Coordinator of Operations and Events

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Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Athletics & Recreation

The Coordinator of Operations & Events serves as a game day events manager for various Bucknell and external athletic events. This position works as part of an events and operations team under the direct supervision of the Associate Athletic Director, Operations and Events. The coordinator works closely with various University offices, as well as the coaching staff, student-athletes, outside groups, and spectators.

All athletics staff members are expected to contribute to Bucknell’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Job Duties:
1. Serve as event manager responsible for the planning and on-site supervision of select intercollegiate sporting events and outside events hosted in department facilities (i.e, LAHS games, District IV and PIAA events, Patriot League Championships; etc.)

2. Schedule, train and supervise hourly employees, work-study students, academic interns, and volunteer staff working events.

3. Coordinate the set-up and usage of athletics facilities by the University’s Summer Camp program. Serve as primary liaison with the campus Event Management Office, facilities, and Public Safety in facilitating institutional and private summer camp offerings.

4. Responsible for the ordering, stocking, and staffing schedule for the department’s refueling nutrition station operations.

Minimum Qualifications:
-Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
-Previous experience working on an events management team
-Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills combined with the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues and student-athletes having a range of backgrounds, interests, and perspectives
-Possession of a valid US driver's license
-Credentialed, or ability to obtain, certifications in CPR and First Aid
-Ability to work required hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays to support the intercollegiate athletics competition schedule

Physical Demands:
Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 50 pounds. Requires standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.

Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.

Work Type: 
This is a full-time (40 hours per week, 12-months per year), non-exempt, benefits eligible position.

To learn more about Bucknell's benefits, click here!

About Bucknell

Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 60 majors and 70 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,700 undergraduate and 30 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors on scholarly and artistic projects.

Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its undergraduate students. Student life is vibrant with about 200 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletics teams, a robust arts culture, and a commitment among many of the students to community and global service work.

Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

The Community

Lewisburg (pop. 5,700) is located in central Pennsylvania and features beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), a variety of restaurants, shops and boutiques, and the Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. It is the seat of Union County, which has about 44,000 residents.

The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is within a three-hour drive of New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The cost of living is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and outstanding opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School consistently ranks among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.

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