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Building Supervisor

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Troy, NY
Categories: Staff, Business, Accounting and Finance, Trades, Service, and Maintenance, Athletics

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Job Summary

The Building Supervisor will oversee the day-to-day operations of specified athletic facilities, including scheduling, maintenance, and custodial services. The building supervisor directly supervises Athletic Facilities Specialist(s) and student staff and is the liaison for athletic contests and internal/external events. The supervisor oversees inventory, issuance, laundry service, and repair for athletic equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

High School/Equivalent and seven (7) or more years of experience in athletic equipment and facilities. A valid US driver’s license required, and the successful candidate must become a  Certified Pool Operator within six (6) months of employment

Applicants must meet stated minimum education and experience requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional equipment manager certification 

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to provide day-to-day direction to staff and lead projects
  • Knowledge of athletic terminology and equipment
  • Thorough knowledge of the methods, tools, equipment, and materials normally used in maintenance
  • Ability to work under strict time constraints
  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft and job specific software
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Must have the ability to work flexible hours which may include, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion


Business Hours with weekends or evenings occasionally required


Local travel between campus locations only


Incidental driving possible, but not required

Application instructions


Follow the on-screen prompts to create an application. Please be ready to upload required documents, such as your resume and cover letter

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Job Posted Date

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

COVID-19 Pandemic Protocols

Rensselaer welcomes undergraduate and graduate students to campus for an in-person academic experience.  To support this experience, all faculty and staff are expected to work primarily onsite.

Rensselaer requires all faculty and staff to be vaccinated (and boosted when eligible) against COVID-19. Requests for exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.




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