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Assistant Director of Operations, Events and Student Development

Colorado School of Mines
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 26, 2023

Position Title
Assistant Director of Operations, Events and Student Development
The Opportunity

This position exists to provide night and weekend professional staff coverage for the Student Recreation Center, Rec Sports/Athletics facilities, and events. This position will manage emergencies and will support the administration of competitions and events in Rec SportsAthletics facilities. Rec Sports hosts a wide variety of events throughout the year including but not limited to: club sports competitions, varsity athletic competitions, career fair events, admissions events, PA classes, external facility rentals, summer camps, convocation, commencement ceremonies etc. These activities take place seven days a week at all hours of the day. This position will collaborate with other Rec Sports staff to manage programs, facilities, risk management and events.

This position will supervise the Student Rec. Center front desk staff and provide professional development for the Rec. Sports department.

This position may be assigned other duties needed to help drive the vision, fulfill the mission, and uphold Rec Sports/Athletics/Student Life organizational values, as well as campus-wide initiatives.

A successful candidate will be able to work a flexible schedule. The schedule could vary depending on the time of year, competitions, events or lack thereof. Generally, this position will operate on a Wednesday- Sunday afternoon/evening work schedule.


Oversee night and weekend operations for Rec SportsAthletics facilities and events. This will include scheduling and the supervision of student staff. An emphasis will be placed on safety, customer service, relationship building, inclusiveness, and collaboration with other departments. Serve as the onsite administrator for events. These responsibilities include scheduling, planning, set up, implementation of the actual special eventcompetition, crowd management, tear down, and supervision of event staff. Provide service to patrons with an emphasis on customer service and event risk management.

Manage the Student Rec. Center front desk and FitLab staff. Responsibilities will include recruiting, hiring, onboarding, training and development, evaluating, scheduling and discipline. This position will manage student contracts, payroll and budget for said student staff. Responsible for making sure student staff members are current in appropriate certifications and trainings (CPRFirst Aid, internal trainings, etc.).

Provide student learning and development opportunities to Rec Sports student staff. Provide students with meaningful beyond the classroom signature experiences with an emphasis on transferable life skills by creating and implementing a professional development program for said staff. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to meeting with students routinely to conduct evaluations and to performing staff performance audits.

Promote and market department programs, services and facilities. Collaborate with other members of Rec. Sports and the campus community to support numerous programs and services. These include but are not limited to pool water testing, locker rentals, towel service, climbing wall equipment, membership sales, Physical Activity classes, facility set up and tear down as well as working alongside the Mines facility and maintenance staffs etc.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in one of the following: Recreation, Physical Education, Sports Management, Event Management, Student Development, or a related field

Experience managing and coordinating large scale special events

Experience managing and supervising employees

Professional experience working on a college campus in Student Affairs/Athletics

Good customer service skills and past experience dealing with the general public in a customer service setting/servant leadership philosophy

Ability to work nights, weekends, and flexible hours

Current CPR/ First Aid/ AED certification or the ability to obtain within 60 days of hire

Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a fast-paced environment

Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills

Current Certified Pool Operator certification or the ability to obtain within 90 days of hire

Experience fostering diversity, accessibility and an inclusive environment

Preferred Qualifications

Past experience in college athletics or student recreation

Past experience managing student employees on a college campus

Past experience developing training programs/skills sessions for employees

Active NIRSA Member

Previous experience with Sub it Up, Fusion and EMS Scheduling Software

Red Cross CPR/ First Aid/AED Instructor certified through the American Red Cross

Current Certified Pool Operator certification

Experience managing crowds. Must be willing and able to obtain Crowd Manager Certification within 3 months of hire

Understanding how to implement an Emergency Action Plan and previous experience instructing emergency scenario and risk management trainings

About Mines & Golden, CO

When the world looks for answers, the world looks to Mines.

Colorado School of Mines is a top-ranked public university solving the grand challenges facing our society, particularly those related to the Earth, energy and the environment. Founded in 1874 with specialties in mining and metallurgy, Mines’ scope and mission have continually expanded to meet the needs of industry and society. Today, we are the No. 38 public university in the nation, recognized for our innovation and undergraduate teaching in science, technology engineering and math (U.S. News and World Report, 2023).

Mines graduates are change makers, boundary breakers and problem solvers. Since our earliest days, a Mines education has been and continues to be a transformational opportunity, with one of the strongest returns on investment out there for talented STEM students of all backgrounds.

At the same time, Mines faculty members are pushing their fields in new directions, whether that’s manufacturing, space resources, quantum engineering, carbon capture or more. Mines was recently classified as a R1 “Very High Activity” research institution by Carnegie, a notable feat for any university but particularly one of our size.

That size – roughly 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students – also translates to a close-knit campus community, where employees have opportunities to get involved in multiple ways, continued professional learning is valued and everyone can make an impact.

Community Alliance groups bring together employees for professional development, networking, cultural awareness and community involvement, and all Mines employees also have access to the wealth of activities happening every day on campus – nationally-renowned speakers, special events and Mines traditions like Engineering Days, just to name a few.

And don’t get us started on our hometown. We are located in the heart of Golden, Colorado --with its charming historic downtown and nearby hiking trails – and in close proximity to all that Denver and the Rocky Mountains have to offer. That includes the sunny, high-altitude climate and outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities that make the Denver area an ideal place to live, work and play.

Are you looking for an inspiring, mission-driven workplace where you can contribute to solving the world’s problems and educating the next generation of change makers? Are you an individual who values a diverse and inclusive community, where our different perspectives, experiences and cultures enrich the educational and work experience?

Look to Mines.

Equal Opportunity

Colorado School of Mines is committed to equal opportunity for all persons. Mines does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), ancestry, creed, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or current military service. Further, Mines does not retaliate against community members for filing complaints regarding or implicating any of these protected statuses.

Mines’ commitment to nondiscrimination, affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access is reflected in the administration of its policies, procedures, programs and activities and in its efforts to achieve a diverse student body and workforce.

Through its policies, procedures and resources, Mines complies with federal law, Colorado state law, administrative regulations, executive orders and other legal requirements to prevent discrimination (including harassment or retaliation) within the Mines campus community and to address potential allegations of inequity or concerns for safety.

Pay Range

$48,735 - $61,628

Mines takes into consideration a combination of candidate’s education, training and experience as well as the position’s scope and complexity, the discretion and latitude required in the role, work location, and external market and internal value when determining a salary level for potential new employees.

Total Rewards

Colorado School of Mines offers a robust portfolio of benefits for all employees. For this role, that includes:
• Fully paid health and dental premiums
• Generous sick/vacation time: 13 paid holidays per year – including a week-long winter break for entire campus.
• Fully vested retirement plan on first day of employment, with generous employer contribution
• Tuition benefits (6 credits per year for employees, 50 percent discount for dependents)
• Free RTD Ecopass

All Mines employees also have access to discount programs through the State of Colorado and free tickets for Mines Athletics home games, as well as access to the on-campus Recreation Center (fitness classes and training, swimming pool and more), equipment rentals through the Outdoor Rec Center, the Colorado State Employee Assistance Program (CSEAP), and backup child and elder care. Coming soon is an on-campus daycare center. For more information about benefits at Mines, go to

How to Apply
Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veteran status) and upload a resume and cover letter (required). References will not be contacted until later in the selection process and you will be informed before that contact is made.
Background Investigation Required

Advertised: May 26, 2023 Mountain Daylight Time
Applications close: Jun 11, 2023 11:55 PM Mountain Daylight Time

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