Associate Director of Dining Operations

Bowdoin College

Posting Details

Title Associate Director of Dining Operations
Posting Number S01216JP
Department Dining Services Administration
Job Summary Bowdoin College is located in Brunswick Maine with a student population of almost 2000. We make everything from scratch and are consistently rated in the top 10 for college dining! We have our own butcher shop, bakeshop, and organic garden that all supply food to our 2 dining halls and 3 retail locations.
Reporting to the Executive Director of Dining Services, this position provides direct, operational, and administrative oversight for multiple dining venues and administrative departments. This oversight extends to Thorne and Moulton Dining Halls, which collectively serve an average of 25,000 meals per week. This position will be responsible for assisting the Executive Director of Dining Services on leadership and vision to the program, with a particular emphasis on daily operations in the two residential dining facilities.
Pay Range: $95,000 (minimum) – $107,000 (maximum)
Benefits and Perks:

  • A variety of health insurance plans
  • Life insurance, disability insurance, and a generous retirement plan
  • Paid time off – Vacation, Personal, and Holidays
  • Paid parental leave
  • Access to many of the College’s facilities including the gym and pool
  • And more:

The anticipated start date for this role will be on or after January 8, 2024

Education/Skills Requirements Required:

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent combination of education and experience preferably with emphasis in business, food, or hospitality management.
  • Applicants must possess excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of quality and nutrition standards for food and beverage items
  • Demonstrated understanding of various purchasing strategies and their applications
  • Ability to visually inspect products, storerooms and kitchens, be mobile between campus buildings and offices and able to work in varied weather conditions
  • Self-motivation — must be a self-starter requiring minimal supervision with ability to prioritize and manage varied work responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated interest and understanding of human resource development needs.


  • Masters degree
Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents Required:

  • 5 years of experience in institutional food service operations with experience in food sourcing in an institutional setting.
  • 5 years of supervisory experience.
  • Prior experience in use of food management and nutrition analysis software
Standard Work Days and Hours
  • This position typically works a Monday – Friday schedule.
  • Must be willing and able to work evenings, late night hours, and weekends in order to support special events and operational gaps as needed.
  • This is an exempt position requiring the time commitment necessary to successfully complete job requirements.
  • The anticipated start date the for candidate selected will be on or after January 9, 2024.


About Bowdoin Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.
We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.
Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.
Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.
Shift Rotating
Employment Category Full Time Year Round
FTE 1.00
Benefits Eligible Yes
Pay Type Salaried
Background Check Package Requirements Administrative Staff + MVR
Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Bowdoin vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job? Yes
Is a pre-placement physical required for this position? Yes
Posting Date 11/10/2023
Applications Accepted Until
Open Until Filled No
Type of Posting Internal/External
Special Instructions to Applicants
EEO Information Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses.

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