Assistant Manager Hillcrest Market Place

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA Restaurant & Food Service / Executive & Management $40,000 to $43,000 yearly

Job Reference #: 19002656

Hillcrest Market Place is seeking an Assistant Manager to ensure the highest quality and presentation of foods prepared and served within the Marketplace. Duties to include:
On-site Services and Management: 
  • Participating in and monitoring the preparation and service of foods. Meeting with clients to determine menus, room arrangements and cost estimates. Coordinating associated event needs.
Inventory Control: 
  • Maintaining and overseeing appropriate inventory levels. Determining quality of miscellaneous foods, beverages, and supplies needed for events. Ordering inventory for approved provider. Overseeing acquisition of prescribed inventory and reconciling any discrepancies.
Financial Responsibility: 
  • Assuming responsibility for cash handling, receiving payments for services, and calculating final billing.
  • Providing direction, assignments, feedback, coaching and counseling to assure outcomes are achieved. Scheduling assigned staff according to prescribed budgetary guidelines. Coordinating and conducting staff training.
  • Safety and Sanitation: Maintaining required levels of sanitation. Assuring proper labeling and record-keeping are met. Providing and/or facilitating necessary safety and sanitation training and certification.
About University Dining: 
goal at Iowa is to provide wholesome, healthy and tasty foods prepared daily to meet the dietary and nutritional needs of our students. Our staff is committed to exceeding expectations of our dining guests. We are also committed to providing and services that protect our natural resources. When possible, we purchase locally grown and sustainable foods from our vendors. Our market places are vibrant, dynamic places to work and to eat.
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 13 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:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics, Foods and Nutrition, Institutional Management, Hotel & Restaurant Administration or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and supervisory experience.
Experience Required:
  • Experience (typically 6 months - 1 year) in preparation and distribution of foods.
  • Experience (typically 6 months - 1 year) in food service management, including staff supervision, training, and inventory control.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) software applications.
  • Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to effectively transmit, receive and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through appropriate communication methods and behaviors at a working proficiency level.
  • Demonstrates the 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.
  • Demonstrates extensive proficiency in the ability to work and collaborate with variety of individuals and groups while appreciating the unique contribution of diverse individuals.
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively in a diverse environment and a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion. 
  • Demonstrates a working proficiency in the ability to provide excellent customer and to meet or exceed customer service needs.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain ServSafe certification.
Desirable Qualifications:
  • Working experience in a large-scale food service operation.
  • Working experience with electronic timekeeping systems, inventory systems, and POS systems.

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: 68492

Posted 14 days ago

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