Sailing and Facility Operations Coordinator

Northwestern University Recreation
2311 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
United States

Job Start Date
Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Housing Provided
From $50,000 To $55,000
Per Year    
Employment Type
Full Time
Work Schedule
No Travel

Job Description
Northwestern University Recreation is currently seeking candidates for the Facility Coordinator position to support Northwestern Sailing Center (NUSC) and Blomquist Recreation Center. The Facility Coordinator will manage the day-to-day facility operations at Blomquist Recreation Center during the academic year and at NUSC during the summer quarter. The ideal candidate should possess experience in front-line staff management, and candidates with previous experience in outdoor or adventure education, facility operations, or aquatics/waterfront are encouraged to apply. 

The Northwestern University Sailing Center is situated on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan and provides recreational opportunities to both students and the greater Evanston community. The facility offers rentals, memberships, adult classes, and youth camps. Given the dynamic nature of Lake Michigan, the chosen candidate will be taught required skills during the first year of employment, which includes powerboat operation, open water rescue techniques, sailing proficiency, windsurfing proficiency, kayak/SUP skills, and rigging/repair of the NUSC fleet. The candidate will also be expected to obtain certifications such as US Sailing Certified Safe Powerboat Handling, Safety Rescue Instructor, and US Sailing Level 1 Instructor within the first six months of employment.  

Job Requirements
*Assist with the supervision and enforce safety and operational policies for the waterfront.
*As directed, support NUSC camps, clinics, rentals, and special events.
*Assist with the oversight of student and temporary staff. Ensures staff are consistently following procedures and guidelines and meeting department expectations.
*Assist with the planning, coordinating, and training of temporary staff. Provides coaching, developmental training, and leadership opportunities to students and temporary staff, as needed.
*Report any unsafe facility conditions to the Associate Director of Recreation Facilities & Operations.
*Conducts facility-wide evaluation to ensure the policies and procedures are being enforced and that a safe environment for recreation prevails. Takes action to correct safety and liability hazards.
*Develop relationships with members and staff; manage their requests and issues timely and professionally. Responds to patrons’ needs/complaints concerning policies, procedures, and programs professionally, courteously, and in a knowledgeable manner.
*Collaborate with university departments/units to provide recreational opportunities or partnerships that enhance the physical and emotional well-being of the university community (both campuses).

For consideration, please go to the link below. You will be directed to Northwestern University's electronic recruiting system, where you will search and apply for current openings. To apply for this position, search for Job Opening ID # 49442 in the Search Jobs field. Once you apply, you will receive an email confirming the submission of your application. If there is interest in your candidacy, a member of the talent acquisition team or the department hiring manager will contact you.
Emily Guynn
2311 Campus Drive
Evanston IL 60208
United States
Northwestern University Emily Guynn

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