Every year, University of Montana Campus Dining welcomes over 350+ students to join our family of dedicated student employees and professional staff members. As the largest employer on campus, we have the unique opportunity to engage with thousands of guests throughout our 21 venues and so can you! You may find your niche brewing coffee, cooking up stir-fries, or even managing a staff of students. We have many unique opportunities across campus, so let us work with you to find the best for you.

When looking for employment, we want you to know that we’re more than just food, Campus Dining means you are a part of something larger! We are a strong, connected community that will ensure you will excel professionally, all while you learn valuable skills along the way. As the Univeristy of Montana's premier food service provider, we can offer many unique benefits that you will only find on campus.

General Description of Responsibilities

The Student Social Media Coordinator is an integral member of the University of Montana Dining Marketing team, which works to assist in UMCD’s goal of providing exceptional dining experiences for students to gather, study, socialize, grow, and live. The successful student will report directly to the UMCD Marketing and Communications Manager and will assist the UMCD Marketing team in developing innovative marketing campaigns which raise brand awareness and audience participation with the use of social media.

Rate: $9.50

A student in the position of UMCD Social Media Coordinator is expected to:

1. Act as a UMCD brand ambassador. Engage students with friendly conversation, share the story of UM Campus Dining and solicit ongoing feedback about our programs, locations, and initiatives.

2. Be a key contributor of generating, editing, publishing and sharing daily stories and weekly posts which foster engagement with our audience and connect students to our brand.

3. Capture student experiences with the use of photos and videos by visiting locations and photographing and capturing video of guests in our locations and special events.

4. Monitors social media websites and other media sources for relevant information and current foodservice trends to assist in the development of marketing campaigns.

5. Assist the Marketing and Communications Manager in sharing the Campus Dining Narrative by promoting UMCD employees and initiatives throughout all locations.

Requirements of the of UMCD Social Media Coordinator

1. Ability to work between 10 and 15 hours per week, variable.

2. Currently a registered UM student taking at least 6 credit hours.

3. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

4. Familiar with social media platform creator tools and livestreams within Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, and TikTok.

5. Be Social. Must have an enthusiastic, outgoing, and welcoming attitude and willingness to initiate conversations with students independently and on the go.

6. Be Creative. The ability to work collaboratively with the UMCD Marketing team to inspire advertising ideas and campaigns.

6. Photography and video experience utilizing tech such as DSLR cameras, DJI Phantom Drone, DJI Osmo, and effectively utilizing mobile phones.

7. Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills. Populates social media with content, writing basic stories, and assist with website editing, as needed.

8. Occasionally work nights and weekends for UMCD special events.

9. Ability to coordinate multiple tasks and complete assignments with tight deadlines.

General Description of Responsibilities

The Student Producer & Film Editor is an integral member of the University of Montana Campus Dining Marketing team, which works to assist in UMCD’s goal of providing exceptional dining experiences for students to gather, study, socialize, grow, and live. The successful student will report directly to the UMCD Marketing and Communications Manager and will assist the UMCD Marketing team in developing innovative marketing campaigns which raise brand awareness and audience participation. The Student Producer & Film Editor works closely with the UMCD Marketing and Communications Manager to develop a variety of engaging videos which capture the student experience while dining in our locations. This position will work with UMCD stakeholders to develop cooking videos, online educational workshops, and departmental training opportunities.

Rate: $12.00

A student in the position of UMCD Student Producer & Film Editor is expected to:

1. Act as a UMCD brand ambassador. Engage students with friendly conversation, share the story of UM Campus Dining and be knowledgeable about our programs, locations, and initiatives.

2. Be Social. Must have an enthusiastic, outgoing, and welcoming attitude and willingness to initiate conversations with students independently and on the go.

3. Produce educational, instructional or event-based videos as requested by the Marketing and Communications Manager.

4. Execute shoots on-site including audio, camera operation, teleprompter set-up, and talent direction.

5. At the direction of the UMCD Marketing and Communications Manager, conduct interviews with students, staff, faculty, and college partners to effectively capture the Campus Dining narrative.

