The Catholic University of America

Operations Assistant

Operations Assistants work closely with Pryzbyla Management staff in the area of building operations and are a primary source of oversight for the Pryzbyla Center during non-business hours. They are responsible for coordinating room set-ups, opening/closing the Pryzbyla Center, and manning the information desk.


The Operations Assistant has the following responsibilities

  • Assist professional staff by supervising and monitoring the activities and services offered in the Pryzbyla Center during non-business hours
  • Work to ensure event/room set-ups are completed accurately, safely and efficiently
  • Work a minimum of 1 weekly shift at the Pryzbyla Center Information Desk
  • Maintain a professional appearance and attitude and have outstanding customer service throughout every shift
  • Provide the proper accessibility and security of the facility by following the opening and closing procedures
  • Inspect the facility and report any maintenance or housekeeping concerns appropriately
  • Prioritize work assignments and supervise set-up/AV Tech crews so projects are completed accurately, safely and efficiently
  • Act as primary leader to Set Up Crew during set up and break down of events
  • Update and maintain posting areas in the Pryzbyla Center and campus public spaces
  • Attend weekly scheduled staff meetings as assigned by the Operations Mangers
  • Attend all assigned workshops and training sessions
  • Participate in annual activities of the Pryzbyla Center and The Catholic University of America including but not limited to orientation, homecoming, and commencement
  • Follow policies and procedures as found in the Pryzbyla Management Student Staff Handbook and policies of The Catholic University of America
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Pryzbyla Management staff


  • At least one year of prior experience working or volunteering with facility operations or a similar environment is preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership experience, ability or skill
  • Highly developed organizational skills, proven ability to stay on task, meet deadlines and follow through on assignments
  • Reliable and dependable, friendly, patient and courteous manner
  • Knowledge of the campus and its activities
  • Highly motivated, self-directed, responsible, mature and flexible
  • Desire and ability to work with diverse populations
  • Understanding and use of email
  • A positive work attitude and ethic

Physical Requirements

The position requires the movement of furniture and AV equipment. This includes lifting, pushing and pulling equipment, the ability to maneuver stairs, the ability to carry up to 50 lbs. of weight, and the ability to skillfully use a hand truck.


This position reports to the Operations Coordinator and is overseen by the Student Operations Manager. 

Additional Requirements

Must maintain at minimum a 2.0 cumulative GPA during the term of employment.

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Starting Salary:
Approximate Hours per Week:
12 - 18

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