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Budget Title
Senior Staff Assistant

Campus Title
Alumni Arena Manager

Finance and Management, Division of

Event Management Office

Staff Sub-Type
Staff & Administration

Salary Level

Salary Range
$55,200-$59,200 (Depending on Experience)

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Position Summary

The Alumni Arena Manager will serve as an integral part of the leadership team of the Campus Event Management Office. They will provide leadership, vision, and supervision for a multiuse facility, including the supervision of the day-to-day operation of the arena and all associated activities and programming. This includes participation in major events such as Commencement, Spring Open House, Honors Convocation, and Spring Fling concert, and coordination of all activities that take place on the ice such as varsity and club ice hockey games and practices, PE classes, and intramural activities. This position will assist in running events that occur at all of Cortland’s sports facilities on campus, including the Stadium Complex, Park Center, and Lusk Fieldhouse.

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Major Responsibilities
  • Schedule and manage the Alumni Arena for events both with and without ice which includes games, practices, graduations, and other major college events.
  • Manage ice installation, daily ice maintenance and ice removal, maintenance and operation of ice arena equipment including ice resurfacer and ice edger.
  • Assist with supervision of sport facilities which includes setting up and breaking down events, staff placements, and overseeing of games/ events (evening, weekend, and holiday hours required).
  • Manage the training and development of student employees which includes hiring, training, scheduling, and supervising of student personnel.
  • Purchase, maintain and store all inventory, equipment and supplies related to arena operations.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of sport facilities operational policies.
Functional and Supervisory Relationships
  • Reports to the Sport Facilities Manager under the Campus Event Management office.
  • Works collaboratively with Athletics, Recreation Sports and Physical Education departments
  • Additional working relationships with faculty other college departments.
  • Supervisor student staff.
Required Qualifications
  • Minimum 1 year managing a multipurpose facility with ice.
  • Experience with ice installation and removal, daily ice maintenance, and operation of an ice resurfacer.
  • Experience in the service aspects of arena management.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or minimum 3 years managing a multipurpose facility with ice
  • Operational knowledge to manage and schedule sport facilities and fields
  • Experience in hiring, training, scheduling, supervising student personnel
  • Membership and/or certification with United States Ice Rink Association ( USIRA ) and/or North East Ice Skating Managers Association ( NEISMA )
  • Marketing experience
  • Experience success in budget management and revenue generation
  • Experience with EMS facilities scheduling software
EEO Statement

The State University of New York Cortland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act (AA/ EEO / ADA ) employer. The university actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the university.

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  1. Are you currently employed by SUNY Cortland? If so, please indicate what type of employee.
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  1. Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. References
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 SUNY Cortland

From your first steps on campus, you’ll feel the spirit of Cortland. It’s an energy that extends from the classroom to competition to the community.

SUNY Cortland stands out as one of New York’s top public universities — a medium-sized school that offers academic strength across 68 majors, a high quality of student life and a degree that pays back graduates.

Reputations in teacher education and health-related majors laid the foundation for exciting new programs related to business, natural sciences, the arts and specialized professional fields.

Our students, faculty and staff members are invested in the world around them. Whether it’s a class assignment, independent research or a passion project, Red Dragons look to make a difference.

With more than 1,400 employees, we are the leading employer in the City of Cortland and in Cortland County, and we’re also one of the most desirable places to work.

Job seekers will find competitive salaries, outstanding benefits and an invigorating work environment with full access to Cortland’s exceptional recreation and fitness facilities, library and other resources.

We offer full- and part-time employment in academic, administrative and staff positions, plus a wide range of employment opportunities for undergraduates and graduate students, including graduate assistantships.

Also offering employment opportunities on campus are two affiliated organizations, Cortland Auxiliary and the Research Foundation of SUNY.

Cortland Auxiliary is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides the SUNY Cortland community with food services and the Campus Store, to name a few. 

The Research Foundation for SUNY is a private, nonprofit educational corporation that administers externally funded contracts and grants that support research and discovery for and on behalf of SUNY Cortland. The Research Foundation offers professional, research, day care, tutoring and clerical employment opportunities.

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