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Employment Opportunity: Director of Facilities & Events

Northwest Nazarene University

Northwest Nazarene University (NNU), a comprehensive Christian university, offers over 60 areas of study, 19 master’s degrees in seven different disciplines and one doctoral degree. In addition to its 90-acre campus located in Nampa, Idaho, the University also offers 26 online degree programs as well as courses at a regional campus in Idaho Falls. Founded in 1913, the university now serves over 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and more than 11,000 continuing education and concurrent credit students. NNU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges & Universities, and has been rated by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top master’s level universities in the West and a “Best Value” for delivering a high quality education at a remarkably affordable price. The university’s location in the Boise valley provides a wealth of regional opportunities: easy access to local ski resorts, mountain hiking, and river rafting; and a wide array of cultural opportunities from the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra to the National Oldtime Fiddlers Festival. NNU has a long and deep association with Church of the Nazarene, and all University faculty commit themselves to living out their faith in a community shaped by serious scholarship and vital Christian piety.

Department Statement

Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division II level. NNU is a member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) which is comprised of the following eleven members: University of Alaska-Anchorage, University of Alaska-Fairbanks, Central Washington University, Concordia University, Montana State University-Billings, Northwest Nazarene University, Saint Martin's University, Seattle Pacific University, Simon Fraser University, Western Oregon University, and Western Washington University. NNU offers the following eight sports for women: basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, track & field (indoor and outdoor) and volleyball. NNU offers the following seven sports for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer and track & field (indoor and outdoor).

Description of Position

The Director of Facilities and Events will be responsible for duties including, but not limited to, event and game set up and tear down; event and game management of coaches, officials, student workers, event staff, media, and guests; hiring, supervising and training all student workers and event staff; coordinating, scheduling, and supervising all athletics facilities for practices, athletic contests, internal University use, and external rental use; completing contracts for all rentals (in coordination with Athletic Director); overseeing that all NNU Athletics facilities are in good working order through routine walk-throughs and identification of needed repairs and improvements; overseeing completion of all facility work orders, repairs, and maintenance; acting as liaison between NNU Athletics staff and coaches and NNU Facilities (Sodexo); and maintaining a “master calendar” for the use of all NNU Athletics facilities.  This individual will partner with various University offices to enhance and promote the attendance of students, faculty and staff, alumni, and the community at athletic events. The Director of Facilities and Events will coordinate closely with other Athletic Department personnel to facilitate game promotions and provide support for various events such as the annual golf tournament, student-athlete awards banquet, and Hall of Fame ceremony. This individual is expected to promote and develop spiritual formation and leadership, academic excellence, athletic competitiveness, and community engagement. The Director of Facilities and Events works some nights and weekends and reports to the Director of Athletics.
 
Northwest Nazarene University is sponsored by the Church of the Nazarene and seeks to reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the body of Christ in its faculty, staff administration and students. All those interested are encouraged to apply and will be evaluated equitably.
 
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Related experience
  • Sufficient skills, knowledge and training to perform the essential functions of this position
  • The University requires that all candidates be Christians (preferably in the Wesleyan tradition), and must be comfortable with and in agreement with the mission and lifestyle values of NNU; candidates are asked to respond to the information items listed on the NNU Christian Mission requirements 
  • High motivation and commitment to the University, organizational skills, the ability to self-start, be calm under pressure, meet deadlines, work without direct supervision, multi-task, problem solve, and relate to a variety of personalities under diverse circumstances
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and internet applications
  • Ability to obtain and maintain current First Aid and CPR certifications
  • Ability to obtain NNU driving certification
  • Offer of employment is contingent on successful results from a background investigation

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Operations and/or event management experience
  • Knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations
  • Experience in development and marketing

Compensation

Hourly wage will be $15.00 per hour. Full-time personnel will be offered access to a benefits package including health, vision and dental insurance for employee and family, life and disability insurance, flexible spending plan, tuition benefits, opportunities for professional development, and a retirement program.

Application Process

To be considered for this position, a complete application packet must be received, including all of the following:

 
Please do not contact athletic department staff directly; they will not respond to email inquiries or voice messages.
 
Send or e-mail complete application packet to:
Human Resources Office
Northwest Nazarene University
623 S. University Blvd.
Nampa, ID  83686
Phone:  (208) 467-8036
Fax: (208) 467-8587
Email: hr@nnu.edu
 
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Employment at Northwest Nazarene University is contingent upon the results of an independent background check.

Posted Dec 04, 2018

Northwest Nazarene University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As an educational institution operating under the auspices of the Church of the Nazarene, Northwest Nazarene University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Sections 702-703, United States Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended).