The Coordinator of Facilities and Operations is an integral part of the Department of Campus Recreation at the University of Northern Colorado and is responsible for overseeing many of the day-to-day operations within the Campus Recreation Center. This position provides leadership and direction for student employees and programs that are designed to provide positive leisure and informal recreation opportunities for students. In addition, this position is responsible for member services and relations, pro shop sales and services, recreational and aquatic programming, and student-employee development.
DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES Program Management: • Recruits and maintains memberships through day-to-day operations of the facility and front desk. • Develops, publicizes and implements evening and weekend recreational and aquatic programs and services in order to provide opportunities to Campus Recreation Center members and to aid in the recruitment and retention of students. • Assists their supervisor with the scheduling and coordination of all events and activities in the Campus Recreation Center through the scheduling software including classes, practices, recreational programs, and special events. • Collaborates with the office of Conference and Event Services regarding external rental groups and summer camps and acts as primary on-site liaison with all rental groups.
Personnel and Fiscal Management: • Hires, trains, and supervises student employees including Open Recreation Attendants, Program Assistants, Facility Technicians and Lifeguards. • Monitors all budgets related to the Pro Shop and rental items, student payroll, and membership sales.
Facility and Risk Management: • Oversees day-to-day operations in the Campus Recreation Center including customer service, risk management, light custodial, and Pro Shop services. • Manages front desk procedures, including: access control, equipment rental, locker services, first aid and emergency response, and Pro Shop sales and services. • Leads set-ups and tear-downs for all events in the Campus Recreation Center. • Assists their supervisor with custodial operations, equipment repairs and general facility maintenance. • Assists their supervisor with facility work orders and tracking facility repairs. • Implements the risk management plan for the Campus Recreation Center with emphasis on first aid, evacuation procedures and rule enforcement.
Technology and Assessment: • Operates and assists with the development of the facility scheduling software. • Operates and assists with the development of the management software for member access and services, Pro Shop sales and rentals, and daily transactions. • Operates and assists with the shift scheduling program. • Assists his/her supervisor with the administration of online member satisfaction surveys.
Physical Demands: The Coordinator of Facilities and Operations must possess the physical strength and endurance required to conduct the following activities: leading groups in informal recreational programs, working extended periods of time at the entry desk, moving heavy equipment (forty-five pounds or more) and sustaining high levels of activity over long periods of time.
• A Bachelors degree in Recreation, Sport Administration or related field is required. Masters degree is preferred. • A minimum of one year related experience is required. One year of full-time experience (or 2 years as a graduate assistant) in coordinating recreation facilities or programs and supervising student personnel in a college or university setting is preferred. • CPR, First Aid and AED certifications are required within six months of employment.
• A demonstrated record of experience in recreation operations including facility supervision, event planning and scheduling and recreation programming is required. • Knowledge of general recreation programming; • Student employee management skills • Ability to interpret and apply industry research • Effective written and verbal communication skills • Customer service and policy enforcement skills • Ability to apply student development principles • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite • Ability to work with diverse student populations
Additional Requirements and Information:
Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. The successful candidate must submit original transcripts within one (1) month of hire.
Required Notice: In compliance with the Clery Act, the most recent University of Northern Colorado Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online (https://www.unco.edu/police/clery/security-report.aspx) and a paper copy can be requested at the UNC Police Department. This report contains crime statistics and policy statements related to safety, conduct processes and Title IX investigations.
Submit resume, cover letter/letter of application, and a list of references through the online portal.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is $39,648. Benefits available include health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement plans. Dependents and spouses of UNC Employees who are employed at 0.5 FTE or above are eligible for undergraduate dependent tuition grants of up to 50%. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position.
Internal Number: E01225
About University of Northern Colorado
The University of Northern Colorado (“UNC” or “University”) is a public research university in the state of Colorado with more than 11,000 graduate and undergraduate students. The faculty and staff add another 1,300 members to the UNC community. UNC is a multipurpose institution offering a wide range of graduate and undergraduate degree programs in six academic colleges: Humanities and Social Sciences, Monfort College of Business, Education and Behavioral Sciences, Natural and Health Sciences, Performing and Visual Arts and University Libraries. The University offers more than 2,000 academic courses.
UNC is located in Greeley, Colorado, about 50 miles north of Denver, 50 miles south of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and one hour east of Rocky Mountain National Park. The population of Greeley is nearly 110,000 people and continues to grow every year. The campus consists of classrooms, residence halls, and dining/retail throughout the campus. The central campus features tree-lined, mature buildings, while the west campus is distinguished by modern high-rise buildings.
One of the major priorities of the campus is the implementation of the University strategic plan: Rowing not Drifting 2030.... The University of Northern Colorado is Colorado’s leader in education. UNC sets the standard and models innovative strategies focused on the holistic growth, development, and life-long success of our students – this is how we define a Students First university.
Rowing, Not Drifting 2030 guides our direction and aspirations for the next decade of serving students and our community. As an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution, the University of Northern Colorado will be the institution the state looks to as the future of higher education. Our students will experience a personalized education grounded in liberal arts and infused with critical and creative inquiry; establish relationships with faculty and staff that nurture individual development; gain the skills and knowledge that provide upward mobility among alumni; and share a commitment to the values of inclusion, equity, and diversity.
Our vision takes shape in the form of five elements that serve as our foundation over the next 10 years in support of and service to our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community.
• Students First: We exist to transform the lives of our students. We focus on all aspects of their success by making intentional decisions to meet their needs and the needs of our community.
• Empower Inclusivity: The diversity within our university and state is a distinct advantage that we celebrate and nurture. We ensure learning occurs through meaningful discussion of shared and different experiences, viewpoints, and ideas.
• Enhance & Invest: The success of students relies on a healthy and strong team. We provide our staff and faculty with the support they need to succeed as professionals, educators, and in life. We foster an environment where their individual well-being and sense of belonging are vital to our collective success.
• Innovate & Create: Learning occurs through critical inquiry, discovery, and creation. We leverage technology and capitalize on opportunities to innovate and improve instruction. We anticipate and address societal needs by transforming the campus into a creative laboratory that asks questions, solves problems, and shapes Colorado’s future.
• Connect & Celebrate: Strong community connections provide authentic learning experiences and reciprocal partnerships and collaborations. We set the standard for how engaged universities enrich the lives of those on campus, throughout Colorado, and beyond.
As you consider joining our community it is important to know that UNC is dedicated to strengthening and advancing our collective work related to diversity, equity and inclusion. We develop and learn more together with a diverse team. To achieve this, diversity for us represents differing perspectives, thoughts and experiences. We value the individuality of our human distinctions of our staff because these distinctions benefit students, our community, and each other. We expect members of our community to stretch their learning edges about race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, lifestyle, age, educational background, national origin, religion or physical ability—this is a significant way to honor the intersectionality of our campus community. We appreciate the diverse contributions every individual makes to the UNC community.