• Pi Beta Phi House Director and Cook

    Job Locations US-MI-Hillsdale
    Posted Date 2 months ago(8/7/2019 2:37 PM)
    # of Openings
    Dean of Women
  • Overview

    The House Director and Cook oversees the physical upkeep of the house, maintains accurate financial and house records and observes Fraternity Bylaws, Standing Rules, Policies and Chapter House rules. Maintains a cooperative relationship with residents, House Corporation, and College staff. Upholds Chapter and College policies and performs other tasks to maintain a safe and attractive environment for residents to live and study. In addition, prepares lunch and dinner for approximately 40 PBP members. Maintains maintain the safety and cleanliness of the kitchen and inventory. Plans and preps meals, prepares shopping list, purchases inventory items, and stocks foods on shelves.


    1. Maintain a professional working relationship with the housekeeping staff; establish rules with the House Corporation for kitchen operations and safety; post said rules and other city and state food service licenses and certificates; supervise weekend kitchen staff.
    2. Oversee food service and kitchen management: plan meals; organize, restock and equip kitchen before each semester; plan menus; refer member’s dietary needs/requests to the House Board prior to approving any such needs or requests. Maintain organized and clean work area.
    3. Oversee maintenance of Pi Beta Phi House: be available for College maintenance, equipment maintenance (heating, ventilation and air conditioning, kitchen, plumbing and electrical), landscaping, pest control, all life-safety equipment, repairs and deliveries; maintain a list of House Corporation-approved repair and service personnel; schedule and conduct any necessary inspection visits; maintain the building in accordance with all Fraternity, House Board, College and local standards for health, safety and security; schedule general maintenance and repairs with the College Maintenance Department, and/or outside contractors.
    4. Ensure life-safety requirements are met: ensure a house orientation takes place within the first two weeks of the beginning of each semester; immediately report in writing any safety violations to House Board and dean’s office; maintain up-to-date and post all local and College emergency numbers including College Security, College Deans, police, fire, medical, counseling; coordinate with the House Chairman a fire drill and evacuation process once each term; post all Security evacuation plans as required; ensure all safety equipment is maintained in good working order i.e. fire extinguishers, smoke and fire alarm systems, security systems, access-code systems; maintain a basic first-aid kit accessible for emergency use by members, staff and Director; perform a security check of the Chapter House before retiring including securing all outside doors and windows.
    5. Assist students in seeking medical treatment including trips to the hospital when necessary and notifying the Dean of Women all such cases including when a member’s illness will result in an absence from classes.
    6. Report accidents at the house to the Vice President for Student Affairs and College Security promptly.
    7. Search rooms consistent with Hillsdale College policies if there is a suspected situation regarding alcohol, drugs, stolen goods or a visitation violation. Report suspected cases involving stolen good or drugs to the Deans’ offices and Campus Security.
    8. Conduct a room check before the end of each semester.
    9. Submit to and review with House Corporation member(s) a written list of all necessary room repairs and small equipment purchases deemed necessary after room inspection; assist in repair process after House Corporation approval.
    10. Maintain a complete set of keys and/or access codes for all doors in the facility, with the exception of the initiation closets; notify the Deans’ office of any lost keys; maintain list of additional keys issued to all Advisory and House Corporation members in the same manner as student keys used for main and side doors only. (The north front door is for the House Director and her guests.)
    11. Be able to locate and operate all major utility cutoffs.
    12. Remain accessible and available for required responsibilities and functions and in the event of an emergency: attend lunch and dinner each day with membership; prepare for and welcome guests, including fraternity officers, parents and friends of chapter members; post available office hours.
    13. Provide a comfortable living environment for members and their guests by promoting social graciousness in all aspects of daily living.
    14. Provide or prepare meals according to schedule provided by House Board seven days a week.
    15. In addition, the Cook will be required to plan and prepare meals with the House Chairman for all special occasions.
    16. Be responsible for the removal and disposal of leftover food. Utilizes leftovers and when appropriate label and date all food according to safe food practices.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty mentioned satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


    Education and Experience

    Requires a high school diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience, sufficient to demonstrate the ability to perform the job.


    Other Skills

    1. Ability to converse intelligently and pleasantly and counsel young women. 2. Possess knowledge of house management procedures and processes. 3. Ability to maintain a positive and stable living environment for young women. 4. Possess knowledge of basic first-aid procedures. 5. Knowledge of computers and data entry. 6. Ability to communicate with House Corporation regularly. 7. Possess kitchen management skills 8. Knowledge of all areas of food preparation. 8. Ability to follow recipes and adapt ingredients as needed. 9. Knowledge of basic nutrition. 10. Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. 11. Knowledge of safety procedures. 12. Ability to operate cooking equipment.


    Physical Requirements

    1. Ability to read, write, hear, speak, see and communicate effectively. 2. Ability to bend, stoop, and safely lift objects up to 20 pounds in order to operate cooking equipment/utensils and move ingredients.


    Personal Characteristics

    The House Director/Cook interacts with virtually every area of campus life. A clean and neat appearance and a pleasant relationship that is supportive of the College Mission are essential.  This relationship needs to be pleasant, supportive and professional, while maintaining confidentiality as needed.


    Code of Commitment

    Be a good representative of Hillsdale College to promote the liberal arts, the College’s original Articles of Association and operating principles stated in the Staff Code of Commitment. The Mission Statement should be considered in all aspects of the position. The teaching of Christian faith shall remain a conspicuous aim of the College.


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