Senior Associate Director, Facilities & Operations

Purdue University   •  

West Lafayette, IN

Industry: Education


5 - 7 years

Posted 38 days ago

Job Summary

As Senior Associate Director, Facilities & Operations you will work collaboratively with and report to the Director. Responsibilities include; managing aquatic facilities and services, informal recreation, indoor facilities, outdoor recreational facilities, operational services, reservations and events, technology and risk management. Work collaboratively with and provide leadership to full-time staff in each of these areas to develop and administer comprehensive services that are in line with the mission and values of the division. Responsible for supervising, evaluating and leading the staff to ensure continuous professional and personal development opportunities. Expected to cultivate and develop relationships with numerous campus constituents to help advance the mission of the university and division. Must stay abreast of regional and national trends in all areas of campus recreation. Responsible for leading division initiatives and projects to include; strategic planning and capital replacement planning and execution, capital project management, technology implementation and continuous quality improvement. Serve on the senior management team and provide leadership to the division with the execution of numerous executive and administrative duties of considerable scope and complexity requiring excellent knowledge, initiative, judgment, and critical thinking.



  • Master's degree
  • Six years of administrative and management experience in recreational sports programming on the collegiate level
  • Experience hiring, training, managing, and developing professional staff
  • Valid US or Canadian driver's license
  • Ability to serve as a strong leader; offering long term vision and strategic planning that will contribute to the development and enhancement of a comprehensive university recreational sports program that will serve the entire community
  • Must show ability to work collaboratively with partners across campus and in the community to advance the mission and goals of both the university and the division
  • Ability to lead division initiatives such as strategic planning, capital replacement planning and execution, capital project management, technology implementation and continuous quality improvement
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise, manage, and mentor a multitude of recreation facilities, services, and professional and service staff
  • Ability to be an integral part of division fiscal planning & development
  • Successful candidate will be self-motivated, energetic, service minded, visionary, and adept at solving problems
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse constituencies
  • Must possess strong communication (written/oral) as well as interpersonal skills
  • Proficient at mainstream computer software (word processing, spreadsheet, electronic communication, etc.) and experienced in entreprise software

Additional Information:

  • Purdue will not sponsor an employment related visa for this position
  • A Background Check will be required for employment in this position
  • ALL applicants must apply via Purdue's online recruitment system. No other applications/resumes will be accepted
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contributions Immediately
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply