The Associate Director of Housing and Director of Dining is a senior leadership position, within a comprehensive Department of Housing, serving a nationally recognized research institution. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln enters its 150th year of serving the citizens of Nebraska and the world, and is focused on renewing this commitment. As a member of the Student Affairs team, Housing and Dining are integral parts of our mission to provide safe and inclusive living and learning experiences that inspire students to recognize and achieve their aspirations. Dining services consists of 525 employees, (30 Managerial/Professional, 170 Office/Service, 258 students and 67 On-call/Temporary), and a $26M annual budget. In the past 15 years, Housing and Dining has invested in its nearly 3 million square feet of building space, by renovating or building new, every dining facility on campus and more than 80% of the residence halls. The Associate Director of Housing and Director of University Dining Services provides overall leadership, direction, management, and strategic vision to a department responsible for a comprehensive University-wide dining services program. The department encompasses 13 locations on City and East campuses (Unions, dining centers, retail stores), as well as providing catering services to locations both on and off campus. The Associate Director of Housing and Director of Dining reports to the Director of University Housing.
Minimum Required: Bachelor’s in Hospitality Management, Food & Nutrition, Business or related field plus Six (6) years’ relevant experience; equivalent education/experience will be considered. A work history that shows a successful experience in the following areas: food service management, budget development and management, catering, inventory and equipment allocation, marketing, employee supervision, food production, and/or menu planning. A demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse team. Demonstrated student centered focus. Must have strong interpersonal skills.
Preferred: Master’s degree preferred. Experience with a progressive collegiate food service, strategic planning, and knowledge of organizational change, business operations and development.
About University of Nebraska–Lincoln
The Housing Dining department encompasses 13 locations on City and East campuses (Unions, dining centers, retail stores), as well as providing catering services to locations both on and off campus.