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For the week of March 22, 2021

General Administration & Management

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Associate Vice Chancellor, Physical Planning, Development and Operations
University of California, Santa Cruz

Located in the picturesque community of Santa Cruz, CA, the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) is home to 19,000 students on 2,000 acres. UC Santa Cruz has earned international distinction as a university with high-impact research and an uncommon commitment to teaching and public service. The University is situated in an extremely unique physical environment overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Santa Cruz is home to many popular attractions including an abundance of hiking / biking trails, the Santa Cruz Wharf, and highly desirable surfing conditions.

UC Santa Cruz has earned international distinction as a university with high-impact research and an uncommon commitment to teaching and public service. A campus with world-class facilities and one of the most visually spectacular settings in higher education, UC Santa Cruz provides unparalleled opportunities for students to learn through hands-on experience. A commitment to environmental stewardship and community engagement are also central to UCSC's core values.



Reports to the Vice Chancellor for Business and Administrative Services and oversees Planning and Space Management; Design and Construction Services; Physical Plant Services; Physical and Environmental Planning Services; PPDO Business Services with a total 300+ employees.

The Associate Vice Chancellor (AVC) will have a record of facility and planning experience, and possess the qualities needed to lead change, manage resources, streamline processes, and advance customer service. They will be a visionary leader who can bring together a diverse team to advance the campus physical plant needs and goals.

The AVC must be able to successfully collaborate with campus leaders and stakeholders to address challenges and capitalize on opportunities.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Expert skills to lead, direct and manage personnel including selection, training, evaluating and, as required, taking corrective action.
  • Expert written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills including the skill to work effectively with multiple constituencies to advance organizational objectives.
  • Ability to develop, lead, and inspire a diverse team across a broad grouping of functions and employee categories, including union-represented staff.
  • Strong record of organizational development and process optimization.
  • Ability to cultivate trust and credibility in all operational areas.
  • Skills in developing staff and providing opportunities for growth and professional development.
  • Broad knowledge of facilities management and operations, infrastructure, landscape and building construction, and design.


Education, Licenses and Certifications

  • Bachelor's degree and / or equivalent experience or training in a related field
  • Master's degree preferred.
  • Must possess or have the ability to gain a valid license to drive in the state of California.


About the Search

University of California, Santa Cruz 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 or Nominations to 

Helbling & Associates, Inc.

Wes Miller, Managing Director



To view the full position posting please visit Helbling & Associates’ Candidates Page.

University of California, Santa Cruz is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.


Associate Vice President of Facilities Management
The College of New Jersey

The College of New Jersey ( invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President for Facilities Management (AVPFM). Reporting to the Vice President for Operations, the AVPFM provides strategic and operational leadership for all activities involved in planning, developing, operating, and stewarding the College’s academic, administrative, residential, and athletic buildings and grounds.

The Facilities Management (FM) division is responsible for all aspects of Real Estate, Planning, Design, Construction, Operations, and Maintenance of the built environment at TCNJ as well as development and leadership of the TCNJ Strategic Sustainability Plan.

Facilities Management is currently organized in the following major units:

  • Facilities Operations
  • Sustainability and Energy Management 
  • Planning and Project Delivery
  • Facilities Business Services

Facilities Management organization opportunities include:

  • Leading the Facilities Management organization to set new standards as a service-oriented, professional, and efficient facilities function capable of addressing the diverse needs of a residential campus and its constituents as well as its neighbors
  • Developing a more strategic approach to master planning in the context of broader institutional planning for the College’s academic enterprise, bringing a new level of thinking about the College’s spaces and physical assets in the changing landscape of higher education;
  • Elevating the engagement of all Facilities Management staff to achieve a consistent, accountable level of performance and service delivery and to maximize the professional and personal development of staff regardless of level and management/unionized employment classifications;
  • Enhancing the culture and business practices of Facilities Management, including its use of technology, to foster transparency, client engagement and accountability, service excellence, and performance metrics used to define priorities, refine values and outcomes, and inform stakeholders;
  • Implementing a comprehensive, strategic, and prudent approach to deferred maintenance and preventive maintenance as well as to ADA compliance and broader initiatives in access and wayfinding;
  • Further strengthening the management of capital projects to ensure the optimal balance between design, program, delivery, and cost;
  • Advancing the maturity of the College’s approach to and investment in programs to pursue carbon neutrality and to advance sustainability more broadly.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • The depth of technical/functional expertise that is conducive to establishing trust and confidence throughout an organization balanced with a strategic and institutionally focused temperament;
  • Demonstrated success advising executives and trustees on strategic investments in physical-plant assets and in the support staff and resources necessary to optimize them in a complex environment;
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in management and administration in a large academic, government, healthcare or corporate organization;
  • Knowledge of State of New Jersey and TCNJ procurement codes or relevant experience with public-sector procurement rules and processes;
  • An undergraduate degree in architecture, engineering, business, public administration, planning, or a related field.

