Associate Director of University Center Operations
University of Wisconsin - River Falls
April 16, 2018
River Falls, Wisconsin
Full Time - Experienced
Audio/Visual, Auxiliary Services, Student Union
The Associate Director of University Center Operations is a member of the University Center leadership team. This position is responsible for assisting with the administrative leadership of the University Center facility operations and services; managing Production Services, Custodial Services, Campus Reservations, Building Managers, Campus Information, Conference and Event Services; and a student focused learning environment that supports and complements the mission of the university. The University Center currently serves approximately 6000+ students, faculty, staff and guests of the university on a daily basis. In addition, Production Services provides non-academic event support campus-wide. The Associate Director has responsibility for the supervision of personnel, management of fiscal resources, human resource management, facility operations and use, project management and building/equipment maintenance (including Dining Services equipment and facilities), problem solving, administration of facility resources, and assisting the Director with enforcing University Center policies. This position is the responsible administrator in the absence of the Director. Anticipated appointment date: July 1, 2018.
Master’s degree from an accredited university in Event Management, Project Management, College Student Personnel, Higher Education, or related field with a minimum of 5 years post bachelor experience in facility operations, audio-visual, and event management is required. Demonstration of expertise in facility management, project management, audio-visual equipment and maintenance, information technology, budget management, and values teamwork concepts and a student-centered philosophy is necessary. Must have the ability to recruit, train and supervise staff, the ability to work with departments in regard to facility operations and event management, working knowledge of accounting, and an understanding of marketing techniques. Must also understand the role of the College Union as an educational support facility and program.
The Associate Director of University Center Operations must be proficient in written, oral, analytical, and interpersonal skills with adherence to a collaborative team approach; ability to deal patiently with people of all ages, from multiple disciplines, and cultural backgrounds; and the ability to communicate effectively at all academic, management and social levels. This position requires strong organization and planning skills, follow-through, flexibility in dealing with frequent changes and the ability to solve problems in a calm and direct manner.
Facility operations, audio-visual, and event management experience in a college or university environment is preferred. Experience with Crestron Control Systems, Event Management Systems (EMS), and architectural lighting is also preferred.
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Deadline to Apply: Initial review of applications will begin upon receipt. For full consideration, applicants should submit all required materials by May 11, 2018. A criminal background check will be completed on final candidates.
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