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Harvard University General Manager in Cambridge, Massachusetts

65852BRAuto req ID:65852BRJob Code:Y0058M FD Food Services Mgt IV Department Office Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:General ManagerSub-Unit:Dining Services Salary Grade ( :058Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Additional Qualifications and Skills:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management or related field 5-7 years of high volume, fast paced, multiple food concepts management experience.

  • Strong record of business acumen including financial and human resource management.

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver exceptional customer service.

  • Strong communication (verbal, written, interpersonal) skills and an ability to communicate effectively with a diverse constituency.

  • Ability to lead, manage and work collaboratively with large teams of exempt professionals.

  • Strong time management, organizational and multi-tasking skills, and accountability.

  • Ability to meet multiple deadlines and manage competing priorities.

  • Good professional judgment and ability to independently make sound business decisions.

  • Skilled at addressing a variety of situations and negotiating successful outcomes with a diverse group of stakeholders.

  • Must be adaptable to a frequently changing environment and ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

  • Works professionally, ethically and with integrity; Uphold the vision and mission of HUDS and the University.

  • A passion for food and knowledge of current food trends.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Outlook, Excel, Teams).

  • Operational knowledge of industrial kitchen equipment (dishwasher, oven, ventilation systems, etc.).

  • Operational experience with a variety of food service applications and computerized menu management systems. Ability to learn and adapt to new systems and applications as needed.

  • Ability to become ServSafe Certified within six months of employment.

  • Ability to work nights, weekends and holidays and be on-call as needed.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience managing multiple work units.

  • Previous experiencing managing a University dining services operation.

  • Experience managing in a unionized environment.

  • Knowledge of Kronos timekeeping software or similar system.

  • Knowledge of FoodPro Menu Management system.

Additional Information:

Emergency Status Designation: Essential Personnel

Harvard University Central Administration’s commitment to Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging is rooted in our belief in drawing on the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity. Our community strives to uphold these beliefs by honoring the rights, differences, and dignity of others and embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values. We aim to foster a campus culture where everyone can thrive, a key to which is ensuring that each of us experience a profound sense of inclusion and belonging.

Department:Dining Services/ Harvard Law SchoolPre-Employment Screening:Criminal, Drug Testing, Education, Employment, IdentitySchedule: Mon-Friday with flexibility to work weekends as necessary Job Function:Hospitality & Dining Services School/Unit:Campus Services EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required

  • Minimum of 7 years’ relevant work experience

  • Supervisory experience

Physical Requirements:

  • Position frequently involves long hours and widely diverse duties

  • Must be able to lift (approximately 20 to 30 pounds), bend, stoop and perform other physical exertion

  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time

Working Conditions:

  • Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed

  • Subject to wet floors, temperature extremes, and excessive noise

  • Standing and walking for significant amounts of time is necessary

Position Description:

Operational Management

  • Ensures high standards are consistently met via the implementation of all HUDS and University quality assurance policies and procedures related to food, sanitation, equipment and facility maintenance and management, safety, etc.

  • Implement and monitor FoodPro menu and inventory management system including, but not limited to: ensuring cost control and mitigation of loss prevention, completion of weekly inventory audits; maintenance of appropriate inventory levels based on menu needs, etc.

  • Ensures all credit card and cash handling policies are followed (reconciling daily safe, MICROS deposits, credit card compliance is followed).

  • Solicit, sell, plan and execute simple to complex catered events including, but not limited to conferences, campus-wide events and commencement week events.

  • Responsible for developing, selecting catering menus in cost efficient, creative ways that meet the needs of the client.

  • Develop and maintain positive and professional relationships with internal and external University stakeholders. Provide outstanding customer service and ensure specialty diets and other nutritional needs are met.

  • Ensure kitchen equipment (i.e.: dishwasher, ovens, refrigeration, exhaust and ventilation systems) is operational. Submits necessary requests for repair if necessary.

  • Ensure Unit’s physical plant is organized and in good repair. This includes, but is not limited to: walls, ceilings, floors, storage and receiving areas, servery, kitchen space, dining rooms, etc. Submits requests for repair if necessary.

  • Implement and manage Unit-specific sustainability goals and programs.

Fiscal Management

  • Accountable for financial management of the Unit including developing and managing the annual operational budget which includes, but is not limited to management of MORS, estimation and management of food and labor cost goals, etc.

  • Submit all invoices and PCard documentation per HUDS policy and procedure. Audit and review documents for accuracy prior to submission.

  • Ensures all reporting is completed per University standards and all record-keeping is maintained in accordance with University policy.

  • Encourages creative approaches to improved financial viability including cost reduction initiatives and other related efforts.

Employee and Labor Management

  • Develop and maintain positive, professional relationships with front line service staff via regular meetings, two-way communication, timely feedback, collaboration, and consistent visibility in the work unit.

  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with Union Shop Stewards.

  • Interview candidates and hire based on approved staffing pattern. Complete probationary employee evaluation form as required.

  • Ensures performance expectations and work rules are clearly communicated and implemented via regular coaching, mentoring and regular staff meetings.

  • In consultation with Human Resources, imposes corrective action measures as needed while complying with the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and University policy and procedure.

  • In collaboration with Human Resources and HUDS Management, ensures employment practices are compliant with the current Collective Bargaining Agreement and all University personnel policy and procedures.

  • Participates in grievance hearings and arbitrations. Submits answers to grievances per the timelines outlined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

  • Ensure Kronos timekeeping system is accurately and regularly maintained. Process timecards and absence requests in a timely manner and per HUDS policy and procedure. ¿¿¿

  • Assist with the development and implementation of new policies, procedures and trainings.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.Benefits:We invite you to visit Harvard's Total Rewards website ( to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:

  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.

  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.

  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.

  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.

  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.

  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.

  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.

  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.

  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.

Work Format:On-Site LinkedIn Recruiter Tag (for internal use only):#LI-RT1Work Format Details:This position is based primarily on-campus, in Massachusetts. This may include in-person during emergency situations (if applicable). Additional details will be discussed during the interview process. Certain visa types may limit work location. Individuals must meet work location sponsorship requirements prior to employment.