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Foodservice Ops Manager/Dietitian

Apply now Department: 3670009200 Department of Housing & Dining
Job no: 513297
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Dining / Hospitality, Food Safety/Science/Systems
Pay Grade: 09A

About This Role:

The successful candidate will be a leader who is passionate and   knowledgeable about serving quality food in quantity, applying nutrition science principles, creating a positive work environment, providing direction effectively to student and non-student staff, communicates well, leads by example, is engaging and enjoys working on a team in a high-energy and stimulating university foodservice environment with opportunities for professional and personal growth.

Competencies required in nutrition sciences/dietetics and food production and service management. Competencies also include, communication, interpersonal and intercultural relations, decision making, financial management, and coaching and leading.

Duties include:

  • Works closely with special dietary need students to provide them the information and tools that will help assure a pleasurable dining experience Assists in in food allergy training and process improvement implementation.  If RD/LD licensed, will provide nutrition counseling and food selection support to students with allergen or other dietary needs.  If non RD/LD, will work closely with RD/LD to provide nutrition care to residents.
  • Assists Unit Director in effectively directing a Dining Center foodservice with shared responsibility for customer service, food production management, building sanitation and warewashing, and general foodservice management tasks. Assists in directing dining services response to students’ with specialized dietary needs.  
  • Assists in effectively managing human resources.
  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships with colleagues in Dining Services, all Housing and Dining Services (H&DS) functional areas, Food Nutrition Dietetics and Health (FNDH), Hospitality Management (HM), and the University.
  • Responsible for working with the unit management team to help FNDH/HM students learn skills related to the preparation and service of quality meals in quantity and management skills necessary for entry level practice/jobs.
  • Assists in effectively managing fiscal and facility resources.


Why Join Us:

  • H&DS is a self-operated auxiliary department with four functional areas: dining services, business operations, facilities management, and student living. Two residential dining centers serve students living in residence halls, two scholarship/honors houses, an on-campus apartment complex, and students living off-campus who purchase meal plans.
  • Dining Services is led by a management team of registered and licensed dietitians including an Associate Director of Housing and Dining, Assistant Directors from two residential dining operations, and an administrative dietitian with responsibility for menu management.  Operations managers (some registered and licensed dietitians) with differing responsibilities are assigned in each residential dining center.
  • H&DS supports academic programs in the College of Health and Human Sciences (Foods, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health and Hospitality Management) through: undergraduate student placements in paid positions; graduate student placements; facility use for academic classes; professional staff teaching assignments; and various cooperative endeavors.


Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes tuition assistance, health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.   To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 1-3 years of experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a food service management, dietetics or related field.
  • One year experience in food service management, with emphasis on high volume feeding in a fast paced food service environment.

Experience may include foodservice positions held while in college.

  • College and university foodservice experience.
  • Computer skills in word processing and spreadsheets, preferably in Word and Excel and menu management software, preferably Computrition.
  • Prefer RD/LD or RD/LD eligible.
  • Prefer Current ServSafe Food Safety Certification.

Other Requirements:

  • Ability to work variable hours.
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:


Please submit the following documents:

  1. Letter of interest
  2. Current resume
  3. Name and contact information for three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:


Screening begins immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:


$61,000 per year

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.


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