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Lead Dining Operations Associate

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, 30144
Food Services

Job ID: 273572

About Us

Are you ready to join a community leading in innovative teaching and learning? Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. With our growing enrollment and global reach, we are enjoying increased prominence among Georgia's colleges. We offer more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to over 43,000 students. Our entrepreneurial spirit, high-impact research, and Division I athletics also draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Our university's vibrant culture, career opportunities, mission and values and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. We are part of the University System of Georgia.  Kennesaw State will exemplify the power and promise of a student-centered, research-driven university. Our institutional values are student-inspired, promise-fulfilling, true to ourselves, elevational, open and impact-generating.  In addition, we support the University System of Georgia core values of accountability, excellence, integrity and respect.  We are searching for talented people to join Kennesaw State University. Come to KSU and find your passion.   


Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. 

Job Summary

Assists supervisors and managers with daily tasks for the designated location. Assists with daily operational and service needs, task delegation for the team, customer service needs, food, sanitation and health safety compliance and developing employees.



1. Assists supervisor with oversight of assigned staff along with execution and monitoring of work

2. Trains assigned employees according to established policies and procedures

3. Ensures all employees are aware and trained in brand, unit or station standards

4. Assists the location supervisor to include opening and closing procedures

5. Assists with maintaining and taking inventory and orders supplies as needed that comply with brand and/or station standards, health code and regulations

6. Responsible for oversight of position and break rotations

7. Ensures compliance with all food and health related safety codes and regulations

8. Ensures cleanliness of building, location and/or station.

9. Cross-trained of all areas in the given location or building and able to support where needed

10. May serve food from assigned station, location, and/or as assigned

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
High School diploma or equivalent

Required Experience
One (1) year of dining related experience

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Preferred Qualifications
ServSafe Food Handler Certification

Preferred Experience
Previous lead or supervisor experience in a retail, food service or restaurant location

Proposed Salary

The salary range for this position is $16.00 to $17.50 based on relevant experience. Comprehensive benefits to include Medical, Dental, Vision, 13 paid holidays, vacation, generous retirement plans, tuition waiver, wellness options, and much more! Visit

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Able to maintain a neat and professional appearance
Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines

Knowledge of food service terminology
Knowledge of cleaning and sanitation regulations and food handling procedures

Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills
Basic computer skills for applications and programs associated with the position (i.e., Microsoft Office suite)
Strong attention to detail and follow up skills
Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

USG Core Values

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning, as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at

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