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For the week of January 6, 2020

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Assistant Director, Housing Facilities
Pennsylvania State University

Assistant Director, Housing


Housing operations, a unit of Auxiliary and Business services, under the Office of the Senior Vice President for Finance and Business is excited to welcome candidates for the position of Manager. Finance and Business is committed to hiring individuals who understand and appreciate the diverse backgrounds and personal characteristics of colleagues and stakeholders while acknowledging that these differences help to enrich our work environments. As such, the successful candidate will be charged to implement the following: support the vision and mission of the housing operations by overseeing the daily management of a housing area including direction of staff and initiation of all related actions to ensure effective operations, efficient use of appropriate resources, and a focus on excellence in Custodial, Maintenance, Service, Safety, and Teamwork. Working with a diverse workforce, deliver a well-maintained, clean, safe and secure living experience for students and guests. Oversee all employee related issues. Initiate appropriate actions in areas of job performance, training, discipline, etc. Meet regularly with staff to provide information, solutions and recommendations. Take action on suggestions and complaints to resolve needs. Assist the Associate Director and Director in the review, analysis and preparation of an annual operating budget and the department strategic plan. Meet established projections and correct deficits. Formulate and implement new procedures allowing for more cost effective use of resources. Monitor life safety systems such as fire and card access. Act as liaison with Residence Life, Food Services, University Police, and Office of Physical Plant. Coordinate investigation of accidents and associated reporting. Direct the corrective action process as required. Provide after-hours availability to assist in the resolution of emergency situations. Standard benefit package including optional health insurance for individual, partner/spouse, family, choice of two retirement packages; earn paid sick/vacation/holiday time off; 75% tuition reduction for self and family; within 4 hours drive of major metropolitan cities and surrounded by beautiful terrain abounding in outdoor activities; diverse social, cultural, sports and entertainment hub in Central Pennsylvania. Great place to raise family, excellent schools, low crime, cited by Knight Foundation as one of 26 best places to live in U.S.; Winner of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award for the past three years. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in a hospitality or business related discipline or higher plus three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. APPA credential of Educational Facilities Professional (EFP) or Certified Educational Facilities Professional (CEFP) preferred but not required. Strong commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace required.


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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


CEFP Certification and EFP preferred.

Senior Vice President, Facilities & Support Services
UMass Memorial Medical Center

Senior Vice President, Facilities & Support Services

UMass Memorial Medical Center

Reports to:  President, UMMMC

                     Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, UMMHC

Total employees under the SVP:  516

Major Responsibilities

  • Responsible for leading property management, parking and transport services, security, environmental services, linen management, and safety affairs across UMMMC.
  • Leads shared services group in developing systems and approaches that enhance facility appearance, overall patient experience and satisfaction with the goal of elevating patient care vision and UMMMC’s brand and brand perception.
  • Leads and executes strategic facilities planning and master planning for UMMMC and UMMHC coordinating with multiple stakeholders to maximize utilization of human resources and capital assets, enhance market appeal, improve healthcare outcomes, create a learning environment and foster clinical research productivity.
  • Oversees Strategic Space Planning & Construction Project Management office, which supports these activities across the system.
  • Works with CFO to develop a system-based vision and strategy for better coordinating plant operations management and support services functions, across system campuses and entities.
  • Facilitates, leads, and drives discussions; develops, evaluates, and recommends options. 
  • Achieves multi-year and annual objectives, implementing strategic objectives, and tracking progress on goals.
  • Participates in development of UMMMC’s plans and programs as both a strategic and tactical partner—advising on impact of long-range planning and regulatory action in areas of responsibilities.
  • Participates in multiple strategic alliance relationships focused on delivery of real estate portfolio management, facilities operations, project management, and property management services.
  • Acts as a resource, evaluating and providing interpretations and guidance concerning facility regulatory and development requirements, and effectiveness and utilization of existing facilities.
  • Makes recommendations and provides critical information for developing business models and financial analysis on space requirements, schedules, and budgetary cost for a wide range of facility improvements, relying on data and information while utilizing experience and best practices to make recommendations.
  • Provides leadership with respect to capital improvements and design.  Educates and promotes quality designs that facilitate operations, enhance employee retention and recruitment, exceed patient and visitor needs, and reduce operating costs.
  • Develops off-site facilities including evaluation of plans and resulting recommendations in context of implementation of UMMMC’s long-range plan for capital improvement and renovation and development of patient-centered facilities.
  • Leads Chiefs of Public Safety and Parking in initiatives to standardize safety procedures across the organization related to emergency preparedness, emergency response, active shooter drills, etc.
  • Evaluates contracted services to ensure highest service levels are achieved and appropriate competitive bid processes are in place to ensure highest value is delivered to UMMMC. Manages vendor relationships and leads vendor selection.
  • Continually improves budgeting process for Facilities and Support Services operations.
  • Clearly communicates to all levels within organization in a transparent, professional, and articulate manner.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture, or related field and Master’s degree in similar field or business administration required.
  • 10+ years of related management experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • Nationally recognized expert in facilities with strong ties to industry organizations preferred.
  • Strong master planning and understanding of capital design and construction programs required.
  • Experience developing, implementing, and leading Lean, Six Sigma, and/or other process improvement methodologies preferred.
  • Strong understanding of strategies and tactics to ensure highest and best use of facilities required.
  • Experience leading unionized workforce preferred.
  • Extremely high safety orientation required.

