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Assistant Director - Facilities Operations
SUNY Oneonta

The Office of Facilities, Safety and Physical Plant at the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Oneonta invites applications for the position of Assistant Director of Facilities Operations. Expectations include day to day management of facilities operations and occasional work on weekends and nights to respond to urgent operational needs.

SUNY Oneonta is a public college in central New York, enrolling about 6,500 students who pursue bachelor’s or master’s degrees or certificates in one of 60-plus academic programs. Known as an exemplary residential campus that values inclusion, service and sustainability, SUNY Oneonta is a nurturing community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially, and live purposefully.

The  Facilities Office is responsible for the maintenance and operations for the College’s buildings and grounds and approximately 2.4 million square feet of space. The Office is also responsible for all capital planning and construction on campus. To learn more about the College or the Office, please visit or

Duties include but not limited to: supervision of maintenance trade shops, facilities inspections and condition assessments, regulatory compliance, management of the TMA Systems’ work order system and campus service management, resolution of campus constituent concerns, management of preventative maintenance programs, oversight of workforce safety and coordination with the Environmental Health and Safety office, compliance of life safety systems, liaison with other campus offices, continual improvement of maintenance and operations, assistance with budget development and the development of capital projects, management of the maintenance purchasing program and service agreements.

Required qualifications: bachelor’s degree; strong communication and customer service skills; demonstrable organizational skills; at least two years’ supervisory experience in a maintenance and facilities operations environment; experience and proficiency working with work order systems.

Preferred:  bachelor’s or master’s degree in engineering, architecture, construction or related field; work experience in a higher education campus setting; experience with regulatory compliance in a facilities management environment; and experience working with and serving diverse populations.

To apply online go to:  Please upload a resume and letter of interest. Contact information for three professional references is required.

For other employment and regional opportunities, please visit our website at:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

SUNY Oneonta values a diverse college community. Please visit our website on diversity at:  Moreover, the College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.                                                                                                               

Assistant Director of Physical Plant
North Park University

Department:    Physical Plant

Reports To:     Director of Physical Plant

Position Summary: The Assistant Director is responsible all aspects of operations directly related to the daily maintenance, planned project and workflow of skilled tradespersons. Plans and implements long and short-term plans to better serve the University’s constituents

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Responsible for the direct oversite and daily workflow of all skilled tradespersons. Schedules daily tasks and planned projects for in-house maintenance personnel.
  2. Directly oversees Lead Engineer, Lead Structural Trades, and Lead Electrician; working with them to ensure the proper operation of their department and continued improvement of department personnel.
  3. Coordinates and manages all contracted labor either directly or indirectly through subordinates.
  4. Serves as Project Manager or lead facilities representative for major campus improvement projects. Coordinates improvements with University departments and personnel.
  5. Responsible for the deferred maintenance program in terms of tracking projects as they are started and completed; keeps deferred maintenance database up-to-date.
  6. Assist the Director to implement systems dealing with quality control issues as it relates to completed work orders, interactions with students/employees, time to complete job, etc.
  7. Assist Director of Physical Plant in long-term maintenance and facility improvements.
  8. Assist the Director in management of and annual adjustments to dept. budget.
  9. Manages Dept. purchasing and provides budgetary guidance and approval for subordinates as it pertains to purchases relevant for their divisions. 
  10. Manages the on-call engineer program; assures responsiveness of coverage and tracks after-hour issues. Available for oversite and on-site response when necessary.
  11. Assist the Director to identify areas of improvement in professionalism and guidelines. Crafts and implements all relevant policy papers and initiatives.
  12. Coordinates and manages the CMMS program; reports and tracks areas lacking productivity. Develops reports regarding work orders (work orders per person, time to completion, etc.)
  13. Works as the physical plant liaison with the CHO/LSO regarding staff training, safety and chemical maintenance for Physical Plant.  Track compliance with state and federal laws.
  14. Complies annual data and produces reports regarding metrics needed to compare Physical Plant staffing and performance with industry data. APPA FPI.

