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Associate Director, Space and Events Management

Job Description


  • Monitor and facilitate day-to-day maintenance issues; respond to emergencies and coordinate necessary responses; coordinate and support renovations; and maintain a prioritized list of potential improvement projects for University Life managed spaces– most notably the Student Center @ Houston Hall.
  • Serve as lead staff to University Life committees related to space and place. Make recommendations on the use of the annual renovation and maintenance budget. Collaborate with architects, technology consultants, central Facilities and Real Estate Services (FRES), and appropriate constituents (e.g. students, staff) to assess needs and determine the scope and planning of projects.
  • Facilitate the various space needs of University Life departments including renovations, furniture sourcing, and maintenance. Track projects and work with contractors and area managers to follow projects to completion and ensure appropriate actions are taken to resolve construction and facility-related issues.
  • Provide supervision and advisement to UL Facility Coordinators to ensure University Life facilities are well-maintained and all systems (e.g.HVAC, technology, life safety) are in good operating order, meeting day-to-day needs.
  • Work with architects, technology consultants, FRES, and appropriate staff to produce detailed drawings and estimate costs. Responsible for obtaining and reviewing all construction documents for University Life managed spaces.
  • Work with the PULSE team to establish and implement policies and procedures for use of meeting rooms and services, participate in strategic planning for the area, and research and contribute industry best practices and standards for implementation.
  • Oversee the preparation of bid specifications, prepare requests for proposals and cost estimates, conduct job walks, review bids, and recommend the awarding of contracts for the acquisition of supplies, services, and capital equipment.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.



Bachelor’s Degree or commensurate combination of training, experience, and/or certification in physical plant management. Familiarity with renovation and improvement processes, technology installations, and contemporary classroom and office environments within the context of the student center or department of student life. Effective critical thinking and ability to problem solve. Basic knowledge of the construction trade and the ability to read and interpret blueprints and diagrams of operating systems. The ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with University Life and campus partners. Willingness to work a non-traditional schedule including early mornings and on-call response to facility emergencies.


Application Requirement:

A Cover Letter and Resume/CV are required to be considered for this position. Please upload your Cover Letter where it asks you to upload your Resume/CV; multiple documents are allowed.


Pay Rate

$43,919.00 - $66,183.00

Job Post Date

July 26, 2022

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