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You believe in an open, inclusive culture where everyone can thrive. Lead a team where engagement, productivity and innovation are born in this environment.

Sodexo Universities is seeking a dynamic Resident District Manager, Dining Services for South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota. Brookings, less than 60 miles from Sioux Falls, is far from average. With a fresh mix of artsy attractions and outdoor adventures, plus family favorites and sweet dining, this little city is one big surprise. Sodexo at South Dakota State is host for our Culinary Training Center of Excellence, upskilling our teams and growing our own next generation of culinary talent for the region!

** Relocation Assistance, Annual Incentive Bonus programs are available! **

Additionally - $5,000 Sign On Bonus offered AND South Dakota has No State Tax!

Our successful candidate will lead capital renovations and manage national brands, as well as executing Sodexo concepts for our clients and students.

Are You the One? We are looking for candidates who:

  • have previous success in managing a higher education University Campus account, 5 years of experience as GM in a university dining in multi-unit setting strongly preferred
  • demonstrate strategic leadership for current university dining trends,
  • lead with exceptional financial acumen, effective talent management, strong communication with executive clients and innovative project management skills.
  • demonstrate experience of success with campus Concessions, Resident Dining, and Catering are equally important to the successful execution of this role.
  • possess superior interpersonal skills, able to articulate ideas, thoughts and opinions, professionally and clearly within all levels of client and Sodexo's organizations

Is this opportunity right for you? The successful candidate will:

  • develop exceptional client relationships, ensure the fulfillment of all contract commitments, as well as lead and motivate the management team
  • develop, train and mentor our managers and ensure training and developing front-line hourly employees to prepare them for promotional opportunities
  • manage a strong team to oversee Front and Back of the House, in culinary functions, food and labor cost control, food safety and sanitation

Sound like the leadership role you have been looking for in Campus Dining? APPLY TODAY and join Sodexo at South Dakota State University! Did you know South Dakota has NO STATE TAX?

Learn more about South Dakota State and SodexoMyWay – click here:

For more information about Brookings, SD – visit:

Sodexo offers a full array of benefits including paid time off, holidays, medical, dental, vision, 401K and access to ongoing training and development programs, tuition reimbursement, plus health and wellness programs.

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Working for Sodexo:
At Sodexo, you will find the ingredients for a great career in food service management. With benefits including schedules that encourage work-life balance and continuing education opportunities, you’ll enjoy an improved quality of life that’s unique in the hospitality industry.

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What We Offer

Sodexo offers fair and equitable compensation, partially determined by a candidate's education level or years of relevant experience. While the budgeted range for the position is posted, Sodexo salary offers are based on a candidate's specific criteria, like experience, skills, education and training.

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
Basic Management Experience - 5 years
Basic Functional Experience - 5 years

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

Application Instructions

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