of activities and services of all the front-of-house and assist with back-of house operations to support daily dining service operations. Manage the activities of student and bargained-for staff engaged in serving meals, servicing retail customers and maintaining cleanliness of all areas of the dining facility.

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What You'll Do


  • Report to the Unit General Manager.
  • Participate in developing student and bargained-for staffing schedules to meet service needs in the most cost-effective manner possible.
  • Explain and demonstrate work assignments and expectations; conduct ongoing assessment of job performance and provide feedback to ensure food presentation, sanitation, and customer service.
  • Help train, employee development and unit meetings; build morale and emphasize teamwork.
  • Help oversee food preparation, presentation, portioning and plating of food served in the unit in consultation with culinary staff.
  • Perform administrative responsibilities, including payroll, budgeting, billing, and sales, register, product movement, attendance, and equipment maintenance reports.
  • Take inventory and orders food, products, cleaning/other supplies and equipment as assigned.
  • Operate and maintain food service, card access and point of sale equipment; communicate equipment problems with established protocol.
  • Support departmental programs including student engagement and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
  • Demonstrate and enforce Hazardous Analysis of Critical Control Points (HACCP) principles to help manage the sanitary conditions of food storage, production, serving and other front/back of the house areas.
  • Help manage revenue and expenses, analyzing food, labor and administrative costs.


Why Work at Michigan?


In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:

  • Generous time off
  • Professional development
  • Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses


Skills You Have


  • Associate's degree in Business, Food Service Management, or Culinary Arts from an accredited institution or a combination of some higher education or equivalent experience
  • 1+ years of food service experience
  • 1+ years of Management experience


Additional Information


This role may have reporting obligations under Title IX and Clery.

Authorization to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment and applicants for this position will not be sponsored for work visas.  

Salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and education of the selected candidate.

Relocation will not be offered for this position.



Application Deadline


Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.


U-M EEO/AA Statement


The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working remotely.   More information on this new policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.

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.