Essential Qualifications:

  • A Baccalaureate degree with five years recent managerial experience relating to construction and/or building management of a complex educational facility or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse constituencies
  • Possess a clear understanding and personal commitment to North Park University’s mission of Christian higher education.
  • An ability to communicate effectively (oral and written) with students, administrators, faculty, staff members, and outside constituencies.
  • An ability to coordinate many overlapping tasks and handle prolonged periods of pressure and stress.
  • Analytical and reasoning skills necessary for evaluation processes, judgement and independent action are critical
  • Computer literacy, a demonstrated proficiency in the mechanical and structural trades and a working knowledge of architectural plans and specifications are essential.

Effective Date:  2021  

NOTE: Nothing in this job description restricts the supervisor’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

For More Information and to Apply:


Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Services
University of Tennessee

Reporting directly to the Sr. Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administration, the AVC for Facilities will be responsible for the development, management, and delivery of all maintenance programs for campus facilities, including management of capital construction and renovation, energy management, utilities, environmental activities, custodial support, grounds maintenance, and architecture and engineering services.
Duties and Responsibilities
Develop, prioritize, and justify resources required for, and administer projects for the maintenance, renovation, and modernization of facilities and utilities in the context of University priorities and the Campus Master Plan.
Serve as the principal university representative of the Department of Facilities Services.
Establish organizational direction and lead management staff to develop and implement strategies designed to achieve operational goals that efficiently use assigned resources.
Be responsible for the management of all financial resources, including an annual operating budget of $80 million.
Be responsible for the management of special funded facilities programs such as deferred maintenance, special repairs, and capital projects.
Recruit and retain a diverse workforce and foster a positive work environment.  
Uphold the principles of inclusivity, diversity, dialogue, collegiality, respect, knowledge, integrity, learning, awareness, and responsiveness.
Play a key role in campus emergency preparedness, master planning, and space management.
Promote a sustainable and equitable campus community through the oversight of the Office of Sustainability.
Characteristics of a Successful Candidate
The successful candidate will have the ability to coordinate activities of a multi-faceted operation to provide effective support and services to a diverse constituency and to respond to multiple and changing priorities.  Commitment to a strong customer service philosophy and ability to direct and manage a multi-trade work force consistent with that philosophy will be important.  The AVC for Facilities will be flexible and have the ability to analyze and respond during crisis or emergency situations.  Critical characteristics include demonstrated ability and skill in problem solving and decision-making in operational and human resource.
The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal and consensus building skills, and will have the ability to work collaboratively within a complex organization.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.  The successful candidate will also have the ability to delegate assignments, evaluate work performance, and hold subordinates responsible for satisfactory performance of assignments.  Preparation and maintenance of operational plans, and measurement of performance relative to those plans will be important, as will the creative and thoughtful leadership of over 500 individuals who provide critical services to the University.  Capital and operational budgeting and control are critical elements of the AVC for Facilities role.
Career Path Leading to this Position
The successful candidate should have at least five years of experience at the Director, Assistant/Associate Director, Assistant/Associate Vice President or Chancellor level in a university setting or a large multi-facility organization with responsibility for planning, organizing, and directing the work of a large and diversified work force.  This experience should clearly demonstrate the ability to independently perform the wide range of complex management and technical assignments associated with Physical Plant administration, utilities plant and systems operations, facilities management and/or construction.  They should have considerable prior senior level management experience and responsibility for large complex budgets and significant technical experience with utilities, building systems, construction, and operational services. Equally important will be demonstrated experience in building diverse leadership and work teams and meeting performance standards.
The ideal candidate will have knowledge of safe working techniques and safety equipment.  They will be sensitive to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of the campus community.
An undergraduate degree and experience in Engineering, Plant Management, Business Administration, or Public Administration are required; an advanced degree in engineering or management is preferred.  
Submitting an application
Applications should be submitted in electronic form (as an e-mail attachment) and must include a current resume, the names and full contact information for five references, and a cover letter comparing the applicant’s strengths and experience to the required qualifications and describing the applicant’s vision of the key challenges and opportunities. 
The University of Tennessee is conducting this search with the assistance of Helbling & Associates, Inc. (, an executive search firm specializing in the areas of facilities management, construction, engineering, and real estate development.
Please Submit Application Materials to:
Mr. Rick Nawoczynski, Senior Managing Consultant
O: (724) 935-7500 x112
C: (724) 462-5393
Ms. Valerie Abbott, Researcher
O: (724) 935-7500 x128
C: (412) 298-7905
The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.  All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Associate Vice President, Facilities
Texas State University

