Senior Manager, Facilities & Events Simon Fraser University School of Computer Science Canada

Senior Manager, Facilities & Events

Requisition ID 2018-2923  Job Category  Athletics & Recreation  Department 5125 - Athletics & Rec Serv-Columbia  Job Status Regular Full-Time  Hiring Range $70,663 - $88,329



Responsibilities of the Senior Manager, Facilities & Events include all aspects of the coordination of athletic and recreational facilities serving both University and external community.


These functions will include the management and implementation of all operational needs associated with programming; the maintenance of all athletics and recreation facilities, fields and equipment; management and leadership of human resource responsibilities; comprehensive development of financial plans and execution of budget(s); adherence to established safety policies and procedures and formulation and/or adaptation of new risk management policies when appropriate.


This position works closely with Plant Operations in keeping the University’s athletic facilities occupied at high utilization rates.




Management and Leadership of Staff


Supervision including the hiring, training, scheduling, mentoring and ongoing evaluation of their direct reports


Oversight management of a student-leadership team responsible for the day-to-day operations of the facilities including the hiring, training and supervision with the support of the Building Coordinators and Arena Manager. University students make up the front line staff that operate when the building is in operation


Work with the Manager of Business and Financial Operations to support facility staff with procedures, training and policies for Innosoft Fusion (our customer service software for membership management, scheduling, registrations, equipment rental and sales)


Support part-time and full-time employee development in order to constantly update and implement best practices in facility management


Fiscal Responsibility


Work with Associate Director, Business Operations in budget development and/or provide recommendations for annual operating budget of $850,000 in expenses and over $300,000 in revenue targets


Provide recommendations for facility repairs, preventative maintenance and improvements; annual capital renewal budget of $120,000 pursuing the renewal of spaces and equipment within the facilities


Work with Equipment Coordinator on the procurement of consumable equipment and/or services to support the facility operations


Planning for fixed equipment throughout facilities including and not limited to nets, washers, dryers, score-clocks, gators, lane ropes, portable basketball nets, tents and climbing belay equipment


Facility Operations


Establish, provide leadership and evaluate athletic and recreational facility operating procedures to ensure standards and customer and student satisfaction are met and align to the mission, vision and value


Provide feedback on program and event success with appropriate internal or external stakeholders


Supervise support of logistical needs (including working with internal and external stakeholders) for special events within the athletic facilities with Building Coordinators, Arena Manager and Customer Relations Specialist


Work with Plant Operations leadership to identify, schedule and execute preventative maintenance and work requests for department facilities, fields and equipment


With the Manager of Business and Financial Operations and Coordinator, Business Operations enforce usage policies aligning to sport and recreation model maximizing opportunities for the campus population and limiting facility idle time and underutilization of spaces


Risk Management and Emergency Planning


Oversee all facilities risk management functions for athletic and recreation operations, including high risk areas like aquatics, rock climbing and arenas


Interpret, review and assist in the development of safety policies and risk mitigation in order to provide a safe environment for all participants


Confirm inspections of all applicable facilities and equipment (pool, nets, curtains, walls and bleachers) are completed and any adverse results are addressed


Confirm inspections of first aid equipment (first-aid kits, defibulators) are completed and any adverse results are addressed


Develop and maintain Emergency Action Plans for day-to-day operations as well as large scale events. Work with staff to communicate and execute with customers


With facilities team, provide Health and Safety communication boards with messaging from Safety Office in high traffic staff areas in each of the Athletic & Recreation buildings


Planning and Project Management


Manage ongoing projects related to all aspects of the Univeristy’s athletic and recreation facilties, in collaboration with Plant Operations, this many include renovations, expansions, and maintenance projects


Initiate and develop new projects and initiatives in order to keep University athletic and recration facilities current and aligned with expectations of our fee paying users


Work with partners on campus to determine appropriate timelines to schedule and manage budgets for facility projects


Develop schedules to optimize downtime including the use of weekends and evenings


Deferred Maintenance & Replacement of Capital


Develop and manage the department’s deferred maintenance list looking to proactively manage the lifespans of equipment and facilities including but not limited to floor surfaces (hardwood and turf), audio equipment, video cameras, lighting, laundry equipment, televisions, ice-resurfacer, bleachers, lockers and climbing wall structure and mats




Bachelor’s degree required, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree preferred


5 years of progressively responsible experience in a facility management role, including demonstrated responsibility for the management of athletics and recreation facilities


Previous experience with risk management in athletics and recreation environments


Demonstrated experience managing facilities project, including renewal and maintenance projects 


Demonstrated experience in managing teams of full-time staff


Experience in a higher education environment is preferred


Working knowledge of industry standards and best practices relating to facilities and equipment management in athletics and recreation


Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, including exemplary poise, tact and diplomacy


Computer proficiency, particularly in Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint as well as general scheduling software


Ability to learn and apply new information and technical skills


Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands


Excellent organizational skills, including exceptional follow-up and follow-through skills as well as ability to plan, organize and execute projects to completion


Ability to work as part of a team


Ability to gather and analyze information and make workable recommendations in a timely manner


Standard First Aid and CPR required


The position is responsible for being in attendance for high attended events and as such may see disruption to personal life as athletic events can take place on evenings and weekends

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