Assistant Director, Facility Operations

Fort Myers, FL
United States

Experience Required
Degree Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule

Job Description
  • Job Summary

    The Assistant Director, Facility Operations provides operational direction of the University Recreation & Wellness Center, Recreation Fields, and the Recreation Outdoor Complex, including budget management, facility reservations, membership services, maintenance, and risk management. Assists in the analysis of program effectiveness and establishes future direction of programming. Supervises a staff of support, professional and student employees.

    Job Description

    Typical duties include but are not limited to:

    Manages the day to day operations of Campus Recreation Facilities.

    Directs routine and preventative maintenance processes, oversees schedules, and ensures proper maintenance of facilities and equipment.

    Oversees facility reservations and rental activities, including facility use agreements, invoicing and reconciliation, software management, and acting as department representative.

    Develops and manages the operating budgets for the assigned functional area to ensure program alignment with fiscal allocation. Monitors expenses, researches and recommends purchase options, prepares requisitions, and invoice reconciliation.

    Oversees the recruitment, hiring, and training of staff and part time OPS staff that assist in carrying out the goals and objectives of the functional area.

    Develops and implements risk management and safety plans. Ensures compliance with Federal, State, and University safety regulations and policies. (OSHA, Florida State Fire Code, etc.)

    Participates in goal setting and long-range planning. Develops goals, student learning outcomes, and program objectives. Assists with the development and implementation of the overall departmental strategic plan.

    Collects and analyzes data to assess and evaluate programs and initiatives. Prepares monthly reports, presentations, and proposals.

    Assists in the development and implementation of policies, procedures to ensure effective operations.

    Stays current on trends and best practices to develop new and improved programming. Participates in state, regional, and national professional organizations, conferences and workshops.

    Serves as essential personnel and provides assistance in the event of an emergency on campus.

    Provides administrative oversight for Campus Recreation’s membership services operation. Manages facility operation aspects of the membership management software, and ensures proper cash handling procedures.

    Assists in development, recommendation, and coordination of capital improvement projects, equipment purchases and installations.

    Other Duties:

    • Assists with special projects as assigned.

    • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

    Additional Job Description

    Required Qualifications:

    Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Recreation Management, Sports Administration, or closely related field.

    Four years of full-time professional experience related to the position.

    Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience, and/or certifications may be considered.

    Experience operating a personal computer and proficient in Microsoft office (Word, Excel, and Outlook).

    Current CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications or able to obtain within three months of employment.

    Valid driver’s license.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Recreation Management, Sports Administration, or closely related field.

    Two years of full-time professional experience in higher education campus recreation related to the position.

    Experience scheduling and supervising the work of students, support, and professional employees.

    Certification as a CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor.

    Experience with Innosoft Fusion software.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    Knowledge of campus recreation, facility operations, personnel management, and event management.

    Knowledge of student intellectual, emotional and social development theory, techniques and research.

    Knowledge of risk management standards and practices.

    Knowledge of inventory control principles and methods.

    Knowledge of marketing principles including promotion, fundraising, and public relations.

    Knowledge of budget control principles, practices, and procedures.

    Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.

    Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and complete simultaneous projects.

    Ability to establish collaborative and strategic relationships with a diverse group of colleagues, students, and the general public.

    Ability to work successfully as both a member of a team and independently with minimal supervision.

    Ability to take initiative to plan, organize, coordinate and perform work in various situations when numerous and diverse demands are involved.

    Ability to develop and implement policies, procedures, goals and objectives.

    Ability to effectively manage the work of others by providing information, guidance, and motivation.

    Ability to work evenings, nights and weekends as necessary.


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    Salary Range:

    $47,000 - $52,000/annually

      Posted Yesterday
      Full time

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    Faculty members represent a diverse collection of scholars and researchers with a strong commitment to teaching and service. Unlike most universities, we do not have a tenure system so faculty members work on multi-year contracts. And, because the university is relatively young, it tends to attract professors with entrepreneurial spirits, those who are excited by the prospect of creating new programs and initiatives that benefit students and the community.

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