The Associate Vice President for Facilities is the chief facilities officer for the University and reports directly to the Vice President for Finance and Support Services.  This position provides management, supervision, and professional direction to a comprehensive facilities management organization that includes facilities operations, utilities operations, facilities management, custodial services, grounds and waste management operations, and facilities planning, design and construction for both the San Marcos and Round Rock campuses and approximately 260 buildings across 5,000 acres of land holdings.  The Facilities department supports approximately 8.6 million gross square feet of academic, administrative, athletic, recreational, research, and residential facilities.  The department comprises a work force of well over 300 employees, delivers services representing an annual business volume of approximately $62.4 million, and manages an annual construction volume ranging from approximately $47.4 million to $288 million.

Required Qualifications:

  • Broad knowledge of facilities operations
  • Strong financial planning to lead in a resource-constrained environment.  Experience in preparation and management of numerous budgets.
  • Strong written communication skills.
  • Ability to collaborate well and supportively, with strong interpersonal skills, to build trust, cultivate understanding, personally exemplify a customer service orientation, and foster and maintain good working relationships with varied and diverse constituencies.
  • A commitment to the promotion of diversity through recruiting, selecting, developing, training, managing, and maintaining staff that represent our community.
  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited educational institution in a related field of study.


Job Duties:

  • Develop strategic plans as well as short- and long-term operating plans to help Texas State reach National Research University status while continuously assessing the effectiveness of the operation.
  • Provide comprehensive leadership, strategic vision, and general oversight for facilities operations, utilities operations, facilities management and custodial services, grounds and waste management operations, and facilities planning, design and construction.
  • Develop and implement operational policies and procedures that are based on facilities best practices for one of the largest and most vibrant universities in the country.
  • Act as liaison with federal, state, and local agencies, companies and contractors, and members of the University community on all matters affecting Facilities.
  • Prepare and manage a multi-million budget for Facilities.  Monitors and controls expenditures within approved limits.
  • Establish practices to ensure the university appropriately addresses applicable regulatory issues to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations affecting the physical assets of the university and to demonstrate environmental stewardship.
  • Provide overall administration of the utilities operation which includes ensuring the university will have infrastructure to meet the needs of the present and future, including energy conservation and oversight of the sustainability program.   
  • Provide overall administration of the facilities management, custodial services and grounds and waste management operation, including procurement, IT resources, recycling, and customer service.
  • Provide overall administration of campus construction and maintains liaison with architects, engineers, contractors, and Texas State University System staff.
  • Other assigned work not specifically enumerated of a similar kind and level.


Learn more and apply at Deadline to apply is September 30, 2021


Informatics Analyst
Cornell University

The Facilities Management (FM) Informatics Analyst uses a data-driven approach to provide facilities related analytical information to FM staff as well as campus partners. This position will guide the continuous improvement of FM operations through business and data analysis, modeling, metrics, interpretation, and recommendations.


Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Collect, analyze, and monitor FM data to inform decision-making, planning, policy formation and evaluation of department’s effectiveness.
  • Develop and maintain a cycle of routine data-based reports for FM and leadership.
  • Systematize and maintain a large and diverse archive of data files and assist colleagues in varying projects to develop and maintain facilities-related metrics and provide analysis of data
  • Design, develop and interpret benchmark and metric reports.
  • Articulate root causes of changes in FM metrics.
  • Collaborate with leadership to gain broad knowledge of all FM functional areas and systems and understand business objectives to identify and implement business analytics that will inform and/or influence business decisions.
  • Participate in the definition of an organized approach to performing business analysis tasks, including the development of defined methodologies, documentation standards, and process mapping.
  • Assist in developing training programs in the principles of data-based decision making.

