Under the general supervision of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Success and Auxiliary Service (AVCSSAS) and working in conjunction with the Executive Directors and Directors of the other campus auxiliary operations this position is responsible for the oversight of Dining and Hospitality Services, Retail Services (Bookstore, Copy Center, and Vending) and the UCCS Farm. The position also functions as the Director of Dining and Hospitality Services.
In accordance with applicable laws, and State and University policies/procedures, the Executive Director of Auxiliary Services oversees the dining management staff; planning of menus; purchasing, storage and serving of food; maintenance of proper standards of sanitation, food handling, and safety; short and long range planning for equipment and facility needs; hiring, training and evaluation of all dining service employees; and customer service standards in all areas. The Director develops and administers operating budgets and provides required financial reports; maintains positive working relations with employees, customers and university staff; and works closely with academic areas on joint endeavors and the provision of opportunities for class related experiences. The Executive Director must be committed to student employment and professional development opportunities for both students and staff. The Dining and Hospitality Services department generates approximately $7.0M annually. Current self-op food operations under the Dining and Hospitality Services unit include – Café 65 retail operation in the University Center, four retail coffee shops, two residential dining facilities, a convenience store, campus catering, campus concessions, and food operations in the Ent Center for the Arts.
The Executive Director of Auxiliary Services also provides general supervision to the Director of Retail Services ensuring that appropriate revenue streams and profit margins are established, that appropriate expense levels are maintained, and that proper customer service is provided to Retail Services patrons. The Bookstore generates approximately $5M annually and the Copy Center generates approximately $250K annually.
In addition, the Executive Director of Auxiliary Services provides oversight to the UCCS Farm ensuring that the program is managed properly, adequate supplies of produce are produced for the Dining and Hospitality Services department, that appropriate sustainability practices are maintained, and the educational services are provided for the UCCS campus in relation to sustainable farming. The UCCS Farm generates approximately three thousand pounds of produce annually.
Position is expected to maintain positive collegial and collaborative relationships with all campus constituents including UCCS Event and Conference Services, UCCS Residential Life and Housing, Office of Sustainability, the Auxiliary Team Directors, Auxiliary Finance, Auxiliary Marketing, Auxiliary Facilities, campus-wide event planners, the Office of Alumni Relations, and the Offices of the Vice Chancellors and the Chancellor.
Master’s degree in appropriate field to include business, retail management, food service management, organizational management, dietetics, or hospitality.
A minimum of seven years of progressive management experience in a complex food service operation.
Ten years of progressive management experience in a complex food service operation.
Experience in overseeing retail operations such as Bookstore and Copy Center operations.
A Ph.D. or Ed.D. degree in a related field.
Additional Salary Information: The University of Colorado, Colorado Springs offers a full benefits package. Information on university benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at http://www.cu.edu/employee-services.
Internal Number: 12259
About University of Colorado Colorado Springs
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs, a proud member of the four-campus University of Colorado System, is a community of inclusive professionals committed to serving the educational needs of traditional and adult learners in southern Colorado and beyond.
UCCS is a dynamic institution that has recorded a 40 percent enrollment growth in the decade, making it one of the fastest growing institutions in the region. More than $213 million was invested in the campus from 2012 to 2014 with an additional $228 million planned by 2018. The campus has transitioned from a community of primarily adult learners to one which traditional college students, returning veterans and adult learners all call home. More than 1,400 of the 11,400 enrolled students live on campus located in northern Colorado Springs and nested among the Austin Bluffs.
UCCS is independently accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and is ranked in the top tier of Western regional universities by U.S. News and World Report. The undergraduate engineering program is nationally ranked as are programs in business, and nursing. UCCS offers 37 bachel...or’s degrees, 19 master’s and five doctoral degrees and seeks to expand both its on-campus and online degree offerings.
Integration of teaching and creative work
Colorado Springs is the second largest metropolitan area in the state, has approximately 650,000 residents and is nestled at the base of Pikes Peak in the Rocky Mountains of southern Colorado. The city offers a vibrant cultural life in addition to recreational opportunities suited to its temperate climate and more than 300 days of annual sunshine.
A strong local economy supports amateur sports, technology, tourism, recreation, manufacturing and the military. The community’s largest employers include University of Colorado Health Memorial Hospital, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, Lockheed Martin Corp., The Broadmoor Hotel, Hewlett Packard, Agilent Technologies, Atmel Corporation, major insurers and five military installations including the United States Air Force Academy.