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Facility & Operations Specialist with Sporting Kansas City in Kansas City, MO

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Facility Operations/Event Staff: Facility/Venue Management
Job Description Summary
The Sporting Fields + Athletics Facility and Operations Specialist will assist Operations Coordinators in orchestrating day to day logistics at each satellite Sporting Kansas City sports venue, in addition to other Sporting KC properties. This individual will help maintain and operate our world-class facilities and all their assets. This includes training centers, facility utilities, and fields.

This position is typically 15-30 hours per week. Prior operations/facilities experience is not required.

Essential Functions
  • Ensure facility is operating according to the mission, vision and values of Sporting KC.
  • Act as an additional point of contact for Sporting Fields + Athletics special events (National/Regional Events, Lacrosse, Rugby, Frisbee and Soccer Tournaments/Leagues,). 
  • Work with the USL Swope Park Rangers (Minor League Soccer Team) and Sporting KC Developmental Academy teams for any facility needs or requests. 
  • Assist in coordinating practice, meetings, and soccer operations between all departments.
  • Responsible for spearheading facility set up, breakdown, and maintenance.
  • Plan, create, and execute special projects with Operations Coordinator and
  • Department Manager.
  • Prepare facilities for internal and external rentals.
  • Perform all operational needs of Sporting Fields + Athletics facilities. This could include complex maintenance, equipment repair, trash and recycling, opening and closing of gates and ordering and restocking of supplies.
  • Be the liaison to third-party vendors and coordinate any work that needs to be completed on-site. 
  • Be present at department meetings to discuss Sports/Facility Operation workplace trends, attend trainings, and strategize for future SF+A functions.
  • When needed, help at other Sporting Kansas City properties.
  • Represent Sporting KC in a professional manner at all times.
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned. 

Personal Attributes
  • Strong organizational, communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.
  • Exceptional time management.
  • Ability to effectively work with others in a team-oriented environment.
  • Strong attention to detail and efficiency.
  • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.

Skills and Experience
  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent.
  • Ability and experience using a variety of tools and procedures to complete maintenance projects.
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Calendar.

Physical Abilities
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:
  • Required to sit, stand and walk.
  • Frequent stooping, bending, pulling and pushing.
  • Reach with hands and arms.
  • Required to talk and hear consistently.
  • Ability to occasionally lift, carry and/or drag up to 100 pounds if necessary.
  • Specific vision abilities required by the role include the ability to distinguish the nature of objects by using the eye.
  • Capable of working in outdoor weather conditions including exposure to the sun and heat.
  • Will be working in a loud environment.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Job Questions:

  1. How did you hear about this job?

  2. (YES/NO) Do you have access to reliable transportation?

  3. (YES/NO) Are you able to work non-traditional hours, including nights, weekends, and holidays as necessary?