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Position Summary:

Antioch’s self-operated dining services includes both board and catering operations as well as extensive coordination with the Antioch Microfarm. Senior Kitchen Manager ensures high quality customer service and dining experience that is sensitive to the dietary needs and accommodations of all constituents while emphasizing and facilitating nutritious, balanced, consistent offerings. The Manager develops and maintains collaborative relationships with internal and external partners; maintains a strong focus on sustainability, emphasizing waste management and local food sourcing; and actively demonstrates an in-depth understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, particularly in working relationships with students, staff, faculty, and community members. This role also has responsibility for menu planning; budget oversight including forecasting, benchmarking, and reporting; purchasing, including management of vendor relationships for both food and equipment needs; sanitation and safety regulation compliance; and staff recruitment, training, supervision, and retention.

Join an amazing community and dedicated team of higher education professionals building a new kind of college. Antioch College is a small, private liberal arts institution in Yellow Springs, OH, with a distinct approach to transformative education through its signature classroom-coop-community model. Our small student body is broadly diverse, coming from all over the United States. Over a quarter of our students are first-generation college students almost half are domestic students of color, three-quarters are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant, and over 80% identify within the LGBTQIA+ community. At Antioch, we are cultivating a culture of care and inclusion that will set a precedent for higher education institutions moving into the future. Antioch has a long history of being a beacon of progressive thought in the United States. We were founded by abolitionists in 1852 and reopened as an independent college in 2010. Our dedicated alumni match our current students’ tenacity to solve some of our society’s most pressing challenges.


  • Builds a strong organization of food-service professionals, promotes clear vision, and elevates Antioch Dining Services into a key hub of campus community.
  • Ensures that all equipment in the kitchen is safe, working condition and coordinates repairs.
  • Collaborates with internal departments and external colleagues, with understanding of the importance of interconnectedness and partnerships. Works effectively with all levels of the College and external stakeholders. Provides transparent communication and maintains relationships.
  • Maintains Birth and North Hall kitchens to meet legally required and professionally appropriate hygiene/cleanliness standards and practices.
  • Forecasts needs, projects revenues, tracks expenses, controls costs, maintains inventory and POS systems, determines the department’s financial needs, and fosters new, innovative revenue streams. Negotiates and coordinates ordering and purchasing from vendors.
  • Listens to suggestions, asks relevant questions, learns the College’s and department’s cultures, accepts input from staff and students, consults upper management, and makes fair and well-informed decisions.
  • Interviews and hires employees and students. Inspires and develops staff by providing professional development opportunities and training. Manages employee schedule, approves timecards and leave requests.
  • Organizes, produces, and communicates a weekly menu to all students, staff, and faculty. Commits to providing appropriate food options for students from many ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Understands food allergies, lifestyle choices, food insecurities and other food-related circumstances requiring special attention. Ex. Vegetarian, vegan, kosher, etc.
  • Focuses on the needs of commuter students, the community, and other niche populations in order to promote campus dining (vs. other off-campus opportunities). Maintains knowledge of trends, innovations, and best practices in the food-service industry and implements these concepts.
  • Develops short- and long-term strategic and operational plans around the campus community’s dining, food, and nutritional needs.
  • Advocates for diversity, equity, inclusivity, accessibility, and social justice, and stands up for these values.
  • Commits to local food sourcing, sustainability and waste reduction. Coordinates with Farm Manager to supply products for use in Antioch Kitchens.
  • Focuses on improving the student experience as well as growing Antioch Kitchens effectiveness.
  • Attends student events, serves on campus committees, and proactively engages with the campus community.
  • Commits to customer service at all times and in all situations.


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent kitchen leadership experience. Experience working in a college or university food service setting is preferred. Demonstrated, progressive, professional experience in a food service or hospitality environment.
  • Strategic risk-taking, creativity, and collaborative problem-solving skills are a must.
  • Must be able to meet the physical demands of working in a professional food service environment.
  • Must be competent in use of computer, technology equipment, google suite and social media. Ability to leverage hardware, software, and social media for maximum effectiveness.
  • A comprehensive commitment to customer service at all times and in all situations. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication, and presentation skills. Ability to establish and maintain positive, effective working relationships.
  • In-depth understanding of a self-operated food-service environment is highly preferred as well as a futuristic orientation and a willingness to try new opportunities, remain informed on recent trends and best practices, and lead significant change processes.
  • Energy and enthusiasm for the role, passion for the work, empathy and compassion for others, and a positive attitude, even in the face of adversity. Demonstrated problem-solving skills, with the ability to determine needs and quickly and appropriately address issues as they arise.
  • A significant level of humility and willingness to “roll up their sleeves” and work alongside staff in their various roles.
  • Strong marketing skills, with the ability to tell the story of Dining Services and promote the successes and services of the department.


  • Position operates both in an office space and kitchen/dining area, and regularly moves about campus and in other locations during all seasons and weather to engage with stakeholders, to attend functions, and to complete necessary tasks related to Antioch College and the Dining Services operations.
  • Narrow work spaces with other people and equipment. Moderate noise as found in high-volume kitchen setting
  • Exposure to cleaning solvents, very hot and very cold liquids, materials, and gas
  • Exposure to potential food allergens including but not limited to tree nuts, nuts, wheat, seafood, soy, eggs and dairy


  • Servsafe managers certificate or equivalent
  • American Culinary Federation certifications a plus
  • Valid Ohio driver’s license

About Antioch College…

Antioch College was founded as a new kind of American college, a place where students seek to “win victories for humanity” and engage in real-world problem solving in the classroom, campus and community, and through our renowned cooperative education program. Through participatory learning and work-based education, students develop and put their ideas into practice. Guided by talented teachers and mentors, students own their education through a robust Self-Designed Major program that encourages students to explore the transdisciplinary spaces within and between the humanities, sciences, arts, and social sciences.

Antioch College embraces diversity as a core value, and considers it fundamental to excellence in education. We are an educational community dedicated to the pursuit of social justice that intentionally and consistently supports diverse and inclusive practices. We seek candidates who can contribute to Antioch’s mission through curricular development and innovation that fosters social justice, cultural competencies and understanding of diversity.

Antioch College is located in the village of Yellow Springs, Ohio – a vibrant progressive community nestled between two nature preserves. Yellow Springs is located 55 miles from the fast-growing city of Columbus, Ohio, and 30 miles from the Dayton metro area.

Application Process:

To apply, email  Include the position title in the subject line and submit in one attachment in Word or PDF format the following application materials:

  • Cover letter.
  • A resume detailing your positions and relevant experience.
  • Three professional references who are familiar with your work and who will speak with Antioch College about your capabilities (will not be contacted without your permission). Provide their contact information including name, association with you, telephone number, and email address.

Your application will not be reviewed unless all application materials are received.

Electronic applications are preferred. Alternatively, you may send the same information by U.S. mail to:

Office of Human Resources

Antioch College

One Morgan Place

Yellow Springs, OH  45387

If you submitted application materials, we welcome you to fill out our Equal Employment Opportunity Voluntary Self-Identification Form here:

Antioch College is an equal opportunity employer; the College offers employment, advancement opportunities and benefits in a harassment-free environment on the basis of merit, qualifications, and competency to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, gender identity, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation or covered veteran status. Candidates who can contribute to Antioch’s commitment to diversity and its evolving multilingual culture are encouraged to apply.

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