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Associate Vice Chancellor and Executive Director of Facilities and Services
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign

Associate Vice Chancellor and Executive Director of Facilities and Services

University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign seeks nominations and applications for the position of Associate Vice Chancellor and Executive Director of Facilities and Services. The university strongly encourages nominations of, as well as applications from, individuals traditionally underrepresented at the university. The Associate Vice Chancellor and Executive Director of Facilities and Services has direct operational and administrative responsibility for supporting the academic mission of the campus through securing and maintaining the viability and integrity of the physical campus. Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Operations, the Associate Vice Chancellor has overall responsibility for the unit’s budget, human resource management, and all other aspects of its operation.

This is a full-time, twelve-month academic professional position. Salary is open and is dependent on qualifications and experience. The position is available as soon as possible after the closing date. For full consideration, application materials (including cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least three professional references) and nominations (including the name, current position, and a brief description of qualifications and experience for the position) should be received by March 20, 2024. Interviews may take place before the closing date, but a final decision will not be made until after the close of the search. Interested candidates are encouraged to create a profile through or submit materials directly to:

Associate Vice Chancellor and Executive Director of Facilities and Services

Kristen McMurray, Search Committee Chair

For additional information about the position please click on this link:

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

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Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Management Services
Virginia Community Colleges

Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Management Services

Job Description
The Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Management Services will provide highly functional, healthy, safe, secure, and aesthetically pleasing community college facilities in support of Opportunity 2027 and our mission to provide comprehensive higher-education, workforce-training programs and services of superior quality. The position will serve as responsible lead for the VCCS delegated authority for capital outlay projects and will maintain a “Big Picture” view of what is best for Virginia’s Community Colleges and work towards those goals with individual college administrations.

Job Expectations

  • Coordinate with central government agencies and provide pro-active leadership to assure that they understand our needs.
  • Identify and capitalize on any source of funds that may be available to the VCCS to fill gaps in funding.
  • Assure that excellent customer service is provided to colleges and others that we serve.
  • Provide support and oversight for procurement of VCCS design, engineering, and construction services.
  • Coordinate system-wide emergency planning.
  • Provide direct supervision of central capital construction, building inventory assessment team, and real estate management. Assure projects are completed within scope, budget, and schedule throughout the design and construction process.
  • Be ready and available to assist colleges in the event of facilities related problems, service disruption, or disasters.
  • Assure that project designs are well thought out and will meet the needs of Virginia’s community colleges for years to come.
  • Assure that construction documents prepared by contracted architects and engineers are complete, coordinated and code compliant to minimize construction change orders due to inadequate documents and to expedite review by the state building official to the greatest extent possible.
  • To the greatest extent possible, resolve issues in a manner that does not involve litigation.
  • Assure proper planning and execution of agency maintenance reserve program, ensuring spending is compliant with state requirements and addresses documented deferred maintenance needs for all community colleges.
  • Meet or exceed deadlines for internal and external reports, requests for funding and other documentation.
  • Assure that the fixed inventory building assessment program and emergency management functions are operated in a cooperated manner that meets the needs of the colleges and the entire system.
  • Support staff and encourage open communication.
  • Assure that real estate activities are properly managed.

KSA's/Required Qualifications

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Registration as an Architect or Licensure as a Professional Engineer
  • Master’s degree or equivalent
  • Substantial knowledge, skill and ability in all aspects of capital outlay and construction project management.
  • Extensive knowledge regarding the development and administration of contracts for architectural and engineering design, construction management, project administration, cost accounting building, environmental and regulatory requirements.
  • Significant computer expertise with knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and electronic procurement systems, and various applications for facilities project management.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and customer service skills with the ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to work at a computer workstation for extended periods up to eight hours per day.
  • Ability to speak on the telephone and/or communicate via video conference technology.
  • Ability to sit for extended periods without breaks.
  • Ability to lift and move a minimum of 10 pounds.
  • Ability to communicate and present information in a clear manner.
  • Ability to travel independently.

