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For the week of October 26, 2020

General Administration & Management

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Director of Facilities Management
Hampden-Sydney College

Hampden-Sydney College invites applications for a Director of Facilities Management.  Reporting to the Vice President for Business Affairs and Finance, the Director of Facilities Management will direct the College’s facilities operations and create a safe, efficient, and productive work environment where employees and their efforts are closely connected to the College’s mission of forming good men and good citizens. Integral to the College’s identity are its beautiful, expansive 1,300-acre campus and its handsome historic and newer Federal-style buildings. 

The Director will plan, direct, coordinate, budget and administer all aspects of the department’s operation to maintain the College’s facilities and grounds efficiently, and in a way that fosters an extraordinary environment for living and learning.  The Director will have an exciting vision for the campus, pay relentless attention to detail, and lead a diverse team of employees with competency, compassion, so that everyone is focused on creating and maintaining one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country.


  • Provide strategic leadership, direction, and oversight of all facilities management department operations including:  craft functions; custodial services; grounds maintenance; heating, ventilating and air-conditioning system, life-safety system, and utility operations; and management and procurement of materials
  • Make recommendations for capital and operating budgets and manage budgeted funds.
  • Assist in project management for construction, renovation, facilities, and utilities projects; assist in preparing specifications, bid documents, and contracts—independently or in conjunction with architects or engineers—for repairs, renovations, and new construction; inspect work in progress, ensure work is consistent with contract terms, approve payments, etc.
  • Direct operations to ensure that all College facilities, including buildings, grounds, equipment, and utilities, are maintained and operated according to industry best practice, while minimizing disruptions to occupants and operations, and complying with applicable regulatory and safety requirements.
  • Develop and implement programs and schedules for preventive maintenance, equipment replacement, and energy conservation. Evaluate mechanical, electrical and structural conditions of existing buildings and coordinate or recommend improvements and repairs.
  • Establish and maintain high employee performance expectations and ensure that department personnel are appropriately trained and supported in safely performing efficient, high quality work.
  • Implement new or adhere to existing personnel policies and safety procedures; ensure that employees are appropriately certified and trained to perform their assigned functions safely, efficiently, and in compliance with applicable policies, procedures, and regulatory requirements.
  • Manage and maintain the College’s building operations and system controls.
  • Serve as a member of the College’s Safety Committee; ensure compliance with life-safety codes and regulations, and keep Vice President for Business Affairs and Finance and other College officials informed of changes to or violations of safety rules and regulations as appropriate. Serve on or support additional committees as appropriate or as assigned.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by the Vice President for Business Affairs and Finance.

Qualifications:  The Director will have a Bachelor’s Degree with substantial leadership experience and a successful record of facilities management, property management, or engineering.  He or she will have outstanding leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills and proven experience in leading a diverse team of employees. Broad knowledge of the position’s many and varied duties, associated regulatory and safety requirements, and industry best practices. Project management experience, excellent problem-solving and negotiating skills, and the desire and ability to foster open and effective communications with a diverse range of people and College constituencies.  Dedicated to developing and maintaining the College’s facilities and grounds so that they are among the most attractive in the country. He or she will have and instill within the department a clear understanding of the connection of the department’s work and the College’s mission.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Apply at our website  You may also mail your application, curriculum vitae or resume to Hampden-Sydney College, Human Resources, P.O. Box 25, Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943. 

Hampden-Sydney is one of four liberal arts colleges in the United States dedicated to the education of men, and our mission is to educate "good men and good citizens in an atmosphere of sound learning." As a community, we are dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women and minoritized groups. Hampden-Sydney College values diversity, prohibits discrimination, and is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment.


