Catering Sales Coordinator

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA Hospitality & Tourism / Restaurant & Food Service $37,686 to $42,000 yearly

Job Reference #: 19003630

This position will hold responsibility for engaging in sales calls with prospective University and off-campus clients as assigned and building relationships with current and potential clients for University catering. Will also be responsible for planning, scheduling, coordinating, and service of food and beverages for functions relating to conferences, meetings, special events, weddings, and other banquet and catering operations.
About the Division of Student Life: 
The Division of Student Life is comprised of staff that embrace new ideas and thoughts, works together to keep our students safe, and provides them with life-changing experiences. The Division of Student Life includes 14 departments that span from Recreation Services to Student Involvement and Leadership and everything in between. We believe in working together as one team to achieve our mission: fostering student success by creating and promoting inclusive educationally purposeful services and activities within and beyond the classroom. One of our division priorities is to advance UI’s goals to recruit and retain U.S. racial/ethnic minority (URM) staff and students.
Application Details: 
This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. For questions or additional information, please contact .
Successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal background check.
Education Requirement:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Restaurant/Hospitality Management, or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.
Experience Required:
  • Experience (typically 1-3 years) in banquet, catering, and/or hospitality sales and service.
  • Administrative experience (typically 6 months – 1 year) including day-to-day management of accounts receivable and/or payable.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to effectively transmit, receive and accurately interpret ideas, information and needs through appropriate communication methods and behaviors at a working proficiency level.
  • Demonstrated working proficiency in the ability to provide excellent customer services and meet or exceed customer service needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to adjust and develop self to prepare for new or changing assignments, processes, people or priorities as organizational needs dictate at a working proficiency level.
  • Demonstrated working proficiency in the ability to work with a wide variety of individuals and groups while appreciating the unique contribution of individuals.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with a diverse group of clientele with the ability to model open, respectful, accepting, and supportive behaviors with team members.
  • Proficient in standard computer software applications (e.g. Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and Outlook).
  • Valid US driver’s license and ability to be compliant with UI Fleet Safety program requirements.
Desirable Qualifications:
  • Experience (typically 6 months – 1 year) in conducting sales or cold calling.
  • Working experience with computerized food service and event management systems and software; and electronic timekeeping systems.
  • Working knowledge of event management processes and activities.
  • Some experience in a higher education environment with knowledge of University business procedures, policies, and practices.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Application Instructions:

Please attach a resume and cover letter as part of the application process. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

Job ID: 69014

Posted 15 days ago

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