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Assistant Director of Faculty Club & Catering

Application Deadline: 09/10/2019

Organization: Brown University

Location: Providence, RI

Salary: competitive

Website: www.brown.edu

Contact Details:

To apply, please use this link to directly view the position on Brown’s Career Site: https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/staff-careers-brown/job/Sharpe-Refectory/Assistant-Director-of-Faculty-Club---Catering-Operations_REQ160960

Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Organization Details

About Brown (Please visit our website and get to know us better at: www.brown.edu)

Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies.

With its talented and motivated student body and accomplished faculty, Brown is a leading research university that maintains a particular commitment to exceptional undergraduate instruction. Brown’s vibrant, diverse campus community consists of about 4,500 staff and faculty, 6,200 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, 490 medical school students, more than 5,000 summer, visiting, and online students, and over 700 faculty members. Brown students come from all 50 states and more than 115 countries. Brown is frequently recognized for its global reach, many cultural events, numerous campus groups and activities, active community service programs, highly competitive athletics, and beautiful facilities located in a richly historic urban setting.

Brown offers competitive benefits such as a generous retirement plan and education programs; details are available at: http://www.brown.edu/about/administration/human-resources/


Assistant Director of Faculty Club & Catering

Brown University Dining Services

Brown University | Providence, Rhode Island

Brown University Dining Services is seeking a vibrant new leader to serve as the Assistant Director of the Faculty Club and Catering Operations. The Faculty Club operation is located at the heart of Brown’s main campus on College Hill in Providence, Rhode Island. The Faculty Club is a fine dining establishment that provides service to the Brown University community as well as hosting numerous private parties and special events.

The successful candidate will be responsible for planning, organizing and controlling the activities and ensuring the successful performance of the Brown Faculty Club and the Brown Dining catering division (sales & operations), including express catering and concessions. Effectively lead a team of managers by promoting a culture of collaboration, trust and accountability. The incumbent must maximize customer satisfaction by ensuring that menu offerings are varied, contemporary and on-trend; that food service is consistently of the highest quality; and offerings competitively priced.

Responsible for oversight of the Brown Faculty Club and Brown Catering operations to ensure the highest standards of food and service quality, operational efficiency, adherence to budget requirements, and customer/member satisfaction. The volume of catering events is approximately 3,500 per year with revenue of $3 million per year. The Faculty Club has sales of approximately $1 million per year.

Required Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in Hotel, Restaurant, an Institutional Management, Food Service Management or related discipline or equivalent combination of education and professional experience.
  • MBA or related Master’s degree is desirable
  • 5-7 years of progressive professional experience in food service, restaurant/catering, or project management with increasingly higher levels of responsibilities. Academic institution experience is a plus
  • Demonstrated success in managing in a union environment
  • Thorough knowledge of catering foods and systems
  • Track record of successful collaboration and relationship building; ability to manage through others
  • Outstanding problem solving skills, ability to implement solutions
  • Excellent organizational skills, task prioritization and ability to juggle multiple projects
  • Dedication to the principles of being customer focused
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion

EEO Statement

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.