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Banquets Manager - Morris Inn

University of Notre Dame

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Banquets Manager - Morris Inn

Job Description

The University of Notre Dame Enterprises and Events (UEE) division is currently hiring for the position of Banquets Manager at The Morris Inn. The UEE division leads the University’s event management, hospitality, and customer service functions while supporting student life, academic endeavors, and research initiatives. As part of the event management role, the division is responsible for the planning and execution of a wide range of University events from Commencement to concerts and special events on football game weekends. The division is a major contributor of revenue to the University’s mission and employs the largest number of staff on campus with over 1,200 full-time, part-time, temporary, and on-call staff.

Why this position?
As a leader within the Notre Dame Hospitality community, you will be able to enjoy highly competitive medical benefits, the opportunity of access to priceless education, and team member vacation packages that are unmatched in the food and beverage and hotel industry. We are seeking a team member that will join us, roll up their sleeves and take charge of a team that is committed to providing world class service. This leader will be in charge of overseeing the daily food and beverage operations with a focus on banquets to ensure that the expectations of our valued guests are exceeded, and that our team members thrive in their environment. A Banquet Manager is responsible for managing all banquets and events assigned in the hotel, meeting rooms, and elsewhere on the campus as needed, to deliver an excellent guest and team member experience while optimizing sales, evaluating performance, and ensuring staffing levels meet demand.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manage all Banquets/Events / review Event orders, and prepare well in advance
  • Maintain exceptional levels of guest service / Conduct pre-event meetings with staff
  • Evaluate guest satisfaction levels with a focus on continuous improvement
  • Propose ideas to build the range and quality of Conference and Banqueting operations
  • Optimize sales and contain costs, identifying any areas for action
  • Maintain good communication and work relationships in all hotel areas, with campus partners and departments, and with external customers and suppliers
  • Ensure staffing levels meet business demands
  • Ensure training is carried out on an ongoing basis •
  • Ensure communication meetings are conducted and post meeting minutes generated
  • Manage staff performance issues in compliance with University policies and procedures
  • Manage payroll, tip processes, and the tendering of sales into POS
  • Review banquet event set-up and execution to assure contract compliance, and service standards are being realized, or surpassed.
  • Recruit, manage, train and develop the banquet captains, servers, and set-up teams
  • Comply with hotel security, fire regulations and all health, safety, and alcohol regulations / legislation

What makes UEE special?
The mission of University Enterprises and Events (UEE) is to enrich the journey of friends and family in celebrating the spirit of Notre Dame. We encourage a culture that is committed to diversity and inclusion, well-being, and professional development and growth. In addition to supporting the University’s core values (Accountability, Integrity, Teamwork, Leadership in Excellence & Leadership in Mission), we also celebrate our division values of: Joy, Inclusion, Trust, Empowerment, Humility and Kindness with a strong focus on investing in our people and enhancing the employee experience.

UEE Commitments to a Diverse and Inclusive Culture
To treat every person with dignity and respect
To value our cultural differences
To harness the strength of our diversity
To commit ourselves to the mission of equality for all
To be diligent in our efforts to listen, learn, and grow with one another

Minimum Qualifications

Education: High School Diploma orGED
Experience: At least 5 years of Food and Beverage supervision or management required, with experience of leading a robust team of employees

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working in Private Events, Banquets, and Creative Food/Beverage presentation. Experience in opening new venues or hotels is also preferred.


Hotel Retail Outlets (55021)

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Auxiliary Svcs & Hotel / Food Svcs

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M 1 Supervisor

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up to $60k commensurate with experience

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S1 - FT Exempt

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