Senior Athletic Facilities Assistant

Job Details

Job Title: Senior Athletic Facilities Assistant

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Department: Athletic and Recreation

Title of Manager/Supervisor: Assistant Athletic Director

Number of Employees Reporting to this Position: 0

Position Summary: Involved with the Athletic Equipment Room, responsible for maintaining accurate inventory records, scheduling equipment for reconditioning or replacement, issuing necessary equipment to athletic teams and servicing the equipment and facilities needs of coaches, physical education instructors, and recreation/intramural program coordinators. Responsible for maintenance and upkeep of all the athletic and recreation facilities including but not limited to: snow plowing, mowing, trimming, field lining, trash pickup.

General Purpose: The Senior Athletic Facilities Assistant will take the lead in all game day setup and breakdown for DIII sports. The position will also be responsible for all field maintenance of athletic, intramurals and Club sports needs and will also assist in University Event setups as needed.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Create and manage an Athletic and Recreation equipment inventory list
  • Issue necessary equipment to all Division III athletic teams
  • Oversee all game day set ups/breakdowns for DIII athletic games
  • Primary liaison with Clarkson grounds department
  • Develop appropriate control systems for the storage and distribution of recreational equipment to various users
  • Identify athletic/recreation equipment in need of repair or refurbishment, arrange for the solicitation of bids, recommend appropriate providers and schedule delivery and return of equipment
  • Responsible for athletic/recreation grounds keeping duties such as preparation of outdoor fields for game or practice, standard maintenance on scoreboard and replacement of netting on various courts and fields
  • Athletic/fitness and Recreation/Physical Education equipment set up within the various athletic venues
  • Drive Zamboni
  • Possess CDL to drive athletic department 25 passenger buses athletic practice and competitions
  • Supervise work study employees assigned within the Athletic/recreation area, insuring they have appropriate instruction and the quality of work meet our standards
  • Service and repair within athletic facilities. Report items to Physical Plant that need their attention
  • Responsible for washing, drying athletic equipment on a daily basis
  • General Maintenance and cleaning duties as required
  • Order and maintain supplies to insure that Athletic and Recreation facilities are clean and safe
  • Perform daily pool tests and order appropriate supplies for the pool
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein
  • Performance of above duties require you to be at work

Other Duties:

  • Performs other projects, duties and initiatives as assigned by Assistant Athletic Director
  • Flexibility in work schedule required due to events occurring nights and weekends and special events, including but not limited to commencement

Health & Safety: All staff has a statutory responsibility to take reasonable care of themselves, others and the environment and to prevent harm by their acts or omissions. All staff is therefore required to adhere to the University’s Health, Safety, and Environmental Policy & Procedures.

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, skills, and qualifications required of personnel so classified

Essential Skills:

  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Be able to service and repair athletic equipment
  • Familiarity with operation of equipment such as timing equipment, video and PA system, washer, dryers, ability to troubleshoot and fix things as required
  • Familiarity with field layouts/regulations
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion

Non-essential Skills:

  • Initiative to work on own
  • Willingness to put forth a conscientious effort as required
  • Work with diverse academic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of college students, Faculty and staff
  • Ability to travel as needed
  • Ability to work evenings and/or weekends as needed


Minimal Qualifications:

  • High School Education
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associates or Bachelor degree, CDL, Pool operator license


Minimal Experience:

  • 1 to 2 years in a related field

Preferred Experience:

  • 2+ years in a related field

Work Environment:

  • Working both indoors and outdoors in inclement weather at times

Physical Demands: The physical demands characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • May work in controlled temperature conditions, cold and hot temperatures, or inclement weather conditions
  • Work in both indoor and outdoor environments with moderate to loud noise levels, wet and slippery conditions, chemical, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes
  • Work activities may require standing, walking on uneven and slippery surfaces, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, stooping, squatting, crouching, grasping, and making repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties
  • Must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 50 pounds or heavier weights with assistance and/or the use of proper equipment
  • Must have mobility, strength, and stamina to perform physical work for extended periods of time; to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer, and a operate a motor vehicle to visit various recreation and meeting sites; to operate a wide variety of cleaning tools and equipment; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone
  • Finger dexterity is needed to operate tools and equipment, to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard and calculator, and/or to operate standard office equipment

Special Instructions to Applicants: An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Clarkson actively seeks and encourages applications from minorities, women and people with disabilities.

All offers of employment are subject to the applicant successfully passing a background check (including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal records).

  • All employees are required to be full vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the start of employment


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As a private, national research university, Clarkson is a leader in technological education and sustainable economic development through teaching, scholarship, research and innovation.   We ignite personal connections across academic fields and industries to create the entrepreneurial mindset, knowledge and intellectual curiosity needed to innovate world-relevant solutions and cultivate the leaders of tomorrow. With its main campus located in Potsdam, N.Y., and additional graduate program and research facilities in the New York Capital Region, Beacon, N.Y., and New York City, Clarkson educates 4,300 students across 95+ rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, the arts, education, sciences and health professions. Clarkson alumni earn salaries that are among the top 2.5% in the nation and realize accelerated career growth.  One in five already leads as a CEO, senior executive or owner of a company. 

Clarkson welcomes scholars and students from all over the world.

Our community and campus settings enhance the quality of student life and afford students access to and interaction with their faculty. We value the diversity of our University community; and we strive to attune ourselves and our programs to our global, pluralistic society. We share the belief that humane and environmentally sound economic and social development derive from the expansion, diffusion and application of knowledge.

Through our Office of Human Resources, we focus on the recruitment, onboarding, training and professional development of our employee community across multiple campuses and learning environments. The goal is a campus community where all are welcomed and valued members who contribute to the development of global citizenship by promoting a diverse and inclusive environment.


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