Assistant Director of Athletics / Facilities & Arena Operations
College of the Holy Cross
Location: Worcester, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 3809468
Assistant Director of Athletics / Facilities & Arena Operations
About College of the Holy Cross:
Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,100 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.
Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members, students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.
The Assistant Director of Athletics for Facilities & Arena Operations is an integral member of the athletics senior staff with oversight responsibilities over all aspects of athletic facility operations. This position will directly manage and ensure proper function of both indoor and outdoor athletic facilities, as well as coordinate all staff necessary for safe and effective operations. This position will support all athletic capital projects, facility improvements, annual facility maintenance, and ensure that facilities are safe, well maintained, properly staffed, and reflective of the high expectations of a Division I, first- class athletic experience for all users. The successful candidate will work in tandem with the Assistant Director of Athletics for Operations, Events & Championships and report directly to the Senior Associate Director of Athletics. Sport oversight responsibilities will be determined based on the qualifications of the successful candidate.
Oversight of facility budget (forecasting, deferred maintenance, staffing, general operations)
Facility maintenance and safety
Effective management of equipment and systems to ensure proper function
Attain proper certifications for specialized facility and equipment operations
Venue set-up and breakdown
Coordination of visiting teams and officials
Implementing emergency plans and procedures
Hiring, training, scheduling, and supervising event, student staff and interns
Maintain master calendar of events taking place at athletics facilities, including games, practices,
community hours and campus events
Payroll supervision and oversight for students and part-time staff
Event and crowd management
Assist in the coordination and execution of conference and NCAA championships
Assist in identifying annual capital improvement needs for the department and, in conjunction with
the campus facilities department, manage the implementation of approved capital improvements
Sport oversight responsibility
Act as the department liaison with campus facilities staff to ensure all athletics facilities are cleaned
and maintained in an appropriate manner
Other duties as assigned by the Senior Associate Director of Athletics
To mitigate the spread and effects of COVID-19, and as an integral part of its public health and safety measures, College of the Holy Cross requires that all successful applicants show proof of full, up-to-date vaccination (including a booster dose once eligible) by an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine before beginning employment, unless an accommodation exempting the applicant from this policy has been granted. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation based on a disability or sincerely-held religious belief should inform Human Resources after an offer of employment is extended; please do not include any medical, genetic, or religious information in your application materials.
Bachelor degree; Minimum of 2 - 4 years of experience with athletic event/facility
management/operations and athletic scheduling at the collegiate/professional level
Demonstrated knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations
Demonstrated knowledge of athletic facilities management, including ice rink and pool operations
Demonstrated ability to identify and resolve problems efficiently, effectively and independently
Excellent communication skills and ability to work as a member of a team
Ability to multi-task, detail oriented and ability to work with diverse group of staff members
Strong customer service with the ability to troubleshoot and handle pressure situations
Ability to thrive in a diverse, fast-paced student-athlete service driven environment
Willing to work nights, weekends and holidays as needed
Preferred Qualifications: Master degree in related field; Previous Division I intercollegiate athletic
experience in event and facility management
Collaboration: Exchanging information, ideas, thoughts and feelings thoughtfully with others in a
manner that is proactive and enhances partnerships
Inclusion: Actively engaging with the values of the College by promoting a work environment that
embraces diversity and demonstrating respect for the opinions and beliefs of others
Innovation: Performing one's job with creativity and proactivity, improving procedures and
Mission/Service Orientation: Focusing on service to others and contributing to the College's
Responsibility: Taking ownership of one's actions and accountability for one's tasks and duties
Employee Development: Commitment and initiative to help one's employees be successful in
achieving goals and growing professionally
Team Management: Overseeing the success of your employees, helping to allocate resources
appropriately and support the accomplishment of common goals
This is a full time, exempt level position. The College is committed to providing competitive market pay for its employees. The College also offers a competitive benefits package for full-time staff, including:
10% College contribution to the 403(b) Retirement Plan (1 year wait waiver available)
NEW - condensed summer 4-day work week
Wellness programs & ongoing Training and Development opportunities
Generous paid time off
Free parking and free use of the athletic/fitness facilities.
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The College of the Holy Cross is a private, Jesuit Catholic, undergraduate institution serving approximately 3,100 students. Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has a tradition of academic excellence. It is located atop Mount Saint James in Worcester, Massachusetts. The picturesque, 174-acre campus is an award-winning and registered arboretum.
Worcester is a city of approximately 170,000 people centrally located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is approximately one hour from Boston, Hartford, and Providence, and three hours from New York City. Worcester is known as the Heart of the Commonwealth. Worcester offers many cultural and recreational opportunities.
The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.
A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).
Please attach a cover letter addressing the position requirements along with your resume.
In your cover letter please address how your work might support the College's mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://www.holycross.edu/mission) and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. Please provide examples of any past work that illuminate your commitments in these areas. For more information, please visit http://holycross.edu/diversity.
Review of applications will begin as received and continue until the position has been filled.
The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (http://www.heccma.org) and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (https://new-england.hercjobs.org/)