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Executive Director, Cal Dining

Application Deadline: 03/15/2019

Organization: University of California, Berkeley

Location: Berkeley, CA

Salary: negotiable

Website: www.berkeley.edu

Contact Details:

The University of California, Berkeley has engaged Opus Partners (www.opuspartners.net) to support the recruitment of this position. Katie Dean, Associate Partner, and Marisea Rivera, Senior Associate, are leading the search. Inquiries, applications, and nominations should be sent by email to Katie (katie.dean@opuspartners.net).

Organization Details

Responsibilities

The University of California, Berkeley, one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions, invites nominations and applications for the position of Executive Director (ED) of Cal Dining. The ED will have executive leadership and day-to-day management of Berkeley’s strategic planning and budget administration, setting operational policy, resource management, quality, customer service, and facilities supervision over a broad and diverse set of initiatives related to the delivery of dining services
on the UCB campus.

As the world's leading public university, and the flagship institution of the University of California system, Berkeley educates, challenges, mentors, and inspires tomorrow's leaders in academia, arts and culture, business, government, and the professions. The University offers more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate courses in approximately 300 degree programs and it ranks among the top five Ph.D.-granting institutions in the U.S. As of March 2018, Berkeley alumni, faculty members, and researchers include 104 Nobel laureates, 25 Turing Awards winners, and 13 Fields Medalists. They have also won 9 Wolf Prizes, 45 MacArthur Fellowships, 20 Academy Awards, 14 Pulitzer Prizes, and 207 Olympic medals.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, Residential and Student Service Programs (RSSP), the ED has overall responsibility for managing the Cal Dining program, which is part of the $160M RSSP portfolio in the Division of Student Affairs. The ED is responsible for the strategic planning and budget administration, setting operational policy, resource management, quality, customer service, and facilities supervision over a broad and diverse set of initiatives related to the delivery of dining services on the UCB campus. The ED leads a team of approximately 325, overseeing all aspects of the Cal Dining operations that includes four residential dining halls serving over 40,000 students, multiple campus retail operations, and providing food services to Intercollegiate Athletics, the Early Childhood Education Program, and other campus entities. For more information visit: https://caldining.berkeley.edu/

The ED will be an individual with demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and senior-level experience in a comparably complex setting, with advanced knowledge in food service operations and sanitation regulations. Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent experience/training. A minimum of 10 years of leadership/progressive management experience is necessary, preferably in food service industry or university auxiliary service unit. Strong management skills, operations background, outstanding communication within all levels of the organization, and excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills are essential.

Required Qualifications

EEO Statement

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see: http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct