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Food Zoo Supervisor, UM Dining

University of Montana
Job Location:
Missoula, 59812
Food Services
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Job Description

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Staff Vacancy Announcement

The UM Dining invites applications for a Food Zoo Supervisor to oversee Food Zoo operations. 

Are you tired of working late nights and every holiday? We get that! We understand and work diligently to provide home-work life balance for all employees. That’s why UM offers paid-time off, sick leave, and a comprehensive wellness package. 

People, like you, are our greatest asset. Here are some reasons to work for us:

  • Amazing Insurance Package
  • Free Shift Meals
  • Partial Tuition Waiver for You or Immediate Family
  • A Respectful Collaborative for our Diverse Employees & Guests
  • Opportunity for Advancement
  • Safe Work Environment
  • Retirement Plan
  • Professionalism

We are excited to be opening the doors to a stunning new dining facility, Fall 2024! This state-of-the-art facility features seven unique micro-restaurants that celebrate an expansive array of food and cultures. Designed to comfortably accommodate over 900 students, faculty, staff and guests; the facility features roof decks with views of the Oval and a floor-to-ceiling fireplace. Join our Campus Dining team to be part of University of Montana history opening this new facility!

Required Skills

  • Professional supervisory experience in a foodservice environment.
  • Experience working with college students as employees and guests.
  • Experience in the front-of-the-house working with guests and employees in a fast-paced, high-volume environment.
  • Experience with effectively training employees new to the workforce.
  • Experience with planning, implementing, and recapping special events.
  • ServSafe certification or the ability to obtain certification within six months of employment.
  • Experience with standard food service reports including profit and loss, labor analysis, and annual operating budgets. 
  • Experience in addressing personnel issues and dealing effectively with conflict.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in a professional environment.
  • Excellent computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office Suite

Minimum Required Experience

  • High school diploma or GED and three (3) years related experience. One (1) of those years must be in a high volume, restaurant or catering operation
  • Leadership and supervisory experience and training

About the UM Dining and UM

Mission - To advance student success through exceptional dining experiences.

Vision – Innovative cuisine to inspire your world.

Shared Values and Guiding Principles

· IMPACT:  We commit to local, regional, and global environmental stewardship through sustainable business practices and agricultural economic development in Montana and our region.

· PARTNERSHIPS:  We cultivate collaborative partnerships with our on- and off-campus colleagues in support of the University’s mission.

· INCLUSIVITY:  We respect and celebrate the contributions, rights, and dignity of our diverse employees and guests.

· GUEST SERVICE:  The people we serve are our guests. We will exceed our guests’ expectations. 

· EXCELLENCE:  We exhibit passion, professionalism, integrity, loyalty, responsiveness, fiscal responsibility and innovation. We affirm, cultivate and value our employees through professional development.

The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action: Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always"; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.

Position Details

Position Title: Food Zoo Supervisor (Culinary Services Supervisor II)

Position Number:  NEW

Department: UM Dining

Work Schedule: Full-time, 1.0 FTE (40 Hours a week), 12 months/year

   Schedule varies upon unit need

Salary: $18.875/hr

Union Affiliation: FOCUS-MFPE

Probationary Period: Six months minimum

Benefits Include: Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan,

    partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to the Offer of Employment In accordance with university regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References: References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing: Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility: All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

Must be eligible to work in the United State upon hire. Sponsorship is not available for this position.

How to Apply

This position remains OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

Candidates are required to submit the following materials online via "New Resume/CV" button below.

A complete application Includes:

  1. Detailed Resume – listing education and describing work experience
  2. Three (3) Professional References – names and contact information

*Applying through or easy apply through may result in submission of an incomplete application.  Applications may be removed from full consideration if they are not complete with materials listed above under the "How to Apply" section.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure complete application materials are submitted and received by the date listed above.

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