Several additional qualifications and attributes are highly preferred:

  • A Master’s degree and/or professional certification such as Professional Engineer, Licensed Architect, or LEED/LEED-AP certification;
  • A track record of success completing large capital projects;
  • Substantial experience in change management, preferably within a unionized institutional setting.

TCNJ has earned consistent national recognition for its commitment to excellence. In 2017, yet again, The Princeton Review named TCNJ one of the country’s most environmentally responsible colleges for its sustainability efforts as evidenced by academic offerings, campus infrastructure improvements, and student activities.

Contact Information

Qualified candidates should apply online and submit a letter of interest, resume (CV), as well as the names and contact information for three professional references.  Applications will be considered until a viable finalist has been found.  Please apply to the following link:  Final offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of background and reference checks.


Director of Facilities
Rice University

The director of facilities oversees all preventive and reparative maintenance tasks performed on campus while strategically planning within the framework of the campus’ current and future needs. This position directs five trades maintenance shop supervisors and one senior construction services manager.

This position ensures that cost effective, efficient, reliable and non-disruptive maintenance service is provided to all campus facilities. This maintenance is associated with the mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP) systems, hardscape, and underground utilities through the administration and management of trades’ maintenance shops which carry out the maintenance functions.

This position also manages construction services (made up of four construction services managers at various levels) which provides timely review of predesign, design and construction documents to ensure that Rice standards are being met and value engineering opportunities are identified. Onsite building walks/surveys are conducted from the start of construction to completion. Additional duties include participation in the commissioning process and accountability for all asset data to be input into FEP’s IWMS system (TRIRIGA).

The ideal candidate will have a mechanical engineering degree with applied, multi-year management experience in facility management having led teams and trades people successfully, preferably in higher education.

Required: Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering; 7 years of related experience in engineering design, maintenance and/or plant operations which includes at least two years of experience in a supervisory or leadership role.

For more information and to apply, please visit

Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity


Architectural Tradesperson
Williams College

Williams is pleased to announce the position of Architectural Tradesperson. This is a full-time (40 hrs. /week), year-round position in the Facilities Department.  As part of a skilled Architectural Trades team, you will be called upon to perform a wide array of challenging tasks.  With a 2,400 square foot workshop, a work truck and state of the art tools, you will have the opportunity to create, repair and restore architectural elements of the over 200-year-old campus and the building systems.

This position is responsible for the maintenance of campus building systems such as roofs, gutters, walls, doors, door hardware, windows, ceilings, security and access systems, stairways, decks, floors, campus signage, furniture repairs, wall coverings, scaffolding, drywall/plaster and traffic/pavement markings. The Architectural Tradesperson must maintain good working relations with campus faculty, staff, and students with professionalism toward a broad range of people from diverse backgrounds. To apply and for full role information visit

The Facilities Department is dedicated to providing excellent service to a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students. Applicants should highlight relevant experience with building, working with, and supporting a broadly diverse staff. We strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented groups or who have experience working with a broadly diverse student population to apply.


Custodial Services Manager
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Job Summary

As the person in charge of the custodial unit under the general direction of the Assistant Director of Facilities, the Custodial Services Manager is responsible for the planning, organization, implementation and control of the custodial services programs in University Housing. This position is responsible for managing a staff of over 25 full-time employees with an additional 30 student employees. Creating and implementing a custodial operation which includes developing a staffing infrastructure to include processes and procedures, training of staff, and delivering on excellent prepared residential rooms are essential needs of this position. The position is charged with providing superior cleaning customer service to students, staff, and visitors of the department and campus.

The incumbent is responsible for managing a 365/24/7 custodial operation for 5 residential buildings (Sandburg Residence Hall, Purin Hall, Kenilworth Square Apartments, Cambridge Commons and Riverview Residence Hall buildings). Residence hall facilities contain 2,770 rooms with an occupancy of over 4,000 residents during the academic year and over 1.1 million square feet of space.


Minimum Qualifications

• Work experience in a supervisory position

• Prior work experience developing and implementing a staffing schedule
• Prior experience in planning and implementing a training program
• Working knowledge of cleaning protocols and industry standards (APPA)

Preferred Qualifications

• Prior experience supervising a custodial or maintenance operation

• Prior experience scheduling and developing a staffing plan that involves seasonal changes
• Prior work experience in a facility that operates 365/24/7
• Experience writing training materials, manuals, cleaning checklists
• Experience with employee disciplinary processes
• Knowledge of floor care (waxing, stripping, buffing, machines)

To Apply:

Please visit:

Application Deadline



Assistant Director of Facilities & Campus Construction
Hagerstown Community College

Hagerstown Community College is pleased to announce that applications are currently being accepted for an Assistant Director of Facilities & Campus Construction position.


