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Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: Y7004 / Mgr,Sports Facil & Events
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 14

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Oversees and coordinates the management, maintenance, and scheduling of all sports fields, stadiums, and associated facilities used by the University's various intercollegiate athletics programs. Manages all aspects of the staging of athletic and other campus and community events held in the University's various sports venues.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Manages and coordinates operational activities at all intercollegiate athletic events held in University facitlities, to include facility and equipment maintenance, contracted security, and police services.
  2. Oversees and coordinates the activities of multiple contractors, vendors, and suppliers to University events using athletic facilities; monitors and controls contracts for compliance, cost-effectiveness, quality, and adherence to specifications and industry standards.
  3. Manages and oversees staffing for all sporting and other events taking place in University athletics facilities, to include hiring, training, disposition, and managers of ushers, ticket takers, ticket sellers, and parking attendant staff.
  4. Represents the department and serves as the primary point of internal and external liaison and control on all facilities and maintenance issues pertaining to University athletics venues; oversees, coordinates, and modifies facilities maintenance contracts as appropriate.
  5. Reviews and evaluates facilities maintenance programs, and develops or modifies programs to increase operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
  6. Manages and coordinates the establishment, preparation, and modification of athlietic fields, facilities, and related equipment; ensures game/tournament readiness, in compliance with NCAA Division I and conference regulations and standards.
  7. Reviews and evaluates current and emerging facilities management needs for the various athletics programs; plans, develops, and oversees the implemention of integrated facilities development, renovation, repair, and/or maintenance projects and programs.
  8. Oversees the supervision of personnel, which includes work allocation, training, promotion, enforcement of internal procedures and controls, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
  9. Develops and implements systems to maintain records and/or inventories on equipment, employees, facilities, and/or maintenance activities.
  10. Participates in the development of annual operating budgets and provides fiscal direction to the unit.
  11. Develops or assists with the development and implementation of policies and procedures consistent with those of the organization to ensure efficient and safe operation of the unit.
  12. Serves as Campus Security Authority as outlined by the Clery Act.
  13. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 5 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Records maintenance skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of the management and maintenance of major intercollegiate athletcs grounds and facilities.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal codes, regulations, and ordinances pertaining to facilities planning, design, construction, and maintenance.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of construction and maintenance contracting principles, procedures, and standards.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership, organizational, and management skills.
  • Knowledge of budget preparation, cost estimating, monitoring, and fiscal management principles and procedures.
  • Integrated knowledge and understanding of staffing requirements and standards for major athletics and community events.
  • Advanced skills in project planning and project management.
  • Knowledge of human resources processes, procedures, and documentation, as applicable to a public institution.
  • Advanced knowledge of all aspects of athletic field and golf course turf maintenance and groundskeeping.
  • Strong computer skills, to include database management, word processing, spreatsheeting, e-mail, and the internet.

Conditions of Employment

  • Compliance with all NCAA rules and regulations is required in this position.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • Work may, on occasion, involve exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/20/2017