Grinnell Chamber

Asst Director of Dining Services

Full time
Posted: 02/08/2024
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. 


·         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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