Additional Considerations:


  • Communication: The ability to articulate thoughts and deliver information effectively using oral, written, visual and non-verbal communication skills, as well as listening skills to gain understanding.
  • Coaching: The ability to facilitate skill development and improved performant by providing clear, specific feedback to others, understanding their goals and working with them to achieve those goals.
  • Change Management: The ability to implement strategies for effecting change, delivering the message of change and helping people adapt to change.
  • Managing Conflict: The ability to understand all sides of an issue, help others calmly move through emotional or tense situations, and achieve the best solution for everyone involved.
  • Performance Management: The ability to set realistic performance expectations, demonstrate awareness of other’s work performance, provide regular feedback, and track performance progress.
  • Facilitating: The ability to impartially guide a group with an overall goal of reaching consensus, solving problems or accomplishing tasks.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: The ability to effectively manage and communicate across differences, identify and address barriers, and foster an inclusive, equitable work environment.
  • Critical Thinking: The ability to carefully consider multiple pieces of information, from a variety of sources and perspectives, to integrate into a rational and beneficial solution.
  • Interpersonal Skills: The ability to interact with others in a mutually respectful, genuine, direct, and supportive manner.
  • Strategic Management: The ability to formulate objectives and priorities and implement initiatives to bring value to the organization’s long-term objectives.
  • Project Management: The ability to see the objective, the steps and resources needed to get there, the timeline is followed and the leadership necessary to impart the vision.

Link for posting:

The Virginia Community College System is an EEO employer.


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Director of Infrastructure and Maintenance
California Institute of Technology

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Facilities Operations & Services, the Director of Infrastructure and Maintenance is responsible for the overall maintenance of the infrastructure, buildings and utility systems on campus. The Director of Infrastructure and Maintenance oversees the skilled trades, instrumentation and controls, and utility plant shops by leading and setting the strategic direction for each of these shops and working closely with the Operations & Services leadership team to ensure efficient and effective facilities operations, and services and solutions are provided in support of the research and education mission.
This is an Essential Reporting position. In the event of an emergency on campus, an employee designated as essential reporting has essential job skills that are needed for response and recovery and is expected to report to Campus as soon as possible.
Essential Job Duties
• Provide leadership and strategic direction for the skilled trades, instrumentation and controls, and utility plant shops.
• Develop a strategic plan to integrate the modernization and decarbonization of utility and building systems with preventative and predictive maintenance.
• Direct the execution of the repair and preventive maintenance program.
• Prepare annual operating budgets; monitor expenditures to assure that funds allocated are effectively utilized and expenditures are within approved allocations.
• Development and implement procedures to enhance employees' productivity, safety and morale.
• Identify and implement best practices for maintenance, operations and repair.
• Lead the development of key performance metrics and the Balanced Score Card.
• Support Facilities Operations & Services by developing maintenance and repair resource-optimization (MRO) strategies.
• Respond to emergencies.
• Lead innovative utilization and application of current technologies for maintenance management.
• Manage the interface between the Infrastructure and Maintenance unit and Facilities Planning Design & Construction to develop and sustain project hand-off procedures and update building design guidelines.
• Support the campus energy management and sustainability programs.
• Perform other related duties as assigned.
Basic Qualifications
• 10 years of directly related supervisory level work experience, including five or more years of operational experience with computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS, IWMS).
• Working knowledge of NFPA codes, Cal OSHA and Building Codes.
• Experience working with building mechanical, electrical and controls systems.
• Highly developed interpersonal and organizational skills and demonstrated ability to work with a demanding client base and all levels of management and staff.
• Demonstrated commitment to proactive customer service.
• Extensive knowledge of campus utility systems and power generation.
• Experience in process engineering and process improvement.
• Demonstrated leadership/management skills and the ability to provide direction and guidance to a broad and diverse population of trade technicians.
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills with the ability to articulate technical objectives and processes effectively to varied audiences.
• Ability to mentor and develop personnel to promote technical competency and professional growth.
Preferred Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate construction or maintenance-related technical or engineering field from an accredited college or university.
• Professional certifications related to facilities or energy management.
• Facilities management and MRO experience in higher education, K-12 or health care.
• Experience with apprentice programs and mentoring.
• Experience with a mobile maintenance solution for technicians.
Required Documents
• Resume
• Cover Letter
Hiring Range
$168,100 - $188,400 Per Year
The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training. 
As one of the largest employers in Pasadena, CA, Caltech is committed to providing comprehensive benefits to eligible employees and their eligible dependents. Our benefits package includes competitive compensation, health, dental, and vision insurance, retirement savings plans, generous paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick time, parental leave, bereavement, etc.), tuition reimbursement, and more. Non-benefit eligible employees will have access to some benefits such as onsite counseling and sick time. Learn more about our benefits ( and staff perks (
EEO Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Caltech is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Disability Accommodations
If you would like to request an accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to Caltech Recruiting at
To apply, visit:

