Market Place Supervisor

Dining Service

Openings: 1


Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time Market Place Supervisor with Dining Service. This position is 40 hours per week for 52 weeks per year, Monday-Friday and weekends on rotation. This position has a rotating shift of 5:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Gustavus Adolphus College is a private liberal arts college in Saint Peter, Minn., that prepares over 2,200 undergraduates for lives of leadership, service, and lifelong learning. Fully accredited and known for its strong science, writing, music, athletics, study-away, and service-learning programs, Gustavus hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and is internationally recognized for its annual Nobel Conference.

The position is responsible for supervising the day to day operation of the Dining Service.  Works as a part of the Dining Service Management Team. This is an entry level management position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervises the day-to-day operation of the Market Place, Kitchen, and Courtyard Cafe area.  
  • Acts as manager on duty accepting sole responsibility for all aspects of dining service operations in the absence of the Asst. Director of Operations.
  • Assists in training, evaluation and discipline of regular and student employees with support of the Asst. Director of Operations and the Dining Service Office Manager.
  • Ensures that service, sanitation, and food products meet quality standards.
  • Acts as communication link between Dining Service Staff and Dining customers and Asst. Director Operations. 
  • Participates in planning meetings with Department Personnel and other Supervisory Staff.
  • Responds to and accepts customer feedback/concerns as received.
  • Fills in as Dining Service Supervisor in the Catering/Concessions areas as requested.
  • Coordinates scheduled and emergency maintenance with service/production schedules and communicates such to Dining Service Staff.
  • Works as part of the Dining Service Management Team participating in decision-making for dining service operations.
  • Contributes input in scheduling of full-time, part-time, and student staff.
  • Positive Role Model for all Dining Service Staff.
  • Works through the personnel of the unit to accomplish departmental goals and obligations.
  • Adheres to uniform and appearance expectations as established by Asst. Director of Operations.
  • Maintains professional service standards as established by the Asst. Director of Operations.
  • Focused sole employment duties in the Dining Service. No shared or split on-campus work obligations among departments.
  • Organize workflow and ensure employees understand their duties or delegated tasks.
  • Provide constructive feedback, coaching and training for all employees.
  • Understand personnel policies, procedures, and confidential information.
  • Prepare and perform performance reviews.
  • Acts as a professional manner and provides leadership to all Dining Service Staff.
  • Must work well within a team environment.
  • All other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School degree or equivalent.
  • Two years Dining Service management/supervisory experience.
  • Must be a Certified Food Manager.
  • Basic Math skills.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Volume food production and service knowledge through relevant experience.
  • Ability to work flexible hours beyond 40 hours/week and weekends.
  • Dependable, positive reinforcer, self motivated and directed.
  • Dedicated to service of Gustavus Community.
  • Possession of valid driver's license (class C).
  • Operation of Dining Service/College transport vehicles
  • Extended periods of standing and walking
  • Ability to lift up to 50# 

Work Environment: 

  • Foodservice equipment and machinery
  • Physical Dining Service environment on campus
  • Off-premise catering locations as required

Application Procedures: To apply for this position, please continue the process on our website, to complete the online application. A complete application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee. 

  • Online Application
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae

Gustavus Adolphus College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities. 

Posted on: 11/06/2019


Kevin Birr | | 507-933-7689

Posted: Tue Jan 7, 2020

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