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For the week of November 16, 2020

General Administration & Management

Director of River Campus Facilities Operations
University of Rochester

General Description - Directs facilities operations, maintenance, and repair; housekeeping services; events; and minor construction projects for the University of Rochester. Properties encompass over 10M gross square feet and include River Campus, Eastman School of Music, Memorial Art Gallery, Mt. Hope Properties and South Campus including all residential life properties.  Responsible for more than 220 direct and indirect reports including represented labor.  Coordinates activities with University Facilities and Services divisions to ensure River Campus Facilities Operations needs are met, with specific emphasis on ensuring Planning and Project Management’s efforts meet design standard guidelines.

Provide strategic leadership, direction, and oversight of all facilities management services including operations, maintenance, repair, and trades activities, events management, housekeeping services and minor construction projects/alteration of existing buildings.  Ensures preventive maintenance program meets building needs. Resolves operations and maintenance problems.  Accountable to the Senior Associate Vice President of Facilities and Services, Directors, Deans, Department heads and others for setting priorities and schedules to ensure facilities fully supports each areas’ programmatic mission.

Plans, directs, coordinates, budgets and administers all aspects of the department’s operation to maintain the University of Rochester’s facilities and grounds efficiently, provides an environment which fully supports the University of Rochester’s mission – Learn. Discover. Heal. Create. Prepares and manages annual operating and capital budget. Develops recommendations for capital construction activities, renewal and annual operations budgets; exercises budget control.  Coordinates the budget preparations with the budgeting processes of respective divisions.

Ensures compliance with security, health, fire and safety codes and applicable regulations and works closely with Environmental Health & Safety.  Ensures compliance with all technical standards to meet overall facilities program objectives established by University Facilities. Direct operations to ensure that all 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.

Sets goals and objectives and performs long-range management and operational planning for the division inlcuding development and implementation of 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.

Interacts and provides guidance concerning University and department policy and procedures.  Assists in promoting more cohesive and professional facilities management practices across the University.  Provides efficient communication channel for coordination, long-range planning and problem resolution.  Handles grievances and ensures constructive labor relations.  Participates as a member of the Management team during contract negotiations between the University and local Unions (SEIU, IUOE).

Ensures departmental review of construction plans and specifications for all proposed buildings and their environments and coordinates operations and maintenance activities with construction projects.


Bachelors degree in a relevant field such as Mechanical or Electrical Engineering and 10 years related experience in supervison of facilities or utilities required.  Masters degree and 15 years related experience in an an academic, medical or institution of similar complexity prefered.

To apply, visit the University of Rochester at , posting number 224819. 


Executive Director of Facilities Services
Wichita State University

Wichita State University

Executive Director of Facilities Services

Executive Director of Facilities Services Sought for Expanding Urban Research University

Wichita State University (WSU) in Wichita, Kansas, is seeking applications for an experienced Executive Director of Facilities Services to lead a workforce of approximately 190 full-time employees in support of 3.2 million gross square feet of building space, 360 acres of improved landscaping, building and utility system operations, and facility environmental health and safety.  

The Executive Director works closely and collaboratively with the campus community and is responsive to the facilities services needs of students, faculty, and staff. The Executive Director is responsible for building and developing a team that consistently provides a high level of facilities stewardship, customer service, and communications, working with a diverse community to meet academic, programmatic, and residential needs and priorities. This position advises on policies and procedures related to the management of campus physical resources and partners with Facilities Planning in the planning and management of capital renewal and replacement for facility maintenance and improvements.

Essential Functions/Duties include:

  • Responsible for directing and executing the mission of Facilities Services to provide the appropriate environment (through building and utility operations, maintenance, landscaping, and custodial services) for the University's mission of teaching, research and service. Primarily responsible for policy development, budget planning, staff management, and communications.
  • Executes the day-to-day responsibilities of managing Facilities Services staff.
  • Works directly with Facilities Planning in the long-range and short-range planning and development of the University campus. Provides input to design consultants during the design of construction projects to ensure conformity to existing building systems and coordination with existing utilities and infrastructure.
  • Directly accountable for all Facilities Services’ financial and material resources, which involves justification of need, requirements, prioritization, and administration.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, Facilities Management, Business or related field.  Ten (10) years of experience in construction, maintenance, or facilities with three (3) years of experience in a supervisory role. 

Additional qualifications include knowledge of best practices in facility operations and custodial management, engineering and technical knowledge of building and campus infrastructure systems, the ability to develop and foster a cooperative work environment, the ability to communicate and interact effectively within a diverse community. A commitment to sustainability is expected.

Wichita State University is classified as a "higher research" university, and it is one of three research universities in the Kansas system. Current enrollment is approximately 15,000 students, and an annual budget from all sources is in excess of $417 million. Wichita is a highly livable metropolitan area in south-central Kansas, known for affordable housing, short commute times, and a wonderfully diverse population. WSU plays an increasingly important role in the region as a hub for education as well as economic and community development and prides itself on its commitment to serving as an active partner with the people of the region as they work to improve their communities and opportunities for the future.

Please go to for more details about the requirements for this position and the application process. Please address inquiries regarding the position to David Miller, University Budget Director, Chair of the Search Committee, Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita, KS 67260-0038, 316-978-5821,

For full consideration, applicants must submit 1) a letter of application describing abilities to meet required and preferred qualifications, and 2) resume.

This position will remain open until filled.  However, priority consideration will be given to those who complete the application process by December 8, 2020.

Wichita State University does not discriminate in its employment practices, educational programs, or activities on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran.

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check as required by Board of Regents policy.