Coordinator of Operations for Mahoney Arena and Athletics Facilities/Events

Fairfield University is a co-educational, comprehensive Jesuit university with a 200-acre campus located along the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT. The University is comprised of approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students pursuing degrees within 5 schools: The College of Arts and Sciences, The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The School of Engineering, The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, and School of Education and Human Development. As an expression of our Jesuit, Catholic mission and identity, Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical and religious values.

Job Description:

DIVISION: Athletics

DEPARTMENT: Athletics Facility Operations and Events


Under the daily guidance of the Associate Athletics Director for Facility Operations and Events (and the AVP for Campus Services), manage the day-to-day operations of Mahoney Arena including (but not limited to) event management, maintenance/custodial services and scheduling. Direct oversight and management of varsity athletics contests, practices and special events. Collaborate on the management of University, Fairfield Prep and External events with multiple University partners, including (but not limited to) Facilities Management, Public Safety, Conference/Event Services and Alumni/Advancement. In addition, assist with the management of other athletics facilities and events as needed. Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION: B.S. required. Master’s Degree in related field preferred.

EXPERIENCE: Minimum 3 years of full-time experience in facility operations and event management at the collegiate level, in professional sports and/or with a public entertainment/sports venue. Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.

SUPERVISION OF PERSONNEL: Work study/Graduate students

REPORTS TO: VP for Athletics with dotted line to VP for Facilities. Daily oversight and guidance provided by Associate AD for Facility Operations/Events and AVP for Campus Services.


Coordinator of Operations for Mahoney Arena and Athletics Facilities/Events

1. Manage the day-to-day operations of Mahoney Arena .

2. Coordinate facility set up and breakdown for varsity athletic contests.

3. Manage event operations of athletic varsity athletics contests.

4. Coordinate external service agreements with event staff and other services as needed.

5. Coordinate regular maintenance and custodial services with University Facilities Management.

6. Assist with daily event scheduling of Mahoney Arena and other athletics venues.

7. Manage the storage and maintenance of athletics and campus constituent equipment.

8. Coordinate with necessary University services for the effective management of all Athletics, University, Fairfield Prep and external events and camps.

9. Coordinate dissemination of visiting team guide information and coordinate access with Campus Public Safety.

10. Coordinate management of athletics car /golf cart fleet scheduling and maintenance.

11. Hire, train, and supervise student workers on all aspects of game operations.

12. Required to be present at athletic events

13. Duties may be changed and/or added at any time.

Bachelors degree required . Masters degree preferred


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


Athletics - Admin

Performs such other duties, responsibilities, and activities as required by supervisor and as departmental/University needs indicate.


The above information indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain and should not be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, activities, and/or qualifications required or expected of employees assigned to this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change and new ones may be assigned at any time, with or without notice.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a satisfactory background check.

Fairfield University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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