The Assistant Director of Facilities & Operations reports to the Associate AD for Facilities & Operations and works closely with all NUDAR staff. This role provides support related to the day-to-day operations, scheduling, and maintenance in assigned Athletics facilities. Ability to work a non-traditional schedule, often including evenings and weekends.
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
Responsible for the maintenance and scheduling of assigned Athletics spaces.
Provides a safe and welcoming environment for student-athletes, staff, faculty, and all visitors.
Performs daily walkthroughs and identifies maintenance needs.
Initiates facility repair requests and monitors the quality of services provided.
Serves as a secondary contact for Athletics Facilities and Operations work unit (as assigned) to external users and constituents.
Coordinates maintenance, repairs, equipment storage, and custodial work.
Ensures building signage is updated and in good condition.
Responsible for cleanliness and organization of facilities.
Completes small projects and minor repairs (not requiring a license), as needed.
Responsible for managing scheduling software.
Approves space requests.
Manages scheduling for camps and clinics, including updating the annual summer camps calendar.
Responsible for leading and/or assisting with game day facility management for all assigned venues.
Leads and/or assists with set-up and breakdown of assigned Athletics events, including but not limited to Football, Men’s Basketball, and Women’s Basketball.
Assists with facility-related in-game management for assigned events.
Serves as “on-call” facility manager for assigned Athletics events.
Ensures playing surfaces are prepared for practice, competitions, and other scheduled activities.
Assists Events Management & Championships unit with special events, as needed.
Oversees Facilities & Operations student staff, including training, scheduling, and personnel management.
Creates standard facility tour routes and leads tours.
Works directly with food services partners to manage facility issues and requests.
Maintains facility management guides and checklists.
Assists with access management for assigned athletics facilities.
Responsible for adhering to all Department and University policies and procedures, as well as the rules, regulations, bylaws and interpretations of the Big Ten Conference and the NCAA.
Assists Deputy AD for Operations and Capital Projects and Associate AD for Facilities & Operations with small projects and capital projects, as needed.
Leads and/or assists with set-up and breakdown of various meeting spaces.
Responsible for managing A/V technology in assigned facilities.
Assists with facility branding in assigned facilities.
Other duties as assigned.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
2 or more years of experience in building management and facility operations.
Valid driver’s license.
Collaborative work style.
Ability to work in a diverse and fast-paced working environment.
Business acumen that includes general operational processes and planning.
Communicates effectively 1:1, in small groups and in public speaking events.
Writes precise, well-organized emails, letters, and proposals.
Consistently displays accuracy and attention to detail.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
Previous exposure to University-level athletics programs.
At times, may need to lift 50 to 100 pounds and work at heights over 20 feet above ground level.
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Faculty members include Tony Award winners, MacArthur Fellowship recipients and members of numerous honorary and professional societies, National Academy of Engineering, American Academy of Arts and Sciences and American Council of Learned Societies. Research thrives at Northwestern University. Interdisciplinary teams at Northwestern work to solve society's problems and facilitate clinical and commercial use of their innovations with partners at Argonne National Laboratory, Fermilab, and local universities. Beyond being a dynamic learning organization, Northwestern employs a dynamic and diverse mix of faculty and staff who work proactively to ensure that the University is a special place to work. Northwestern is committed to the recruitment of a diverse faculty, staff and student body, fostering a climate that treasures differences and provides rich opportunities for learnin...g. To that end, Northwestern University actively seeks women, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons for employment and promotion throughout the University.
The Northwestern Work Environment. Our two main campuses are situated along Lake Michigan’s lakefront. The Chicago campus, located between the Magnificent Mile and Lake Michigan, offers outstanding views and is within walking distance of some of the city’s main attractions.The Evanston campus, just 12 miles north of downtown Chicago, sits among charming residential neighborhoods, parks, beaches, and bike trails.At our newest campus, in the architecturally significant Education City in Doha, Qatar, the University offers undergraduate programs in partnership with the Qatar Foundation.
Northwestern offers many benefit options to full and part-time employees including: Competitive compensation, Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage, Tuition reimbursement, Pre-tax transit options, Professional development opportunities, Vacation, sick, and holiday pay, Excellent retirement plans, Work/Life balance and resources, Dependent care match, Faculty-Staff Assistance Program. We also provide employees with access to an abundance of recreational, cultural, and enrichment opportunities that take place on and off campus.