What You Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, statistics, or related field with at least 3 years of experience working with large and complex data sets, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with facilities project management and facilities maintenance operations.
  • Strong experience in conducting data analysis to validate business processes.
  • Strong experience in developing and deploying Cognos Reports for Maximo Solution.
  • Working knowledge of Cognos Report Studio, Analysis Studio, Query Studio, Event Studio, Cognos Workspace, and KPI Dashboards.
  • Experience in developing BIRT Reports and Adhoc Reports within Maximo.
  • Experience with Tableau Software for data analysis and visualization.
  • Experience in SQL Database queries development.
  • Experience delivering solutions that align with business strategies.
  • Ability to adapt to new computing systems.
  • Experience working across computing platforms.
  • Must appropriately handle confidential data. 
  • Requires accuracy and attention to detail. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as strong presentation skills. 
  • Must be service oriented, demonstrate initiative and organizational commitment. 
  • Proven ability to work effectively both independently and with a team involved in projects where common goals are a must.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree.
  • Data Warehouse development and management

What we offer

  • The opportunity to work with a collaborative and progressive team in support of a world-class research university that is educating the leaders of tomorrow.
  • A broad set of competitive benefits, including educational opportunities, access to on-site wellness programs, health care options, 3 weeks of vacation, 13 holidays, and superior retirement contributions.
  • An active and diverse community to work and thrive in! Cornell is situated in picturesque Ithaca, New York, the heart of the Finger Lakes. Ithaca is home to two academic institutions, state parks, waterfalls, gorges, and a wide range of art galleries, theaters, eateries, wineries, and breweries.
  • Ithaca has something to suit all ages and interests!

For more detail and instructions on how to apply please visit: Informatics Analyst (


Senior Associate Director for Campus Living Facilities
University at Buffalo

University at Buffalo’s Campus Living Department seeks a Senior Associate Director for Campus Living Facilities.  This position will lead a dynamic and diverse team and seeks to provide safe, attractive and well-functioning facilities.  Responsibilities include lead departmental facilities maintenance and upgrades, manage and supervise a comprehensive facilities management team, develop, plan, implement and oversee long-term capital improvements, renovations and new construction in support of the master plan, prepare and monitor the annual facilities operating budget, manage/assign physical space and collaborate with outside stakeholders as applicable, create and maintain a culture of excellent customer service to students and staff.

Bachelor’s degree is required.  A minimum of five years of progressive experience in facilities management, supervision, and administration in a medium to large complex organization.  A comprehensive understanding of building systems and mechanical equipment with respect to the engineering design and operation.  Strong experience in performance management and budget administration.

To view the complete vacancy announcement and to apply visit, posting #P2100130.  Deadline to apply 9/30/21.

The University at Buffalo is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We also encourage protected veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.


Vice President for Campus Planning and Facilities Management
Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), one of the nation's leading research universities, seeks a dynamic and collaborative executive to serve as its next Vice President for Campus Planning and Facilities Management (Vice President).

The Vice President is responsible for leadership, strategic direction and oversight of activities related to the university's physical assets, construction and renovation projects, services and campus plant operations, including utilities, grounds, maintenance and custodial services. A critical responsibility will be oversight of the capital building program (planning, design, construction and contract management) and supervising sustainability initiatives. The Vice President supports strategic real estate planning, acquisitions and development and also oversees the university’s academic and research properties of over 100 buildings (8.5 million square feet of facilities over a 267-acre University Circle campus, 14-acre Health Education Campus and 400-acre University Farm).

The ideal candidate will have experience leading facilities management teams and capital improvement projects, as well as large scale construction projects in the higher education field and/or in an academic health system. Of great desire for this role is the ability to work across a complex university setting by developing strong partnerships and communicating effectively with all organizational stakeholders, both internally and externally, including but not limited to CWRU leadership, the Board of Trustees, consulting firms and regulatory agencies. To be truly effective, the new Vice President will need to build a reputation as an approachable and engaging leader and an outcomes focused executive driven to achieve results.

