Position Type University Staff Appointment Type Ongoing/Probationary FLSA Status Nonexempt Percent 100 Posting Type Staff Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)
As Wisconsin’s only public urban research university, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has established an international reputation for excellence in research, community engagement, teaching and entrepreneurism. Designated an R1 research institution, UWM educates more than 26,000 students and is an engine for innovation in southeastern Wisconsin. Founded over 60 years ago in the belief that Milwaukee would need a great public university to become a great city, UWM has a dual research and access mission aimed at serving the diverse needs of Wisconsin’s largest metropolitan area by furthering opportunities at all levels for students who may be financially or educationally disadvantaged. More than one-third of its students are the first in their families to attend college, and 30 percent are students of color. In all, the university educates more than 27,000 students on its three campuses. It is the largest educator of veterans in Wisconsin, with more than 1,000 enrolled each year under the federal G.I. bill. The Princeton Review named UWM a 2018 Best Midwestern university based on overall academic excellence and student reviews. The UWM is committed to the full inclusion of LGBT+ campus constituents. In 2018, Campus Pride Index named UWM as one of the Best of the Best Top 30 LGBTQ-friendly postsecondary institutions in the United States. UWM was the first university in the nation to implement an inclusive housing policy.
Join the UWM family and the Milwaukee community and grow professionally and personally in your career and life. We make learning accessible at every age, stage of life and location. At UWM, we all share the motivation to learn and to excel. We value unique perspectives and possess the talent and desire to nurture ideas that make global impact. The comforts and connections of a major metropolitan city meet the resources and expertise of a world-class research institution at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Our campus counseling and health services, accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, provides integrated, holistic care for students through our medical, counseling, and health promotion and wellness departments. We assist the UWM campus community through collaborative partnerships designed to enhance the university’s academic and community service mission and focus on our students’ well-being as an essential component to student success.
Under general supervision of the Catering Director, the incumbent will supervise the day-to-day operations of the catering department, office, and events. The incumbent of this position must have the ability to accurately follow procedures, Daily responsibilities include maintaining inventory of products and supplies, ensuring proper event display, monitoring dining room and serveries for proper appearance, and overseeing the set-up, delivery of service, and clean-up of events. Essential duties include communicating with the kitchen concerning orders, enforcing proper sanitation standards, and leading and training a staff of temporary and student hourly employees. The incumbent will be responsible for supervising the preparation of food and beverages, directing part-time staff to follow health and dress codes, interviewing and hiring student staff, scheduling staff based on unit needs and staff availability, disciplinary implementation, and evaluating, coaching, and mentoring student staff. Essential administrative duties consist of updating and maintaining purchase order templates, verifying order receipts, assisting the catering director in meeting the unit’s financial goals, and monitoring student employee payroll and hours to ensure staff availability and to maintain compliance with the budget and sales. In addition to the over site of daily catering events the incumbent will also assist the unit department with concessions events for sporting events held on campus.
Hours of Operation: 20|20 Catering is a 7-day operation, with unit hours ranging from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm. As a result, the individual in this position may be required to work evening and/or weekend hours. The working hours of this position are not determined at this time. In addition, hours may vary depending on operational needs.
Salary: This position comes with a competitive salary and benefit package. The initial hiring range for this position is $18.00 – $21.00/hour; This position is in Salary Grade 18 – ($15.38 min; $25.29 mid) – the salary grade and its range can be found HERE.
Applicants for this vacancy must:
- Demonstrated experience in catering, event planning or event supervision
- Demonstrated experience in scheduling staff
- Demonstrated experience working in a large volume and fast-paced environment with gross sales in excess of $1 million
Highly qualified candidates will also have:
- Demonstrated ability of working independently, without continuous supervision, in a hospitality environment
- Demonstrated experience interviewing, hiring and on boarding new staff
- Demonstrated experience reviewing/approving payroll
- Demonstrated experience with staff training, assigning tasks and employee development
- Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PPT)
- Demonstrated experience using computerized ordering, inventory and billing systems such as Food Service Suite (FSS) and Event Management System (EMS) or similar
- Demonstrated experience working in a higher education setting. Further experience working in higher education setting in a food or similar area is strongly preferred
- Associate’s Degree or higher in Business, Hospitality, Culinary Arts, or related field
- ServSafe Sanitation Certification or equivalent
When referencing employment history, please address your experience with the minimum and preferred qualifications listed above. Please also include email and phone numbers for three professional references (including most recent direct supervisor). Please provide this information by uploading a resume, cover letter, and reference list. Reference list must contain at least one direct supervisor.
In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate’s application materials whether she/he meets any of the qualifications, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications.
UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications.
This is a continuous recruitment. Screening begins on July 5, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received after July 4, 2022 may not receive consideration.