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Facility Operations and Events Assistant

Grand Rapids Community College
Michigan, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 12, 2024

Facility Operations and Events Assistant

No job description available

Facility Operations and Events Assistant

Job ID 1574

September 27, 2023

Department: Ford Fieldhouse Operations

Employee Group: Contingency

Schedule: Part time - 28 hours per week

Compensation: $20.00

Benefits: No Benefits

Reports to: Coordinator of Facility Operations and Events, ATC

Posting Closes: Open until filled


The Facility Operations and Event Assistant is responsible for assisting with day-to-day operations of the Applied Technology Center, an academic and event building on the main campus of GRCC. This position will support the Coordinator for Facility and Event Operations with facility management and event operations. This position will also oversee the volleyball and basketball events that take place in the Gerald R. Ford Fieldhouse Arena. This position will be required to flex time to work some nights and weekends for facility functions and events.

  • Assist with the day-to-day operations of the Applied Technology Center (ATC).
  • Assist in creating a safe, secure, functional, and inclusive environment within the ATC for students, faculty, staff, and members of our community.
  • Prepare the various areas of the ATC for their scheduled use based on the daily schedule.
  • Communicate regularly with campus service departments regarding scheduled events to address event needs for food services, parking, security, HVAC, media, tech support, etc.
  • Coordinate with event planners for set up needs, media/audio visual resources, food and beverage services, etc.
  • Facilitate prospective client tours of event spaces.
  • Check cleanliness of tables, chairs, and carpet after events during the tear down of events.
  • Oversee game operations for GRCC Volleyball and GRCC Basketball home contests that take place in the Gerald R. Ford Fieldhouse Arena.
  • Schedule, train, and help assist the score table attendants during home contests.
  • Assist with facility preparation for various home athletic contests.
  • Develop and maintain positive relations with the campus community to support student and employee events.
  • Ability to organize and direct personnel during a crisis or emergency situation.
  • Serve as a backup coordinator for the ATC.
  • Serve as a backup coordinator for the Ford Fieldhouse.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Coordinator for Facility and Event Operations for the ATC or the Director of the Ford Fieldhouse.


Education Credentials
  • Associate's Degree required. Bachelor's Degree preferred.

Work Experience
  • 1-2 years of experience working in facility operations and/or event management required.
  • Scheduling and training experience of staff is preferred.

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively, but also able to work independently at times
  • Ability to maintain a positive customer and student-oriented approach in a demanding work environment.
  • Must be able to work effectively and collegially with diverse personnel, including faculty, administration, staff, students, and external clients.

Physical Demands
  • Sitting, perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to traverse campus buildings to accomplish projects, meetings, and oversight of physical spaces.

Mental Demands
  • Possess mature judgment and be flexible in regards to interruptions and ability to handle pressure situations.
  • Must use good judgment in handling sensitive, confidential, or difficult situations.

Working Conditions
  • GRCC will comply with any mandated health and safety requirements. Compliance information is available on our policies website.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule (i.e. evenings) including occasional weekends.


GRCC is only accepting online applications for this position at Submit a cover letter and resume. The opportunity to apply for this position will close at the end of the day on the close date referenced at the top of this job posting. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Grand Rapids Community College is an equal opportunity employer. Visa sponsorship is not available.


Grand Rapids Community College creates an inclusive learning and working environment that recognizes the value and dignity of each person. It is the policy and practice of GRCC to provide equal educational and employment opportunities regardless of age, race, color, religion, marital status, sex/gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, height, weight, national origin, disability, political affiliation, familial status, veteran status or genetics in all programs, activities, services, employment and advancement including admissions to, access to, treatment in, or compensation in employment as required by state and federal law. GRCC is committed to reviewing all aspects of GRCC programs, activities, services and employment, including recruitment, selection, retention and promotion to identify and eliminate barriers in order to prevent discrimination on the basis of the listed protected characteristics. The college will not tolerate any form of retaliation against any person for bringing charges of discrimination or participating in an investigation. Further information may be obtained from the EEO Office or the Office of General Counsel, 143 Bostwick Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295.

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