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Catering Administrator

University/Agency: Illinois State University
Civil Service Classification: Food Service Administrator I
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Posting Duration: 2/6/2018 - 2/12/2018
Probation Period: 6 months

Job Description

Event Management, Dining, and Hospitality (EMDH) is committed to providing an outstanding dining experience for students. Illinois State Catering is a fast paced unit that provides catering of varying sizes and levels of service to the entire Campus Community. This position plays an integral role by assisting with the supervision of food service for special events, banquets, receptions, coffee service, luncheons, cultural meals, and dinners. This position requires the ability to think on one's feet, make on the spot decisions, and be flexible in work schedule to meet the needs of our customers.

EMDH is one of 12 departments within the Division of Student Affairs. It provides the campus community and guests with high-quality, efficient, and innovative event services and dining options in a variety of settings dedicated to accentuating and enhancing the campus experience in a diverse community.

Whether it's to find a place to study, gather with friends, enjoy a bite to eat, or plan a large event, the Department of Event Management, Dining, and Hospitality takes great pride in providing welcoming and inclusive spaces, high-quality food services, and experienced and professional staff who care about making every experience individualized and extraordinary. It is our philosophy to recruit, inspire, and retain talented team members and promote wellness and foster their development. It is our goal to promote a more fully diverse and inclusive campus community.


1. High school graduation or equivalent.

2. Two (2) years of food service supervisory experience or University training in dietetics, hotel management, institutional management, or related fields (verify with transcript).


If required by the position to be filled, the operating unit may require that the two years of experience have been in a specialized area (such as meat cutting or bakery operation), in which case university training in dietetics, hotel management, institutional management, or related fields may be substituted, year for year, up to a maximum of only one year of the required experience.

3. If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

4. A final candidate must complete a post-offer pre-employment physical exam. Employment is contingent on the successful result of the pre-employment physical.


$14.98 - $18.89 per hour


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Contact Information

University/Agency: Illinois State University
   Department/College: Illinois State University
Contact: Jill Smith
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Comments: All application materials must be submitted online. Application materials submitted via fax, e-mail or mail will not be accepted. Please fully complete the entire application including, but not limited to, the education and work experience portions. Please list all education and all jobs you have had. You must list all duties you performed in the job duties section (Phrases such as "See Resume" are not acceptable). Failure to follow any of these instructions may constitute an incomplete application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

A final candidate must complete a post-offer pre-employment physical exam. Employment is contingent on the successful result of the pre-employment physical.

A Civil Service examination will be required. You will be notified by e-mail if you meet the qualifications for the examination. Please monitor your e-mail for changes to your application status.

Please upload a resume and a reference list of three business references with name/mailing address/title/phone number.

You may print a copy of your application or resume and bring it to the examination with you as a reference. In order to receive the maximum eligible points for the civil service exam, you may upload transcripts and a food service certificate under the optional documents, if applicable. If applicable, DD214 may be sent to Jill Smith by fax to 309-438-0011, or sent to Human Resources, Campus Box 1300 Normal, IL 61790-1300.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at 309-438-3383.

If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.