Sports Facilities Management Jobs
SPT 401 Milestone One Guidelines and Rubric
Overview: This milestone is intended to help you achieve a more clear focus on the type of facility that you are interested in studying for your final project. For your final project, you will place yourself into the role of a facilities manager for a sport-related facility of your choice, and develop a facility management plan for the final project submission.
Prompt: For this milestone activity, you will browse current facility management job advertisements to inform your selection of two vastly different types of facilities. You will compare and contrast these facilities and, at the end of the assignment, you will choose which facility you will select for your final project. Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:
For Milestone One, complete the following steps:
1. Browse the job advertisement websites provided in the optional resources for Module One to learn more about the types of facilities and roles that sport
facility managers might expect to find when applying for new positions in the field. If you find positions that appeal to you, consider printing them or downloading them as PDFs, as they may or may not still be posted when you wish to refer back to them for other assignments throughout this course.
2. Select two different types of facilities. (These may be the same as those found while browsing the job advertisements, though this is not required.) One should be small-scale, such as a community recreation facility like a local pool or Boys and Girls Club, and the other one should be large-scale, such as a large national recreational facility, university facility, or professional sport facility.
3. Compare and contrast the two facilities. Specifically, ensure you describe the following considerations:
Who are the primary users of the facility?
What need does the facility meet?
What are the human resources (full- and part-time employee) staffing needs? What community engagement opportunities can you identify?
What is the use schedule (daily, weekly, or seasonal)?
Who are the competitors and what are the challenges they present to the facility’s viability? 4. At the end of your analysis, state which facility you will choose for your final project and explain why.
Guidelines for Submission: This submission should be 2 to 3 pages in length. It should be formatted to follow the current APA guidelines. Use double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, and one-inch margins.
Critical Elements Proficient (100%) Needs Improvement (75%) Not Evident (0%) Value
Facilities Identifies two different types of facilities to compare and contrast
Identifies two similar types of facilities Does not identify two facilities 10
Users Describes the primary users of each facility
Describes the primary users of each facility, but description lacks detail or clarity
Does not describe the primary users of each facility
Need Assesses what need is met by each facility
Assesses what need is met by each facility, but assessment lacks detail or clarity
Does not assess what need is met by each facility
Human Resources Analyzes human resources staffing needs for each facility
Analyzes human resources staffing needs for each facility, but analysis lacks detail or clarity
Does not analyze human resources staffing needs for each facility
Identifies community engagement opportunities for each facility
Identifies community engagement opportunities for each facility, but description lacks detail or clarity
Does not identify community engagement opportunities for each facility
Use Schedule Describes the use schedule for each facility
Describes the use schedule for each facility, but description lacks detail or clarity
Does not describe the use schedule for each facility
Competitor Challenges Describes the challenges presented by competitors for each facility and explains why they present challenges
Describes the challenges presented by competitors for each facility, but does not explain why they present challenges
Does not describe the challenges presented by competitors for each facility
Final Project Facility Selection
Identifies and explains why the final project facility selection was chosen
Identifies a selection for the final project facility, but does not explain why this selection was chosen
Does not identify a selection for final project facility
Articulation of Response
Submission is free of errors of organization and grammar
Submission contains errors of organization and grammar, but errors are limited enough that the submission can be understood
Submission contains errors of organization and grammar that make the submission difficult to understand