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Director, Food & Beverage Services

Application Deadline: 02/03/2020

Organization: Business Services, University of Florida

Location: Gainesville, FL

Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience

Website: businessservices.ufl.edu

Contact Details:


Apply online at jobs.ufl.edu (requisition #513177). If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352)392-2HRS or the Florida Relay System at (800)955-8771 (TDD).

Organization Details


The University of Florida (UF) is a public land-grant institution enrolling over 50,000 students, including 36,000 undergraduates. UF is among the nation’s most academically diverse universities, with 16 colleges offering 100 undergraduate degree programs, 200 graduate programs, 30 combined degree programs, and professional degrees in the areas of dentistry, law, medicine, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine. UF is located in Gainesville, a city of approximately 125,000 residents in north central Florida.



The Director of Food & Beverage Services, reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Business Services, is responsible for management and oversight of UF’s food and beverage services program including food services, beverage/pouring rights, and snack vending, all of which are contracted services. The Director is responsible for visioning, providing leadership, and working collaboratively with business partners to create and maintain high levels of excellence in the dining experience for students and the university community. The Director serves as part of a team of professionals in Business Services who are responsible for management and oversight of business and service units that provide essential services to students and the UF community.

The director provides oversight for daily operations and quality control, including excellence in customer service, food quality, menu management, facility maintenance and upkeep, and program initiatives such as sustainability and local food sourcing. The Director monitors key performance indicators and ensures program alignment with UF’s vision, expectations, and priorities. The Director will participate in financial forecasting and budgeting, monitor financial performance, make market price comparisons, and ensure value for UF students.

The successful candidate will possess extensive knowledge and experience in food services operations as well as a proven track record of success in food services in a higher education setting.


  • Salary is commensurate with experience
  • Excellent employee benefits include health insurance, state retirement plan, 14 paid holidays, sick and vacation leave; Florida is one of the few states without a state income tax.

Required Qualifications


Master’s degree in an appropriate area and six years of relevant experience; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area and eight years of relevant experience

EEO Statement

The University is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training