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Culinary Arts Lab Coordinator

Apply now Tracking Code: 40319
Work Type: Full-time
Categories: Professional/Technical
Salary: $48,000 to $51,000 annual gross

This position shall work in coordination with Culinary Arts Department Faculty and Chairs to manage, maintain, and administer daily operations for all Centennial Campus Culinary Arts Lab settings.

Reports To: Associate Dean

The college offers the possibility for alternative work arrangements such as flexplace, remote work, or flextime scheduling upon completion of training and department needs.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Completed Bachelor’s Degree level from a regionally accredited institution OR completed Associate Degree in Culinary Arts with three years of professional level experience performing similar duties to those described for this position.
  • Procurement and receiving experience.
  • Budget experience.

Professional level experience is defined by the Colorado Division of Human Resources: A position that involves the exercise of discretion, analytical skill, judgment, personal accountability, and responsibility for creating, developing, integrating, applying, or sharing an organized body of knowledge.  Colorado revised statute (C.R.S. 24-50-135(1) allows colleges to exempt positions from the State Personnel Classified System that are determined to be professional level work.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Current Colorado Career and Technical Education (CTE) credential in Hospitality & Tourism or the ability to obtain a credential prior to hire.
  • Demonstrated leadership and academic management.
  • Demonstrated experience in budget development and management.
  • Demonstrated experience in Culinary lab management.

Salary range is $48,000.00 to $51,000.00 annual gross.  Applications accepted until position is filled.  

Must be a State of Colorado resident or able to relocate to Colorado prior to first date of employment.

Application Instructions:  Application must be submitted online.  Incomplete applications may not receive full consideration.  A complete application will include:

  • Cover letter - Address the minimum and preferred qualifications in the order listed on the job announcement.
  • Resume - Reflect experience, education, knowledge, skills, and abilities.  
  • Unofficial Transcripts - Unofficial transcripts for all degrees conferred.  Official transcripts are required if hired for the position.  
  • Professional References - Provide names and contact information for three recent professional references who can address your expertise and background for this position.

This position may be eligible for a variety of employee benefits.  Pikes Peak State College participates in the Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA) contribution rates.

Note: Prior submission of application materials will not be considered.

Essential Functions 

  • Culinary Arts Lab Management
  • Department Purchasing
  • Program Recruitment and Retention
  • Program Administrative Duties
  • Student Employee Supervision

General Duties, Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Cultural competence and demonstrated evidence, understanding, and commitment to the concepts of diversity, multiculturalism, and their application in the workplace.

Lab Management

  • Inventory and Equipment Management, maintaining accurate reports of product levels including food and non-food items in dry storage, refrigerated fresh foods, and frozen foods.
  • Conduct periodic inventory of equipment and supplies.
  • Organize and maintain list of products needed for current and upcoming operations.
  • Maintain chemical safety data sheets, first aid kits, and all other items necessary for student safety and security during labs.

Department Purchasing

  • Assist Department Chairs with gathering information and preparing purchasing documents for culinary supplies
  • Place accurate orders with vendors when acquiring small and large equipment essential for student labs.
  • Maintain college procurement and purchase supplies as needed to meet department operational needs.

Program Recruitment and Retention

  • Student advising and career guidance in coordination with department faculty – to include program information sessions, website maintenance, and serving as the department’s principle liaison for college recruiting events and activities.
  • Serve as an in house tutor for culinary students in order to allow for in-lab and classroom support.
  • Develop promotional materials for student recruiting events and oversee general department communications in relation to recruiting and retention.

Program Administrative Duties

  • Compiles information for American Culinary Federation annual and reaccreditation reports; assists with site team visit preparations.
  • Prepare departmental reports related to college, accreditation, and CTE program compliance reporting (Graduate Surveys, American Culinary Federation reporting, and general college reporting).
  • Assist department faculty in preparing lab environments by scheduling, directing work study employees, and coordinating with college support services to meet department needs.

Student Employee Supervision

  • Interview, process for hire, and evaluate culinary arts work study students in order to meet department support needs.
  • Implement policies and administrative procedures in coordination with department faculty to ensure both proper operations of culinary facilities and continuity of service.
  • Provide training support for culinary arts work study students and facilitate operations in Culinary Arts training areas and classrooms and other college personnel and staff.

This job description reflects Pikes Peak State College’s best effort to describe the essential duties and qualifications of the job.  It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of the job.  This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation.   

EEO Statement: Pikes Peak State College is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act institution.  We value diversity, strive for a more unified campus where all people are valued, treated fairly, and possess a sense of belonging.  Pikes Peak State College encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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