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Coordinator of Operational Services

Murray State University

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Title:

Coordinator of Operational Services

Type of Employment:

Regular Full-Time

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Employment Term:

12 Months

Position Type:

Staff - Non-Exempt(Hourly)


Residence Halls

Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities:

The Coordinator for Operational Services is to work closely with the Director of Housing/Residence Life in the overall direction of the program. Responsible for facility operations in Residence Halls and College Courts; Supervises small staff; serves as liaison with other offices to coordinate daily work and projects in campus housing.

  • Selects, trains and supervises the Maintenance Technician I.
  • Works with the Maintenance Technician I to select, train and supervise the student workers.
  • Coordinates special projects and deliveries of student workers.
  • Reviews weekly Residence Director facilities status reports and follows up on problem areas.
  • Serves as liaison between Facilities Management (FM), the Housing Department and residents living in on campus housing for completion of submitted work orders.
  • Serves as liaison between FM and housing residents for issues involving major maintenance projects.
  • Works with Assistant Director for Environmental Safety and Health to coordinate early maintenance of safety equipment fire alarm systems in campus housing.
  • Serves as liaison between the Housing Department, FM, contractors and vendors working in the residence halls and college courts.
  • Assists the Director of Housing with inventory control.
  • Assists in assessing room damage charges.
  • Assist with the coordination of cleaning throughout the summer and academic year with Housing and SSC.
  • Assists the Director of Housing in major purchases for the Residence Halls and College Courts, i.e., furniture, mattresses, and blinds.
  • Coordinates lock and key replacement with Facilities Management.
  • Assists the Auxiliary Services office and Housing with the maintenance and upkeep of the access control system in the Residence Halls.
  • Serves as part of the Central Housing Team and assists with various residence life functions.
  • Assists in enforcing policy and regulations in the Residential Colleges and College Courts.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Housing.

Minimum Education Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.

Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements:

  • Minimum of three years’ experience in basic maintenance.
  • Supervisory experience
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and/or in writing
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment
  • Ability to work independently

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Physical Demands:

  • Walking, lifting, and moving furniture, carrying boxes, etc.


Working at Murray State University

For almost 100 years Murray State University has served students from the region, the nation and the world. Founded in 1922, the University has grown from an enrollment of 202 students to 10,017 today. Students receive personalized attention from supportive faculty and staff as the University offers a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Murray State University has ranked among the top universities in the nation in U.S.News & World Report's annual publication, America's Best Colleges, for the past 28 consecutive years. Additionally, The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Murray State a "Great College to Work For" for 7 of the past 10 years.

Recognition of the quality of Murray State programs is reflected in accreditations. Murray State has been continuously accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) since 1928. Program accreditations have also been attained in animal health technology, art, business, counseling, dietetics, engineering physics, several engineering technology programs, chemistry, journalism and mass communications, music, nursing, occupational safety and health, physics and engineering physics, social work, special education, teacher education and veterinary laboratory diagnostics.

Located in the Jackson Purchase lake area of west Kentucky, Murray State is a state-supported comprehensive University with four academic colleges - business, education and human services, humanities and fine arts, and science, engineering and technology - a school of agriculture, and a school of nursing and health professions. The University's 236-acre main campus is in Murray, a city of 17,741. The University offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, professional instruction, as well as continuing education programs.

The main campus comprises more than 70 major buildings, including classroom and office buildings and two libraries. The Waterfield Library houses the circulating collection, reference sources, government documents, microforms and periodicals. The historic Pogue Library contains special materials relating to the history and culture of west Kentucky and the region. Murray State also operates the Pullen Farm, Hancock Biological Station, Breathitt Veterinary Center and The Arboretum at Murray State. In addition to the main campus in Murray, the University's regional campuses and educational presences include Fort Campbell, Henderson, Hopkinsville, Madisonville and Paducah.

The University's mission statement is as follows:

Murray State University places our highest priority on student learning and excellent teaching, blending the range of educational opportunities often experienced at research institutions with the nurturing student-teacher interactions usually found at smaller universities. We offer relevant undergraduate and graduate degree programs with core studies in the liberal arts and sciences, leading to degrees from certificates to advanced practice doctorates that prepare students for success. Through effective and creative teaching, the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills to real-world situations, and academic and student support services, our quality faculty and staff foster student growth in knowledge, critical inquiry, and innovative thinking.


As a public comprehensive university dedicated to diversity, global awareness, and intellectual curiosity, we actively engage students, faculty, staff, and the community in collaborative scholarship, creative activity, and research. We invest in our communities through thoughtful public service in our 18-county service region and beyond. Our uniqueness arises from our combination of academic excellence, welcoming atmosphere, and dedication to student success through mentored, real-world learning opportunities in an open-minded and supportive learning environment.

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