Assistant Director of Facility and Event Operations
The Department of Recreation and Wellness at Old Dominion
University is seeking candidates for the Assistant Director of
Facility and Event Operations (full-time, 12 month) position. This
position manages all recreational facilities and informal
programming during operational hours on the ODU campus. The
responsibilities associated with the position are critically
important to the success of the operation of the Recreation and
Wellness department. Responsibilities include budget management,
related risk management, scheduling and management of facility and
field events, inventory, maintenance, and purchasing of facility
equipment including fitness equipment and special event equipment
and materials. The responsibilities also include oversight of
hiring, training, scheduling, supervising, and evaluating all
student operations staff as well as the Graduate Assistant,
Coordinator of Aquatics & Informal Recreation and Equipment
Maintenance position. In addition, the position is the liaison with
the University’s Facility Management Department to ensure
operational and project management functions are completed during
and after operating hours. This position is responsible for
maintaining current certifications and continuing education related
to the recreation field. This position assists in long range
planning and implementation of departmental programming as it
relates to the overall mission within the Division.
Required Education: Master’s degree in recreation administration, sports management, or related field OR a bachelor’s degree in the areas previously indicated along with experience equivalent to an advanced degree. First Aid, CPR, AED certifications required or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment. Possession of or ability to acquire a valid Virginia State driver’s license.
Required Qualifications: Demonstrated experience in facility management and informal recreation programming is required. Knowledge or experience in event management including scheduling, logistical management, and customer service. Experience with budget management, risk management, procurement of fitness equipment, and personnel management. Proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, experienced in desktop publishing, and willing to learn new software programs. Demonstrated technical knowledge of equipment inventory and management of informal recreation equipment is required. Knowledgeable of budget justification and management, excellent organizational, project management, personnel management, leadership, communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with individuals and departments on campus and in the surrounding community. Ability to work evenings and weekends as required by the responsibilities of the job.
Preferred Qualifications: Some experience in a university or collegiate setting. Some knowledge of student development practices and principles.
Review Date: The initial application review date for this position is January 25, 2021 and will remain open until filled.
Old Dominion University does not discriminate in admissions, treatment, employment or access to its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), political affiliation, veteran status, family medical and genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or disability. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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