Student Employment

Wait Staff

Michigan Dining

Job #: 800137
Location: Multiple Locations
Department:Michigan Dining
Rate: $12-$14
Resume Required? Yes
Work-Study? Either, Work-Study or Non-Work-Study Available

Michigan Catering delivers fresh and delicious food, creative menu ideas, beautiful presentations, and excellent customer service—whether for a continental breakfast for 15 guests, a wedding reception for 400 guests, a reception for up to 3000 guests—or anything in between. 

As a server in Michigan Catering, you will play an intricate role in the guest experience from event set-up, serving the guests, and event breakdown after everyone leaves. Servers need to be able to work closely with other student employees, and must be able to interact with guests, solve problems, work as a team, and manage time efficiently – all with a positive attitude!

Schedules are flexible based on events; however you must be available to work on weekends.

Catering Wait Staff Workers earn a paycheck and more:

  • Starting wage range is $12/hour 
  • Free meal when you work a 3-hour shift
  • Employee Recognition Programs
  • Schedules that work around your classes
  • Opportunities to be a part of focus groups concerning Diversity and Inclusion, Sustainability, Wellness, Student Staff Development, and more
  • Opportunities to advance to leadership positions such as Student Coordinator and Student Manager 
  • Convenient on-campus locations
  • Valuable work experience to add to your resume
  • And you’ll learn important job skills including interpersonal communications, team dynamics, dependability and time management  

No previous experience required.

Hours per Week: Up to 29 hours/week with flexible scheduling

**Special instructions: Please list your location preference within your application: 

  • Michigan League Catering - Central Campus
  • Off-premise: homebase is Pierpont Commons; required traveling to client locations

 

 

Program Staff

Michigan Dining

Job #: 800139
Location: South Quad
Department:Michigan Dining
Rate: $11.00
Resume Required? Yes
Work-Study? Either, Work-Study or Non-Work-Study Available

 

Job Description:

Nutrition Program Staff will report directly to the Michigan Dining Assistant Director –Systems Support

 

Database support:

CBORD-Update Pricing & items in FSS

  • Create Recipes & Items
  • Print, Proof read Standard Item reports for recipes, maintain files

Ingredient database

  • Research product ingredients
  • Input ingredients into FSS database

Specification Information-

  • Maintain information in FSS database

Nutrition information & Signage

  • Assist Nutrition Program graduate students with office support functions

 

Office support:

  • Filing, mailings, photocopying, organization of storage areas
  • Other duties as requested

 

Desired Skills and Knowledge:

  • Experience using Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Good Communication skills, written and Oral
  • Attention to detail especially numbers
  • Self-directed
  • Prefer a two-year commitment

 

Academic Term: Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer

Hours per week: Fall/Winter 10-15 hours & Spring/Summer 32-40 hours

Dining Service Worker

Michigan Dining

Job #: 800089
Location: Multiple Locations
Department:Michigan Dining
Rate: $11.00
Resume Required? No
Work-Study? Either, Work-Study or Non-Work-Study Available

 

Job Description:

Looking for a job that offers a flexible schedule, a fun and welcoming environment, opportunities for advancement into leadership positions, and a place to be around great people and even better food?  

Join the award-winning Michigan Dining team as a Dining Service Worker in one of our seven dining halls across campus. Michigan Dining strives to be the leader and best in culinary excellence and as a Dining Service Worker you will play a critical role in the customer experience.  From greeting guests, to assisting in the preparation and plating of food, to maintaining the presentation of the dining halls, we have variety roles and will find the right one for you!

 

Dining Service Workers earn a paycheck and more:

  • Free meal when you work a 3-hour shift
  • Employee Recognition Programs
  • Schedules that work around your classes
  • Opportunities to be a part of focus groups concerning Diversity and Inclusion, Sustainability, Wellness, Student Staff Development, and more
  • Opportunities to advance to leadership positions such as Student Coordinator and Student Manager 
  • Convenient on-campus locations
  • Valuable work experience to add to your resume
  • And you’ll learn important job skills including interpersonal communications, team dynamics, dependability and time management  
  • No previous experience required

 

  • Academic Term(s): Fall/Winter
  • Hours per Week: 10 – 29

 

Program Staff II

Michigan Dining

Job #: 800152
Location: Betsy Barbour
Department:Michigan Dining
Rate: $11-$13/hr, commensurate with experience
Resume Required? Yes
Work-Study? Either, Work-Study or Non-Work-Study Available

Background: The Maize and Blue Cupboard is a student-led and student-driven space centrally located on campus focused on providing direct services for students experiencing food insecurity on campus. With a focus on food as a basic human right, Maize and Blue Cupboard provides daily food distributions focused on fresh and nutritious offerings as well as a diverse range of personal items and cookware.

Maize and Blue Cupboard also provides nutritional education, counseling, and classes in a kitchen environment. Working with a wide range of local, institutional, and academic partners, Maize and Blue Kitchen looks to create emerging and effective support with a holistically focused approach. Located in the University of Michigan Sustainable Food Program lab (UMSFP) in the basement of Betsy Barbour Residence Hall, the Maize and Blue Cupboard works closely with UMSFP, the School of Social Work, School of Public Health, University Health Services, Dean of Students Office, and other student support departments.

Hours Per Week: 10-20

Responsibilities:

● Checking customers in/Intake
● Assisting customers through the retail, personal items, and cookware sections
● Stocking and maintaining inventory of service area
● Light preparation and packaging of fresh foods
● Provide information on products, recipes, and nutritional information
● Provide appropriate referrals to programs and departments
● Assist with recipe and wellness demonstrations
● Ensuring a high standard of food safety
● Maintaining a clean, welcoming, and safe environment with superior customer service

Required Qualifications:

● Experience, or interest, working in food insecurity and access, food distribution and related programs
● Ability to work with diverse range of people of various social, cultural, ethnic, and economic backgrounds
● Experience in Customer Service Desired Qualifications:
● Experience in food distribution, rescue, or case management
● Previous experience in non-profit work
● Cooking knowledge and experience with kitchen work
● Demonstrated commitment to supporting individuals in need, organization, teamwork, good communication skills, resilience and empathy

Learning Outcomes:

● Collaboration Across Difference
● Identity and Perspectives
● Motivation and Purpose
● Reflective and Relational Learner
● Demonstrated knowledge of Basic Human Needs Justice work/social justice
● Cultural Competence (DEI) and Emotional Intelligence
● Core components of CARE praxis = Compassion, Affirmation, Reflection and Education

Apply to this posting OR submit a resume and cover letter to Jessica Thompson (jesthoma@umich.edu) and Alex Bryan (frogo@umich.edu).