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Assistant Director of Bands/Director of Logistics

A successful candidate will play an active role in FMU’s existing academic success to ensure students are provided with opportunities and services to help them succeed academically. The Assistant Director of Bands /Director of Logistics Assists the Director of Bands with facilitating the effective operations the Band Program, manages the logistics of rehearsal, performances, events, and travel of band program elements, manage the effective maintenance of facilities, instruments, uniforms and equipment, oversee musical development of trumpet sections and ensembles within the program, assist in the recruitment, development, and retention of quality band students, and maintains a high-profile presence in the community and schools in the region. Additional duties may be required based on the needs of the programs and the experience and expertise of the candidate. This customer centric role is responsible to deliver service excellence support to meet the needs of our university community. Demonstrates the professionalism needed to handle sensitive and confidential matters.

Essential Functions: Under minimal supervision; manages the day-to-day office responsibilities to:
  • Assist Director of Bands (DOB) with the management and function of the marching/athletic band and concert ensembles of the University Band Program
  • Manages the logistics of rehearsals, performances, and program events, i.e., band camp, Roar Festivals, workshops, etc., and works collaboratively with staff to coordinate band travel.
  • Oversee the musical development/function of the trumpet/upper brass sections in all ensembles.
  • Collaborates with directors and staff to coordinate program elements with academic components
  • Serve as a program liaison to Housing/Residential life as advised by DOB.
  • Assist DOB with management of personnel and student activities associated with the program.
  • Oversee repertoire selection, musical preparation, and programming of trumpet ensembles.
  • Assist DOB with recruitment and retention of quality band students and maintains a high profile in the local community and secondary schools in the area.
  • Assist DOB in fostering an environment and culture that inspires students to grow and supports the educational focus and institutional objectives of the band program and university.
  • Assist DOB to create and establish a strong sense of esprit de corps amongst student and staff.
  • Participate in the development of content of the band staff & student operations handbooks.
  • Provide instructional feedback to students during full band and sectional rehearsals.
  • Attend staff meetings and maintain open and collaborative communication with fellow staff.
  • Additional duties may be required based on needs of the band program as advised by DOB.
  • The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that logically relate to the position.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Ability to assess, analyze and interpret musical forms, scores, arrangements, instrumentation, genres, styles and provide effective diagnosis of problems and implementations solutions.
  • Ability to handle information of sensitive and confidential nature in the utmost professional manner. Demonstrate a high level of professionalism, initiative, resourcefulness, and personal accountability.
  • Maintain the privacy/confidentiality of information, protect the assets of the institution, act ethically with integrity, and adhere to FMU’s Code of Conduct and policies & procedures.
  • Effective analytical and decision-making skills. Excellent communication (oral and written), organizational, and time management skills. Effective interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse constituents.
  • Attention to detail and adaptability to a changing environment is extremely important.
  • Manage, prioritize, and accomplish multiple tasks/projects simultaneously in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling objects of average weight up to fifty (50) pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
  • Note: In compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA), those functions of the job which are identified essential are required to be performed with or without reasonable accommodations. Requests to facilitate the performance of essential functions will be given careful consideration.

  • The position requires master and/or six (6) plus years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Doctorate degree is preferred.
  • Teaching certification and terminal degree in music is a plus.
  • Ability to perform complex tasks and prioritize multiple projects.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, LinkedIn Learning, as well as knowledge and understanding of the organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures. Familiar with Jenzabar technology suite for higher education.
  • Flexibility to work outside of normal business hours, ability to maintain a flexible work schedule that may include working nights and weekends.
  • Pre-Employment screening is required: criminal background check and drug testing.
Qualified applicants are asked to upload a cover letter of interest, resume/curriculum vitae, and/or certifications, if applicable.

Supplemental Information

In addition to the completed application, candidates must submit a list of three professional references (at least one from a previous employer) that includes names and contact information. Review of application materials will begin ASAP and will continue until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.

Florida Memorial University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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