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Manager, Building Trades
Ohio Universiy

Established in 1804, OHIO University is the oldest public institution of higher learning in the state of Ohio & the first in the Northwest Territory. Located in the scenic Appalachian foothills, its classic residential campus in Athens, Ohio, is one of the most attractive in the nation.

The Manager of Building Trades is directly responsible for the repairs and maintenance of exterior building envelopes and interior finishes. They are an integral part of the Facilities Maintenance organization as they oversee the work performed by the Carpet/Tile, Carpentry, Masonry, Paint, and Sheet Metal Shops as well as outside contractors. The primary focus is on work management, customer service, safety, and quality/craftsmanship.

  • Develop positive customer-centric relationships with facility occupants and service partners and develop thoughtful and enthusiastic customer service programs and service level agreements.
  • Recruit, hire, train, and manage daily work building trades people. Track and allocate time. Ensure timely completion of preventative, corrective, and supportive works orders.
  • Procure and track labor, materials, and equipment necessary for the completion of repair and maintenance work to campus facilities.
  • Review design standards, plans and specifications, and inspect work performed to ensure compliance contract documents as well as Ohio Basic Building Code.
  • Manage special deferred maintenance projects including, but not limited to, painting and masonry repair. These projects are currently funded at $250,000 each.
  • Manage building envelope inspection and maintenance programs, i.e. roof inspections, and prioritize needs for the development of capital plans.
  • Must have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of plans and specifications, contract documents, federal, state, and local building codes, OSHA standards for construction and general industry, and integrated pest management.

Other duties include:

  1. Lead and Supervise Building Trades Team
  2. Technical Assistance
  3. Examine work orders and converse with customers and technicians to detect equipment problems and implement corrective actions
  4. Will supervise approximately 19 bargaining unit personnel. May supervise student employees and/or interns.

Successful candidate should be knowledgeable in the use of Microsoft Office suite, or similar, including Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word. Additionally, with training and familiarization, should be able to access and use web and cloud-based software for other specialty applications.

Will frequently be in noisy and dusty environments such as mechanical rooms, construction areas, utility tunnels, crawl space, and utility plant areas that at times may be hot or cold.

This position involves traveling throughout the University and campus and could, on occasion, require bending, reaching, kneeling, crouching, crawling, standing walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, talking, and hearing. Must be able to spend prolonged periods working on an office PC; must be able to work under deadlines. Required to observe conditions of mechanical equipment. May be subject to drug screening and background checks at any time during employment, able to occasionally drive a university vehicle, work evenings and weekends as needed, and meet attendance standards.

To be considered for this position and for additional details about this position, please apply via the link provided below no later than February 21, 2024.

