A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
This position reports to the Associate Athletic Director for Facility Operations and coordinates daily operations, repair and maintenance, and improvement projects for Crisler Center and the Davidson Player Development Center. Working as part of a collaborative team, the Facility Manager is responsible for upholding the overall Internal Operations vision and ensuring the assigned facilities meet high standards for efficient operation, safety, maintenance, cleanliness, security, customer service and event execution. The Facility Manager supervises and coordinates daily work flow of assigned team members, and is responsible for managing annual expense and revenue budgets. This position provides event and game management support for scheduled events in Crisler Center and Michigan Stadium, requiring significant night and weekend work.
Manages the daily operations of Crisler Center and the Davidson Player Development Center, including safety, security, scheduling, setups, cleanliness, equipment operation and waste management.
Provides event and game management support and troubleshooting during scheduled events in Crisler Center, including sports equipment, scoreboards/videoboards, lighting, plumbing, electrical, concessions equipment, competition surfaces, janitorial, HVAC, A/V equipment, broadcast television networks, etc. Acts as Manager-on-Duty for events, including men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s gymnastics, volleyball, wrestling, commencement ceremonies and other special events or rentals.
Directly supervises assigned team members, including fulltime Athletic Facility Workers (currently two) and temporary employees (approximately 10-12). Organizes and leads regular meetings to communicate plans, expectations and departmental updates. Provides regular feedback to the Associate AD for Facility Operations regarding performance of all assigned team members.
Manages scheduling and payroll approval of AFSCME and temporary employees, monitors productivity and assures adequate and efficient staffing levels at all times. Ensures conformation to all AFSCME Union contractual obligations, including monitoring of temporary employee status.
Provides outstanding customer service to all internal and external customers through clear communication, responsiveness and innovative problem solving.
Plans and directs facility setups and HVAC schedules for daily use and scheduled events, including football, basketball, gymnastics and special events/rentals.
Routinely inspects assigned facilities, equipment and related areas to ensure standards are being met and suggests necessary changes in maintenance programs if needed. Works closely with the Associate AD for Facility Operations, Assistant Director of Facility Operations, coaches and support staff to identify facility needs, diagnose problems, determine projects and implement corrective measures.
Manages all facility related expenditures, closely monitors budgets and identifies cost saving measures or opportunities for improvement.
Oversees cleaning and janitorial services of all assigned facilities, including performance, schedule, payment, supply and equipment inventory, and event cleanups.
Coordinates with U-M F&O, UM-AEC, Athletic Maintenance, outside contractors and vendors to complete routine preventative maintenance, corrective repair work and various improvement projects.
Oversees maintenance of hardwood court surfaces, including cleaning, refinishing and compliance with all other manufacturer recommendations for effective hardwood court management.
Regularly interacts with Athletics’ concessionaire (currently Sodexo) to ensure compliance with University policies and regulations, including but not limited to security, equipment maintenance, waste management and energy efficiency.
Keeps accurate and complete records on payroll, inventory, maintenance procedures, etc.
Performs administrative activities, including the preparation of special and periodic reports, fiscal records and service charges.
Assures safety is a priority at all times and compliance with EHS safety programs.
Assures compliance with University purchasing protocols.
Assures compliance with ADA codes, NCAA and Big Ten Rules.
Other duties as assigned.
High School Diploma.
Minimum of 5 years working in Facility Operations.
Ability to work nights, evenings, and weekends.
Must have a proven ability to lead a team and outstanding interpersonal skills
Experience managing Union employees.
Experience with hardwood court maintenance.
Experience managing budgets over $1M.
Experience with venue management (capacity in excess of 5,000).
The University of Michigan Athletic Department is dedicated to building a department culture which demonstrates respect for all, shows compassion for others, and celebrates the differences among our staff, student-athletes, and supporters. We are committed to the hiring and development of diverse staff who contribute to an inclusive environment.
In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:
Generous time off
A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
Long-term disability coverage
Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.