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Assistant Director of Facilities & Operations

University of Northern Colorado
Job Location:
Greeley, 80639
Facilities Management

POSITION TITLE: Assistant Director of Facilities & Operations

COMPENSATION RANGE: 55,000.00 - 55,000.00 USD per year

EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION: Professional Administrative

DEPARTMENT: Recreation Center Operations


BENEFITS: UNC's Career Hub

To ensure full consideration, applications, including cover letter, must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 06/30/2024.

Position Summary

The Department of Student Affairs (DSA) is a forward-thinking student success operation committed to its role as the leading custodial unit guiding the student experience at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC). Staff members within DSA are expected to positively contribute to our mission of supporting students in the co-curricular environment and provide an experience that inspires students academically, personally, and emotionally.

The Assistant Director of Facilities and Operations is an integral part of Campus Recreation at the University of Northern Colorado and is responsible for the administration of a range of services, including: management and maintenance of the facility, coordination of rental groups and special events, management of member services and entry desk operations, implementation of the risk management plan, and providing direction for student employment processes and employee development for the department. The position partners with the Associate Director of Campus Recreation to oversee the facility budget and the repair and replacement budget. The Assistant Director is directly responsible for the selection, training and supervision of the maintenance and operations staff.

Job Duties

Facility and Risk Management

Provides supervision and direction for the day-to-day operations of the Campus Recreation Center including customer service, risk management, light custodial, and Pro Shop services. Acts as liaison for the Facilities Management Department and other facility service providers, as well as, tracks the work orders. Assists the Director and Associate Director with capital project requests and developing maintenance schedules over breaks. Manages general facility and equipment maintenance and helps coordinate custodial operations. Assists the Rec Sports Manager in outdoor facility maintenance. Provides direction for all event operations, including, set-up, tear-down, staffing, and scheduling. Provides supervision and direction of front desk procedures, including: access control, equipment rental, locker services, first aid and emergency response, and Pro Shop sales and services. Implements the risk management plan for the Campus Recreation Center with emphasis on first aid, evacuation procedures and rule enforcement. 20% (Essential Function)

Personnel and Fiscal Management

The Assistant Director assists with human resource functions within the department by managing payroll processes and personnel records. Coordinates with department staff to conduct employee training related to customer service, risk management and information technology. Provides supervision and direction for the hiring, training, and development of department student employees, including Building Supervisors, Open Recreation Attendants and Student Custodians. Monitors all budgets related to facilities, athletic supplies, student payroll, and revenue from memberships, facility rental and pro shop sales. 30% (Essential Function)

Program Management

The Assistant Director serves as the department representative in the creation and implementation of campus-wide programs and events designed to enhance University recruitment and retention efforts. The Assistant Director develops and maintains collaborative relationships throughout the institution, in order to develop joint programming opportunities and maximize use of available resources. Recruits and maintains memberships through marketing, programming and building relationships with members. Coordinates with Campus Recreation Staff in the planning and implementation of all student staff trainings. Oversees the scheduling and logistics of all events and activities in the Campus Recreation Center through the scheduling software including classes, practices, recreational programs, and special events. Collaborates with the office of Conference and Event Services regarding external rental groups and summer camps. 35% (Essential)

Technology and Assessment

Provides leadership, training, and oversight for the facility scheduling, management, and shift scheduling software. Administers online program area surveys to gauge member satisfaction levels, constructive feedback, and learning objective achievements. 15% (Essential)

Minimum Qualifications

1. Education:
A Bachelor's degree is required. A Master's degree or higher is preferred in Recreation, Sport Management, Higher Education or related field as this position often serves as mentor for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as, entry level staff.

2. Experience:
A minimum of 2 years of professional (or 1 year professional experience + 2 years as a graduate assistant) experience in facilities and operations in a recreation or sports setting is required. The preferred candidate will have 2 or more years of experience in facilities and operations in a college or university recreation or athletics setting, as well as, experience with student development and personnel management.

3. Certification/Registration/Licensing:
Certifications in CPR, First Aid and AED are required within one month of starting the position.

4. Ability:
The required abilities for the Assistant Director of Facilities and Operations include the following:
a. Knowledge of general recreation programming;
b. Ability to apply facility management principles and best practices;
c. Ability to interpret and apply industry research;
d. Leadership abilities and supervisory skills
e. Proven staff training skills
f. Effective written and verbal communication skills;
g. Customer service and policy enforcement skills;
h. Ability to apply student development principles;
i. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Web-based applications;
j. Basic accounting knowledge/experience;
k. Willingness and desire to work with diverse populations.

5. Special Considerations:
The Assistant Director is required to work a varied schedule, including regular business hours, early mornings, late nights and weekends. The individual must be self-directed and possess the ability to work both independently and collaboratively within the Department of Campus Recreation. Exceptionally strong oral and written skills are essential. Knowledge in recreation program development, risk management, facility operations and customer service is required.

Benefits available include health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement plans for all full-time positions. Employees at UNC receive sick leave, and other leave options may be available based on position. Full-time employees are eligible to receive tuition waiver benefits, as well as dependents and spouses of UNC Employees who are employed at 0.5 FTE or above are eligible for undergraduate dependent tuition grants of up to 50%. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position.

About UNC
The University of Northern Colorado is a public doctoral/research institution located in Greeley, Colorado. UNC's commitment to education began in 1889 and continues to be a transformational force for our students. According to CollegeNet's Social Mobility Index, UNC ranked #1 in social mobility (2022). UNC is also committed to providing our faculty and staff with the support they need to succeed as professionals, educators, and in life. Please visit UNC's Career Hub,to learn more about UNC's strategic plan, school programs, and employee benefits. Go Bears!

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
The University of Northern Colorado believes diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging is the pathway to achieving an inclusive community and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. UNC supports the growth of individuals who care about race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, lifestyle, age, educational background, national origin, religion, or physical ability - to honor the intersectionality of our campus. Please visit UNC's Career Hub to learn more about UNC's commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

AAEO Employer
The University of Northern Colorado is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer that is committed to a culturally diverse staff, faculty, and student body.

The University will not engage in unlawful discrimination in employment or educational services against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. It is the University's policy to prohibit discrimination in employment or educational services on the basis of sexual orientation or political affiliation. The University will likewise take affirmative action to ensure that student applicants and enrolled students are treated during the enrollment at the University without regard to race, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. Such affirmative action shall include, but not be limited to the following: employment, upgrading, demotion or transfer, recruitment or recruitment advertising; layoff, retirement, or termination; rates of pay or other forms of compensation; and selection for training, including apprenticeship. Furthermore, the University will post in conspicuous places, notice setting forth the provisions of this University's Equal Opportunity Policy.

Federal regulations require that the University of Northern Colorado retain all documents submitted by applicants. Materials will not be returned or copied for applicants.

Background Check
Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. The successful candidate must submit original transcripts within one (1) month of hire.

This position is contingent on funding from the Colorado State Legislature, approval by the Board of Trustees, and subject to the policies and regulations of the University of Northern Colorado.

Clery Act
In compliance with the Clery Act, the most recent University of Northern Colorado Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online. A paper copy can be requested at the UNC Police Department. This report contains crime statistics and policy statements related to safety, conduct processes and Title IX investigations.

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