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UConn Recreation Manager - Operations and Facilities (Student Services Program Assistant 1 OR 2)

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Search #: 498357
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Student Programs and Services


UConn Recreation is the place “Where the Student Body Develops.” Our department mission, to promote human connection and enrich the well-being of our community through physical activity, is achieved by providing premier facilities, innovative programs, and excellent service, all led by a talented team of professionals and students. UConn Recreation is a leader within the Division of Student Life and Enrollment promoting the well-being of an active community, and with over 800,000 annual participations, has a significant impact on enhancing overall student wellness and success.

UConn is consistently ranked the top public university in New England by U.S. News and World Report and among the best in the nation. With a beautiful campus located in Storrs, CT, UConn has a total undergraduate enrollment of 19,388 and with 70% living on-campus, is a vibrant, diverse, and thriving community.

This position is an essential member of our professional Operations team, with primary management responsibilities over our award-winning, 200,000 sq ft. Student Recreation Center. With supervision of 200 students employed annually, the Operations team promotes student development of professional competencies, with a focus on transferable skills required for success in the 21st-century workforce. Our new team member should be committed to elevating our department, institution, and community.

Under the general supervision of the Associate Director of Operations and Facilities, the Manager of Operations & Facilities, is responsible for the daily administrative and operational support of the Student Recreation Center and satellite recreational facilities. The position implements a wide variety of day-to-day responsibilities designed to ensure operational performance and provide quality service to members of the Student Recreation Center. Weekend and evening work is required.

This position will be hired at either the Student Services Program Assistant 1 [P1] classification or the Student Services Program Assistant 2 [P2] classification dependent upon the incumbent’s experience, skills, abilities, and training as determined by the University. The Student Services Program Assistant 1 serves as an entry-level or early career professional who will work under more direct supervision and will regularly provide information on finished materials and completed tasks to others. The Student Services Program Assistant 2 performs a similar scope of duties with greater independence, working under general supervision and handling most work situations within established practices and procedures.


  • Serve as Recreation Center Manager on Duty ensuring program policy, maintenance, safety, and risk management standards are met.
  • Provide supervisory support to student employees in the performance of their daily responsibilities, including the creation of work schedules and verifying hours worked.
  • Provide logistical support for programmatic units with the delivery of member services and provide leadership for assigned departmental programs and events.
  • Serve as a resource to individuals and groups on matters relating to policies and usage of the Student Recreation Center.
  • Implement risk management policy and procedure for all facility activities
  • Provide timely and accurate incident, accident, risk management, financial, and maintenance reporting and maintain accurate and accessible records related to all facility operations.
  • Support Associate Director with collecting, compiling, and assessing facility data.
  • Work collaboratively with Human Resources to hire new student personnel.
  • Maintain inventory for all facility equipment and operational resources.
  • Participates in various committees and advisory groups.
  • Instruct CPR/First Aid/AED classes for student employees and the UConn Community.
  • Review operating procedures for efficiency and effectiveness, and make recommendations for changes or improvements.
  • Assist in the training, onboarding, and ongoing evaluation of student employees. Provide written evaluations annually.
  • Coordinate facility and equipment maintenance with internal and external constituents.
  • Serve as the project manager to coordinate facility maintenance projects.
  • Drive department vehicles in support of satellite operations including implementation and supervision of scheduled special events.
  • Perform related duties.

  • For Student Services Program Assistant 1 Classification:
  • Bachelor’s degree with 0 to 1 year of related experience; OR Associate's degree and 2 or more years of related work experience; OR 4 or more years of related experience without a college degree.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • For Student Services Program Assistant 2 Classification:
  • Bachelor’s degree with 2 or more years of related work experience; OR Associate’s degree and 4 or more years related work experience; OR 6 or more years of related experience without a college degree.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment on routine tasks.
  • Both classifications minimally require:
  • Current First-Aid/CPR/AED Certification or ability to acquire within 6 months of hire.
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills necessary for effective work relationships.
  • Demonstrated understanding of, stated commitment to, and/or experience working with diverse populations.

  • Documented professional experience in facility and operations management.
  • Direct experience working in student or customer service.
  • Proficient with software applications related to department operations (e.g., Fusion, Connect2Concepts, SubItUp).
  • First-Aid/CPR/AED Instructor Certification or ability to acquire within 6 months.

    This is a full-time, permanent position. The incumbent must have the ability to work flexible and irregular hours including weekends and holidays. This position also requires a valid driver’s license and the ability to acquire a Connecticut Passenger “A” endorsement or equivalent.

    The University offers outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. For additional information regarding benefits visit: Other rights, terms, and conditions of employment are contained in the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Connecticut and the University of Connecticut Professional Employees Association (UCPEA).


    Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.


    Please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #498357 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

    This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on June 17, 2024.

    All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

    All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

    The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce. The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner. This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all. We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

    The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

    Advertised: Jun 03 2024 Eastern Daylight Time
    Applications close: Jun 17 2024 Eastern Daylight Time


    Working at UCONN

    The University of Connecticut is a national leader among public research universities, with more than 30,000 students seeking answers to critical questions in classrooms, labs, and the community. A culture of innovation drives this pursuit of knowledge throughout the University’s network of campuses. Connecticut’s commitment to higher education helps UConn attract students who thrive in the most competitive environments, as well as globally renowned faculty members. Our school pride is fueled by a history of success that has made us a standout in Division I athletics. UConn fosters a diverse and vibrant culture that meets the needs and seizes the opportunities of a dynamic global society.

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