Grinnell Chamber

Assoc Director of Dining Services

Full time
Posted: 11/02/2022
Grinnell, IA
Human Resources


Grinnell Dining is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, is environmentally conscious, and uses responsible financial practices. 

The Associate Director is a key part of an award winning and cutting-edge self-operating team.  Dining is committed to exceeding our student and guest dining expectations by offering a diverse menu of offerings of high quality in state-of-the art facilities.  The Associate Director provides leadership to ensure the delivery of high-quality customer service and unit presentation within our fast paced environment. The ideal candidate will provide input, guidance and oversight in the day-to-day operations.


Responsibilities include:

  • Effectively support and enforce departmental and College mission, values, goals and policies
  • Provide leadership, clear expectations, schedules, staff development, and performance accountability for supervisors, custodians, students, and part-time staff of the department 
  • Effectively manage operational standards of Grinnell Dining operations
  • Oversee student employment practices, documentation and student union agreement adherence
  • Manage the maintenance and repair of our facilities assuring all are kept current, in excellent condition and repairs are reported and completed in timely manner
  • Develops positive interactions with Grinnell College students, staff and faculty to provide excellent customer service, experiences and relationships
  • Assists in resolving challenges with guests, faculty or staff of Dining
  • Provides insight and effectively oversees special events
  • Provides input during renovations and new building projects
  • Promotes sustainable efforts 
  • Assists in maintaining the highest level of safety and sanitation standards within our operations
  • Assist with development of long-range planning and effectively execute these plans
  • Assist in developing the departmental budget and goals of the operations and effectively execute these goals. 


Selected candidate will need to successfully pass a background check prior to first day of employment.


  • Five years of progressive management experience
  • Proven ability to successfully lead teams in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment
  • Ability to make decisions and take-action 
  • Able to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs 
  • Champions Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice

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