We are excited to announce the opening for the Associate Director for Facilities & Operations at The University of Massachusetts Amherst and are seeking an enthusiastic and positive leader to help guide our facilities team. The Campus Recreation department is poised for some major changes in the coming years. We are currently working with the architecture firm Sasaski to develop a comprehensive Master Plan for Campus Recreation and Wellbeing Facilities. This will include future growth of all indoor and outdoor spaces, including a major renovation and addition of our flagship Recreation Center. Several projects are on the books already that will either be started or completed this year including a new 5,000 square foot Bouldering Facility, High and Low Ropes Challenge Course and outdoor trail development, several main building renovation projects, and the start of the renovation of a portion of our grass facilities adjunct to our turf facilities into the backyard for campus, the UMass Park. We have recently added Wellness Education staff and are also creating a brand new Adventure Program and will see growth in that area staff as well. Details of the job are a below. Review of applications will begin after April 7th.
Supervision of facility management and maintenance for the Recreation Center, Recreation Turf Fields, and Recreation Grass Fields.
Work in collaboration with Athletics for facility management and maintenance for Boyden Gymnasium, Boyden Pool, Hicks Pool, and Tennis Facility
Serve as liaison to Athletics, Alterations, Building Maintenance, Custodial and Grounds, UMPD, Parking, and Sustainability
Leads all Risk Management functions in collaboration with the Associate Director for Programming and Student Development
Provide leadership for professional staff overseeing student staff and day to day facility maintenance equipment repair
Provide leadership for professional staff overseeing day to day facility maintenance/ equipment repair and student staff for Operation Supervisors, Aquatics, Injury Care, Equipment Rental Center, Reservations, Maintenance, and Equipment Repair
Supports the development of learning outcomes and student development practices for student staff
Serves as capital project manager including supervision of outside contractors completing work in Campus Recreation facilities
Oversees management of the Campus Recreation Motor Pool
Serves as a member of the Leadership Team
Manages all HR functions and budget aspects of the facilities and operations team
Performs related duties, as assigned or required. Understands responsibilities with respect to Title IX, Clery, and other compliance requirements
Demonstrates capacity, skill and willingness to engage students, and contribute to student success
Works collaboratively with other campus stakeholders. Understands responsibilities, with respect to conflicts of interest, and behaves in ways consistent both with law and with University policy
Contributes toward creating a positive and respectful workplace. Uses access to sensitive and/or not yet public University related information only in the performance of responsibilities of position and exercises care to prevent unnecessary disclosure to others
Bachelor’s degree in Sport Management, Kinesiology, Education or related field with five (5) years in management of sport or recreation facilities; or Master’s degree in Sport Management, Higher Education, Kinesiology, Education or related field with three (3) years working in a campus recreation setting
Knowledge of best practices in facility management
Working knowledge of safety and risk management protocols
Ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies
Ability to demonstrate effective customer service skills, including but not limited to strong verbal and written communication skills
UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.