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Position: Director of Dining Services
Institution: Bates College
Location: Maine
Date posted: 2/14/2003



Bates College is a residential, four-year liberal arts and sciences college with a reputation of distinction. The College is located in Lewiston, Maine, approximately 35 miles north of Portland, and is approximately two hours, by automobile, north of Boston.
The Director of Dining Services provides leadership to the food service function of the College.

Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to planning, directing, organizing and controlling the food service operations of the College. The Director is responsible for leading and developing a staff of 90 and serves as their advocate. She/he manages an operational budget exceeding $5 million. The successful candidate must foster a positive, collaborative, team-oriented environment and be flexible and adaptable to the needs of a dynamic and changing campus. This position must be visible, accessible, and responsive to all campus constituencies. Bates Dining Services provides food service for 1700 students and with a growing on-campus catering program. The quality of food services provided to campus constituencies is well regarded and the department's aim is to continuously improve its service to the campus community.

Required credentials and qualities include: a bachelor's or master's degree in a related discipline, a record of relevant and progressive career advancement and professional accomplishment, strong business management skills, strong oral and written communications skills, good interpersonal skills, an interest in being a part of making positive change, energy and enthusiasm for the work, a sense of humor, a demonstrated record of developing staff capabilities, and the ability to think strategically and work hands-on. An applicant with an associates degree as the highest academic credential may be considered where work experience is exceptional. College and university food services experience is strongly preferred.

This is a terrific opportunity for a talented and committed individual to bring to bear effective leadership, strong technical skills, and a well-developed interest in team building in an environment which invites and welcomes positive and productive change. The successful candidate will enjoy the full support of the president, the vice president, and the balance of the senior leadership of the College in beginning the work.

Review of resumes will begin on MARCH 15, 2003 and continue until the position is filled. Please send a letter of introduction and resume to:

Director of Dining Services Search Committee
Bates College
Human Resources
215 College Street
Lewiston, ME 04240

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Bates College values a diverse college community and seeks to assure equal opportunity through a continuing and effective Affirmative Action program.