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K-State Student Union Coordinator/Retail Services in Manhattan, Kansas

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K-State Student Union Position Announcement




Position: Coordinator/Retail Services


Location: K-State Student Union, 918 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Manhattan, KS 66506




Summary of Position: Responsible to work under the direction of, and in coordination with, the Assistant Director/Retail Services to ensure a customer-centric experience for all food service, catering, bowling, and esports patrons in the Union.


Department: Retail Services


Status: Union Support Staff, part-time, non-exempt


Supervisory Responsibility: No


Work Schedule: Varied; may include evenings and weekends, upon need; averaging 29 hours/week


Pay: $14.00/hour


Supervised By: Assistant Director/Retail Services


Date Position Closes: Review of application materials will continue until the position is filled.


Application Requirements: Applications and/or résumés are accepted via the Union website https://union.k-state.edu/ or Indeed. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact the Union HR department at (785) 532-6577 or unionhr@k-state.edu.


Key Functions:


Assist supervisor with soliciting and coordinating catering business and act as representative/liaison to approved catering businesses. Attend pre-event planning meetings for catered events to ensure a successful event for the customer. Assist with prepping for catered events as well as supervising the events; addressing any catering-related concerns and issues. Maintain cleanliness and organization of catering kitchens. Inspect catering kitchens post-event and report findings to supervisor. Ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local food safety standards and liquor laws in Union-operated retail venues and catered events; inform supervisor of any deficiencies. Assist with product production and placement for catered events (e.g. coffee, beverages, et al.).


Qualification Requirements:


Education – Minimum


•High school diploma or equivalent.


Education – Preferred


· Current ServSafe certification.


· Higher educational courses in hospitality management, business, or food science.


· Degree or certificate from an accredited school of culinary arts.


Experience – Minimum Demonstrated


· Previous food service and/or catering experience;


· Knowledge and experience with federal and state food handling and storage laws and regulations;


· Excellent verbal and written communication skills;


· Proficiency with Microsoft Office software and web-based communications (ie. Zoom, Teams);


· Customer-centric service;


· Flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends;


· Become ServSafe certified within one month of hire.


Experience – Preferred Demonstrated


· One or more years of demonstrated work experience in a university and/or student union environment.






Skills and Abilities


Ability to move throughout facility, to include catering kitchens. Full range of physical motion (ie. bend, stoop, reach, grasp) to operate and manipulate equipment and inventory. Sight and ability to read printed material, operate POS system, and count money with or without vision aids. Verbal and written communication to present, convey and exchange information and ideas accurately and quickly. Physical agility to lift, carry, and/or pull up to 30 pounds. Hea ring for average or normal conversations and to receive information. Ability to safely operate and clean slicers, fryers, grill. The scope of the job occasionally requires attendance at evening and/or weekend activities. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the key functions of this position.


Background Check


The final candidate must pass a criminal history check as related to the position.


Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging


The K-State Student Union actively seeks candidates whose commitments and contributions will advance the Union’s commitment to the Principles of Community (http://www.k-state.edu/about/community.html) . Policy on nondiscrimination (http://www.k-state.edu/nondiscrimination/) .

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