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Assistant Director of Facilities for Athletics, UREC, and Kress Events Center

University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
Job Location:
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Facilities Management

WORKING TITLE:Assistant Director of Facilities for Athletics, University Recreation, and Kress Events Center

UW SYSTEM OFFICIAL TITLE: Building & Grounds Manager (C)

POSTING DATE: September 8, 2022


The Assistant Director of Facilities for Athletics and University Recreation reports to the Director of Facilities Management and Planning and plans and oversees all Green Bay campus athletic facilities and grounds operations to meet the needs of the university, its employees, and visitors. This position assumes responsibility for managing and maintaining all aspects of sports fields and facilities to include: athletic fields (natural grass and synthetic surfaces), Kress Events Center events, university events, UREC, building and grounds, and Shorewood Outdoor center and cross-country course. This position will serve as the liaison between Athletics, UREC, and the Facilities Planning & Management department, and will assist with long-range planning and evaluation of operations. This position will also be responsible for serving as the institutional liaison to the grounds contracting service, supervise the custodial operations for the Kress Events Center, and will provide support for large-scale athletic and University events held within the Kress Center facilities and grounds. This position will work closely within University Recreation (UREC), Phoenix Athletics, the division of Inclusivity & Student Affairs as well as with the UWGB Community in support of the missions of UREC, Athletics, and Facilities Management & Planning.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Implements and evaluates existing strategies and objectives for Athletic building and grounds operations and makes recommendations to unit leadership for program or function enhancement.
  • Plans maintenance and project work to achieve the agreed-upon maintenance standards and master plan to comply with ADA requirements, and oversees the training, scheduling and deploying of personnel to accomplish the work in compliance with OSHA.
  • Identifies, proposes, and implements new or revised unit operational policies and procedures.
  • Develops and implements plans to reduce impacts on the environment including recycling, storm water management, waste management and erosion control; achieve LEED certification, and improve the overall sustainability of the facilities.
  • In collaboration with campus partners (Risk Management, University Police, etc.), develops and implements disaster planning and security measures for Kress Center operations.
  • Directs and performs day-to-day operations of the unit to provide technical advice, problem solving assistance, and unit goals and policy interpretation.
  • Manages and participates in performing all maintenance, repair and operations of UW-Green Bay athletics buildings and grounds, to include: custodial, facilities repair and maintenance, turf maintenance and other grounds activities, snow and ice removal, and construction projects.
  • Schedules logistics and secures resources for facilities and grounds activities across multiple work units to ensure optimum efficiency and compliance with appropriate policies, procedures, and specifications.
  • Manages construction, renovation and/or reconstruction of sports facilities, whether performed in-house or by outside contractors.
  • Ensure clear communication with all stakeholders (coaches, players, parents, spectators, Athletics and University leadership, etc.) to ensure safe and sustainable use of athletics facilities and grounds.
  • Serve as institutional liaison to the Green Bay campus grounds contractor and lead contact for outside vendors for athletics-related rentals (moved).
  • Prepares periodic reports and financial statements, and records progress, status, or other special reports for leadership or external agencies.
  • Prepares the annual budgets for the maintenance and capital improvement of sports facilities in accordance with master plans and defined maintenance standards.
  • Monitors the unit budget and approves unit expenditures.
  • Specifies, purchases (or leases) equipment and necessary supplies/materials to maintain the sports facilities and properties.
  • Manages inventory and oversees the preventive equipment maintenance and replacement programs for athletics facilities and grounds.
  • Approves all expenditures and exercises cost control measures to keep operating and capital expenses in line with the approved budgets.
  • Exercises supervisory authority, including hiring, transferring, suspending, promoting, managing conduct and performance, discharging, assigning, rewarding, disciplining, and/or approving hours worked of at least 2.0 full-time equivalent (FTE) professional employeesincluding1 Custodial Supervisor and 5 Custodiansand dotted-line supervision of the Facilities Technician III.
  • Provide facilities-related support for large-scale athletic and University events held within the Kress Center facilities and grounds.


  • Associate's Degree or equivalent at time of application
  • 3 years of related experience


  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge of agronomy and environmental turfgrass management practices including pest/disease/weed management;
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of soil chemistry
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of sports field construction principles, practices and methods and sports governing bodies' requirements for field layout and marking
  • Knowledge of current federal, state and local laws and regulations affecting the management and operations of sports fields and facilities (including, but not limited to employment, safety and environmental standards, laws and
  • regulations);
  • Certification as a Certified Sports Field Manager (CSFM)
  • Current state certification or licensing as a pesticide applicator
  • Experience with budget management

The successful candidate will be expected to work inclusively and respectfully within a diverse campus community and practice civility in the workplace. The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to the appreciation and promotion of inclusivity and equity as crucial components in the pursuit of organizational excellence.

In addition, the successful candidate will have strong oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills, demonstrated integrity and strong leadership, and the willingness to work independently and as part of a collaborative team. The University invites applicants who are dedicated to enriching the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural, and economic resource.


Established in 1965,UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 8,970 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral studentsand 95,000 continuing education learners each year.We educate students from pre-college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates.UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive,sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise tofearlessly face challenges, solveproblems and embracediverse ideas and people.With four campus locations in Marinette, Green Bay, Manitowoc, and Sheboygan, theUniversity welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2020, UW-Green Baywasthe fastest growing UW school in Wisconsin. UW-Green Bay works to ensure faculty and staff achieve their full potential as valued employees with its commitment to creating an environment that recognizes, values and respects the differences we all bring to the workplace, allowing everyone to do their best work. Employee testimonials can be found at #WhyUWGB. For more information,

For more information regarding the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the surrounding area, see our Campus and Community website. For Campus Safety information, see our University Policewebsite and our Annual Security Report. This report includes statistics about reported crimes, as well as information about crime prevention and campus security policies and procedures. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at (920) 465-2390 if you would like a paper copy.


Position is a full-time Academic Staff appointment. Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s). A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s). In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community that welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.


Please submit application materials bySunday, September 25, 2022.



Minimum salary of $63,000.

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).


UW Systemprovides an excellent benefits package to meet the diverse needs of its employees. This includes several health insurance options, with annual deductibles as low as $250/individual and $500/family. Our benefits package also includes dental, vision, several life insurance options, AD&D and Accident insurance and Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts. We participate in the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS), where employer contributions begin immediately and employees are fully vested after 5 years of service. The UW System also provides supplemental retirement savings programs including a 403(b) and Deferred Compensation.

In addition, employees receive several types of paid leave benefits, which are prorated for employees working less than 100%. This includes 9 legal holidays, 36 hours of personal holiday and between 96-130 hours of sick leave annually. Employees earn 13-27 days of vacation each year, depending on years of service and employment type.

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  • Cover letter specifically addressing qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Joe Harvey
Phone: (920) 465-2373

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