Now accepting applications. Application deadline is Monday, June 17th.
Florida State University is seeking a dynamic, innovative and student development-centered individual for the position of Assistant Director, Rez Operations & Special Events. This position will oversee and manage facility operations at the FSU Reservation, which is our lakefront property located approximately 4 miles south of the main campus.
The successful candidate will provide shared leadership for a comprehensive university-wide recreational program designed for more than 50,000 students, faculty, and staff, and will assist with cultivating and delivering the departmental brand to the entire community. They will also cultivate an environment that values inclusiveness and diversity, engage in evidence-based decision-making, and promote student development and learning. Florida State University Campus Recreation seeks to engage our community in life-long wellness. We provide quality recreational programs, services, and facilities that maximize opportunities for life-long learning, personal development, and leadership through varied recreational endeavors. Our department is committed to holistic student development and student empowerment of our more than 700 student employees, through co-curricular experiential learning opportunities and utilizing collaborative partnerships within the Division of Student Affairs, academic programs, student organizations, and other university entities. Our mission is to move people to total wellness.
Provides overall direction, administration and management of facility rentals and space usage at the FSU Reservation Waterfront Park and Retreat Center including waterfront operations, picnic shelters, cabin rentals, retreat center activities, and related regular and special events. Responsible for program and policy development, financial management, marketing, equipment purchasing and inventory control, personnel management and risk management for the multifaceted outdoor recreational facility. Assesses current facility operations and daily maintenance needs and recommends changes as needed. Works closely with Facilities Superintendent on regular maintenance, facility upgrades, and improvement projects.
Coordinates the planning and implementation of collaborative large-scale special events and student programming at the FSU Reservation facility. Serves as main point of contact for events and coordinates staffing. Monitors budgetary issues and identifies sponsorship opportunities. Establishes and monitors event timelines and works closely with vendors on logistics, rental equipment, and catering for events. Works with departmental and divisional marketing staff on event marketing strategies and promotional materials.
Supervises and mentors the Student Program Coordinator for Aquatics. Provides oversight and guidance to the overall management of the Aquatics program.
Oversees the recruitment, selection, hiring, training, and evaluation of the waterfront facility guest services staff. Assists with the daily oversight, supervision, and development of the waterfront operation and lifeguards at the facility. Provides leadership in the development and ongoing mentorship of all staff members assigned to the facility.
Provides risk management and prevention oversight for facility and program area. Conducts and reviews facility safety audits, reviews accident/incident reporting, and coordinates emergency response planning and training. Assists with the training of staff in all areas of risk management for Campus Recreation programs and facilities. Serves on the Campus Recreation Risk Management Committee.
Develops, administers, and monitors the annual budget for the facility’s operations including staff wages, expenses, and revenue generation. Implements and maintains cash handling policies and is responsible for receipt and reconciliation of revenue from related programs and facility rentals. Serves on various University, Divisional, and Campus Recreation committees and assist in other departmental activities.
Master's degree in Recreation, Leisure Administration, Sport Management, Higher Education, or related field with two years of experience.
Ability to become American Red Cross Lifeguard and CPR/First Aid certified within 6 months of hire.
Ability to become Red Cross CPR/First Aid Instructor certified within first year of hire.
Experience planning large-scale special events.
Experience in facility operations and space rental of a lakefront property.
Recreational risk management experience.
To apply, visit https://jobs.fsu.edu. At the FSU site, select the "Browse Job Openings" link. Under the search jobs function, search for 45480. Select apply now.
Candidates must apply via this FSU web site to be considered for the position. Applicants must complete application even if attaching resume. Application deadline is Monday, June 17th.
Applications sent via email or via bluefishjobs.com will NOT be accepted. Applicants need to use the jobs.fsu.edu site listed above.
Questions regarding the search can be directed to Jenna Ulewicz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Internal Number: 45480
About FSU Campus Recreation
Florida State University is a public institution founded in 1851 in Tallahassee, Florida. Over 41,000 students, including nearly 33,000 undergraduates, currently attend the University at its main campus. Tallahassee is located in the panhandle region of north Florida and is a hub for government as the state capital and for education as home to three institutions of higher education: FSU, Florida A&M, and Tallahassee Community College. The Big Bend area offers a wide range of entertainment, cultural, and recreational opportunities. Tallahassee is less than an hour's drive from the Gulf Coast, 2 hours from both Panama City and Jacksonville, and 4 hours from Atlanta, Tampa, and Orlando.
Florida State University Campus Recreation provides programming and services to students and FSU staff in the areas of Fitness, Intramural Sports, Sport Clubs, Aquatics, Outdoor Recreation, and Challenge Course programming. The department has approximately 25 full-time professionals on staff along over 700 part-time student workers. The department operates seven recreational facilities including the Dr. Bobby E. Leach Student Recreation Center, the NIRSA award-winning Rec SportsPlex outdoor sports ...facility, and the FSU Reservation Waterfront Park and Retreat Center. For more information about Florida State University, please visit www.fsu.edu.