Employment Opportunities

Operations and Recreational Specialist
Student Activities
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Open Until filled


The Department of Student Activities has an immediate opening for: Operations and Recreational Specialist of Student Activities. The Operations and Recreational Specialist will work under the direction of the Director of Student Activities and will be responsible for supervising students during structured and unstructured programs/events. The Operations and Recreational Specialist duties and responsibilities includes event coordination, assisting with program development, implementing and overseeing late-night and weekend events, summer activities and some community service planning , thus being able to manage multiple projects and demonstrate professionalism.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists with coordination of events and venues for students and campus organizations.

  • Manage all phases of the Student Center during assigned hours and during weekends.

  • Prepare and sign the daily report; oversee the operation of the Bowling Alley, the Fitness Center, Game Room, and other facilities.

  • Monitor inventory of stock and recommend orders for supplies, materials and equipment in program areas.

  • Provides supervision to organizations in the proper use of the facilities, equipment and services of the Student Center ensuring that users set-up and clean-up after their events, in accordance with Student Center policy.

  • Creates and implements recreational programming for several areas of the Student Center including the, Movie Theater, Bowling Center and Game Room.

  • Must be efficient with MS Office and other office software such as Publisher/Photoshop.

  • Coordinator and assist with the annual major events such as Hampton University Homecoming events and Parade, Spring Fest, Parent’s Weekend and Informational Fair.

  • Co-Coordinate Student Center Union Board, Campus Life Board, Commuting Students Organizations, and late-night and weekend alternative programming series.

  • Assist with the daily activities of the Student Leadership Program.

  • Supervises all events in the Student Center, mid-day and evenings.

  • Assist Student Activities staff by chaperoning all night events and activities. The Night Manager assists staff with ticket sales and other special events (such as dances, step shows, Homecoming events, talent shows, and other concerts).

  • Serves as part of the office team in planning, advisement, and assessment of on-campus events, both small and large scale.

  • Maintain and analyze routine reports.

  • Provide assistance in other areas as needed.

  • Work on weekends and evening office schedule

  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

  • Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with others.

  • Carries out various duties upon the request of the Director of Student Activities.


  • Bachelors Degree in related field or equivalent experience.

The Assistant Director candidates should have the abilities to manage multiple projects, prioritize, meet deadlines, make rational decisions, function as part of a team, and have an understanding of and respect for university protocols and culture. Must also possess the ability to design and implement high-quality activities, programs and services for students. Essential skills should also include function as part of a supervision team, planning, presenting, training, team building, and proven leadership in promoting student development through innovative programming. Professional attitude, strong customer service skills, strong communication skills and advance computer software knowledge of MS Office/Outlook is expected.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed Application for Educational Support Staff Employment either via email at HROffice@hamptonu.edu or fax to (757) 727-5969:

Office of Human Resources

Hampton University

Hampton, VA 23668

**No phone calls

**Incomplete applications will not be considered

**As a condition of employment, Hampton University requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to include the COVID-19 booster, unless you submit and are approved for a medically contraindicated exemption or religious exemption.

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