The University of Pittsburgh is seeking an Assistant Manager of the William Pitt Union (WPU) within the Office of Student Life. The incumbent will be responsible for assisting the Manager of the William Pitt Union with the supervision and management of the daily operations of the William Pitt Union which includes the management and supervision of approximately 60 part-time student employees, and 11 part-time student house managers.
The Assistant Manager assists with the recruitment, selection, training, supervision, evaluation, and scheduling of all William Pitt Union student staff. The Assistant Manager assists with administrative tasks including (but not limited to) processing payroll, managing the WPU building access system, coordinating security details for events, developing policies and procedures, along with purchasing supplies, equipment, and building furniture. The Assistant Manager also writes incident and activity reports for the Manager.
The Assistant Manager works with the William Pitt Union Reservations Office to schedule event space, including utilization of the event scheduling system. The Assistant Manager routinely meets with customers in regard to questions, concerns, and scheduled events; assists in preparing set-up and daily WPU event schedule; assists with the management of expenditures from the WPU operating and departmental budget; and assists with the coordination of facilities work requests. The Assistant Manager works closely with Facilities Maintenance, Custodial Services, Dining Services, and University Police. The Assistant Manager works collaboratively with the Ticket Office and Technical Services.
The Assistant Manager assists with the management and daily operation of Nordy's Place including the Commuter Student Lounge, snack bar, late night programming, special events, and equipment/game rentals.
The Assistant Manager assists with Division of Student Affairs and Student Life projects, programs, and events, as needed.
Minimum Related Experience Level Required
3-5 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position
Bachelor's degree or 4 years of equivalent experience required; familiarity with college student union operations is highly desirable. Experience with Prism-based payment processing and purchasing, budgeting, and managerial knowledge is essential. Experience in hiring and training are essential. Other requirements include: excellent customer service, interpersonal and strong leadership skills; the ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships; basic understanding of risk management principles and best practices for crisis management; ability to interpret and enforce policies; and ability to make life safety decisions and be the after-hours first point of contact for fire, police and emergency personnel. Knowledge of technical equipment as it relates to events, setting up microphones, laptops, screens, and LCD projectors.
Child Protection Clearances
The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Scheduled Work Hours
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:
Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match
Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance
Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)
Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.
Pitt... faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.
Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.
Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.