Utah State University

USU Eastern Dining & Event Services Director

City Price Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(2/21/2024 12:40 PM)
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Student Programs & Services
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
100% Time
USU Eastern
USU Eastern-Student Affairs
Advertised Salary
Minimum Salary $49,100; commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


This position works at USU Eastern in Price, Utah. This position functions as the Director of Dining and Event Services at USU Eastern (Manager I). They plan, direct, and oversee all the operations, procedures, and serve as the fiscal manager of Dining and Event Services at USU Eastern. They oversee and lead the work of a team of employees representing both Dining and Events on the Eastern campus.


*Minimum Salary updated from $42,100 to $49,100 on 03/08/24


  • Departmental Supervision and Leadership:
    • Sets customer service standards and expectations for the department.
    • Represents the department at Tier II Huddle Boards meetings.
    • Conducts Tier I Huddle Board meetings for Dining and Event Services
    • Establishes the goals, objectives, and metrics for the department.
    • Oversees the collection of relevant data and appropriate reporting of this information for the department.
    • Acts as hiring manager for departmental staff.
    • Provides performance reviews, supervision, training, and accountability measures for professional staff.
    • Provides oversight for all scheduling needs for the department.
    • Coordinates and communicates with relevant departments on campus.
  • Fiscal Management:
    • Functions as the fiscal manager for Dining and Event Services and oversees all fiscal aspects for this auxiliary.
    • Oversees the contract process for events.
    • Oversees the pricing, function, communications of meal plans.
    • Salaries and fringe benefits for employees.
    • Food and labor costs.
    • Catering sales.
    • Operational costs
    • Room rental rates and administration fees
    • Manages and oversees maintenance, cleaning, and repairs of equipment, tables, chairs, linens, etc.
    • Reconciles weekly deposits and invoicing.
    • Oversees food and beverage contracts.
  • Campus Scheduling:
    • Communicates, informs, and helps facilitates a connection between the Admissions and Recruitment team and prospective student groups coming to Eastern for events, camps, and other activities to foster recruitment opportunities.
    • Oversees, manages, and collaborates with academic scheduling to manage the master schedule and use of campus buildings.
    • Oversees and manages the process of booking events, space, and catering for both internal and external groups.
    • Coordinates and communicates with Facilitator Supervisor for the use and scheduling of academic classrooms.
    • Directs and develops processes and procedures to maximize the use of campus for both internal and external groups.
    • Establishes procedures to guide and govern all campus events and scheduling.
    • Use, train, manage, and implement the use of the campus scheduling system.
  • Caterease:
    • Oversees the use, training, and performance of software.
    • Oversees the process and procedures of updating and keeping current information in Caterease (menus, templates, contracts, pricing, invoicing, etc.)
  • Other:
    • Oversees the content of your departmental website, edits, updates, etc.
    • Oversees and manage the communication plans, timelines, and procedures for this department.
    • Other duties as assigned.
    • Oversees the approval process for flyers on campus.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of one year of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV"
  2. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Minimum Salary $49,100; commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes. The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant, public service university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion, empowering people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. Utah State provides high-quality education to 27,500-plus students locations throughout the state, including at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online educates students from all 50 states and 55 countries. For over 25 years, USU Extension has served and engaged Utahns in all of Utah’s counties. As an R1 research institution, Utah State is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and scholarly activities, providing a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.


Utah State is committed to cultivating a community of inclusive excellence where all perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Forbes recognized our commitment to employees when they named Utah State the best employer in Utah in 2023. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 04/2024

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

*updated 09/2023


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