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Appointment Type: Staff Full-time
Department: Athletics
Categories: Staff

Athletics Facilities Specialist

Work Days: Thursday - Monday
Shift Start/End Time:
Varies based on business needs
Hours Per Week:
Weeks Per Year:
Assistant Director of Athletics Facilities 

Pay Status and Classification: Exempt, regular full-time

Position Purpose: Supports the Assistant Director of Athletic Facilities in maintaining and managing the operations of athletic facilities at the College. Attends events at the ice rink to assist with programming needs and provides a welcoming environment for employees, students, and the general public. 

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Cleaning: Daily cleaning of restrooms, locker rooms, windows, lobby and spectator areas, includes sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, and trash removal. Seasonal duties include snow shoveling and snow blowing.
  2. Maintenance: Maintains the mechanical machinery of the ice rink and other facilities. Coordinates ice installation, maintenance and resurfacing.
  3. Event and Program Support: Attends events at the ice rink to assist in various duties for programming, including skate sharpening and equipment repair, and other events as assigned.
  4. Collaboration: Partners with the Assistant Director of Athletics Facilities to complete maintenance, organize and execute events within any of our athletic facilities, and ensure safety protocols are followed. Pitches in to assist colleagues as needed.


  1. High school diploma or equivalent and two to three years of experience in grounds, custodial, and/or maintenance and/or a combination of relevant education, training, certifications, and/or work experience.
  2. Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to be impartial and establish rapport with a diverse range of campus community members.
  3. Maintains a valid New York State driver's license. 
  4. Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends. 
  5. Ability to lift heavy objects, up to 75 pounds. 
  6. Ability to stand, bend, stoop, and walk up stairs for extended periods of time required.
  7. Ability to operate standard housekeeping equipment.
  8. Able to communicate effectively and courteously with employees, students, supervisors, and the general public. 
  9. Able to support, contribute to, and strengthen a vibrant, culturally diverse, and inclusive learning community of students, alumni, faculty, and fellow staff colleagues.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  1. Three years of progressive ice arena operations experience. 
  2. Experience in operating an ice resurfacer. 
  3. Experience in facility management and Serving The American Rinks (STAR) Operations Certificate. 
  4. Experience with engine repair. 

We offer exceptional benefits including:

  • Generous Vacation, Sick and Personal Time
  • Winter Recess Break in Addition to Paid Holidays
  • Healthcare, Dental, and Vision Insurance (Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts)
  • Free On-Campus Fitness Facility Access and Discounts for On-Campus Wellness Programs
  • Employee Scholarships toward Certifications, Seminars, Training and Professional Development
  • Pre and Post Tax participation in a 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Salary Continuation Program in the event of Disability
  • Tuition Assistance Program for Employee, Spouse and/or Dependents

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.

Union College

Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.

Diversity at Union College

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

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