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Position Information

General Information

Position Number 000803
Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Working Title Director
Position Designation EHRA Non-Faculty
Employment Type Permanent - Full-time
Months per Year 12
Work Schedule

Monday-Friday, 8-5

Hours per week 40
FLSA Status Exempt
Division Student Affairs
Department Student Union Activities & Rec(Adm)
Work Location Student Activity Center
Salary Range
Primary Purpose of Department

The 232,000 square-foot James H. Barnhardt Student Activity Center and Miltimore Wallis Athletic Training and Academic Complex is home to the 9,000-seat Halton Arena, five (5) multi-purpose meeting salons, multiple recreation courts, locker rooms, fitness spaces, locker rooms, and office complexes. The 15,000-seat Jerry Richardson Stadium and Judy Rose Football Center provide spaces and services to support the Forty-Niner football program.

Primary Purpose of Position

The Director is responsible for overall administration and leadership for all services, facilities, and programs related to the James H. Barnhardt Student Activity Center and Miltimore Wallis Athletic Training and Academic Complex as well as the Jerry Richardson Stadium and Judy Rose Football Center. The position directly supervises five professional staff, with oversight for forty-three (43) full-time and sixty-five (65) part time employees.

Summary of Position Responsibilities

Given the nature of activities and programs occurring within the various facilities, the Director works closely with Athletics, Recreational Services, Business Services, Student Activities, Facility Management, Financial Services and other aspects of the campus community. He/she develops and implements long-range renovation and equipment replacement plans; provides strategic direction for operations and revenue generation; is responsible for personnel management (hiring, supervision, evaluation, professional development); and also oversight for game day management for basketball, football, and volleyball as well as major events including but not limited to commencement, convocation, concerts, and admission/orientation/career fairs.

The Director reports to the Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and represents the department and division of Student Affairs on various committees, taskforces, and local, state and national organizations.

Minimum Education/Experience

Masters Degree in appropriate area of specialization (Sports Management, Student Personnel, Facility Management, or Business Administration), with 5 – 8 years of progressive professional experience in a directly related position, preferably within an institution of higher education. Six years experience in public assembly facility is required, with a minimum of three years in the top two management tiers.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills and Experience

• Master’s degree and six years of progressive experience managing/leading similar (multipurpose) facilities.
• Strong multi-level supervisory experience with professional, trade, technical, and para-professional positions.
• Demonstrated ability to develop/manage budgets and oversee and allocate fiscal resources.
• Understanding of all aspects related to event management.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to listen, clearly articulate thoughts/directions/expectations and develop reports/proposals and make presentations.
• Knowledge of best practices and trends related to venue management, game day management, concessions/food service, student affairs, and higher education administration.
• Political and organizational sensitivity.
• Skill at developing effective partnerships, negotiating contracts/agreements, and resolving conflict.
• Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities, render thoughtful decisions, and motivate others to levels of excellence.
• Knowledge of current trends, developments and best practices in medium to large size public assembly facilities.

Necessary Certifications/Licenses
Preferred Certifications/Licenses
Special Notes to Applicants

The finalist will be subject to a criminal background check.

Posting Open Date 01/22/2018
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Proposed Hire Date 05/01/2018
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Contact Information

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  3. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents