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Assistant Director, Athletic Facilities Operations & Services

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Position Type: Staff
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: Facilities

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.


About the Opportunity:

Under the direction of the Director of Athletic Facilities, this position is responsible for assistance in the overall management and operation of the Unit. It is part of the unit management team. The position will have responsibility for scheduling and supervising full time and part time staff, including the assigning and monitoring of overtime. The individual will have direct oversight of identifying and assigning work orders and making sure that work flow happens in a timely organized manner. The position will also be responsible the management and supervision of assigned athletic facilities, where they will be the point of contact and oversee maintenance and operations of those facilities. In addition, the position will work with the director and develop the annual budget and provide input and coordination of purchasing and vendor selection along with inventory control. The successful candidate should have good organization skills, good computer and communication skills and have the ability to work with a diverse clientele. The individual should have good working knowledge of mechanical equipment for maintenance needs.



  • Manage full and Part Time staff 
  • Track training and certifications of non-exempt staff
  • Schedule all overtime based on the business need
  • Schedule time off and manage sick time
  • Submit and approve weekly payroll
  • Assist with the procurement process by identifying vendors and getting multiple quotes

Facility Management

  • Develop work plan for full time staff 
  • Develop facility budget based on operation and maintenance needs • Identify and manage work orders for venues
  • Assign and track work orders


  • Coordinate Snow removal around athletic facilities
  • Oversee the commissioning and De-Commissioning of the Seasonal Air Structure as well as all of the athletic facilities.
  • Work with the Operations liaison for Athletics, club sports, and recreation on maintenance requests and facility needs
  • Schedule staff and support staff for Athletic Events and outside events
  • Manage Vendors who are contracted to provide services


Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s degree preferred with 4- 6 years of experience in facility management (preferably athletic facilities) and operations. Knowledge of NCAA sport requirements for managing NCAA athletic contests. Also, the ability to manage large non- athletic events such as concerts, graduations and other events is required. This includes setting up security plans and logistics plans and working with the designated personnel for the event. Previous progressive supervision of staff is mandatory. Must have the ability to effectively interact with people at a variety of levels within and outside of the University. Individual must demonstrate initiative, be able to work unsupervised and have a positive working attitude. Candidate must have a valid Massachusetts drivers license. In addition, the individual must be able to work additional hours outside of their scheduled shift, including weekends, University closures and Holidays as well as be on call to respond to 24/7 emergency call ins. Knowledge of OSHA and MSDS standards is a must. The position work week may change based on the business need, so flexibility is required.

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Additional Information:

• This is an exempt position

• It is a 35-hour work week

• Designated shift is Tues- Sat. 12 noon to 8:00 PM

• Position works closely with other department heads including Facility Services and Operations
• This position requires a CORI & criminal background check


Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see



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