Dining Services and Wellness Manager
As a member of the management team of the Residential Dining department within Yale Hospitality, this position manages one of the dining halls while providing nutritional, health and wellness guidance to students and the broader Yale community. This position reports to the Senior Director for Residential Dining and participates on the Wellness Committee chaired by the Nutrition and Wellness Manager. Oversees professional staff and union employees to ensure excellence and high-quality hospitality standards. Serves as nutrition expert to students with allergies or special dietary needs. Supports ongoing development of initiatives focused on health and wellness, including selecting food ingredients, developing recipes and balancing menus. Coordinates with other wellness managers in recipe protocol, allergen compliance and sustainability efforts.
1. Direct the preparation, production and service of meals utilizing a standardized recipe file and established departmental policies and procedures. 2. Develop and monitor the operating budget and provide weekly updates; process weekly payrolls and maintain necessary documentation. 3. Forecast meal counts and determine production quantities for menu items; prepare orders for food, cleaning supplies, paper products, small utensils, and other products as required. 4. Supervise receiving and storage activities; responsible for sanitation and security of all storage facilities; maintain inventory records as instructed. 5. Direct the processing and preparation of food for catered events; coordinate arrangements with catering personnel to service event and supervise the service of the event; determine costs, compile and submit billing information. 6. Provide unit sanitation and adherence to proper food handling procedures. 7. Oversee customer admittance procedures and records. 8. Support integration of health and wellness principals in Yale recipes, products and services 9. Provide nutritional counseling to students with food allergies and special dietary needs 10. Train staff in food safety and allergen awareness. 11. Communicate principles of Health and Wellness to students, faculty and dining services staff across multiple units in the organization. Generate excitement about new concepts in wellness through various student programs and engagement activities. 12. Provide ongoing coaching, training, guidance and direction to staff members; maintain positive employee relations and resolve issues in a timely and proactive manner; manage performance of staff; participate in and respond to grievances. 13. Maintain excellent customer relations with masters, faculty, staff and students. 14. Perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics and Registered Dietitian or must receive RD within 6 months of hire. Minimum four-year experience, two years in dietetics and two-year previous operations management and food production experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Skill/Ability 1:
Demonstrated ability supervising employees and managing an operation in a food service environment with the ability to meet financial targets.
Required Skill/Ability 2:
Knowledge of large-scale food production and service processes.
Required Skill/Ability 3:
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and excellent customer service orientation.
Required Skill/Ability 4:
Ability to manage, coach and develop a team of unionized employees.
Required Skill/Ability 5:
Ability to confidently educate and inform students and faculty regarding food allergies, health and wellness and dietary preferences.
1. Sustained standing; frequent bending. 2. Move, lift and carry supplies, equipment, and materials weighing up to 25 pounds without assistance from floor to waist height and 20 pounds to shoulder height. 3. Carry supplies up or down stairs if necessary.
Background Check Requirements
All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.
Affirmative Action Statement:
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