The Purdue Memorial Union, which opened in 1924, is an iconic facility designed by the renowned Chicago-based architectural team, Pond & Pond, and this well-preserved architectural legacy remains a centerpiece in both the hearts and minds of Purdue students, faculty, alumni, and friends to this day. As one of the charter members of the Association of College Unions International, the PMU’s facility, programs, and team remain an exemplar in the national college union field.
As Associate Director of the Purdue Memorial Union, you will provides visionary and administrative leadership for facility operations and services; managing the areas of capital planning, facilities, maintenance, storeroom, dock/storeroom, information desk, building managers, and the bowling/gaming center. The Associate Director has responsibility for the supervision of personnel, management of fiscal resources, human resource management, facility operations and use, inventory control, project management and building/equipment maintenance, problem solving, administration of facility resources, and assisting the Director with enforcing PMU policies. Serve as the point of contact in the absence of the Director of Purdue Memorial Union.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
Minimum of 5-7 years of professional experience in university college union management, operations, facility management, student affairs and/or conference/event/convention operations with progressive growth in scope and complexity along with 2 years supervisory experience.
Demonstrated knowledge in facility management, project management, audio/visual equipment and maintenance, information technology, and budget management.
Demonstrated technological skills including, but not limited to, contemporary Microsoft Office, email and browsing tools, mobile computing and productivity solutions, electronic scheduling, inventory, and work order systems.
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, including customer service management.
Ability to use business knowledge, innovative thinking, and sound judgment to effectively resolve problems.
Ability to lead others with a team approach and work effectively with individuals and campus organizations from different viewpoints and backgrounds.
Understanding of the role of the college union as an educational support facility and program.
A valid US or Canadian driver's license.
Basic knowledge of building systems including HVAC, plumbing and electrical.
Ability to create effective services and programs, specifically around gaming areas (i.e. bowling, billiards, e-gaming, etc.).
The preferred application date for this position will be July 11, 2018.
Purdue will not sponsor an employment authorization 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 Contribution Immediately.
Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: 1800969
About Purdue University
Purdue University, founded in 1869, is a comprehensive public research university located in West Lafayette, Indiana, and is the main campus of the Purdue University system. With storied strengths in engineering, science, technology, and agriculture owing to its land-grant origins, Purdue’s rich culture of innovation, imagination, and discovery provides its 40,000 graduate and undergraduate students more than 70 masters and doctoral programs, and over 200 undergraduate majors across a wide array of disciplines. Purdue’s attractive campus setting is home to a particularly diverse and internationalized community that engenders the global perspectives embedded throughout Purdue’s scholarship, research and service. www.purdue.edu