The Vice President for Campus Planning and Facilities Management will ensure the fiscal and fiduciary well-being of the division within the broader context of the university’s mission. Responsible for developing, organizing, directing and monitoring: (a) all budgeting and financial activities of the Plant Administration of CWRU, (b) all internal control systems and (c) ERP implementation and information systems to support work order and project management to ensure accurate and timely reporting of construction projects. The Vice President serves as a member of the President’s Cabinet and provides senior staff support to the CWRU Board of Trustees’ Campus Planning Committee.  Additional information about the position, including a Leadership Profile can be found at

Additional information about CWRU is available at Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by October 29, 2021. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal. Nominations and inquiries can be directed to:

Kim Brettschneider and Jim King

The Case Western Reserve University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.


Assistant Director, Grounds Services
University of Nevada, Reno

TO APPLY, and for more information, please visit:

The University of Nevada, Reno is recruiting for an Assistant Director of Grounds Services for the Facilities Maintenance Services Department.  

Job Description: This position is responsible for developing and maintaining a strategic plan for the University of Nevada, Reno landscape spaces on the main campus, Redfield Campus, and statewide locations; and oversees grounds maintenance, irrigation, motor pool, small construction, and the trash/recycle personnel.

Duties include, but are not limited to: provide direction, assign work, and supervise personnel; develop cohesive work teams, united behind common departmental and university goals; guide, train and provide technical assistance; manage daily operational activities, conduct problem solving, and resolve personnel issues; identify and develop operating standards and safe work practices; develop annual grounds maintenance schedule; direct campus snow removal plan and trash and recycle program; manage the university fleet maintenance, small engine, vehicle and specialized equipment replacement plans; develop comprehensive preventative maintenance program for areas of responsibility; manage landscape construction projects; develop and oversee grounds maintenance budget; develop contingency plans and organize response for campus emergencies; develop and maintain the long term landscape master plan; and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree and four (4) years of relevant experience; OR Master’s Degree and two (2) years of relevant experience managing grounds services including two (2) years of supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Candidates with a Landscape Architect Registration Examination (LARE) and/or Licensed Arborist and/or APPA Certified Educational Facilities Professional (CEFP) are encouraged to apply.

Department Information: For more information, please visit:


CEFP preferred.

Custodial Services Supervisor
Columbia University

Custodial Services Supervisor 

Columbia University is seeking a Custodial Services Supervisor for our Facilities and Operations team. Columbia University Facilities and Operations supports the core educational and research mission of the University by maintaining a safe, beautiful, and functional campus environment. We are looking for a leader to provide operational and administrative leadership to our custodial team. This role is primarily responsible for delivering quality and reliable custodial services to Columbia University’s academic and administrative units in the Manhattanville Campus. With the support of the Manager of Custodial Services, the Custodial Services Supervisor will provide technical expertise to the custodial operation and define specific programs necessary to maintain facilities’ operating efficiently and effectively. 


•      Bachelor’s degree and/or its equivalent related experience required

•      A minimum of 3–5 years related experience required

•      Experience in the management of custodial services including workflow, resources, inventory management, and personnel development required

•      Experience in managing a unionized workforce desired


To apply:

For a detailed job description and to apply to the position, please visit:


Columbia University is an equal opportunity employer / disability / veteran and is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.


Associate Vice Provost, Construction Management
Miami Dade College

All applications must be submitted online at
Job Opening ID: 1001459
Job Description:
The Associate Provost provides strategic leadership, fiscal control and administration of facilities construction throughout multiple campuses and centers of the College.
Duties & Responsibilities:
•Leads the departments’ construction management team in setting and executing strategy, programs and projects 
•Provides technical leadership in the design of projects in support of energy, safety and environmental programs
•Oversees the overall operation and management of facilities construction programs/projects and other facility related operations
•Oversees the development of timely and accurate scopes of work and determines resource allocations for the delivery of all construction projects within budget and schedule
Minimum Requirements: 
•Master’s degree in Engineering, Architecture or Construction Management from an accredited college or university or related field and seven (7) years of related experience or a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture or Construction Management from an accredited college or university and eleven (11) years of related experience
•Must have a minimum of five (5) years of supervisory experience in construction management
•Must possess and maintain a valid Florida (FL) Driver’s license 
•Knowledge of the technical application of Florida Administrative Code and/or Department of Education Office of Educational Facilities regulations and guidelines
•Ability to negotiate complex contracts as it relates to construction services
•Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and work under limited time contracts and within allocated budget
Apply directly at: