Assistant Director for Community Development and Operations

The University of Chicago in Illinois

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted June 19, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Supervises assigned staff in the maintenance of facilities, grounds and/or equipment. May participate in developing short-range maintenance and space plans. Develops or assists in developing facilities maintenance policies and procedures. Assists in planning and oversees completion of renovation and other facilities-related projects, including ensuring projects are completed on time and within budget. Receives requests for facilities services from unit employees and supervises delivery of appropriate services. Conducts or supervises inspections of buildings, equipment and/or surrounding grounds for deficiencies and potential safety, health, or code problems. Prepares written reports summarizing findings and recommends solutions. Typically supervises package receipt and delivery; supervises movement of equipment and materials, including ensuring proper and timely set up of employees in new office space; maintains building security, including maintaining building keys; and maintains information on building blue prints, space utilization data and equipment. Assists in developing and manages facilities budget. Orders supplies and equipment, and manages vendor contracts. May negotiate contracts. Coordinates the work of unit staff with Facilities Services staff, and oversees the work of contractors. Supervises unit facilities unionized staff, and may supervise non-unionized staff. Positions at this level and above do not perform the work of employees supervised.  


The University of Chicago is one of the nation's leading institutions of higher education and research. Campus and Student Life (CSL) is comprised of 20 departments that serve the University's 15,000 college, graduate, and professional school students, as well as the campus community more broadly. CSL is importantly charged with the dual task of supporting all students in the University, graduate and undergraduate, and managing multiple campus departments and services that serve the entire campus community. CSL's programs and services focus on supporting student academic success, providing opportunities for personal growth and leadership development, developing community and engagement through the residential housing and dining program, and in areas such as artistic expression, community service, spiritual exploration, and athletic competition. The University of Chicago community includes approximately 5,000 undergraduates and 10,000 graduate, professional, and other students and there are over 300 recognized student organizations working together to create a vibrant and dynamic student life. 

The Office of the Reynolds Club and Student Activities serves as the core of the co-curricular experience at the University of Chicago. ORCSA plays a formative role in the Campus and Student Life goal of creating a comprehensive and integrated network of services that support the academic mission and facilitate student learning, engagement, and success. 

The ideal candidate will have the ability to understand the needs of the University of Chicago community, and work with students, faculty and staff in a wide array of situations.  


Asst. Director, Community Dev. and Operations: Reporting to the Associate Director, Community Development and Operations, is an integral part of creating comprehensive community development programs. 

Has Overall responsibility of facilities for the Reynolds Club, Bartlett Hall, and schedule management of events in Stuart and Harper classrooms and on all University Quadrangles (Quads). 

Includes scheduling and coordinating events taking place within these facilities, advising students on event needs, running an event review process, supervising professional, union and student staff, developing and monitoring budgets, participating in renovations and coordinating facility maintenance and custodial care.  





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