GENERAL DESCRIPTION The Game Day Operations and Facilities Manager is responsible for all preparation of athletic venues on the campus. This person is also responsible for maintaining all athletic facilities and ensuring that they are ready for all aspects of game play. This position is also a host to all the visiting teams and officials during their time on campus. Finally, this position is responsible for all game day activities during the events and ensuring that all key positions are staffed and that all workers and volunteers have been properly trained for their responsibilities. This position works a 10-month schedule (August-May) and reports to the Director of Athletics. It is a regular, full-time, salaried, non-exempt position, and is immediately available for hire.
RESPONSIBILITIES The following represents a list of primary responsibilities for this position. However, due to the broad duties of this role and changing landscape of Higher Education, this list is not exhaustive.
1.Understands the elements of design and event marketing strategies including print/digital pieces, game day promotions, solicitation of community involvement and sponsorships, and the coordination of special events. 2.Setup and breakdown of all athletic events 3.The execution of game day promotional activities 4.Administration and staffing of the scorer’s table including scoreboard and PA operations and Live Stream operation 5.Coordinate game day ticket operations including accountability for the opening and closing of the cash drawer 6.Coordination of visiting teams/officials 7.Help ensure all athletic buildings, fields and arenas are well maintained which includes filing work orders for all repairs 8.Conduct inventory checks and proper function of all game operations equipment 9.Be a liaison for visiting teams, officials and fans coming to campus 10.Supervise potential interns and student workers to assist with the implementation of events and or duties related to this position 11.Work directly with other departments such as Marketing, Sports Information, Academics, Sports Medicine, Student Activities and others 12.Other duties as assigned by the athletic director and head coaches
Must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
Interpersonal Communication: Requires the ability to speak or signaling people to convey or exchange information. Includes getting assignments and or directions to coworkers or assistants. Includes receiving assignments and or directions from supervisors.
Interpersonal Temperament: Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under minimal levels of stress when confronted with an emergency.
Dependability: Assumes responsibility for doing assigned work and for meeting deadlines. Completes assigned work on or before deadlines by directives, SWU policy, standards and prescribed procedures. Accepts accountability for meeting assigned responsibilities.
Initiative and Enthusiasm: Maintains an enthusiastic, self-reliant and self-starting approach to meet job responsibilities and accountabilities. Strives to anticipate work to be done and initiates proper and acceptable direction for the completion of work with minimum supervision and instruction.
Relationships with Others: Shares knowledge with supervisors and staff for mutual benefit. Contributes to maintaining high morale among employees. Develops and maintains cooperative and courteous relationships inter- and intra departmentally, and with external entities with whom the position interacts. Tactfully and effectively handles requests, suggestions, and complaints to establish and maintain goodwill. Emphasizes the importance of maintaining a positive image.
Policy Implementation: Has a clear and comprehensive understanding of SWU Athletic Department policies regarding the department and functions. Adheres to those policies in the discharge of duties and responsibilities.
Technology: SWU is committed to maximizing the use of technology in its daily operations and in achieving its strategic goals; the ideal candidate will be familiar with design programs, PA systems, scoreboards, mobile and PC applications including but not limited to the use of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Mission and Lifestyle Expectations. The university is a Christian liberal arts institution in the Wesleyan-Holiness theological tradition. In light of SWU’s unapologetically Christ-centered mission, all employees are expected to embrace the university’s Statement of Faith, respect its Wesleyan heritage, and adhere to its lifestyle expectations.
Physical/Environmental Requirements. Visual acuity necessary to do editorial work, proof documents, manage athletic equipment and manage files. Requires ability to sit for periods of time in an interior office environment. May require infrequent lifting of objects up to 50 pounds, and occasionally items up to 25 pounds. Ability to travel and work outside of regular work schedule for athletic events and other engagements.
Pre-employment Screening. Employment is contingent on the completion a criminal background screening.
Southern Wesleyan University is a Christ-centered, student-focused learning community devoted to transforming lives by challenging students to be dedicated scholars and servant-leaders who impact the world for Christ.
UNIVERSITY CORE VALUES
•Purpose: A specific calling for a unique role in our world.
•Scholarship: Academic excellence in an innovative faith-centered environment.
•Community: Belonging to a connected and compassionate body of learners.
•Transformation: Christ’s redemptive work in individual and corporate life.
We believe that every individual has a God given purpose, brought to fruition by the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit and the challenge of scholarship. As we participate in a consecrated community of learners we are continuously transformed into the image of Christ both individually and corporately.
Southern Wesleyan University was originally established in 1906 as the Wesleyan Methodist Bible Institute whose mission was to develop Christian character in its students while giving thorough intellectual training. Now, as a four-year, private, liberal arts college, SWU’s structure and name have changed, but our mission—...to be a Christian community of learners that recognizes God as the source of all truth and wisdom—has remained.