Abilities, Skills, Characteristics

  • Strong communication skills with ability to clearly articulate facilities concerns with all levels of the institution, including clinicians.
  • Approachable with a calm demeanor and ability to maintain composure during times of stress.  Ability to discuss complex issues with multiple professionals who have varying perspectives and objectives.
  • Collaborative leader who develops relationships across the organization.  Clear understanding of the chain of command and ability to work in an environment that requires an understanding of multiple stakeholders positions.  Openness and flexibility in considering solutions and strategy development.
  • Strong detail orientation with a data-driven approach to strategic decisions.  Excellent financial acumen and ability to understand complex budgets and contractual agreements.
  • High integrity, honesty, and willingness to lead by example.
  • Exceptional customer-service orientation with an understanding of high-end and high-touch service levels.
  • Maintains a mission-driven perspective when considering facilities initiatives.  Ability to align facilities initiatives with enhancements to patient experience and patient care vision.
  • High energy level and responsiveness.  Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a passion for driving initiatives towards results.
  • Ability to understand unique needs of the member organizations within a multiple-campus system and develop strategies tailored to the needs and requirements of each.

UMMMC is conducting a national search with the assistance of Helbling & Associates (, an executive search firm specializing in areas of facilities management, construction, engineering, and real estate development.

Please Submit Applications to

Joe Wargo, Senior Managing Consultant

Helbling & Associates, Inc.


O: (724) 935-7500 x107


Grounds Manager
California State University, Dominguez Hills

CSU, Dominguez Hills,

Grounds Manager (Administrator II), Facilities Services, Recruitment 3653


To apply:


Major Job Duties:

The Grounds Manager directs the University Grounds Department by implementing effective management practices to achieve the goal of maintaining an aesthetically pleasing and safe environment for University students, faculty/staff, and guests. This position is a working manager that oversees and coordinates the work of a grounds staff of 18+ individuals who maintain and upkeep the main campus grounds, parking areas and athletic fields. The incumbent determines, develops, recommends and implements sound solutions to complex problems that may impact several functional areas. The position will plan and organize the day-to-day operation of the Grounds department, ensuring the effective and efficient allocation of labor, materials, and equipment using methods that reflect accountability and high quality work. The incumbent will provide input in determining annual budgets and ensuring that best practices are used in managing departmental budgets. Responsibilities also include management of the campus Recycling Program, establishing landscape maintenance and project priorities, procuring all materials and contacts for services, personnel management duties, and other administrative duties.


Required Education: Bachelor's degree in horticulture, park management, or a related field.

Required Experience: Five (5) years of experience managing a department that maintains the grounds for a large institutional facility, golf course or municipal park.


Review of applications will begin: Monday, January 13, 2020.


Assistant Director of Building Operations & Utilities
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

The Facilities Management department at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is seeking qualified candidates for the Assistant Director of Building Operations and Utilities.  The Assistant Director will oversee the operations, inspection and preventive maintenance of building and utility systems on the Edwardsville campus.  Additionally, the Assistant Director will provide support with assigned staff and resources to both the Assistant Director for Alton and East St. Louis Operations for Alton operations as well as the Morris University Center/Student Success Center operations.

SIUE is a nationally recognized university that provides students with a high-quality, affordable education that prepares them for successful careers and lives of purpose. Situated on 2,660 acres of beautiful woodland atop the bluffs overlooking the natural beauty of the Mississippi River’s rich bottomland and only a short drive from downtown St. Louis, the SIUE campus is home to a diverse workforce of more than 2,500 individuals coming together to serve our students and the region.

Every day we are researching, sharing knowledge and making a difference in the lives of our students. Join the adventurous minds here at SIUE that are changing the world; explore our employment opportunities today.

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Candidates must upload and attach the following documentation to their application package in SIUE’s HireTouch system: letter of application; resume; unofficial academic transcripts, including those for SIUE (MUST have for educational qualification verification); and list of at least three professional references with current contact information.  Applicants will also need to complete the full Administrative / Professional application forms package located under the Applicant Profile box in HireTouch. Incomplete application packages will result in a delay of review and/or non-review. 

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:

1. Bachelor's degree in mechanical or electrical engineering.
2. Professional Engineer license.
3. Five (5) years (60 months) of work experience directly related to facilities administration and/or management in building and utility systems operation, three (3) years (36 months) of which were in a supervisory or administrative capacity.

SIUE is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce. We will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status. We encourage applications from women, minorities, protected veterans and people with disabilities.