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FOOD RETAIL/CATERING LEADER 2

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter addressing the minimum and preferred qualifications as listed above. Two professional references are optional at time of application. The search committee will consider resumes and cover letters that fail to address the qualifications, or where explanations are unclear, as the applicant not possessing the qualification(s). Amended 07/28/2017: This is now a continuous recruitment. Review of applications will begin on July 31, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Applications received after July 30, 2017, may not receive consideration.

Position Information

Posting Details

Official Job Title FOOD RETAIL/CATERING LEADER 2
Working Title: Banquet Manager
Position Number 02105452
Division B03 Student Affairs
Department B0329 RETAIL SERVICES
Position Type University Staff
Appointment Type Ongoing/Probationary
FLSA Status Nonexempt
Percent 100
Posting Type University Staff
Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)

UWM and Milwaukee have it all. Join the UWM family and the Milwaukee community and grow professionally and personally in your career and life. As the most diverse institution in the University of Wisconsin System, we’re a learning destination for nearly 25,000 students. The comforts and connections of a major metropolitan city meet the resources and expertise of a world-class research institution at UW-Milwaukee.

The Department of Restaurant Operations is a university run operation consisting of both residential and retail food service units, as well as catering, vending and concessions.

Job Summary

Under general supervision of the Catering Director, this position provides services to catered events such as breakfasts, luncheons, dinners and bar service for 20|20 Catering units, which includes UWM Campus and Off Campus sites such as Hefter Center, Zilber School of Public Health, Great Lakes Research Facility, Alumni House, Innovation Campus- Wauwatosa and various on and off campus catering sites both indoors and outdoors. The incumbent will lead catered events in the absence of an on-site supervisor, provide guidance and direction to part-time catering employees, purchase and order food and supplies for catered events, as well as maintain purchase order information. The incumbent will also coordinate scheduling for dish caterers as well as tend to the other needs and special orders.

Excellent customer service is the heartbeat of UWM’s 20|20 Catering department and is the most important thing we provide to all of our clients. This person will represent the University and its core values by having relentless attention to detail and going the extra mile to provide our guests with a memorable experience.

This position may require night and weekend hours and will require the ability to bend, stoop and lift 50 pounds and climb stairs over the course of a catering service.

Minimum Qualifications

• Experience in catering, event planning or event supervision in one or more of the following: banquets, buffets, dinners, luncheons, receptions, bar service
• Experience in training staff

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience with computerized food ordering, inventory and billing systems such as CBORD Food Service Suite (FSS) and Event Management System (EMS) or similar
• Supervisory or leadworker experience (e.g. assigning tasks, evaluating performance, training)
• Experience managing multiple events and/or priorities at the same time
• Experience developing and maintaining staff performance manuals or training programs
• Experience working in higher education setting is preferred. Experience working in higher education setting in event coordination, food service, client relations or similar areas is strongly preferred.
• Associate’s degree or higher in Business, Hospitality, Culinary Arts, or related
• ServSafe Food Handler or similar certification
• ServSafe Alcohol or similar certification

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter addressing the minimum and preferred qualifications as listed above. Two professional references are optional at time of application.

The search committee will consider resumes and cover letters that fail to address the qualifications, or where explanations are unclear, as the applicant not possessing the qualification(s).

Amended 07/28/2017: This is now a continuous recruitment. Review of applications will begin on July 31, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Applications received after July 30, 2017, may not receive consideration.

Application Deadline
Continuous (Open Until Filled?) Yes
If Continuous, Initial Review Date 07/31/2017
Position Contact Name Yuliya Lipskaya
Contact Phone 414-229-4470
Contact Email lipskaya@uwm.edu
Application Notes

For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

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UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC Policy
Employment will require a criminal background check.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. References

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * This position may require night and weekend hours and will require the ability to bend, stoop and lift 50 pounds and climb stairs over the course of a catering service. Are you able to fulfill the requirements of the position?
    • Yes
    • No