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Assistant Director of Building Operations and Student Activities (GA153)


Assistant Director of Building Operations and Student Activities (GA153)

  • 154049
  • Farmville, Virginia, United States
  • University Center & Student Activities
  • Longwood University (Hirezon)
About Longwood University:

A comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts foundation, Longwood has a distinctive mission to develop citizen leaders who are prepared to make positive contributions to the common good of society. Founded in 1839, Longwood is the third-oldest public university in Virginia.

Longwood is part of the proud tradition of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Roughly one hour's drive from Charlottesville, Lynchburg, and Richmond, Longwood is located in the historic two-college community of Farmville. Longwood currently has approximately 4,300 undergraduate and graduate students and 38,000 alumni. It maintains affiliations with the neighboring Robert Russa Moton Museum of civil rights history and the Longwood Center for Visual Arts, a nationally accredited university art museum. A member of the Big South Conference, Longwood competes at the NCAA Division I level.

Job Description:

Longwood University invites qualified applicants to apply for the position of Assistant Director of Building Operations and Student Activities in the University Center & Student Activities. The successful candidate will provide oversight for the daily operations within the Upchurch University Center to include: scheduling all set ups for events taking place in the Upchurch University Center and hiring, training and supervising the Set Up Crew and working closely with housekeeping and facilities management; The Assistant Director also serves as the advisor to Lancer Productions, the campus program board and Order of Omega. This position is part of the Student Engagement Unit within Student Affairs which includes professional staff members within the areas of Fraternity and Sorority Life, Leadership Development, Multicultural Affairs, Education and Prevention Programs and the University Center and Student Activities. Collectively, this unit aims to provide transformative learning opportunities within a diverse and inclusive environment where all students can develop the skills, competencies and attitudes of an engaged citizen leader.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Coordinate all room set-ups; manage equipment inventory, and coordinate maintenance schedules
  • Recruit, select, train, and supervise the set-up crew who work at the Upchurch University Center
  • Train students in use of Trello for daily building responsibilities; assess student staff based on learning outcomes
  • Review student staff reports on a daily basis and share information in the reports to the appropriate staff member and/or campus department
  • Provide building coverage and room set-ups after hours
  • Coordinate opportunities for regular feedback about the Upchurch University Center from facility users and students.
  • Serve as an essential employee in times of inclement weather, and as a Campus Responder
  • Advise and work closely with Lancer Programs in their program development, event coordination and implementation and budget management
  • Develop learning outcomes for Lancer Productions members and assess their learning at the end of the spring semester
  • Support student leaders in managing all administrative paperwork for Lancer Productions including budget development, reviewing contracts, submitting payment requests, making hotel reservations for all artists, and monitoring the budget to stay within the allocation received by SGA
  • Provide training for Lancer Productions in August and throughout the year as needed
  • Advise Order of Omega and provides advisement in planning Hazing Prevention Week, Greek Week, Greek Awards, Greek Sync and membership selection
  • Plan New Lancer Days activities and sit on the Family Weekend and First Friday Back and The GAME committees


  • Master's degree in Higher Education, Leadership, Student Personnel, or related area preferred; Bachelor's Degree required
  • Two to four years progressive responsibility within Student Affairs required
  • Knowledge of and experience with building operations, student staff supervision, public relations, and event coordination
  • Graduate Assistantships will be viewed as qualifying experience
  • Technical expertise, knowledge and experience with 25Live, Trello, and Social Tables
  • Knowledge of student development theory
  • Availability to work an irregular schedule including evenings and weekends

Additional Information:

This position is a full-time, administrative & professional faculty, exempt position. Commonwealth of Virginia benefits accompany this position. A successful criminal background investigation is required. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Longwood University will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodations to applicants in need of accommodations in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process. You are not required to note the presence of a disability on your application. If, however, you require accommodations in the application and/or interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 434-395-2074 or humres@longwood.edu.

Per CFR: Title 34, the Title IX Coordinator's contact information can be located through this link http:// www.longwood.edu/titleix/ .

A diversified workforce is an important part of our strategic plan. EOE/AA

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, position posted 10/3/2022. To apply for this position, qualified applicants must complete the online information section and questions, and attach (under Resume) a letter of interest, resume, and names and contact details of three references


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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