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Director of Dining Services

Application Deadline: 10/31/2019

Organization: Navarro College

Location: Corsicana, Texas

Salary: Commensurate with Education and Experience

Website: www.navarrocollege.edu

Contact Details:

Interested applicants should submit ALL the following:

Letter of interest (i.e., cover letter, letter of intent, letter of application, etc.).

  • Personal resume with the required Navarro College Employment Application that can be downloaded on this website; call 903.875.7336 for additional information.
  • Navarro College Employment Application. Include a minimum of three professional references with current telephone numbers and list them on the application. Letters of reference are not required.
  • Transcripts from all colleges attended. We will accept legible transcript copies showing date degrees conferred with original application. Official transcripts required upon employment.

ATTN: Marcy Ballew, Vice President
Navarro College
Human Resources
3200 West 7th Avenue
Corsicana, TX 75110

OR e-mail ALL of the above documents to human.resources@navarrocollege.edu in PDF format


It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the deadline date, if date is provided.

  • All materials included in your application packet (1) become Navarro College District property, (2) will not be returned, and (3) will be considered for this opening only.
  • Initial Interview travel costs will be assumed by the applicant (if warranted).

Organization Details

Navarro is a two-year accredited, state-supported community college consisting of a main campus nestled in a historic town in Corsicana, Texas with branches in Waxahachie, Midlothian, Mexia, and Online. The five campus college offers associate degrees, certificates, and professional education programs.



The Director of Dining Services is responsible for supervising all dining service operations including the operation of the college food court, the special events center snack bar and college banquet functions. The Director of Dining Services reports to the Vice President of Finance and Administration.


  • Empowers Dining Services staff to support the strategic plan for Dining Services and Navarro College through his/her leadership skills.
  • Develops strategies such as staggered work schedules, outdoor meals, presentation of meals, etc… for Dining Services that support student learning.
  • Utilizes technology for administrative functions to promote efficiencies.
  • Prepares menus, determines grocery/supply needs, and prepares appropriate bid documents.
  • Manages banquet business including meeting with clientele, scheduling, pricing, menu development and food preparation and service.
  • Hires, evaluates, and prepares work schedules for all dining service staff.
  • Establishes and administers orientation, in-service training, and safety programs.
  • Ensures that staff provide outstanding customer service and portray professionalism at all times to students, faculty, staff, and colleagues in Dining Services.
  • Supervises preparation and serving of meals for the college community and banquets, seminars, meetings and other activities on campus.
  • Inspects all food preparation and service areas for adherence to establish standards of sanitation, care and use of equipment and appearance of work area.
  • Conducts inventory counts yearly and on other dates as determined by the VP of Finance & Administration.
  • Maintains communication with housekeeping contractor and college departments.
  • Prepares budget, monitors expenditures and income, safeguards and provides accounting of cash receipts in accordance with procedures established by the college business office.
  • Ensures that all documents prepared by Dining Services staff are timely, accurate, and complete.
  • Prepares yearly Program Review of Dining Services.
  • Communicates with students and other service clientele to assure quality, appeal and customer satisfaction.
  • Train personnel in the care and use of equipment and in standard practices and methods used in large scale food service.
  • Maintains safety and sanitation standards.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the Vice President for Finance and Administration.

Required Qualifications



  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in nutrition or food management.
  • At least three years’ experience in managing institutional food preparation/service or large volume commercial establishment.
  • Certified Food Manager Certificate.
  • Will consider any equivalent combination of experience, education and training.


  • Catering experience.
  • Experience working with a dining program on a college or university campus.


  • Considerable knowledge of food preparation, food storage, refrigeration, sanitation standards, equipment used in institutional foodservice, store keeping and record keeping methods.
  • Ability to develop dietetically sound menus and to prepare the appropriate quantities of food required for the population of the college.
  • Considerable skills in human relations, communications and management in dealing with subordinates, superiors and with students and visitors.
  • Ability to train, supervise and work efficiently with dining service workers in planning, assigning and review of work.
  • Ability to estimate food requirements, equipment and supplies and to keep accurate records and inventories.
  • Attend seminars/conventions to keep up with current college food trends.


  • Variances from regular working hours may be necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of the position.
  • Busy working environment with numerous interruptions.

EEO Statement

Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and amendments and other laws, orders, and regulations governing discrimination, Navarro College is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender, or age. Navarro College will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities.