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Rochester Institute of Technology Evening Supervisor-The Commons and The College Grind in Rochester, New York


Position Title:

Evening Supervisor-The Commons and The College Grind



Detailed Job Description:

The current anticipated hours will be:

Sunday - Thursday 3:30 pm - Midnight

Summer, special events and school break schedule will vary

Responsibilities include:

  • Responsible to all customers and co-workers to provide excellent service in a friendly, sincere and courteous manner.

  • Hire, schedule, train and supervise student staff, maintaining quality service at all stations

  • Supervision of full time staff, directing work as needed while working on service line

  • Responsible for opening and closing the unit and securing the building depending on schedule

  • Responsible for cleanliness of facility as well as proper sanitation and safety procedures

  • Carry out special assignments as requested by managers to provide coverage on the line and in the kitchen

  • Order products from vendors as assigned

  • Responsible for data input and updates for the inventory, register and student employment systems

  • Shared responsibility for accounts payable, sales, inventory and student labor

  • Knowledge of cash handling procedures and Agilisys register system

  • Ability to open and run the College Grind Coffee Shop

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

Requisition Number:



Finance & Administration

Required Application Documents:

Curriculum Vitae or Resume

Employment Category:


Additional Details:

The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion in the workplace. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status, or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to .

In compliance with Executive Order 14042, all university employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 on or before December 8, 2021 or your start date (whichever is later), or have an approved medical/disability or religious accommodation.

Required Minimum Education Level:


How To Apply:

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Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • HS/GED

  • 1-2 years of high volume restaurant/coffee shop experience OR an equivalent combination of hospitality experience

  • Serve Safe certification or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire date

  • Mature customer service skills in a fast paced environment

Department/College Description:

Located on the residential east side of campus, The Commons and The College Grind are two premiere RIT Dining venues. These facilitates are united by their passion to serve and deliver legendary customer service and experiences that will help support the RIT Community.

Reporting to the Assistant Manager of The Commons, the supervisor provides leadership and oversight for both facilities.

The College Grind Cafe performs 400 + transactions per day, which also spans breakfast, lunch, dinner , 7 days a week during the academic year. This is a high volume location that serves an assortment of coffee, tea, pastries and sandwiches.

The Commons seats 225 + guests and serves approximately 2,000 + meals per day in an “food court” venue. Patrons who frequent The Commons have the ability to choose from 6 diverse serving platforms which span lunch and dinner, 7 days a week during the academic year. The Commons is a late night operation closing at Midnight 7 days a week.

This position has dual responsibility for operational aspects of an exemplary dining services program, and for providing legendary customer service to students, faculty/staff, affiliated departments and University guests.

The successful candidate will be expected to work side by side with full-time staff, full-time supervisors and student employees. The supervisor will also be part of the larger team responsible for the operation of The Commons and providing assistance to The College Grind with the goal of providing legendary customer service to students, faculty/staff, affiliated departments and University guests.


Night, Weekend

About RIT:

Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. We are dedicated to building a diverse community, one where employees feel a sense of belonging, and are valued for their contributions and the perspectives they bring.

As a member of the RIT community, you'll receive a comprehensive employee benefits package ( that offers multiple options and access to additional employment advantages. You can tailor your benefit elections to meet your needs (affordable medical/dental/vision benefits; paid vacation/sick time/retirement saving plan with exceptional employer match; and tuition assistance for you and your family, to name a few).