The Assistant Director Facilities & Operations works within the department of Wellness & Recreation Services (WRS). The WRS department is organized within the Division of Student Development at the University of Colorado Denver. The department is committed to the delivery of quality, student-centered and inclusive wellness and recreation services. The department is located within the new Lola & Rob Salazar Student Wellness Center, offering inclusive facilities, programs, and services, which focus on the holistic wellness and recreation needs of a diverse study body. The 85,000 sq. ft. facility opened in August 2018 in downtown Denver, Colorado.
The Assistant Director of Facilities and Operations will provide leadership and expertise in facility management and maintenance, facility reservations and special events, and student development and leadership. This position is responsible for oversight of the day-to-day operations, and fiscal management of the Lola & Rob Salazar Student Wellness Center physical plant. This role will be integral in the on-going development and implementation of policies, processes and services in areas of oversight. This position will serve on the Wellness & Recreation Services leadership team, and will offer supervision to professional staff, hourly and student staff.
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Applications will be accepted until finalists are identified, but preference will be given to complete applications received by July 8, 2019. Those who do not apply by July 8, 2019 may or may not be considered.
Bachelors’ degree from an accredited university in Sports Management, Exercise Science, Higher Education, Physical Education or a closely related field.
The position requires extensive, diverse and progressively responsible experience with facility management.
Master's degree from an accredited university in Sports Management, Exercise Science, Higher Education, Physical Education or related field.
Experience working in higher education/campus recreation setting.
Professional involvement in organizations like the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA).
Experience in pool operations and maintenance, Certified Pool Operator and/or Certified Lifeguard Instructor.
Internal Number: 00731905
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