Restaurant Manager/Instructor

$60,000 yearly
  • Tohono O'odham Community College
  • Sells, AZ, USA
  • Jan 21, 2022
Full time Business Development Education Hospitality-Hotel Management Restaurant-Food Service

Job Description

Job Title:       Restaurant Manager/Instructor (RMI)

Reports to:    Chair of Academic Programs, Workforce and Community Development

Status:           Full-time/ Regular/ Exempt

Salary:           $60,000 Annual (DOE)


The Tohono Kosin (Desert Kitchen) Restaurant Manager/Instructor (RMI) will manage the startup and operation of a full-service restaurant in Sells, Arizona and will simultaneously provide On the Job Learning (OJL) for high school and college students enrolled in Tohono O’odham Community College’s (TOCC) Culinary Arts certificate programs.The RMI will supervise the full-time Culinary Arts Instructor/chef and culinary arts students, and student interns who aid in the full range of operations of the Tohono Kosin.The RMI will need to know about traditional O’odham food and culinary practices or will have to learn about those practices and apply them in the Kosin.


  • Manage the overall operations of the Tohono Kosin;
  • Supervise the Culinary Arts Instructor/Chef and high school and college students pursuing the Culinary Arts Certificate Programs of TOCC;
  • Purchasing, inventory control, budgeting, scheduling, ensuring safety and sanitation, and other functions necessary to the operation of a full-service restaurant;
  • Coordinate day to day front end business operations in unison with the Culinary Arts Chef/Instructor to facilitate teaching and hands on training in the facility;
  • Create detailed reports on a weekly, monthly and annual basis that include revenues and expense reports;
  • Enforce appropriate security measures at the restaurant so that the safety of our employees and guests are always maintained;
  • Responsible for ensuring that transactions for payment will be handled electronically;
  • Maintain proper employee records and documentation per company standards and federal, state, and local ordinances;
  • Be able to work nights, weekends, and holidays as required;
  • Support the T-So:son (Our Core Values) including T- Wohocudadag – Our Beliefs, T-Apedag – Our Well-Being, T-Pi:k Elida – Our Deepest Respect and I-We:mta – Working Together;
  • Perform other duties of a similar nature or level.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Be approved by an Accredited Training Sponsor (ATS) Representative to be certified as an instructor;
  • Experience at a minimum journey OR technician – level (at least 4 years) in their area of expertise, OR a minimum of 3 years’ experience as a certified teacher in a vocational/ technical construction or maintenance-related training programs;
  • Documentation of an instructor’s qualifications must be reviewed and approved by Sponsored Representative or other qualified personnel, and kept on file by using one of the following methods;
  • A diploma from an acceptance secondary or post-secondary institution in the field(s) to be taught/evaluated OR a resume documenting actual experience in the curriculum title(s) or specific module(s) the individual intends to teach OR documented evidence of successful completion of the National Craft Assessment and Certification Program (NCACP) assessment in the appropriate field(s) OR a license granted by a state in the field(s) to be taught/evaluated OR relevant certification by a State Department of Education.

Additional Consideration May Be Given To Individuals with the Following Qualifications:

  • Ability to speak and understand O’odham and/or Spanish.
  • Knowledge and understanding in the history and contemporary issues facing Native peoples.


  • Valid Arizona Driver’s license with no DUI's or major traffic offences within the past two years.
  • Must successfully pass a background check and finger print clearance.
  • Licenses may be required depending on area of assignment.


  • Instructional methodologies;
  • Adult learning theory;
  • Research methods;
  • Student evaluation methods;
  • Principles in assigned academic area;
  • Advising processes and practices.


  • Using a computer and related software applications;
  • Evaluating student performance;
  • Instructing students;
  • Creating collateral materials for class sessions;
  • Advising students;
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with students, coworkers, supervisor, and the general public.