Assistant Director of Operations, Events and Student
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
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
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
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.
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
Experience managing and supervising employees
Professional experience working on a college campus in Student
Good customer service skills and past experience dealing with the
general public in a customer service setting/servant leadership
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
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
Past experience in college athletics or student recreation
Past experience managing student employees on a college
Past experience developing training programs/skills sessions for
Active NIRSA Member
Previous experience with Sub it Up, Fusion and EMS Scheduling
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
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
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
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
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
Look to Mines.
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.
$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.
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 mines.edu/human-resources/benefits.
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