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General Manager

Company: Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University
Location: Normal
Posted on: July 27, 2022

Job Description:

Alabama A&M University (AAMU), an 1890 Land-Grant institution located in the high-tech center of Huntsville in northern Alabama, invites applications for the positions listed below. Situated in the northeast quadrant of the city of 200,000, the hillside campus is just four miles away from downtown Huntsville. AAMU offers its 6,100-student population a wide range of course offerings under the College of Agriculture, Life and Natural Sciences; College of Business and Public Affairs; College of Education, Humanities and Behavioral Sciences and College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Science. The School of Graduate Studies serves about 1,400 and offers doctoral degree programs in Applied Physics, Food Science, Plant/Soil Science and Reading/Literacy.
Job Description:
Summary:The general manager will manage and oversee the daily operations of the event center, campus venues, stadium, baseball and softball facilities, and the practice fields. The general manager will handle event set-up for the event center and stadium as needed to support the University as well as the general public. The general manager position manages and coordinates the day-to-day operations of the complex including but not limited to maintenance, set-up/changeovers, custodial/housekeeping, landscaping/grounds keeping, and equipment safety. This employee also provides overall administrative planning, and direction, assuring the highest quality service program to assure booking and rebooking of events. The General Manager ensures an effective and cost-efficient program by controlling departmental operating budget while providing highly responsible assistance to the Director of Facilities and Administrative Services.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:Responsible for all Campus venues, such as, but not limited to the following:

  • Event Center
  • Lewis Crews Stadium
  • Welcome Center
  • Bradford Auditorium
  • Elmore Gym
  • Responsible for all food and beverage support.
  • Responsible for maintenance, operations and repairs at Campus venues including HVAC, electrical/lighting systems), mechanical and plumbing equipment, refrigeration equipment systems, cooling towers, boilers, water pumps and building control systems
  • Supervise and coordinate Event Center, Lewis Crews Stadium, and Multi-Purpose room conversions (basketball to concert, trade shows, small meetings, etc.)
  • Maintain and keep an inventory of all Event Center and venues event equipment (staging, basketball equipment, etc.)
  • Oversee opening or closing of Event Center and campus venues for a move-in or move-out of events.
  • Build and maintain tenant relations (Athletics, Academics)
  • Oversees and facilitates the maintenance programs, housekeeping and assists with building physical systems and repairs. Negotiates all building services agreements.
  • Responsible for purchasing of building and event equipment.
  • Responsibilities include operations oversight for AAMU Basketball, AAMU Volleyball and AAMU Football at the Event Center and Lewis Crews Stadium.
  • Develop and establish policies and procedures, performance standards and operating guidelines.
  • Develop and constantly update a proactive master plan to maintain all the FF&E and long-term schedule for replacement and or associated upgrades.
  • Develop and implement a preventive maintenance program, including life cycle analysis, inclusive of all facets of the facility operations.
  • Oversees budget related invoices and payment approvals for all contracted work.
  • Monitor contractor performance and expenses; including the Janitorial vendor, Security, and other vendors as assigned.
  • Serve as liaisons between organizations, shareholders, and outside organizations.
  • Negotiate contracts and agreements with suppliers, distributors, federal and state agencies, and other organizational entities.
  • Review reports submitted by staff members to recommend approval or to suggest changes
  • Schedule and monitor continued training seminar for staff on various operational, safety, and legal responsibilitiesEvent Management:
    • Overall responsibility that the building venues are completely operational and totally prepared for every event and appropriate staffing levels are in place.
    • Main point of contact on all event advances & coordination.
    • Responsible for efficient and timely communication of event related information to all departments and contractors
    • Responsible for the creation of event cost estimates for all upcoming events for including Engineering and Facility Operations and housekeeping.
    • Accountable to maintain program that tracks all related event costs.
    • Analyzing if the technical needs of future events can be met by each venue.
    • Coordination on all large-scale events, and large-scale concerts events. Optimizing overall profitability
    • Creating a positive relationship with client and stakeholders
    • Creating a culture of accountability which supports the organizational values
    • Meeting or exceeding annual growth objectives
    • Other Duties as Assigned.
      Minimum Position Requirements (including years of experience, certifications, licenses, etc.):
      • Bachelor's Degree (B. A.) or four (4) years equivalent work experience; and five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
      • Have experience with facility coordination and direct employee supervision.
      • Must be able to lift and carry at least 50 pounds.
      • Must be available to work various shifts as necessary including nights, weekends, and holidays
      • Have an understanding of commercial electrical, plumbing, technology and mechanical systems.Preferred: Bachelor's Degree in sports management, building management, maintenance operations, engineering, or other related fields.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
        • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office
        • Experienced and demonstrated organizational leadership and business acumen.
        • Proven project management and problem-solving skills that drive successful completion of goals and deadlines.
        • Demonstrated ability to lead large scale projects, data management, financial planning and auditing and/or strategic operations.
        • Ability to collaborate cross-functionally amongst Directors, Leadership and business partners throughout the organization.
        • Outstanding interpersonal skills to articulate purpose of the Operations.
        • Experience working with database management systems and comfortable with applying financial analysis and performance/operation metrics.
        • Strong negotiation skills, interpersonal savvy and proven organizational and administrative agility.
        • Experience in providing training and technical assistance when troubleshooting.
        • Demonstrated knowledge of physical plant management, supervisory skills and experience in work crew supervision in facility operations; experience in plumbing, electrical, HVAC building repair and carpentry work preferred.
        • Strong leadership and organizational skills and be able to function in a multi-task environment.
        • Forklift certification preferred. Aerial lift certifications preferred.
          Additional Information:
          SALARY:The salary for each position is based on the grade/tier in which the position is placed, and the salary within the grade/tier is based on the number of years of related experience or number of years in the hiring rank.Alabama A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action EmployerAlabama A&M University encourages applications for employment from persons who are members of groups that have been underrepresented based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability.
          Application Instructions:
          Please submit the following documents online
          • Employment Application
          • Resume
          • Unofficial transcript (if applicable)Already have an AAMU Employment Account? Login to add documents or update your account.

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