The Department of Campus Recreation within the Division of Student Affairs at Utah State University seeks a positive, collaborative, and dynamic individual to join our team as our Assistant Director of Facilities Operations and Risk Management. Reporting directly to the Director of Campus Recreation, the Assistant Director of Facility Operations and Risk Management is responsible for the development, coordination, implementation, and daily operations of all aspects of the 6 facilities of Utah State University Campus Recreation; Aggie Recreation Center, HPER Pools, Tennis Courts, George Nelson Fieldhouse, North Field, and Aggie Legacy Fields. This individual will be a key team member of the Campus Recreation Department, which provides aquatic programs, club sports, fitness/wellness, intramurals, outdoor recreation, special events, extramurals, and collaborative programs.
Responsible for the administration, implementation leadership, and supervision of the Campus Recreation Facilities; Aggie Recreation Center, HPER Pools, Tennis Courts, George Nelson Fieldhouse, North Field, and Aggie Legacy Fields.
Oversee the development and implementation of operational policies, procedures, and standardized facility practices.
Responsible for the monthly and annual inspection of various activity areas within Campus Recreation facilities.
These inspections are focused on risk management issues as well as cleanliness and upkeep of University assets.
Inspections should include but not limited to lighting, flooring, physical structures, air quality, finishes as well as the overall facility environment.
Coordinate with the Coordinator of Facility Operations to ensure all professional staff and student staff are properly trained to safely handle and use custodial equipment, cleaning chemicals, and maintenance equipment.
Manage and monitor professional and student employee safety certifications and workplace training requirements.
This includes First-Aid, AED, CPR as well as Sexual Harassment, Active Shooter, Bloodborne Pathogens, etc.
Serve as the liaison and coordinate directly with the USU Facilities Department to maintain and repair University assets.
Initiate and monitor Facility maintenance and cleaning requests for all indoor and outdoor Campus Recreation facilities and departmental assets.
Contributes to the success of Campus Recreation by assisting with programs in other areas of the Department such as aquatics, club sports, fitness and wellness, intramural sports, open recreation and outdoor programs as needed.
Manage the oversight and implementation of the set-up, take down, and clean up for special events including summer camp programs, special events/concerts, and other facility requests.
Communicates with various end-users, inside and outside the University, regarding event preparation and implementation.
Ensures all University recreation facilities operate within required risk management policies and procedures through continuous supervision, training, and implementation of standardized facility safety practices.
Performs routine risk management assessments and facility safety audits.
Supervise the routine and preventative maintenance, daily cleaning, and project cleaning of Campus Recreation facilities including the Aggie Recreation Center, Aggie Legacy Fields, and the George Nelson Fieldhouse.
Administrator for all software programs utilized by the department; i.e. Connect2, Fusion, When to Work, and Fitness EMS.
Department liaison for all equipment and service providers.
Collaborate on all major and minor capital improvement projects with USU Facilities for Campus Recreation Facilities.
This includes defining the scope of work, developing timelines, coordinating project schedules to minimize the impact on programmatic activities, and ensuring the quality of work is completed to project specifications.
Responsible for inventory and maintaining all facility equipment.
Responsible for the recruitment, hiring, training, and evaluation of one Coordinator of Facility Operations, one Coordinator of Aquatics and Safety, one Facility Operations Manager with indirect supervision of three full-time maintenance team leads.
Responsible for assisting full-time staff in hiring, training, scheduling, mentoring, and evaluating Graduate Assistants, facility student employees, and support staff.
Research, develop, monitor, and adhere to the overall operation and maintenance budget.
Coordinate purchasing efforts to maintain appropriate facility and operations equipment, supplies, and/or inventory following departmental and university procurement procedures.
Collaborate with the Director to assess the facility operations budget by collecting and analyzing budgetary data, identifying trends, projecting expenses, and providing recommendations to create operational efficiencies.
Compile, prepare, and maintain records for all programs of responsibility such as budget, participation numbers, injuries, and incident reports.
Research & Assessment:
Evaluate all facility operation and equipment purchases to determine overall effectiveness and satisfaction to decide on possible changes as deemed appropriate.
Assist in the development and implementation of the overall Campus Recreation research and assessment agenda to include the development of student and program learning outcomes.
Assist with the community outreach programming and services to ensure we are meeting the needs of the regional community.
Prepare written communications such as monthly reports, annual reports, participation statistics, etc.
Actively participate on a variety of Aggie Recreation Center, Campus Recreation University, and national association committees as assigned.
Work evening and weekends when necessary regarding department-wide special events.
This position description indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the position.
Equivalent to graduation from a four-year College or University preferably with a Major in Sports Management, Recreation Administration, Physical Education, Kinesiology/Exercise Science, Business Administration, or a related field.
Equivalent of four years full-time, professional level experience managing and developing facility operations and/or recreational programs or other community recreational programs during which time the applicant has acquired and demonstrated the ability to perform the essential duties of the position.
Master's degree in a related field.
Four or more years of professional experience managing recreational facilities in a collegiate recreation setting.
Standard Red Cross First Aid, CPR, AED, and/or instructor certification
Active involvement in NIRSA – Leaders in Collegiate Recreation.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Administration, personnel & organizational management, budgeting, computer hardware/software operation, principles of superior customer service, and effective marketing.
Interpret and apply University, Aggie Recreation Center, Campus Recreation, and USU rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Establish programmatic goals, facilitate change, and implement innovative programs and services.
Oversee the work of others.
Coordinate the timely completion of multiple tasks.
Work independently under general supervision.
Work as a part of a team to reach set goals.
Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Generate and follow verbal and written instructions.
Provide excellent customer service.
Adapt to changes in the work environment.
Work effectively in a multicultural environment.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Work varying hours including early mornings, late evenings, and weekends.
Along with the online application, please attach:
1. Resume to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile
2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted in a text box at the end of your application
The Department of Campus Recreation at Utah State University is housed in the Division of Student Affairs and is one of the most dynamic growing departments on campus. Home to 18 professional staff members and seven graduate assistants, Campus Recreation strives to serve the students with top-notch programs and services. With a state-of-the-art facility opened in November 2015, included three basketball courts, three levels of cardio and weight training, a climbing and bouldering wall, two sand volleyball courts, two outdoor basketball courts. The Aggie Legacy Field is 154,000 square feet of synthetic playable surface including two flag football fields, two softball fields, soccer field, rugby pitch, lacrosse field, and ultimate frisbee. Campus Recreation also manages the HPER Building and Fieldhouse which includes six racquetball courts, four basketball courts, two pools, weight training, and cardio loft. This is an exciting time to join the Utah State University Campus Recreation team as we continue to grow our programs and develop our students into future leaders.
Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant universi...ty. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 28,000 students (25,000 undergraduates and 3,000 graduate students) on the Logan main campus, four regional campuses, two USU Eastern campuses, and 28 centers throughout the state. USU offers 162 undergraduate majors, 153 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. The 2018 rankings from Washington Monthly ranked USU as one of the top 30 national Universities and the 5th best public national university in the nation. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found at: https://www.usu.edu/about/at-a-glance/.
The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region. Additional information about Logan can be found at http://www.loganutah.org/visitors/about_logan/index.php.
USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement (https://www.usu.edu/president/missionstatement/). USU is an AA/EO employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law. Learn more at www.aaeo.usu.edu/non-discrimination. USU is sensitive to the needs of dual-career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program. Additional information can be found at http://www.usu.edu/provost/faculty-life/dual-career-assistance.cfm.
Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.