Under the umbrella of UCLA Campus Life, a division of Student Affairs, UCLA Recreation is a large department with approximately 90 career/contract and over 1,000 temporary/part-time employees. UCLA Recreation provides extensive access to a broad range of recreational activities and services. The department offers programming which encompasses the competitive, passive, social, cultural, and instructional aspects of recreational activity. In addition, UCLA Recreation manages 15 of the University's recreational and athletic facilities offering recreation, sport, and numerous multi-use options for student and university events.
Under the direction of the Associate Director of Experiential Programs (MSO III), the North Zone Venue Manager is responsible for the management, development and administration of the Sunset Canyon Recreation Center (SCRC), a park-like facility with meetings rooms, event venues, swimming pools, locker facilities, a challenge course, tennis courts as well as other courts and parks in the vicinity. Incumbent is tasked to develop, implement, and review policies and procedures for the appropriate and safe use of the facility; act as liaison with various user groups that include campus departments, student organizations, conference groups, special event producers and other non-university agencies; and coordinate event needs and on-going maintenance and custodial requirements for designated venues.
The Venue Manager will train and supervise one full-time Assistant Manager and together they will manage a large student staff. Additional duties include: monitoring renovations and construction projects, and development and management of facility and staffing budgets. The Manager will work with full-time Recreation, maintenance, Athletics and event/ game management staff to ensure the facility is in optimal working order. They will oversee facility scheduling, coordination of set-up/ strikes for programs and special events, and customer service/ POS operations based at SCRC.
The successful candidate must possess the attitude and aptitude to thrive in an environment that values high expectations, accountability, and balanced lifestyle choices. An entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm for service and the cultivation of an inclusive, safe, and diverse environment for staff, members and guests, is of the highest priority for the position.
Skills in coordinating large-scale collegiate athletic events and university special events and meetings, including scheduling, budgeting, maintenance and planning, managing, and coordinating all aspects of special events.
Skill in developing a comprehensive plan for daily maintenance operations. Ability to define and implement policies and procedures for the daily operation of the facilities.
Skill in creating and managing a budget.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with staff members, subordinates, campus personnel, off-campus vendors and to interact diplomatically with the public.
Skill in negotiating, exchanging ideas, information and opinions with others to formulate policies and programs and/or to arrive jointly at decisions, conclusions or solutions. Analytical skills to identify problems, assess alternatives and render consistent appropriate and sound decisions.
Demonstrated ability to mentor college-age and older adults in professional development
Demonstrated skill in listening perceptively and maintaining equanimity when dealing with conflicts, complaints and difficult situations.
Skill in setting priorities that accurately reflect the importance of job responsibilities, working independently, and following through on assignments with minimal direction. Skill in prioritizing tasks to complete work in a timely manner with changing workload and multiple or competing requirements and deadlines.
Ability to work nights, weekends and holidays, as needed.
Ability to devise creative solutions for undefined situations.
Master degree or three to five years of professional member & facility management experience working in a collegiate/community recreation environment, strong communication and presentation skills experience. --Preferred
Additional Salary Information: For more information and to apply, visit the UCLA Career Opportunities website at hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=75803
Internal Number: 29939
About UCLA Recreation
UCLA Recreation is committed to providing high quality recreational experiences that benefit the campus community. It is the function of the department to provide such experiences in a manner which is fully supportive of, and integral to the fulfillment of the academic and public service mission of the University, and contribute to the health, wellness, development, and education of students. In adhering to this responsibility, the department is charged with providing extensive access to a broad range of recreational activities and services, which reflect the varied leisure needs of the University community.