This position oversees all aspects of facilities/grounds management and maintenance of a large athletic complex, which includes 76 acres of land and 20 buildings. Oversees all planning, scheduling and review of maintenance and operational procedures. Manages all utilities, mechanical and infrastructure systems. Conducts routine inspections of all facilities, resolves maintenance issues, proposes facility improvements, initiates repairs to, replacement of, and/or purchase of equipment. Oversees the delivery of services from on-campus and external vendors. Manages the department's building management software system. Plans and manages construction and renovation projects. Assists with event management for intercollegiate athletic contests and special events.
Bachelor's degree required. At least 5 years of experience working in athletic facilities in either a college or professional sports setting. Should have general knowledge of trades and construction processes. Experience managing large athletics facilities including arenas, stadiums, ice rinks, natural and artificial playing surfaces and swimming pools desired. Should have experience managing multi-purpose facilities and converting athletic facilities into concert and special event venues, including venues with high seating capacity. Must have strong interpersonal and communications skills, including the ability to work with and relate well to a diverse group of athletes, administrators, and University constituents. Experience serving on emergency management teams desirable. Knowledge of NCAA and Ivy League rules preferred.
Must be administratively self-sufficient and be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with Paradox and other web-based software applications, as well as scheduling systems, preferred. Knowledge of video boards and scoreboards/timing systems technology as well as large-scale audio systems preferred. Must be willing and able to work in extreme weather conditions (heat, rain, snow, cold) and must be willing to be on-call.
Internal Number: 47902BR
About Harvard University Department of Athletics
Harvard is a highly selective liberal arts college whose mission is to educate citizens and citizen-leaders for our society. The College is a residential institution of nearly 7,000 undergraduates and is located in Cambridge, MA. Harvard is deeply committed to the intellectual, social and personal transformation of its undergraduates during their four years at Harvard. The Department of Athletics offers 42 varsity programs for men and women, more than any other Division I school in the United States.
Harvard employees have access to a wide range of educational offerings, including world-class museums, tuition assistance, and hundreds of web-based learning programs. Our benefits package is superior and provides multiple options for the health and well-being of our employees. Being located in Cambridge is a distinct advantage, since Cambridge is a lively, multi-cultural city adjacent to Boston, which is an undisputed hub of college and university life in the U.S.
We actively seek and welcome applications from diverse candidates and from those with a demonstrable commitment to a more inclusive society.