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Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania’s Sykes Student Union invites applicants for the position of Operations Coordinator for Sykes Student Union.
West Chester University, a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, is a public, comprehensive institution committed to offering high-quality undergraduate education, selected post-baccalaureate and graduate programs, and a variety of educational and cultural resources for its students, alumni, and citizens of southeastern Pennsylvania. We are a community of educators dedicated to developing graduates who succeed personally and professionally and contribute to the common good.
WCU serves approximately 17,000 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels; 23% identify as Hispanic/Latino, Black, Asian, and Native American Indian nations, and 24% are eligible for Pell grants. With approximately 30% designated as the first in their family to complete a bachelor’s degree, WCU is one of the first to earn "First Forward Designation," an initiative of NASPA and The Suder Foundation.
WCU proudly offers a positive and purposeful work environment; comprehensive employee benefits including health, vision, and dental insurance along with many wellness programs; generous retirement plans;a commitment to work-life balance including generous paid vacation, paid sick time, military leave and paid time off for most major holidays; and a University mission to support employee personal and professional growth including a tuition waiver for self and family members, training and development, and advancement opportunities.
Reporting to the Director of Sykes Union and Student Activities, the Operations Coordinator serves as an integral part of the daily operation of Sykes Student Union, The Science and Engineering Center & The Commons (SECC) and the ballrooms. This position manages both facilities and operations including working closely with Sykes Union student staff, acting as an ambassador during events; and coordinating in-house audio and visual production services and process improvements. This position requires the ability Sykes Student Union, The Science and Engineering Center & The Commons (SECC) and the ballrooms.
Provide logistical support for events held Sykes Student Union, The Science and Engineering Center & The Commons (SECC) and the ballrooms
Provide logistical support for occasional outdoor programs
Collaborate with Public Safety, Physical Plant, Moving Services, Custodial Services, Campus Dining Service, and other members of the campus community
Maintain audio visual and technology equipment for day-to-day and specialized programming needs in Sykes Student Union
Research and prepare proposals to expand audio visual capability in Sykes Student Union
Maintain up to date knowledge of trends and best practices in student unions and higher education
Assess project needs for the department
Utilize scheduling software system (25Live) to efficiently manage space
Change reservations as necessary for efficient operation of the spaces
Serve as part of the Sykes Union and Student Activities Team, providing insight and recommendations in strategic planning, financial issues, student development, and departmental oversight
Serve on various divisional and university wide committees
Advise and train faculty, staff, and students
Supervise student staff in both Sykes Student Union and SECC spaces
Experience operating and troubleshooting:
House and portable sound equipment
Event lighting and projectors
Classroom Media and audio-visual equipment
Video and phone conferencing equipment
Master’s degree in Student Personnel, Student Affairs, Higher Education Administration, or related field
Background in technical theater, hospitality, student center/union operations, conference and event services, or related field
Experience with contract riders and coordination with production companies
Experience providing work direction and supervision
Experience advising and training both staff and students
Experience with scheduling software including 25Live and/or EMS
Superior customer service skills
Ask about remote work opportunities and alternate work schedules.
Candidates should apply online at https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/wcupa. Electronic application allows for cover letter and resume (both required for consideration). References with contact information will be required prior to interview.
Applicants must successfully complete the interview process to be considered as a finalist.
Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU’s educational mission and strategic Plan for Excellence. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment background checks.
About West Chester University of Pennsylvania
West Chester University (WCU) of Pennsylvania is among the top regional comprehensive public universities in the nation, serving more than 17,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels with a national reputation for excellence, value, and student success. Founded in 1871 as an institute for teacher preparation, West Chester offers more than 118 undergraduate and 103 graduate programs in more than 50 fields of study. In addition to the main campus in West Chester, the University offers programs through its graduate center, the Philadelphia campus, and online. Five colleges and two schools comprise the University: Colleges of Arts and Humanities, Business and Public Management, Education and Social Work, Health Sciences, and the Sciences and Mathematics, as well as the School of Music, and the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies. Located in Chester County (25 miles from downtown Philadelphia) the area combines the best of enjoyable daily living with easy access to the full spectrum of country and city attractions. We are a community of educators dedicated to developing graduates who succeed personally and professionally and contribute to the common good.