Job Details

Program Manager A

South Puget Sound Community College, Olympia, WA

Job - Education

Close Date: 11/01/2019

**Priority review of applicants will take place on November 1, 2019**

South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) seeks a highly motivated and qualified individual for the position of Program Manager A in the Culinary Department.

South Puget Sound Community College is committed to increasing its cultural diversity with an emphasis on equity and inclusion among its professional staff. The students that we serve come from a variety of backgrounds. We strongly encourage members of the underrepresented groups, veterans, and bi- or multi-lingual individuals to apply for this position to help meet the needs of our diverse students and service district.

We also offer:
The Clipper Café specializing in seasonal comfort foods
The Bake Shop offering daily baked goods made by our students
Fine dining in the Percival Room, offering vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free choices as part of our Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts programs
Campus bookstore offering snacks, apparel, and specialty supplies
Starbucks coffee shop
Bus service every 15 minutes to downtown Olympia and beyond – you receive a FREE State Agency Rider (STAR) Pass
FREE parking on our campuses – permits are not required
On-campus child care
Percival Creek, which runs beneath our campus footbridge, provides year-round beauty and views of Chinook, Coho, and chum salmon pass through each fall
Many walking paths (Download PDF reader) that are marked and on nicely paved sidewalks
Gym and recreation facilities
SPSCC promotes wellness with a variety of different workshops and events on campus
Lots of activities with our Artist & Lecture series, which are FREE for staff and faculty
Many community events in the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts

What You'll Do
This position provides the primary administrative and program support for the successful operations of the Culinary Arts instructional program and enterprise operations. It supports student success and workforce preparation by creating a cost-effective, real-word training opportunities for students.

Fund management, budget planning:

Under the supervision of the Culinary Administrator, manages multiple budgets and fund sources and allocating expenses as appropriate to the budgets.
Daily, monthly, quarterly, and annual fiscal accounting tasks for Culinary program, Clipper Café, and Percival Restaurant
Serve as the primary point of contact with the SPSCC Business Office, the Instruction Office Budget Manager and outside vendors. Monitor open purchase requests, verify delivery of products and completion of services to authorize payments. Research vendor options to maximize cost savings.
Interface with IT and other offices as appropriate to update and maintain the Point of Sale (POS) system and ensure compliance with Business Office procedure for deposits, cash handling, and sales reporting.
Provide monthly fiscal updates to appropriate administrators that track expenses and identify potential areas for cost savings and efficiencies; make recommendations for policy and practice to increase efficiency
Interprets, advises and implements institution policies and procedures to support the fiscally sound operation of the culinary enterprises.
Prepare department level budget requests and submit to the Culinary Administrator in accordance with college timelines for approval.

Purchasing and inventory management:
Responsible for gathering information about pricing (included quotes) and making purchasing recommendations to the Culinary Administrator; exercise independent judgement to execute purchases to assure smooth program and enterprise operations
Implement inventory tracking and management system including monthly inventory process and associated budget reporting
Make recommendations about appropriate inventory levels; transfer inventory as necessary between departments in accordance with department policy

Clipper Café Daily Operations and Staff Management:
Advise and assist the Culinary Administrator to identify appropriate staffing levels for the Clipper Café; participate in the recruitment, hiring, training, scheduling, and daily supervision of hourly café staff
Manage daily cafe cash tasks with part-time hourly employees (tills, change, deposits, etc)
Gather feedback and information about café operations including staffing levels, sales, and pricing; make recommendations for adjustments to maximize revenue and efficiency.
Demonstrate multicultural competence (including an awareness and understanding of historically disadvantaged populations) and create an educational and work environment that affirms a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Support the college's mission by creating a work environment of mutual respect and fairness, while encouraging creative and critical thinking.
Contribute to the appreciation of diversity and foster a climate of multicultural understanding.
Qualifications You Possess
A Bachelor's degree in a related field or program AND one year of professional experience in the field; or three years of responsible supervisory and/or administrative experience in a related field.
Demonstrated experience or participation with persons from diverse backgrounds such as sexual orientation, racial, ethnic, religious, linguistic, gender, age, socio-economic, physical and learning abilities, and a commitment to an inclusive and equitable working/learning environment.
To Apply
Applications must be completed online at: and include the following attachments:

Cover letter addressed to the Screening Committee highlighting your ability to perform the responsibilities and competencies described in the job posting.
Current resume/CV showing all educational and professional experience which demonstrates how you meet the minimum and any preferred qualifications.

Top candidates will be notified directly to interview for this position. Selection will be based on the applicant's knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties listed in this job posting as identified in the materials requested above. Applications with comments directing the reader to see attachments will be considered incomplete.

Veterans Preference
Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and wishing to claim Veterans Preference should redact their personally identifiable information from a copy of their United States Department of Veterans Affairs honorable discharge documentation and email to with the job number for which they are applying in the subject line.

Background Check Condition of Employment
Employment with the college is contingent upon the successful completion of a comprehensive background check. Any adverse information will be considered on a case-by-case basis and does not automatically preclude a candidate from employment.

SPSCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer
South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientations, and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons over age 40, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. The College complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Applicants needing accommodation in the application process in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources office at (360) 596-5500. The College is committed to enhancing the diversity of our faculty and staff, as well as our student population. We strongly encourage applicants to apply without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legal protected status. SPSCC is a drug-free workplace.

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