6. Plans and performs video pre- and post-production tasks, including reviewing footage, rough cuts, audio adjustment, color correction, final editing while obtaining approval of concept by submitting rough layout for approval by the Marketing and Communications Manager.

7. Oversees the production of closed captions for all UMCD video productions.

8. Occasionally work nights and weekends for UMCD special events.

Requirements of the of UMCD Student Producer & Film Editor

1. Ability to work between 20 and 29 hours per week, variable.

2. Currently a registered UM student taking at least 6 credit hours.

3. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

4. Be Creative. The ability to work collaboratively with the UMCD Marketing team to inspire advertising ideas and campaigns.

9. Demonstrated experience in the areas of film production, as well as knowledge of audio, video and multimedia hardware and software required.

10. Extensive editing experience in Adobe Creative Suite programs, Premiere, Aftereffects, and Audition.

5. Occasionally work nights and weekends to photograph/video UMCD special events and assist with livestreams.

6. Ability to coordinate multiple tasks and complete assignments with tight deadlines.

General Description of Responsibilities

The Student Graphic Design Specialist is an integral member of the University of Montana Dining Marketing team, which works to assist in UMCD’s goal of providing exceptional dining experiences for students to gather, study, socialize, grow, and live. The successful student will report directly to the UMCD Marketing and Communications Manager and will assist the UMCD Marketing team in developing innovative marketing campaigns which raise brand awareness and audience participation through designing promotional and operational collateral for all 19 Campus Dining locations.

Rate: $10.50

A student in the position of UMCD Graphic Design Specialist is expected to:

1. Act as a UMCD brand ambassador. Engage students with friendly conversation, share the story of UM Campus Dining and be knowledgeable about our programs, locations, and initiatives.

2. Design, layout, and produce a variety of promotional materials for all Campus Dining locations and special events. Obtaining approval of concept by submitting rough layout for approval by the Marketing and Communications Manager.

3. Contribute organizational skills to the coordination of events and campaign logistics, including printing and distributing promotional and operational collateral.

Requirements of the of UMCD Graphic Design Specialist

1. Ability to work between 20 and 29 hours per week, variable.

2. Currently a registered UM student taking at least 6 credit hours.

3. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

4. Be Creative. The ability to work collaboratively with the UMCD Marketing team to inspire advertising ideas and campaigns.

4. Experience with Canva and Adobe Creative Suite such as InDesign and Illustrator.

5. Creating graphic design deliverables for use on websites, social media, print/collateral pieces, multimedia presentations and other communication vehicles while maintaining UMCD and UM brand standards.

6. Occasionally work nights and weekends for UMCD special events.

5. Ability to coordinate multiple tasks and complete assignments with tight deadlines.

 All Campus Dining operations use the “general application” to hire new student employees. These varied, entry-level positions, start at $8.65 per hour. You are welcome to fill out a preference for the unit you are most interested in working, but remember that all positions are competitive. We will share your application and availability with other Campus Dining units to help you find the right spot. The sooner you apply, the better chance you will have of finding that “just right” fit. Many students apply in the spring semester so their job is waiting for them when they arrive in the fall!

We know that you can’t work when you are in class, but the more flexible you can be with your availability, the more chances you will have of finding an open position. 

Once your application is completed, you will be contacted by our personnel associate or one of the unit manages. 

In order to be employed with any Campus Dining operation, you must be able to produce two forms of federally accepted documentation that establish your identity, and your employment authorization.  Examples of these documents are; a current passport, a current drivers’ license, a school ID card (with photograph), a social security card, or a certified birth certificate.  Photocopies or faxed copies of these documents are not acceptable.  Please visit irs.gov for a complete list of acceptable I9 documents.

If you have any questions about how to apply, please contact our student coordinator at 243- 6325 or our personnel associate at 5160. You can also email our personnel associate. diana.barker@mso.umt.edu  * indicates a question that is required

The role as Student Manager is unique in the infrastructure of the Rise+Rooted team. As part of the UM Campus Dining Student Leadership team, the Student Managers work closely with the UM Campus Dining Classified Staff, student employees and temporary staff to facilitate the smooth operation of the unit.

