Assistant Director for 1515

Charlottesville, VA
Jun 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Assistant Director for 1515

Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff

Department: Office of Newcomb Hall

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 06-13-2017

Posting Summary:
The Assistant Director will manage the day-to-day operations of the 1515 Building located on the historic Corner in Charlottesville, Virginia. The position oversees the student employee program and is responsible for the supervision, recruitment, and staff development of 30+ student employees as they fulfill their roles as Event Assistants and Managers. The position provides customer service and develops a service model and assessment process to ensure 1515 is meeting the needs of the student body. It will be the responsibility of this position to support proper setups, audio-visual (AV) needs, and operations in the space.

The Assistant Director facilitates a student-centered approach to the use of the 1515 Building and works closely with self-governed student organizations, University Programs Council, Student Activities, and Student Affairs colleagues as they provide diverse programming in the space. The position will provide leadership in the strategic planning and evaluation of this new student center.

The Assistant Director will also hire 7+ student employees to staff Open Grounds from 6:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. (Sunday through Thursday). This student staff monitors the building and is responsible for safety/emergency procedures at Open Grounds.

The Assistant Director supervises facility operations, including maintenance, housekeeping, repair, risk management, and safety/emergency procedures for the 1515 Building. The position coordinates and communicates directly with Aramark, Facilities Management, and Housekeeping to provide exceptional service to the 1515 Building. The Assistant Director reports to the Director of Business Services & Operations and must be available to work a flexible schedule to meet operational and programming needs.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of public facility management/operations
- Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Supervisory skills
- Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
- Ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
- Ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
- CPR/AED, First Aid or obtain within 90 days of employment.

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