Under the umbrella of UCLA Campus Life, a division of Student Affairs, UCLA Recreation is a large department with approximately 90 career/contract and over 1,000 temporary/part-time employees. UCLA Recreation provides extensive access to a broad range of recreational activities and services. The department offers programming which encompasses the competitive, passive, social, cultural, and instructional aspects of recreational activity. In addition, UCLA Recreation manages 15 of the University's recreational and athletic facilities offering recreation, sport, and numerous multi-use options for student and university events.
Under the direction of the Program Director for Fitness Facilities & Programs (MSOII), the Facility Manager is primarily responsible for the John Wooden Center (JWC), a multi-use recreational center that includes 13000 sq. ft. of strength & conditioning space, three gymnasia, four hardwood-floor studios, a martial arts studio, multiple racquetball, and squash courts, two locker rooms, and multiple offices and conference rooms. Users include students, staff, faculty, academic departments, special interest groups, alumni, intercollegiate athletics and other campus agencies. The successful candidate must possess the attitude and aptitude to thrive in an environment that values high expectations, accountability, and balanced lifestyle choices. An entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm for service and the cultivation of an inclusive, safe, and diverse environment for staff, members and guests is of the highest priority for the position.
The incumbent coordinates the management and administration of the JWC as well as the Strength and Conditioning Zone. Incumbent will provide high-level customer service to various user groups, campus departments, and non-university agencies. Incumbent is also responsible for the management of two full-time Facility Coordinators and the recruitment, hiring and training of approximately 75 part-time student employees, and ensuring that all areas are adequately staffed and supervised to provide an inclusive recreation environment for students, members, occupants and guests and safe use of space and equipment.
Certification and demonstrated sound foundation in and working knowledge of physical education, fitness, and athletic training.
Broad working knowledge of the administration and maintenance of a fitness facility, particularly in the campus (university) recreation setting.
Skill in developing a comprehensive plan for daily maintenance operations. Ability to define and implement policies and procedures for the daily operation of the facilities.
Ability to manage office operations in an efficient and customer-oriented manner while maintaining positive staff morale.
Demonstrated skill in listening perceptively and maintaining equanimity when dealing with conflicts, complaints and difficult situations.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff members, subordinates, campus personnel, off-campus vendors and to interact diplomatically with the public.
Skill in negotiating, exchanging ideas, information and opinions with others to formulate policies and programs and/or to arrive jointly at decisions, conclusions or solutions. Analytical skills to identify problems, assess alternatives and render consistent appropriate and sound decisions.
Ability to work nights, weekends and holidays, as needed.
Demonstrated ability to mentor college-age and older adults in professional development. Ability to devise creative solutions for undefined situations.
Masters Degree in Physical Education, Kinesiology, Fitness, or related field or three to five years of professional facility management experience working in a collegiate/community recreation environment, with strong communication and presentation skills experience. Preferred
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Internal Number: 29913
About UCLA Recreation
UCLA Recreation is committed to providing high quality recreational experiences that benefit the campus community. It is the function of the department to provide such experiences in a manner which is fully supportive of, and integral to the fulfillment of the academic and public service mission of the University, and contribute to the health, wellness, development, and education of students. In adhering to this responsibility, the department is charged with providing extensive access to a broad range of recreational activities and services, which reflect the varied leisure needs of the University community.