The Assistant Director of Facilities and Campus Construction’s primary responsibility is to ensure that construction occurs per professionally developed plans and specifications, according to schedule, within budgetary guidelines, per the highest quality standards and within the best interest of Hagerstown Community College.  The Assistant Director of Facilities and Campus Construction effectively communicates project timelines and budgetary constraints with the construction project personnel as well as communicating all aspects of the construction project with designated HCC personnel.  During each phase of the project the Assistant Director monitors the progress and handles day-to-day issues that develop between the contractor and HCC.  The Assistant Director of Facilities and Campus Construction needs good organizational, communication, problem solving, and project management skills for success in the field.  Assistant Directors should be very familiar with different areas of construction as well as federal, state and local workplace safety and building codes.  Assistant Directors should have demonstrated prior experience managing small and large construction projects.
The Assistant Director of Facilities and Campus Construction must anticipate and recommend actions for all situations where construction activities may come into conflict with the offering of educational services on a busy community college campus.  The Assistant Director of Facilities and Campus Construction must be instrumental in helping to coordinate the use of campus space for educational and student activities while simultaneously managing capital improvement construction projects.


A four year degree required in a construction related field would be preferable.  A two year technical degree or the equivalent in college credits or industry certification and 10 years of actual commercial construction experience/project management experience will also be considered.



This position requires strong organizational skills, the ability to communicate effectively and to work well with many diverse groups of multi-skilled construction workers, and at the same time the ability to communicate well within the HCC academic community. Ability to read and understand technical drawings and specifications pertaining to small and large construction projects of all types.  The candidate must have a working knowledge of state, federal and local regulatory requirements.  Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, AutoCad and various construction related computer software.  The candidate must be able to develop requests for proposals for design and construction services.



For more information on this position and to officially apply online through the HCC website, please visit  In addition to the application, please also include a cover letter and resume.  Recommendation letters and college transcripts are preferred.

Questions may be directed to the Human Resources Office at 240-500-2585 or email


Capital Projects Budget Analyst
Bates College

The Capital Projects Budget Analyst position is responsible for managing, analyzing and auditing the college’s multi-year and annual capital budgets, assisting the Director of Capital Planning and Construction in employing strategic financial concepts in managing capital budgets, construction project budgets and budget forecasts. This hands-on position provides direct support for an increasingly diverse Bates College community utilizing excellent customer service skills. Works collectively with the Director of Capital Planning and Construction and Facility Services teams ensuring that invoices and expenses are accurately mapped to those budgets in financial systems and reporting, data development and analysis, and improvement and alignment with available technology. The Capital Project Budget Analyst serves as the primary financial data and reporting role across projects for the Director of Capital Planning and Construction, and serves as liaison for required support from the Financial Offices. Produces confidential correspondence and recurring reports on a regular basis. Duties include comprehensive capital budget responsibilities and oversight of the department’s procurement, and contract administration processes. Provides administrative assistance in all facets of the Director’s area of responsibility. Serves as front-line communication and reference source.

The Facility Services (FS) department is a service provider comprised of Facility Services Operations (FSO) and Facility Services Capital Planning and Construction (CPC). FSO and CPC are responsible for the planning, renovation, maintenance, and repair of college buildings and facilities. This position is situated in the CPC side of Facility Services.



Mechanical Engineer (Facilities)
Salisbury University

Salisbury University, a member of the University System of Maryland, is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 58 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs. Located on the historic Eastern Shore, SU's beautiful campus is some 30 miles from the Atlantic beaches and 2.5 hours from Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

Salisbury University is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Mechanical Engineer (Facilities).

Primary Job Duties: Provide design and construction administration services for a host of annual projects to include HVAC, plumbing and fire protection design; Develop and prepare construction and bid documents for mechanical systems across the campus; Project Management for work designed internally and externally for renovation and new work; May provide assistance to maintenance staff in resolving maintenance problems and conduct periodic code and technology research.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and 5-7 years of related experience to include Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC). 

Must be detail oriented and have excellent interpersonal, customer service, organization and planning, prioritization, problem solving, follow through, time management, and oral & written communication skills.  Also, must be flexible and possess the ability to successfully handle multiple tasks/projects simultaneously and work well under pressure, independently, and in a team-oriented environment. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) is required. Must have detailed knowledge of HVAC industry and be able to produce specifications for Bid purposes. Must be able to design in AutoCAD.

This is a full-time exempt State position with a full benefits package. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit a complete work history, cover letter and resume.  All documents that you wish to provide must be attached to your application in the Online Employment Application System. Please do not send any documents via E-mail.  Three professional references will be requested and required before the final stages of the search. Candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted.

Review of applications will begin April 15, 2021; however, applications will continue to be received and accepted until the position is filled.

Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University's Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.

SU is an EEO employer and is strongly committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body.


Project Manager
Fort Lewis College

Fort Lewis College – Project Manager

The Project Manager is a member of the Planning, Design & Construction team who are responsible for all college building construction, renovations and campus infrastructure upgrades. This position will be responsible for multiple projects, occurring simultaneously, from start to finish to include scope development with clients, acquisition of professional design and contractor services, day to day oversight of project activities and financial accountability for budget management and compliance with all Office of State Architect policies and procedures.

For additional details visit Fort Lewis College Professional Positions.