Manager position is $11.00 per hour. Successful candidates must complete the UM Campus Dining Student Leadership Certification course within 6 months of hire. However, preferable candidates have already completed the Leadership Certification course and have experience withing Campus Dining.

*Hours may potentially vary due to state and/or federal COVID-19 restrictions.

General Description of Responsibilities:

1. Provide outstanding guest service and production support for Rise+Rooted through effective staff supervision and communication.

2. In the absence of a classified Manager or Assistant Manager the Student Supervisor will act as a supervisor by overseeing Rise+Rooted and make decisions as necessary to manage the operation. This may include emergency response as required by circumstances.

3. Be responsible for assisting with student personnel functions including training and development, shift supervision, evaluation, and performance management.

4. Maintain exceptional standards for food quality and presentation of menu items.

5. Create and maintain a positive work environment and improve student employee morale by providing direction, training, effective communication, and leadership by example.

6. Create and maintain a safe and sanitary work environment by ensuring that all sanitation, food handling, time and temperature controls, and safety regulations are followed at all times.

7. Potentially work evenings, and as needed to accommodate special events.

8. Contribute to the success of UMCD as an active member of the Student Leadership Team.

9. Other duties as assigned.

Now accepting applications! UM Campus Dining has a fun-filled, fast-paced Admin Support position coming available soon! We can work with your academic schedule when school resumes in the fall. Duties include, but are not limited to: warmly and professionally greeting all guests and visitors to the UM Campus Dining Admin Office, assisting all unit managers in completing new hire paperwork for new student employees, attending UMCD tabling events to promote student employment, and tracking employment data within UMCD. The applicant must be proficient in Microsoft word and excel.  This is an advanced student position within UM Dining, starting at $11.50 per hour. The chosen candidate must have exceptional guest service skills. 
General Description of Responsibilities
A student in the position of Campus Dining (UMCD) Student Coordinator is expected to:
Act as a liaison and advocate between UMCD student employees and the UMCD Leadership Team. Provide exemplary guest service to UMCD guests and student and classified employees.Provide research, information, and reports regarding the student employee program to the UMCD Leadership Team. Keep the UMCD Student Employee Database accurate and current.Maintain student role descriptions, and work with the management team to include unit-specific instructions and task lists for UMCD student employees. Assist all operational units in the recruitment, orientation, and training of UMCD student employees.Provide information to student employees seeking advancement and leadership positions. Be able to train material found in the Student Employee Guide.Working knowledge of POS system and UMCD Cash Handling Policy. Working knowledge of all UMCD Policies and Procedures pertaining to student employees.Contribute to the success of UMCD as an active member of the Student Leadership Team.Requirements of the UMCD Student Coordinator
Currently registered UM student taking at least six credit hours. Completion of the UMCD Student Leadership Certification course and ServSafe certification within six months of hire date. Preference will be given to students with at least one semester as a UMCD Student Supervisor, Assistant Manager, or Student Manager, or candidates with equivalent external restaurant foodservice experience. Ability to learn and understand all UMCD student supervisory and management positions and be able to assist in the training for those positions.Ability to work between 19 and 29 hours per week. This position will work hours during the summer and winter break periods. Some evening and weekend work will be required. Professional or technical writing skills sufficient to prepare reports.Demonstrated knowledge of and working experience with Microsoft Office computer applications including Excel, Word, Access, and Outlook. General knowledge of campus recruitment practices for student employees. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Task List for the Student Coordinator Position
Maintain student orientation, training, and professional development documentation. Track and maintain online student orientation documents.Compile unit student employee retention rates by semester.Maintain records of all current student role descriptions.Work with unit management staff and the UMCD Personnel Associate to ensure that standardized student task lists are established and current in all UMCD operations.Work with the UMCD Personnel Associate, Director of Marketing, ADs, and unit managers to review and update all student employment printed and web-based materials for content and accuracy on a semester basis or more frequently as needed. Assist the UMCD Personnel Associate with the recruitment, hiring, on-boarding, orientation, and related training of new student employees as assigned. 

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