Assistant Director of UREC, Connolly Center and Outside Facilities
March 5, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Director, Facility Management
4 Year Degree
Assistant Director of UREC, Connolly Center and Outside Facilities Seattle University
FLSA Status: Exempt Months Per Year: 12
About UREC University Recreation (UREC) includes the following program and operational areas: Aquatics, Competitive Sports (intramural sports and sport clubs), Facilities, Fitness, Marketing, and Outdoor.
University Recreation inspires, educates, and empowers the Seattle University community to live happier, healthier, and more successful lives. Whether it is promoting wellness, providing worthwhile recreational activities, or building community, the Department of University Recreation is an integral component of a Seattle University student's holistic education.
UREC is a part of the division of Student Development therefore, we are committed to creating a vital and engaged campus community that challenges and supports undergraduate, graduate, and professional students to learn and develop the knowledge, skills, and values needed to lead and serve in an interdependent, global society.
Student Focused: Students are essential to the success of the department and enable UREC to provide facilities and programs designed to fit the students' needs. Community: Building positive relationships through working and participating in recreation.
Proactive: Assessing programs, risk, policies, and procedures to provide high quality services and programming aligned with the needs of Seattle University.
Learning Focused: Working in UREC provides the opportunity to put skills and education into practice in a mentoring environment allowing for growth and development
Fun: Working in a recreational setting should be enjoyable and rewarding.
Position Summary The primary function of this position is to serve as the facility operator for the Connolly Center, pools, tennis court, and SU Park. This position is also a member of the department's leadership team and supports the department and university through representation on committees, working groups, task forces, and other roles outside of the normal day to day function as needed. Primary Functions of the role also include:
Recruits, hires, trains, and supervises student staff for facility operations and lifeguarding.
Revises policies & procedures for the proper operation of Connolly Center and outdoor spaces as needed
Provides training, continuing education, & development opportunities for student staff
Assists in budget preparation, financial planning, and equipment/services procurement as needed for aquatic operations
Schedules, manages, and supervises of Connolly Center and outside spaces including SU Park and Championship Field tennis courts.
Manages the maintenance and daily operation of the Connolly Center, tennis courts, and SU Park, including, but not limited to ensuring field lighting schedules are maintained, work orders are submitted in a timely manner, and equipment is stored in an appropriate manner.
Manages the maintenance and operation of the aquatics area, including, but not limited to ensuring pool chemistry is balanced and the aquatics area is kept in compliance with best practices and the Washington Health Code.
Collaborates with the Department of Facilities Services and non-university contractors/vendors to ensure the proper maintenance of all aquatics facilities.
Manages access control and communication for outside user groups
Administers educational and programming throughout the calendar year, including, but not limited to lifeguard certification courses, CPR/First Aid/AED trainings, and safety seminars.
Member of the departmental emergency response team.
Understands, follows, and communicates all department and University Risk Management Policies to employees.
Assists in the development and implementation of the program's risk management policies.
Enforces rules and regulations specific to the recreational programs and facility.
Ensures that all staff are certified in appropriate areas as needed.
Ensures immediate incident reporting in all areas of responsibility. Assist with departmental leadership including serving on departmental working groups to include: Risk Management, Technology, Marketing and Assessment.
Assists Associate Director of University Recreation as needed, including assuming his/her responsibilities in his/her absence.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications Bachelor's Degree in Recreation, Management, Sports Administration and/or related field.
A minimum of 2 years of professional experience in facility operations and/or aquatics.
Detail oriented, highly organized individual who has the ability to multitask and the ability to deal with a variety of situations and people in a balanced way.
Team oriented individual with excellent communication and leadership skills.
Possess an understanding of student development philosophy as it relates to recreational sports on a university campus and a knowledge of current trends in campus recreational sports programs.
Lifeguard certification issued by the American Red Cross or YMCA or ability to obtain within (6) months of employment.
Certified Pool Operator (CPO) certification as issued by the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) or an Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) certification as issued by the National Recreation & Park Association (NRPA) or the ability to obtain within six (6) months of employment.
American Red Cross Lifeguard instructor certification or the ability to obtain within one (1) year of employment.
Strong computer, organization, and multimedia skills
All candidates must show a demonstrated commitment to diversity and the university's mission, vision, and values.
This position requires a criminal history background check.
Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 50 acres in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. More than 7,400 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within nine schools and colleges. U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges 2017" ranks Seattle University 8th in the West among universities that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.
In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.
Applicants are also strongly encouraged to attach an electronic cover letter and resume when applying. Persons who need assistance with the recruitment process may contact the Office of Human Resources at: 206-296-5870. Job postings are open until filled, unless otherwise specified.