Tohono Kosin Restaurant Manager

$60,000 yearly
  • Tohono O'odham Community College
  • Tohono Kosin Restaurant
  • Jun 29, 2024
Full time Management

Job Description

Job Title: Tohono Kosin Restaurant Manager (RM)

Reports to: Chair of Workforce and Community Development

Status: Full-time/ Regular/ Exempt

Salary: $60,000 Annual (DOE)


The Tohono Kosin (Desert Kitchen) Restaurant Manager (RM) will manage the startup and operation of a full-service restaurant in Sells, Arizona. The RM will supervise the full-time Lead Cook and provide the environment for the Food and Beverage micro-credential students and student interns who aid in the full range of operations of the Tohono Kosin. RM duties include hiring and training restaurant staff, addressing restaurant concerns and solve problems, and creating work schedules for restaurant staff. The RM will supervise the front-end of the restaurant. The RM 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 Lead Cook of the Tohono Kosin.
  • Purchasing, inventory control, budgeting, scheduling, ensuring safety and sanitation, and other functions necessary for the operation of a full-service restaurant; ? Coordinate day-to-day front end business operations;
  • Create detailed reports on a weekly, monthly and annual basis that include revenues and expense reports;
  • Enforce 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;
  • Licenses and certificates and building codes up to date
  • 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:

Associate Degree in Business, Hospitality, Culinary Arts or related field, and two years restaurant management experience with casual dining or full-service restaurants. A High School Diploma with similar experience may be considered. A Bachelor's degree is preferred.

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

  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university on Hospitality, Management, or Business and at least one year of managerial experience;
  • Familiarity with Tohono O’odham food and culture;
  • Ability to speak the O’odham language.


  • Valid Arizona Driver’s license with no DUI’s or major traffic offenses within the past three years.
  • ServSafe, local and state certifications, or the ability to obtain those, is required. ? Must successfully pass a background check and fingerprint clearance. ? Obtain First Aid and CPR certification within three months of hire.


  • Systems such as Microsoft Office, Aloha, HotSchedules, and Optimum Control Inventory Management System experience;
  • Managerial principles and practices;
  • Applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations;
  • Policy and procedure development and implementation.


  • Extensive food and beverage knowledge, with an ability to remember and recall ingredients and dishes to inform customers and staff;
  • Proven customer service experience as a manager;
  • Familiarity with restaurant management software;
  • Strong leadership, motivational and people skills;
  • Strong financial management skills.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to work around hot equipment (pizza oven, grill, fryer, etc.) and in cold temperatures (walk-in freezer and refrigerator);
  • Ability to move around the restaurant and through tight spaces;
  • Ability to walk or stand for up to ten (10) hours;
  • Climb or balance, and talk or hear. Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell;
  • Lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to ten (10) pounds;
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.