The Athletics and Recreation Facilities Specialist is responsible for the daily operations, management, and supervision of all recreation facilities including, but not limited to, the O’Pake Recreation Center. The Specialist will monitor and prepare facilities and equipment for clean, safe, and high quality functionality, train and supervise staff, and serve as the primary point of contact for guests regarding facility needs and issues. The position requires a proactive approach to customer service and coordinating with internal and external partners, and will assist in event management and equipment room operations as needed.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Prepare athletics and recreation facilities for internal and external events, including setup, break down, staffing and support services as needed.
Conduct regular safety inspections of athletics and recreation areas as assigned by the Assistant Athletics Director for Facilities and Event Management.
Coordinate with University facilities, housekeeping, contracted third parties, etc. to ensure facilities and associated equipment are clean, safe, and properly maintained.
Implement and enforce facility hours of operation, access/use policies and procedures, and scheduled timing for programming and events.
Recruit, train, schedule, evaluate and oversee payroll for O’Pake Recreation Center professional and student staff.
Understand and enforce the Lower Merion zoning regulations.
Serve as the on-site event manager for home competitions and events (as needed); problem solve any issues that arise, including working with athletic trainers and others to manage all safety issues involving weather and injuries.
Provide exceptional customer service to students, staff, campus partners and guests, and help to foster and maintain an inclusive environment that is welcoming to all.
Assist in the scheduling of athletics and recreation facilities for use by intercollegiate athletics programs, club sports, intramurals, recreation programming and other internal and external use.
Assist with monitoring use and maintenance of SJU fleet vehicles, particularly those stored on Maguire campus (golf carts, gator, etc.).
Support and collaborate with business operations, facilities and game management staff members as needed.
Assist equipment manager with laundry services, uniform/equipment issue, deliveries, mail distribution or other duties as needed.
Participate in planning for budgeting and capital projects as appropriate.
The successful candidate will be required to obtain CPR, motor vehicle safety certification, and other job-related certifications.
The person who holds this position has been classified as a Campus Security Authority under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act).
Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours:
Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours:
Ability to lift equipment or other heavy items (50-75 pounds), work in various environmental conditions, and otherwise be able to appropriately prepare facilities and equipment for practice, competition, and special events.
Must be able and willing to work long days, nights and weekends as needed.
Bachelor’s Degree and 3-5 years of experience in a Division I Intercollegiate Athletic Department.
Previous experience in managing and maintaining athletics or recreation facilities.
Strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
Ability to utilize and leverage technology to increase effectiveness and efficiency in completing tasks inherent to this role (documentation/reporting, scheduling, signage, etc.). High-level problem-solving and critical thinking skills, strong attention to detail.
Ability to adapt, prioritize tasks, and be decisive in a fast-paced dynamic environment and under pressure.
Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with diverse constituents.
Understand the need for a customer service-focused approach
Adherence to NCAA and member conference rules and regulations.
Previous experience supervising staff.
Previous oversight of an aquatics facility.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO) Certification
Understand and appreciate the role and importance of facilities and event management in the student experience and the recruiting process.
On-line applications only. Please provide a letter of application/interest and resume. For a complete description of position responsibilities, qualifications, and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.sju.edu/postings/18245.
Saint Joseph's University is a private, Catholic, and Jesuit institution and expects members of its community to be knowledgeable about its mission and make positive contributions to that mission. Saint Joseph's is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce.