Facilities//Maintenance/Trades, Other Staff/Administrative, Staff/Administrative
Supervises department custodians and grounds workers. Manages custodial staff and performance to ensure levels of cleanliness consistent with University Facilities’ standards for each site. Coordinates and collaborates with University Facilities to enhance best and consistent practices across all university facilities. Collaborates with the Associate Athletic Director on athletic event scheduling including building and field usage. Manages the requisition of equipment for 24 athletic teams and Physical Education classes. Plans and coordinates Capital Requests for all areas of athletics. Manages event management coverage for all home competitions.
Physical Education and Athletics is committed to the development of an inclusive environment and we strive to advance diverse perspectives and approaches in carrying out the mission of Washington and Lee University.
STATUS: Full-Time, 12 Month, With Benefits WORK HOURS: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with occasional evening and weekend hours FLSA: Exempt MINIMUM PAY: $51,577 annually
The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2020.
Essential and Related Functions:
Performs overall athletic event management.
Manages the requisition of equipment for 24 athletic teams and PE. Work with vendors to obtain pricing for equipment and team apparel.
Initiates regular communications and weekly meetings with Associate Athletic Director
Maintains, in collaboration with the Assistant Athletic Director for Finance, budgets for athletic department operations.
Builds connections and strong lines of communications with department members.
Manages event management coverage for all home competitions in collaboration with the Associate Athletic Director
Supervises indoor and outdoor personnel to keep facilities clean,safe and playable.
Assists with facility construction projects as well as any Capital Projects related to facilities.
Other duties as assigned.
Strategic Thinking - Able to implement department strategic objectives into actionable plans and goals. Makes departmental goals and priorities clear to team and explains relevance to each person's job. Collects and assesses information on multiple and relevant factors to develop policies and make critical strategic decisions. Demonstrates a clear understanding of detailed financial factors that drive departmental budget (e.g., position requests, hidden costs, impact on morale) when considering decisions.
Change Adaptability- Understands the effects of change on the work group and proactively clarifies information to help them deal with a changing work environment. Identifies structural process, people changes and solutions to achieve change initiative goals and targets. Encourages new ways of looking at established processes and practices by soliciting ideas and recognizing/rewarding practical innovation.
Communication and Networking- Uses diversified styles of communication (e.g., explains by describing impact or circumstances, etc.) to influence and create buy-in for ideas. Encourages open expression and common understanding of ideas and opinions. Builds networks within and outside own department and leverages these relationships to execute specific plans and initiatives.
Drive for Results- Inspires learning within work group by identifying key knowledge areas and sources and facilitating knowledge sharing. Takes full responsibility for unforeseen delays/issues, openly communicates situation and quickly adjusts plans, resources for the best possible outcomes. Proactively looks for areas to improve quality of services to ensure customer satisfaction.
Talent Development- Demonstrates understanding of career aspirations of individual work group members and provides structured feedback to them. Encourages greater involvement and provides timely rewards and recognition for efforts. Builds informal relationships with work group. Encourages others to share issues that could hinder achievement of work goals.
High school diploma or equivalent GED required, college degree preferred. 5 years of facilities maintenance and/or grounds experience required, athletic field care and maintenance is preferred. Must be willing to receive additional training as required. Supervisory experience is preferred and ability to implement safe work practices. Able to work independently with a diverse constituency including faculty, students and staff. Strong communication skills and ability to communicate feedback effectively to employees. Ability to use computers to read and respond to emails and to use basic applications is also required. Must have and maintain a valid Virginia operator's license and a good driving history.
Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling.
Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time.
The worker is subject to both environmental conditions: Activities occur inside and outside.
Types of Work:
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.
Submit the online application forms, cover letter and resume. Review of applications will begin June 3 and interviews will be conducted electronically.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all?inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Statement of Commitment to Diversity
Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.
About Washington and Lee University
Washington and Lee University is an independent liberal arts university founded in 1749, named for an early benefactor (George Washington) and an innovative president (Robert E. Lee). The campus is a national historical landmark, the city offers small-town charm, and the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains provide unparalleled surroundings. Students govern themselves in a community based on trust and honor. The faculty of teacher-scholars pursues a student-oriented approach to scholarship and nurtures lifelong relationships with the pupils. The curriculum blends traditional liberal arts and sciences with pre-professional programs in business, journalism and law. W&L prepares graduates for a life of learning, achievement, leadership, service and engaged citizenship in a global society.