The Building Manager (BM) is a leadership position with a high degree of responsibility in the area of facilities management. The role of the Building Manager is to reasonably meet the needs of all Harre Union guests and customers. Specifically, the Building Manager on duty is responsible for the general management and oversight of the 202,000 square foot facility and all meetings and special events taking place at that time. Additionally, the Building Manager is responsible for supervising and assisting other Union student staff; cash handling/accounting; building security; emergency procedures; and assisting the Assistant Director and Facilities Management with final room set- ups, Audio/Visual equipment, and maintaining the cleanliness of the Union.
As a result of serving as a Building Manager, students will be able to:
This position reports directly to the Assistant Director of the Harre Union.
Approximately 8-12 hours per week including a bi-weekly weekend rotation. Early mornings and late night hours are possible and should be expected.
The building manager must hold and maintain a minimum of a 2.75 cumulative GPA
The building manager must hold at least a sophomore class standing at Valparaiso University
The building manager must have a minimum one semester of experience working as member of the Harre Union student staff in any position, and must have received strong, positive evaluations by the Assistant Director during his or her time in that position. One year experience is preferred.
Must be in good standing with the University.
Ability to work independently with little supervision
Dependable and ability to follow-through with tasks.
Possess and display attention to detail in his or her day-to-day work.
Ability and comfortableness with handling large amounts of responsibility, including supervision of peers.
Willingness and interest in supervising peers
Ability to multi-task and oversee multiple projects at once.
Effective communication skills
Willingness to work and learn
Flexibility and problem solving ability
Thorough understanding of the functioning basics behind the operations of the Harre Union, specifically the Welcome Desk, Games Area, and event management and operations.
CPR and First Aid Certified. (Training can be provided).
The manager must have the ability and willingness to work weekdays, evenings, and weekends.