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Director of Facilities, Planning and Management
Eastern Illinois University

Eastern Illinois University

Director of Facilities, Planning and Management

Position Announcement


Eastern Illinois University, located in Charleston, Illinois, is seeking applications and nominations for an experienced facilities professional and excellent leader to serve as the University’s Director of Facilities, Planning, and Management. The Director reports directly to the Vice President for Business Affairs and is responsible for the overall operations, maintenance, construction, renewal and continuous stewardship of campus physical facilities. This position requires knowledge of and experience with managing facilities personnel, and projects in a multi building environment, preferably in higher education or governmental environment, as well as excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to impart quality customer service principles into the organization.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, project management, business or related field required.
  • Five years of recent applicable facilities experience, with at least 3 years in a significant management and leadership role.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience promoting inclusive excellence.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in facilities or business-related field
  • Relevant professional experience in Higher Education

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervising, coordinating and administering all aspects of programs and activities associated with the following areas: Campus: Grounds, Building Trades, Renewable Energy Center, Engineering and Architectural Service Delivery, Motor Pool, Central Receiving, Central Stores, Mail Services, Renovations and Alterations, Campus Design and Construction, Special Projects, Utilities, Maintenance and Energy Management; Administrative, classroom and athletics Building Services.


  • Provide leadership in maintaining quality staff through recruitment, development and retention.


  • Provide leadership for project management and the analysis of campus facilities needs and priorities.


  • Excellent organizational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to impart quality customer service principles into the organization.


  • Adherence to the high professional and ethical standards


  • Work with Director of Labor Relations negotiating and implementing Collective Bargaining Agreements.


  • Provide analysis concerning budgets and assuming responsibility for the appropriate use of funds assigned to the Facilities Planning and Management area.


  • Provide engineering expertise and oversight for projects involving major repair or replacement; Provide Campus consulting to outside entities such as Capital Development Board, City of Charleston, IL.


Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Start Date: July 1, 2024, desired; appointment date negotiable.


CLOSING DATE: Review will begin immediately and continue until filled. Candidates are encouraged to submit materials no later than March 1, 2024, for full consideration.

APPLICATION: Applications must be submitted through the University's “Interfolio" application system Submitted materials should include: 1) a cover letter addressing the candidate's experience and qualifications as related to the position description; 2) a resume describing the candidate's professional work history, education, and other qualifications; and 3) a list identifying the names, addresses, and contact information (phone and email) for four professional references.

UNIVERSITY CONTACT: For questions regarding the search, contact Angela Helmuth, Screening Committee Chair at

Diversity and Inclusion: Eastern Illinois University is committed to fostering a learning community where all members feel welcomed and valued. The university provides equality of opportunity in all areas of campus life and we strive to recognize and appreciate the unique value of our students, faculty, and staff. Every member of campus has the right to learn and work in an environment free of discrimination and harassment, and beyond that, our goal is for all members of our community to develop a strong sense of belonging to Eastern Illinois University.

The University and Community: Eastern Illinois University takes pride in creating a warm, welcome environment for all faculty, staff and students. Established in 1895, EIU boasts a rich, tradition of preparing students for their personal and professional goals. A traditional regional residential institution, EIU offers a superior education at a relatively low cost while consistently earning high rankings and distinctions for its affordability, academic program quality, career placement rates, campus safety, online degree options, student support, and sustainability initiatives. EIU focuses on individualized attention and superior student relationships, and has earned recognition as the highest- ranking independent public regional university in Illinois and a place among the Midwest’s top public regional universities according to U.S. News and World Report. Eastern offers faculty a wide range of research and public service activities. EIU hosts more than 175 student organizations on campus, and offers a variety of cultural events, NCAA Division I athletics, and active research opportunities for its students to enjoy and to thrive. EIU has become recognized for providing the resources of a large institution while creating the kinds of individual relationships that support student and alumni success.

The University is located in East Central Illinois, combines the benefits of a community of 20,000 with access to several large cities, including Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis.

Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/female/disability/veteran – committed to achieving a diverse community.

