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Assistant Director

Application Deadline: 02/28/2020

Organization: Vanderbilt University

Location: Nashville, TN

Salary: Negotiable

Website: vanderbitlt.edu

Contact Details:

Please send an email to David Weinstock at david.weinstock@vanderbilt.edu

Organization Details

Vanderbilt Campus Dining takes pride in the culinary creations served from our kitchens. Our Dining program is highly decorated, the winner of many prestigious awards in the food service industry, including Best On-Site Food Service Operation in the Nation, Best Food Service Operator, the prestigious Ivy Award, and many more. We have main dining centers, restaurants and cafes, convenience stores, and we employ over 300 employees.


The Assistant Director is a part of the Campus Dining team within the division of Administration at Vanderbilt University and assumes a strategic role in the overall planning and management of Campus Dining’s large scale, self-operated dining program. The Assistant Director provides Campus Dining with expertise in dining and hospitality management, procurement and purchasing, sustainability, nutrition initiatives, culinary trends and overall program development.

The Assistant Director will be responsible for the daily operations of multiple dining facilities, which combined have annual operating budgets of up to 9.5 million and management of 150+ full time, unionized staff and 50+ student employees, serving over 5,000 meals daily. This position is responsible for monitoring financial and budgetary transactions to ensure efficient operations and expenditures within budget guidelines. Reporting directly to the Director of Operations, this position leads their management team and staff by example and plays a large role in supporting productive leadership and employee relationships which embrace sustainability and influence a positive team environment.

Required Qualifications

Profile of an Ideal Candidate
  • High school diploma is necessary, however,
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is preferred
  • At least 8 years of management experience in food service management is necessary.
  • Proficiency in (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and POS System is necessary.
  • Strong communication (verbal, written, interpersonal) skills and an ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population is necessary.
  • Strong time management, organizational and multi-tasking skills and an eye for detail is necessary.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver exceptional customer service is necessary.
  • Ability to manage people and have accountability for Vanderbilt assets is necessary.

EEO Statement

Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Vanderbilt University is committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our campus values.

Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.