RedTail Café Manager

Vacancy Notice: Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Position Type: Classified
Hours: Reduced Full Time
Reports To: Dean, School of Business and Applied Technologies

Job Summary

This position is responsible for the daily operations of the RedTail Café serving students, staff, and the general public.

Essential Job Functions

Important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Preps food, creates weekly specials, runs the floor (helps customers).

  • Orders inventory and records inventory weekly.

  • Creates bi-weekly staff schedules.

  • Meets daily with Instructor to update on all activities, maintenance of equipment, and any major purchases including food and beverage items over $250.

  • Collaborates with Instructor to maintain all safety and sanitation methods and standards.

  • Supervises students who will help operate the daily business.

  • Collaborates, as part of a team, to develop innovative ideas related to the Café.

  • Balances the cash drawer and makes deposits into school funds.

  • Maintains a budget and creates a monthly Profit and Loss Statement.

  • Collaborates with various vendors to ensure product quality and equipment maintenance.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associates degree in Hospitality Management or business-related field and 1-year supervisory experience OR a combination of education and experience totaling 3 years.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team establishing and maintaining effective working relationships in a fast-paced environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to work a flexible schedule that includes evenings.

  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills.

  • Demonstrated experience in the use of point of sales systems, word processing, Excel and promotional technology.

  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills to positively interact with students, faculty, and staff.

  • Demonstrated ability to complete multiple tasks with frequent interruptions and high volume of work on deadline.

  • Demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service, maintain customer confidence and protect operational integrity.

  • Ability to demonstrate commitment to diversity and inclusion in accordance to the Hawkeye Community Colleges Mission, Vision and Intuitional goals.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional experience working in the Hospitality field.

  • 3 or more years of experience working in a restaurant setting.

Employment Status

Reduced Full time, hourly position with comprehensive benefits program including health, dental, vision, life, and LTD insurance, a Section 125 plan for medical and dependent care expenses; personal and sick leave; and a choice of retirement programs—IPERS (defined benefit) or TIAA (defined contribution). Salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s education and experience. Anticipated hours will be flexible including evenings.

Working Conditions

Requires good hand-eye coordination and arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp. Sit, stand, bend, lift up to at least 50 pounds and move intermittently during working hours. During course of day, interact with students, faculty and staff in person.

Application Procedure

  • Complete online application at including a resume, 3 references with one minimum from a past/current supervisor, and a cover letter that briefly addresses:

    • Describe any experience you have had training staff and/or with staff supervision.

    • Provide examples from your past experience that best illustrate your ability to work and interact effectively with diverse groups.

    • Describe any previous responsibilities you have had in meeting deadlines, developing and scheduling multiple projects, and organizing your work.

  • Submit online application and all required materials by January 3, 2022. Preference will be given to applicants who apply on or before January 3rd. The position will remain open until filled.

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Hawkeye Community College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, committed to equity and diversity in its educational services and employment practices: The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex; race; age; color; creed; national origin; religion; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity; genetic information; or actual or potential parental, family, or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices. Veteran status is also included to the extent covered by law. Any person alleging a violation of equity regulations shall have the right to file a formal complaint. Inquiries concerning application of this statement should be addressed to: Equity Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator for employees, 319-296-4405; or Title IX Coordinator for students, 319-296-4448; Hawkeye Community College, 1501 East Orange Road, P.O. Box 8015, Waterloo, Iowa 50704-8015; or email, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576, email:

If any applicant is in need of a reasonable accommodation in completing the application process, please notify a member of Human Resource Services.

Contact Information

Human Resource Services

Hawkeye Center 101
Jobs Line: 319-296-2329 ext.5000​
Email Human Resource Services

If you are in need of any special accommodation in completing the application process, please notify a member of Human Resource Services.

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