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Special Events Catering Manager

Company: University of California - Santa Barbara
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:

Job Number

Number of Hires
Single Hire

Job Open Date

Job Close Date
Open Until Filled

Primary Consideration Date for Open Until Filled

Additional Deadline Information

Title Code

Payroll Title Name
Food Services Manager 1

Working Title Name
Special Events Catering Manager

Department Profile (Specific Information about department/program):
Special Events Catering, a division of Housing, Dining & Auxiliary Enterprises and located in the Carrillo Dining Commons, specializes in high profile events for the UCSB Campus Community.

Department Code-Name
FDSE-Special Events/Catering

End Date/Contingencies for Grant Funding

FOC (Federal Occupation Code) Sub-Code
AB-Officials & Other Managers

FOC (Federal Occupation Code)

Advertised Range Min (full time equivalent)

A little help* Go to Salary Scales 58,130

Advertised Range Max (full time equivalent)

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58,130- 74,300/yr.

Percentage of full-time

M-F, may include weekends/holidays

8:30am-5pm (will vary, includes nights)

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Limited Appointment End Date

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Is this a NEW CAREER position*

Summary of Job Duties
(Note: This summary will be used for keyword search) Under the direction of the Associate Director of Catering and Concessions, the Special Events Catering Manager is responsible for the organization and financial performance of the Special Events Catering division of Residential Dining Services. Manages the daily operations of the Special Events Catering unit which provides all campus catering services for on-campus special events, summer conference catering, and housing departmental catering. Interacts with customers by following-up with contracts and services agreements. Ensures and provides the highest level of service and quality for the campus community, conferees, executives, and all other customers. Provides team leadership and oversight for a complex catering program that generates $800,000 annually from both on and off-campus events. Manages all aspects of the on-site catering events. Scope of responsibilities encompass supervision of managerial, career and student staff in event planning, event execution and decor. Implements health & safety standards, policies, and permits established by University and the County Health Services.

Minimum Requirements
A degree in hospitality/restaurant management or least 5 years of progressive experience in catering, hotel/restaurant management or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Previous catering and event management experience, including menu development and food cost, staff scheduling, event set-up, service and break-down. Knowledge and experience in supervising front of the house and culinary staff, food production, and kitchen execution. Advanced supervisory and communication skills to direct the work of others and interact successfully within a large diverse staff. Demonstrated ability to organize and manage high-end events.

A high degree of flexibility, initiative, problem solving and resourcefulness is required. Demonstrated leadership abilities, customer service and communication skills, interpersonal savvy, strategic and organization agility, managing vision and purpose, innovation management and business acumen. Highly developed organizational skills, including attention to detail, accuracy, and ability to manage multiple and often conflicting priorities, and able to meet deadlines. Proficiency in Excel.

Desirable Requirements

Special Conditions of Employment

A little help* Go to Driver's License Requirements or Background Check Guidelines Maintain a valid CA driver's license, a clean DMV record and enrollment in the DMV Employee Pull-Notice Program
Satisfactory criminal history background check

Other Special Conditions of Employment
Days and hours may vary to meet the operational needs of the department.

Other Recruitment Notes

Optional Applicant Documents
Other Document (1)
Other Document (2)
Other Document (3)

Required Applicant Documents
Cover Letter


FLSA Exemption Status

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CBU (Collective Bargaining Unit)
99 - Non-Represented (PPSM)

ERC (Employee Relations Code)

Grade Type

Grade Type
General Services

Grade Type
Food Services

Grade Type
Manager 1

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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Strong knowledge in food service and sanitation regulations. Strong verbal and written communication skills, including active listening, dynamic flexibility, critical thinking, and ability to multi-task and ensure effective time management.
Strong decision making and reasoning skills, and ability to develop original ideas to solve problems, and conduct operations analysis and quality control analysis.
Strong and effective interpersonal and work leadership skills to provide guidance to all levels of personnel.
Intermediate computer application skills to include food service applications for point of sale and inventory control software.


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Frequently=Activity occurs 33% to 66%
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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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