Director, College Operations
Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Director, College Operations
Reporting to the Vice President, Administrative Services, supervises and coordinates the activities, services, operations and budgets for Bond Measure projects; oversees the supervision of mail services, grounds and custodial services, Furniture Fixtures and Equipment, and printing services; acts as a liaison to Campus Security, and District Facilities.
Responsible for major renovations and new construction of facilities Responsible for disaster preparedness, safety and hazardous materials management, and college environmental issues.
The Director plans and directs the implementation of bond measure projects. Coordinates facilities use and temporary location and relocation of instruction due to construction. Directs related resources such as personnel, budget and independent contractors. Coordinates custodial assistance, repairs and routine maintenance as well as on going facility needs. Leads various design teams and interfaces with architects, construction manager, contractors, and engineers.
The following duties and responsibilities are typical but not limited to the following:
• Monitor construction projects, maintain and initiate schedule changes as necessary; coordinate activities with construction manager, Bond Program manager, FF&E coordinator, and other appropriate college and district personnel.
• Direct and review the work of architects and other consultants for closing construction projects at De Anza College.
• Plan, supervise, and coordinate moves for all college departments and divisions.
• Coordinate work of maintenance personnel regarding methods and procedures of work, supplies and equipment requirements.
• Assist in overall planning and decision making for routine maintenance, repairs and on going college facility needs.
• Assist the Vice President in preparing, submitting and reviewing construction projects and maintenance cost estimates.
• Prepare, revise, and monitor budgets for all construction and renovation projects.
• Supervise and coordinate activities, service operation, and budget for grounds and custodial.
• In conjunction with the construction manager, review architectural drawings, correct and improve any errors, omissions, problems and design changes.
• Approve contractor work; ensure construction work complies with safety laws and regulations.
• Interface with the Division of the State Architect (DSA).
• Work with architect to update signage standards and ensure all new signage complies with codes.
• Coordinate process for art installations; manage committee selection processes, schedules, invoices, develop policies and procedures.
• Oversee facilities rental program.
• Plan and direct temporary facilities use and relocation due to construction, including coordinating problems that arise due to schedule completion.
• Inspect buildings and identifies maintenance and repair requirements; prepare work requests to accomplish work.
• Ensure work accomplished complies with current building codes, construction and safety laws and regulations.
• Supervise and ensure environmentally sound practices.
• Chair relevant college committees.
• Support, implement, and promote compliance with the District's Diversity Equal Opportunity Plan in all aspects of employment and education; encourage cultural and ethnic diversity in staffing, programs, and services.
• Assure compliance with the District's Injury and Illness Prevention Program by providing motivation, incentives, and discipline to assigned staff; maintain a safe work environment, enforcing safe work practices, reporting and investigating accidents, maintaining necessary documentation, and requiring employees to receive mandated training.
• Responsible for promoting and enforcing the District's commitment to safety by ensuring that all employees in the department receive appropriate training in hazardous materials handling, storage, and disposal and that training is updated as required.
• Perform other related duties as assigned.
For more information and to apply, visit:
Equal Opportunity Employer

Executive Director of Physical Plant
Virginia Commonwealth University

Job Description:

The incumbent will report directly to the Associate Vice President for Facilities Management.  The Director provides overall direction and leadership to the physical plant operations with over 220 employees and an annual operating budget of approximately $42 million.  Physical Plant provides support services to both Monroe Park, Medical College of Virginia Campuses and other remote locations.  Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, planning, organizing and managing the services of the unit, which includes 24-hour emergency repair, preventive maintenance, zone maintenance, utility services, locksmith services, grounds, central mechanical/electrical, central ordering warehouse, asset management and support shop.  Should be familiar with a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) for billing, trends and customer response surveys.  The applicant must possess strong verbal and written skills; and have knowledge to successfully develop, manage projects and remain within budget.  Must be able to work collaboratively with internal and external customers and participate in the prioritization of Maintenance Reserve projects.  

Minimum hiring standards:

Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field is required.  Advance degree in engineering or business administration is strongly desired.  Professional Engineering (PE) license is highly preferred.  Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible managerial and supervisory experience in engineering and/or facilities management in a higher education environment or equivalent large installation is required.  Excellent oral and communication skills, and a strong customer service orientation are required.  Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse workforce is crucial.

Special Instructions:

Salary to commensurate based on qualifications and experience. All offers of emploment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment background checks.

