Senior Assistant Director, Facilities and Maintenance
We’re excited about the momentum we’re building here at Purdue RecWell and we’re looking for a leader to join our team. If you’re a highly motivated professional who dreams big, sweats the details, empowers others, leads by doing, and believes that the work we do in collegiate recreation is more than just a job, it's a calling, then we'd love you for you to join our team. We move fast, so apply now through the Purdue Careers Portal. It's never been a better time to be a Boilermaker! Review of applications begins March 10th.
The Sr. Assistant Director for Facilities and Maintenance will manage staff in the delivery of excellent recreation facilities to accommodate a multitude of program, staff, and event needs. This position will report to and work collaboratively with the Sr. Associate Director of Facilities and Operations. Lead the assessment and evaluation of indoor and outdoor facility conditions, oversee preventative maintenance, provide oversight for technical equipment upgrades, and recommend capital improvement plans for areas of oversight. Work with campus and community partners to support programming, special event, and recruiting efforts. Oversee budgets within their area and allocate resources to staff. Must stay abreast of regional and national trends in all applicable areas. May oversee the purchase of large equipment, maintenance, and repair fees related to the program. Serve on department management team to provide leadership with regards to departmental goals and priorities that require excellent knowledge, initiative, judgment, and critical thinking.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Administration: Provide managerial oversight of department maintenance services, and collaborate with Physical Facilities to ensure all custodial needs are met. Develop staffing patterns and protocols to ensure facilities and equipment are well maintained. Develop, refine, and administer preventative maintenance programs that optimize useful life of all capital equipment and facilities. Investigate products, protocols, and services that enhance outcomes and/or reduce costs. Manage facility and equipment inspection programs.
Personnel Management and Staff Development: Supervise and designate duties and assignments among 3-5 professional staff, who also oversee other professionals and students. Create, communicate, and exemplify the overall staff leadership and development philosophy and mission for RecWell, and the role of staff in accomplishing area, department, and university objectives and learning outcomes. Communicate internal and external personal development opportunities to all staff, while encouraging ongoing learning. Provide resources and training in each of those areas, while ensuring staff acquire and maintain required certifications.
Equipment and Technology: Oversee the planning, research, purchase and maintenance of fixed, heavy, or technological equipment used within the indoor or outdoor facilities. This includes electronic equipment (CCTV, surveillance, computer hardware), outdoor equipment (mowers, graders, spraying equipment), and indoor equipment (riding vacuums, scrubbers, buffers). Ensure all equipment inventory is tracked and updated per university regulations.
Risk and Safety: Develop work policies and structure that cover the safe use and operation of all equipment to meet all regulations and industry standards. Oversee risk management practices and training for all staff for the multiple indoor and outdoor facilities.
Strategic Planning: Utilize strategic planning and goal setting for future facility needs within the department. Analyze campus and national trends to determine changing needs for facility needs of programs, staff, facilities, and collaboration with other departments, as well as external entities. Maintain relationships with state, regional, and national associations to consider hosting events, conferences, and tournaments.
Budget: Provide a structure for budgets impacting all indoor and outdoor facilities. Based on department and university budget philosophies, design and allotments, ensure revenue and expense designations are appropriate for individuals, teams, and leagues. Annual budgets will be created in an accurate and timely manner.
Event Management: Assist with event management planning and the role of facility staff in providing necessary facility services for event organizers and participants.
Other Duties: Collaborate and assist with other divisional and departmental planning, policy development, implementation, evaluation, and special events, as assigned by RecWell leadership. Serve on assigned departmental and University committees. Other duties as assigned.
Reporting and Assessment: Oversee reporting of facility conditions, needs, upgrades, and any damage or incidents. Provide ongoing reports for department KPI’s, monthly figures, annual report data, etc.
Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in recreation, sport management, or related area. Minimum 4-5 years of relevant experience in managing facilities, staff, equipment maintenance, etc. Can consider direct graduate experience.
Skills: Ability to offer leadership, vision, and strategic planning that will contribute to a comprehensive indoor/outdoor facility management plan that meets the ever changing needs of the university and local community. Demonstrated ability to supervise, manage, and develop professional staff to carry out their duties with students. Ability to work with staff to develop their leadership and program management skills is required. Must show ability to establish long and short term goals consistent with the mission of the university and the division. Must show ability to build, develop, and cultivate relationships across campus and regionally with a variety of constituents. Successful candidate will be self-motivated, energetic, service minded and adept at solving problems. Ability to work collaboratively with diverse constituents. Must possess strong communication (written/oral) as well as interpersonal skills. Proficient at computer software word processing, spreadsheet, electronic communication, etc. Some evening and weekend work will be required.
Internal Number: 9904
About Purdue University Recreation & Wellness
Purdue University is a public institution founded in 1869, with more than 10,000 employees and 44,500 students, located in West Lafayette, Indiana. The university offers excellent benefits, including employer-funded retirement plans and reduced tuition rates for staff and immediate family members. West Lafayette is conveniently located one hour northwest of Indianapolis and two hours southeast of Chicago. The area offers a variety of entertainment and cultural opportunities. Residents enjoy a low crime rate as well as a thriving and diverse economy. Opened in October 2012, our award winning facilities include over 470,000 square feet of space with fitness and multi-purpose rooms, climbing & bouldering walls, recreation pool, and indoor turf. Outdoor facilities also include over 107 acres of playing fields, sand volleyball, basketball and tennis courts. Purdue University in an equal access/equal opportunity/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.