Requisition ID:  29896

Assistant Director, Operations

About Our Opportunity:

This Assistant Director of Operations will work collaboratively with another colleague in this same role, and report to the Senior Assistant Director Operations & Reservations.  Responsible for managing overall operations of the Cordova Recreational Sports Center (CoREC) a 434,550 square foot, five-floor facility, as well as the Turf Recreation Exercise Center (TREC) a 27,000 square foot synthetic turf facility, to meet the demands of the University community, while also promoting our mission. The combined visit rate for these facilities is 8,000 users a day and over 1.75 million visits a year. This position will manage a shared $260k student wage budget and provide leadership through hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating ~100 part-time student staff.  Responsible for developing learning outcomes and assessing the growth of their student staff. Will work closely with other Assistant Directors to maintain consistency in policies and procedures related to operations, including maintaining a thorough risk management program. This position will be involved with general facility needs including both preventative and reactive maintenance. Participate in budget allocation and program outreach efforts. Develop and cultivate relationships with campus and non-campus constituents.
This position may require evening and weekend work based on business need.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Bachelor’s degree in recreation, sport management, or related fields.
  • Two years of experience in facility management, operations, staff supervision, or customer service.
  • Ability to cooperatively manage all aspects of daily facility operations by being a service-minded trouble-shooter. 
  • Displayed ability to establish long and short-term operational goals consistent with the mission of the university and the division. 
  • Ability to utilize management software (such as Connect2Concepts, Fusion) to monitor facility operations, memberships, programs, and activities to manage a large multi-dimensional department. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively with administrative, clerical, service, and student staff. 
  • Ability to build, develop, and cultivate relationships across campus with a variety of constituents. 
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and implement employee-training sessions and supervise a large student workforce. 
  • Self-motivated, energetic, service-minded and adept at solving problems. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse constituents. 
  • Strong communication (written/oral) as well as interpersonal skills. 
  • Proficient with computer software (word processing, spreadsheet, electronic communication, etc.).

Additional Information:  

  • To learn more about Purdue’s benefits summary CLICK HERE
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position  
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position 
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime) 
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period 
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply 

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