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Associate Director Facility Operations

Syracuse, NY

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The Department of Recreation Services at **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is seeking to hire an Associate Director Facility Operations will direct and administer services for students, faculty and staff that create a safe, positive environment and enhance students’ educational experiences inside and outside of the classroom. He/She will be responsible for a comprehensive operations program that includes management of all indoor and outdoor facilities, development of student and full time staff, administration of a growing aquatics program, oversight of informal recreation program that reaches a large number of students on campus and successful management of special events. The Associate Director will employ the latest student and professional staff development techniques, as well as progressive programs, technologies and customer-centered services, to best serve the students and university community at Syracuse. Assumes leadership of department in absence of Director.
Construction is now well underway on the Barnes Center at The Arch, a new health and wellness complex that will open in fall 2019. The new complex will provide students, faculty and staff a brand new space to improve their health and engage with a myriad of wellness resources as they balance the rigors of academic life and the pursuit of personal success.
The state-of-the-art complex at the transformed Archbold Gymnasium is designed as a vibrant hub for student services that will provide holistic support with comprehensive medical care, wellness resources and mental health support. The fully accessible complex will bring together the Counseling Center, the Office of Health Promotion, Health Services, Recreation Services and the Office of Student Assistance in one central location, helping to ensure a seamless approach to coordinating student services and promoting collaboration among student offices.
• Master’s degree preferred in Recreation, Physical Education, Sports Management
• Current Lifeguard Instructor Trainer
• 1St Aid/
Instructor Certifications
Job Specific Qualifications
• Minimum 10 years experience managing university sports facilities and/or large multi site recreational facilities.
• Minimum 5 years experience developing and supervising fulltime staff and student employees
• Minimum 5 years experience with budget management and revenue generation
• Experience operating and developing university aquatics facilities
• Experience developing and opening new facilities
• Assessment planning experience and experience with computerized scheduling software
• Excellent leadership, communication, organizational and time management skills
• Variable work schedule. Evening and weekend work required.
• Assists Director with overall management of Recreation Services Department. Develops and implements strategic planning, policies, and processes that ensure the continued growth and development of University Recreation programs; Oversees budget development for facilities work group. Directs development of new facility projects and manages renovation and repair projects. Represents department on university committees. Assumes leadership responsibilities in absence of Director. Serves as the primary administrative liaison with users of the facilities, including academic units, administrative departments, student groups and community organizations. Responsible for the development and implementation of facility policies and procedures and for interpreting administrative policy for users of the facilities. Lead development of facility operations and aquatic programming for new state of the art facilities. Provides leadership for and supervision of six fulltime staff and 90-100 student staff working in facilities and aquatics areas. Responsible for training, development, supervision and evaluation of all personnel in the Facilities work group.
• Leads and directs development of new aquatic facility including lifeguard, aquatic supervisor and swim instructor training, program development, special events, 1st aid and
training and revenue generation. Ensures proper maintenance of pools and pool areas and compliance with applicable State and County regulations. Develops comprehensive open recreation program for all facilities.
• Establish, coordinate and implement comprehensive risk managent plans for all recreation facilities. Serve on department Risk Management Committee. Develop, review, revise and enforce policies and procedures relating to facility operations and use.
• Serve as primary liaison with Physical Plant department regarding custodial services, maintenance and repairs, and small building projects. Establish and coordinate annual preventative maintenance schedules for facilities and equipment. Develop and implement schedule for repair/replacement of departmental capital equipment.
• Develop and manage facility operating budget of over $1 million in accordance with university and departmental policies. Accurately forecast, track and record facility expenditures. Seek out and manage opportunities to expand departmental revenues. Ensure payroll activities for Facilities work group are performed accurately, timely and in accordance with university policies.
• Serve on Recreation Services Senior Leadership Team. Assist with overall management and supervision of departmental programs. Assess programs and services by collecting data relating to program operations, participation numbers, and participant satisfaction and learning. Identify trends and concerns. Implement improvements in programs and services based on analysis of data.
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In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter for consideration.
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is a private research university of extraordinary academics, distinctive offerings and an undeniable spirit. With a gorgeous campus in the heart of New York State, a global footprint and a history that dates to 1870, we embrace diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.
Our student population includes nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. Our proud commitment to veterans and their families is unrivaled in higher education. Home to 11 schools and colleges, **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. blends the foundational power of the liberal arts with the intense focus of professional programs. We offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Sport and Human Dynamics, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts.
A medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of the state, Syracuse, N.Y., is approximately a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto and Montreal. With a metropolitan population of 700,000, Syracuse is a center for cultural, recreational and artistic events, including the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse Stage, Symphoria, Destiny Mall, multiple sporting events, and festivals including Jazz Fest and Winterfest. The outdoor enthusiast will enjoy having the Adirondack Mountains, the Finger Lakes, Lake Ontario, and the Thousands Islands Region within easy driving distance of the Syracuse campus.
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.
Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.
Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.
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