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Preston's Restaurant Manager

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Preston's Restaurant Manager
Role Title: Food Service Manager II
Posting Number: SW0170953
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Position Summary:

The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center is seeking a well- qualified individual to be the Restaurant Manager for their full service dining establishment, Preston’s. This individual will provide leadership to the Preston’s service team and uphold the highest standard of hospitality and guest service during the daily operations of Preston’s restaurant, the Continental Divide, and room service. They will be responsible for optimizing revenues, controlling costs and maximizing profitability without compromising guest service and operational standards. Responsible for hiring, training, staff development, coaching and supervision of team members, will lead by example and consistently display a positive, professional attitude. A team player, the restaurant manager will interact with multiple departments to accomplish goals, with direction and guidance from the food & beverage director, to whom the position reports.

Required Qualifications:

Restaurant management and service experience; understanding of food safety and sanitation requirements; experience with food and beverage cost control and cash handling procedures; knowledge of wines, food, and wine pairing; supervisory experience; managerial experience in restaurant and bar/lounge environments; must have the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees, guests and business executives from private industry and the university; must exhibit excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks; demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgement and make decisions; strong problem solving skills a must.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with hotel restaurant management and operations as well as wine and bar menu and room service; university/higher education or equivalent experience is a plus.

Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:

This position will require nights, weekends, holidays and split shifts frequently and regularly.

Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

Interested applicants should complete an online application at http://www.jobs.vt.edu, posting SW0170953.

Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Band: 4
Pay Range: Up to salary max of $45,000, commensurate with experience"
Department: The Inn at Virginia Tech
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24060
Work Schedule: The position will require an emphasis on the PM operations including weekends and holidays.
Posting Date: 12/04/2017
Review Begin Date: 01/02/2018
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/82085

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only).
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - online
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    • Higher Ed Jobs (www.higheredjobs.com)
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium - HERC (www.hercjobs.org)
    • Diverse Jobs (www.diversejobs.net)
    • Insight Into Diversity (www.careers.insightintodiversity.com)
    • Indeed (www.indeed.com)
    • Roanoke Times Online (www.jobs.roanoke.com)
    • Commonwealth of Virginia Jobs (www.jobs.virginia.gov)
    • Virginia Tech job site (www.jobs.vt.edu)
    • Facebook
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter
    • Job Fair (please describe below)
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    • Listserv (please describe below)
    • Newspaper - print (please describe below)
    • Professional Conference (please describe below)
    • From a friend/acquaintance not associated with Virginia Tech (please name below)
    • From a Virginia Tech employee/representative/recruiter (please name below)
    • Veteran related event/site (please describe below)
    • Virginia Employment Commission - VEC
    • Other Virginia Tech affiliated website (please describe below)
    • Other job board such as Simply Hired, Career Builder, etc. (please describe below)
    • Other - Not listed (please describe below)
  4. Please describe recruiting source identified in previous question (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. List of References