Under general supervision, the assistant director for operations and risk management is responsible for the leadership and management of operations at the Blatt PE Center including policies, scheduling, equipment, risk management and maintenance. This position will manage onsite functions and provide opportunities for students to engage in meaningful beyond the classroom experiences. Assists in the coordination of scheduling space requests for the Blatt PE Center.
The primary responsibilities of the assistant director include: • Direct facility operations to support the department mission to include customer service functions, event management and operations of access and security systems. • Provide direct supervision to professional staff to include a coordinator, as well as the Blatt PE Center customer service representative. • Serve as the departmental risk management coordinator and work closely with the University’s risk management, emergency management, and environmental health and safety departments to ensure the safe operation, compliance and adherence with University standards and best practices for facilities • Create and administer program budget using appropriate university financial policies and tools to ensure that revenue and expenses are at an optimal level
Master’s degree in appropriate field with a minimum of year of recreation facility experience, or a bachelor’s degree with three years experience.
This position requires a variable work schedule. Evening & weekend hours will be required. In addition, this position has been designated as essential personnel during inclement/hazardous weather and other emergencies.
Current First Aid/CPR/AED certification. Certified pool operator’s license is required, but may be secured within 3 months of employment.
The University of South Carolina is home to more than 200 years of history and tradition, rising from a single building in 1805, while today offering 14 degree-granting colleges and schools and more than 350 degree programs for the over 30,000 enrolled. USC, located in the South Carolina capitol of Columbia, is only hours from the beach and mountains, while playing host to plenty of fun activities, right in town.
The Office of Campus Recreation maintains two facilities on campus enclosing 400,000 square feet of space: The Solomon Blatt Physical Education Center and the Strom Thurmond Wellness & Fitness Center. Each facility is located adjacent to an outdoor field complex, offering a total of 8 multipurpose fields. Development is currently underway for additional outdoor programming space.