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Asst Athletics Director, Facilities & Operations

College Sports

Location: Middletown, CT
Job Status: Full Time
Posted/Updated: 06-09-2017

Job Description:

The Wesleyan Athletic Department, located in the Freeman Athletic Center, a state-of-the-art-facility, is a member of the prestigious New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). They sponsor 29 varsity sports and believe athletics plays an integral part in a Wesleyan scholar–athlete’s liberal arts education. Highly trained and dedicated faculty-coaches, administrators and staff work collaboratively and tirelessly to assist student-athletes in reaching their academic and athletic goals.

Reporting to the associate director of athletics, this position is responsible for the management of Wesleyan’s athletic and physical education facilities.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate and manage maintenance projects.
  • Communicate with external and internal clients about use of facilities.
  • Schedule events in the facilities.
  • Recruit, train, schedule, evaluate and supervise approximately 60 student employees.
  • Coordinate custodial operations.
  • Supervise a two-person grounds and maintenance crew.
  • Oversee intercollegiate and rental events.
  • Provide security for athletic events, including crowd control.
  • Collaborate with physical plant operations.
  • Manage budgets for capital equipment and projects.
  • Manage special facility projects.

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least one year experience in athletic facility management or
    comparable experience including knowledge of athletics facilities and game protocols or
    a combination of education,training and related work experience.
  • Demonstrated ability in organizing projects.
  • Proven oral and written communication skills.
  • Willingness to work an intensive schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Experience managing crisis situations, making quick, sound decisions and working
    effectively with the public.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree and preferably three years experience in scheduling and managing athletics facilities.
  • Experience in pool operations.
  • Experience with on-line scheduling software.
  • Knowledge about turf care.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Proven ability to work with a variety of constituents, including college community,
    parents, spectators and local school systems.

    Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups.


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