Director of Operations

  • Aurora, CO, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

**FireSeeds is the recruiting firm partnered with Chick-fil-A Gardens on Havana. You are applying to the Director of Operations opportunity at CFA Gardens on Havana!**

Chick-fil-A at Gardens on Havana in Aurora, CO is run by Tate Smith, who has worked for Chick-fil-A for almost 8 years and has quickly grown in leadership with Chick-fil-A through his career. Tate has been an operator in Aurora since 2018 and has been able to see tremendous growth at his location. He is passionate about developing leaders and helping them get to where they want to be in life. Tate is eager to develop leaders and share his experience and wisdom with individuals who want to learn the business of Chick-fil-A. His store exists to serve with a commitment to excellence and serving with a generous and selfless heart. Join this team that wants to see you succeed in Chick-fil-A and all areas of your life!

Job Description

Chick-fil-A Gardens on Havana is seeking a Director of Operations to provide high-level leadership and oversight to the operations. The ultimate goal for this role is to prepare individuals to pursue their own Chick-fil-A franchise or a position at Chick-fil-A Corporate after at least 2-3 years of learning the business. This person will work alongside the other Directors in the store to provide strategic leadership to help scale and grow the operations and leadership. After about 3 months of learning the basics, this individual can expect to begin progress to Director-level responsibilities. This individual will rotate through different Director roles to become a well-rounded leader ready to pursue a long-term opportunity as a Chick-fil-A Operator or with Chick-fil-A Corporate.


  • Ensure operational excellence in all areas of the business
  • Oversee and develop top leadership within the restaurant
  • Rotate through multiple aspects of the business to gain knowledge of the total operation
  • Perform a wide variety of tasks, both on and off shift
  • Lead and motivate teams every day to achieve incredible customer service
  • Meet with Director team regularly to solve problems as a team
  • Within the first 3 months, take on responsibilities of a Director which includes: development and feedback for team members; processing applications, interviewing, orientation for new hires; and contribute to leadership team meetings among other things
  • Meet with Chick-fil-A Owner/Operator for mentoring and development on a monthly basis


  • Bachelors Degree Required
  • 1-2+ years of previous work experience that demonstrates strong leadership ability
  • Driven to achieve excellence in all areas
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with a desire to own a business
  • Humble; willing to do tasks that others might consider beneath them
  • Optimistic individual willing to push through adversity on a daily basis
  • Hungry to be developed and passion to develop others
  • Ability to comprehend and implement systems
  • Effectively coach and give feedback with enthusiasm and energy
  • Positively impact the people and culture around you
  • Ability to take ownership

Additional Information

Competitive Compensation and Growth Opportunity