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The Director of Facilities and Game Operations is responsible for developing and implementing departmental policies dealing with facility operations and game day management of home athletics events. The individual is responsible for identifying issues and scheduling annual maintenance of athletics facilities. This involves maintaining a positive and regular dialogue with Campus Facility Services and outside contractors on the various needs of the department. The employee will also supervise all game day operations for home athletics events. This involves hiring, training and evaluating the performance of event staff. This position will also serve as Championships Manager for conference championships hosted by IUPUI. The employee will also coordinate with coaches to schedule team practice times in shared athletics facilities.
The employee must comply fully with all NCAA, Horizon League, and Indiana University rules and regulations. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment. The Director of Facilities and Game Operations has complete management responsibility for the use, operation and maintenance of all athletic department facilities; oversee the scheduling and all preparation staffing and custodial/maintenance needs for facility use.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Manage game day operations budget, staffing needs, and serve as liaison to all game day operational entities including, but not limited to visiting teams, officials. police, EMS, ticket takers, ushers, guest services, grounds, facilities management, parking, and traffic. Be the primary contact for making decisions regarding postponement or cancellation of athletics events due to inclement or threatening weather. Serve as Championships Manager for conference championships hosted by IUPUI.
- Develop and implement departmental policies dealing with facility operations and game day management of home athletics events. Ensure compliance with all NCAA, Horizon League, and Indiana University rules and regulations.
- Oversee the management and maintenance of the softball field in conjunction with other locations, including but not limited to, NIFS to facilitate the needs of each team. Manage the University physical plant management team, the custodial, and maintenance staff needs and assignments for event preparation, event coverage, and event tear down. Make decisions on staff hiring and conducts performance evaluation for staff.
- Partner with University Information Technology services (UITS) for all software requirements in all facilities. Manage and coordinate building services assignments for facilities and rooms. Assess and recommend the need for facility maintenance in partnership with Campus Facility.
- Supervise the operation by assigned staff or contractor personnel for each digital display and scoring system.
- Perform other duties incidental to the work described herein.
Two years of college course work and two years of experience, including one year in facility management, event management, game operations, or a related field.
Combinations of education and related experience may be considered.
Excellent communication skills and the ability to work with a diverse population. Ability to work independently and utilize a PC, Microsoft Office, EMS Software, and telephone.
Bachlor's degree in sports management or a related field. Experience with a college athletics department or another sports organization.
Working Conditions / Demands
The incumbent is responsible for designing, implementing and evaluating policies related to conduct of home athletics events and facilities maintenance and operations. Poor execution of athletics events could reflect negatively on the campus and university. The failure to follow NCAA and Conference regulations could result in the cancellation of athletics events and forfeiture for non-performance. Incumbent must make decisions that protect the safety of spectators and participants. Failure to schedule emergency medical staff could result in a fatality.
Must be able to work weekends and evenings. Some travel involved and lift 50 pounds. Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without an accommodation.
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 2FC
Job Function: Engineering, Trades, & Facilit
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