Virginia Commonwealth University has retained Helbling and Associates, a national executive search firm to assist in the recruitement.  All applications, inquiries and nominations should be directed, in confidence, to:

Wendy Zang, Senior Managing Consultant

(724) 935-7500 ext. 116



Director, Building Services
Georgia State University

Director, Building Services

Atlanta, Georgia

Director, Building Services

The Director of Building Services directs the operations of the Building Services Unit which is responsible for custodial, landscaping and grounds care, moving services and events setup of more than 8 million square feet.  Servicing of over 75 buildings and 12 parking areas.  Responsible for meeting these responsibilities by developing, updating, and implementing effective processes and procedures.   Manages all operations by providing strategic leadership and expertise.  Provides leadership and supervision to a group of over 200 employees and manage a large, complex, and diverse department.   Evaluates and recommends appropriate staffing levels to VPFM in providing a clean, safe, and attractive campus environment.

Duties to include:

Manages day to day operations of custodial services, moving and events set up services, grounds, and landscaping services. Meets and updates VPFM on a regular basis.

Provides leadership and supervision to all assigned staff.  Responsible for motivation, performance management, training, hiring, disciplinary process and development planning.

Researches and implements environmentally friendly products and processes for cleaning and facilities maintenance.  Participates in the discussing appropriate product selection with Design and Construction Services department for public areas, classrooms, and restrooms from custodial maintenance perspective.

Develops goals and objectives for annual operations.  Assists in the development and administration of the departmental budget and controls expenditures within approved budgets.  Conducts monthly review with the Director, Administrative Services for compliance.

Responsible for a pro-active safety program for workers safety and regulatory compliance.

Salary: $61,557 - $115,000

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and six years of supervisory/management experience; or a combination of education and related experience. 

A successful candidate should possess:

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with wide range of internal and external customers. Timely customer service with professional attitude is a high priority.
  • Ability to delegate, direct and follow up to ensure success in extensive and complex situations.
  • Ability to recruit, retain, train, develop and motivate employees.
  • Thorough knowledge of building custodial maintenance materials/equipment and the occupational hazards and safety precautions necessary in the use of cleaning chemicals and the proper mixture of chemicals.
  • Must be familiar with Association of Higher Education Facilities Offices cleaning standards.
  • Must be familiar with standards of the International Executive Housekeeping Association.
  • Strong analytical skills including critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Knowledge of automated systems, web-based work orders, Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to work with others in a diverse and inclusive environment.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to the mission, vision, and values of the University.


To apply: submit an online application, resume and cover letter at

Please refer to vacancy # 20000538.  An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification.