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Academic Space Planner
North Carolina A&T State University

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (N.C. A&T) invites applications and nominations for the position of Academic Space Planner. University physical space is a valuable resource that supports the University’s academic enterprise. The Academic Space Planner will report to the Senior Vice Provost and will use innovative strategies to analyze and identify solutions for campus space needs. The position must ensure space use is consistent with University strategic goals and reflect the principles of effective, functional, flexible and efficient use of space. The Academic Space Planner will perform administrative and technical work in conducting short and long range facility space and master planning, work flow analysis, space and facility usage, reporting and data management, and project design. This position will develop, maintain and oversee an inventory of University building and space data through the use of space management technology and other appropriate methods and will be responsible for space data assessment and input. This position will also assign and classify space according to applicable standards and procedures consistent with established guidelines and/or applicable legislation and will provide space use statistics, customized analysis, floor plans and space data to campus departments and University officials.


More details are available at

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Campus Planning, Design, and Construction Analyst
Sonoma State University

CPDC Analyst (Administrative Analyst/Specialist, Exempt


Job no: 534655

Work type: Staff
Location: Sonoma
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Job Summary
Reporting to the Director of Campus Planning, Design and Construction (CPDC), the incumbent performs varied and specialized functions related to space planning, move coordination and project support. Responsibilities include planning and coordinating campus moves from start to finish; coordinating movable equipment for multi-million-dollar projects; providing broader and more complex administrative support for major capital and minor capital projects; and supporting the Facilities Management department with general administrative functions; budget, database maintenance, and data input.
The incumbent works in a high paced environment with diverse populations; campus community, contractors, architects, and vendors.
Key Qualifications
This position requires a bachelor's degree and/or the equivalent training and administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs. General knowledge in facilities planning, building, design, construction administration, and related activities highly preferred. General knowledge of building materials, costing procedures, and the sequential methods of modern construction and maintenance practices, as well as capital construction project delivery methods highly preferred. Working knowledge in reading and understanding proposals, plans, blueprints, process drawings, contracts, purchase orders, and specifications for all phases of construction and building maintenance highly preferred. Experience with construction administration is preferred. Intermediate proficiency with computers and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel) required. Knowledge of Google Suite, Smartsheet, database work control system and PeopleSoft preferred. The incumbent must possess and/or obtain and thereafter maintain a California Driver’s License valid for the operation of any vehicle or equipment required to maintain and operate. Bilingual (Spanish) is preferred.
Salary and Benefits
Starting salary placement depends on qualifications and experience and is anticipated to be in the range of $4,170 to $5,000 a month. This is a full time, exempt position, which will lead toward permanent status following the successful completion of a probationary period.
This position is eligible for a broad range of benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, retirement (CalPERS), tuition waiver, vacation and sick leave. In addition, 15 paid holidays are offered each year and a Personal Holiday that may be taken any time during the year. Sonoma State University is also a Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) Employer.
A comprehensive benefits summary for this position is available online by clicking here to be taken to the CSU benefits page.
For eligible employees, CSUEU collective bargaining agreement Article 17.10 will be honored.

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Building Department Manager
Colorado State University

The Building Department Manager will handle a myriad of tasks and the work set will be diverse and exciting. Focused work required of the position will be influenced by the overall capital development plan for the University which varies year to year. As experience is secured in all areas of the CSU project development process, this team leader will be able to leverage the position’s skill set to accommodate the most pressing need from a scheduling, workflow and workload standpoint while balancing the inherent need for ongoing training to retain certifications, licenses and remain adept in the use of the most current adopted building codes, review and management technologies.

CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

Apply here:

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On Site Construction Representative (Mechanical)
University of MD

Keywords: Construction, Mechanical, Plumbing


On Site Construction Representative (Mechanical)

Planning & Construction

Position #101571

University of Maryland


The Department of Planning & Construction’s Technical Support unit seeks an On Site Construction Representative (Mechanical) to provide mechanical/plumbing inspection and coordinates mechanical/plumbing aspects of multiple, large-scale capital and small construction projects for College Park, and/or other campuses of the University System of Maryland.  For a complete listing of qualifications, salary details and to apply, visit: For best consideration, apply by February 28, 2024. UM offers a competitive benefits package. The University of Maryland is an EOE/AA Employer Minorities, Women, Protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities are Encouraged to Apply.

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