Manager, Operations
Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Manager, Operations
Reporting to an assigned administrator, manage, plan, organize and supervise the day-to-day operations associated with cleaning and care of campus buildings, grounds maintenance.
The Manager, Operations – De Anza plans, supervises and evaluates the activities of the custodial, and grounds staff for De Anza College.
The following duties and responsibilities are typical but not limited to the following:
1. Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives, establish schedules and methods for building maintenance; implement policies and procedures.
2. Plan, prioritize and assign a variety of tasks to custodial staff to ensure that buildings are properly maintained, providing a clean, safe environment for students, faculty and staff.
3. Plan, prioritize and assign a variety of tasks to grounds staff to ensure that all landscaped and natural grounds are properly maintained and to further endure that water conservation goals are met and athletic venues are safe for athletes and coaches to use.
4. Prepare work schedules and make relief assignments as required; prepare vacation and summer work schedules for staff.
5. Inspect equipment, verify work progress and completed work of custodians, grounds crew staff for accuracy, proper work methods, techniques, and compliance with applicable standards and specifications ensuring standards are achieved.
6. Inspect buildings and grounds with respect to health and safety standards and prepares inspection reports as appropriate.
7. Coordinate with Environmental Health and Safety staff as necessary to comply with state and federal regulations.
8. Coordinate with Risk Management regarding mandatory training for all Custodial and Grounds staff.
9. Participate in the selection, training and motivation of staff; conducts performance evaluations of staff supervised; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures.
10. Purchase necessary supplies, materials and equipment.
11. Participate in budget preparation and administration; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; submit justifications for needed custodial, grounds and materials; monitor and control expenditures.
12. Prepare necessary records and reports; prepares project status reports as requested; maintain records of projects, activities, materials and hours.
13. Prepare instructional bulletins, correspondence, and reports.
14. Support, implement, and promote compliance with the District’s Diversity and Equal Opportunity Plan in all aspects of employment and education; encourage cultural and ethnic diversity in staffing, curriculum, programs, and services.
15. Assure compliance with the District’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program by providing motivation, incentives, and discipline to assigned staff; maintain a safe work environment, enforcing safe work practices, reporting and investigating accidents, maintaining necessary documentation, and requiring employees to receive mandated training.
16. Performs other related duties as assigned.
1. Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
2. Modern custodial methods, materials and equipment used in institutional setting.
3. Grounds maintenance and landscape problem/solution maintenance,
4. Quality and use of cleaning supplies and equipment.
5. Care and cleaning of various types of heating, ventilating, and lighting equipment.
6. Safety rules and regulations applicable to the operation of equipment and performance of custodial, and grounds, duties; Hazardous Materials Waste Management.
7. Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment.
8. Principles and procedures for record keeping and reporting.
9. Principles of budget preparation and control.
10. Safe driving principles and practices.
Skills and Abilities:
1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
2. Support, implement, and promote advancement of the District’s equity goals, and Diversity and Equal Opportunity Plan in all aspects of employment.
3. Identify landscape maintenance needs/strong attention to detail
4. Lay out work assignments and to organize a program and see that it is carried out.
5. Work with, train, instruct, supervise, and evaluate assigned staff.
6. Exercise good judgment, flexibility, creativity, and sensitivity in response to changing situations.
7. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
8. Maintain working relationships with those contacted in the course work.
Minimum Qualifications:
1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
2. Any combination equivalent to an Associate Degree AND one year leadership experience
Preferred Qualifications:
1. Bachelor’s degree.
2. Experience in maintaining sports venues.
3. Five (5) years of experience in custodial work.
4. Two (2) years grounds experience.
5. Two (2) years in an increasingly responsible management or supervisory capacity.
License and Certifications:
1. Possession of an appropriate California operator's license issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles.


Electrical Trades & Alarm Technician
Williams College

Electrical Trades & Alarm Technician


Come join our team! We are excited to announce an opening for a Second Shift Electrical Trades & Alarm Technician. This is a full-time, year-round regular appointment reporting to the Trades Manager. The Electrical Trades & Alarm Technician will perform assigned duties for work orders related to the maintenance, testing, and operation of all building electrical, fire alarm, security, and campus lighting systems across campus.

Also included are exit and emergency lights, heat cables, emergency power generation systems, building elevators, and chair lifts. The initial schedule for this position will be Monday to Friday 3:00 pm to 11:30 pm. Schedules are subject to change based on the needs of the department, which will include on-call assignments, emergencies and overtime.

The Facilities Department is dedicated to providing excellent service to a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students. Williams is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented groups to apply.


  • Minimum of five years of relevant work experience
  • Valid Massachusetts Electrical license as a Journeyman Electrician or Electrician D preferred, or the ability to obtain MA licensing within an acceptable time frame.
  • Knowledge of integrated systems technology, troubleshooting alarms, and the ability to review control programs preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of NFPA 70E safety protocols, along with general OSHA regulations
  • The ability to work without immediate supervision, lift heavy objects up to 75 pounds, work on ladders and lifts, and snow shoveling as required
  • Experience with fire protection systems, their maintenance and installation, is highly preferred. Not limited to but including: Notifier fire alarm, S2 security systems preferred.
  • This position is required to be accountable for work planning and scheduling, and to have a broad knowledge of all phases of construction and planned maintenance processes
  • Ability to use a computer, laptop or mobile device comfortably
  • Valid driver’s license


Review of resumes will begin November 2, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable.

 To apply for this position, please visit If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via phone at (413) 597-4247 or email at

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive.