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Director of Facilities Management

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Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Director of Facilities Management
Full Time / Part Time Full Time
Job Type Staff
Reports To Associate Vice President for Campus Management
Position Summary

This position reports to the Associate Vice President for Campus Management and is accountable to provide leadership in the planning, development, implementation, efficient and effective management and maintenance of University facilities. The Director is the primary resource for continuous operation of the campus during all emergencies. The Director also negotiates and provides direction to contractual obligations engendered by negotiations with the United Service and Allied Workers of Rhode Island.

Principal Accountabilities

1. In keeping with the University’s strategic plan and using state-of-the art technologies, provide leadership in the planning, operation, assessment and communication of the University’s facilities operations activities, including grounds maintenance, skilled trades, custodial services, event logistics, scheduling, and renovation.
2. Ensure that facilities operating budgets are developed and effectively managed to ensure proper levels of service and effective financial oversight. Allocate human, financial and equipment resources to ensure flexibility, timeliness and customer satisfaction in responding to campus priorities.
3. Ensure efficient and effective bidding, procurement, management and assessment of maintenance and repair projects, to ensure that projects meet quality, budget and safety standards and are completed on time within University guidelines.
4. Negotiate, manage and assess the collective bargaining agreement with the United Service and Allied Workers of RI through proactive human and work relations, which promote high productivity, effective service and efficient operations. Resolve grievances quickly and effectively from inception to arbitration.
5. Coordinate the work of environmental consultants and advises Departmental Supervisors on Environmental Health and Safety Practices. Recommends and contracts for training associated with EH&S issues. Maintain the environmental records generated by qualified consultants and the Preventative Maintenance System.
6. Establish a commissioning program for new construction and renovations; assist and advise project managers in developing and executing a thorough commissioning process. Coordinate the work of in house staff and consultants in periodic re-commissioning of existing campus infrastructure.
7. Responsible for the budgeting and procurement of University Energy and Utilities. Contract with qualified consultants to advise University on optimum purchasing strategies. Advocate for systems and programs that monitor and conserve energy. Represent the Universities interests on state wide consortiums and Utility sponsored conservation initiatives.
8. Encourage initiatives and identify alternatives, which result in enhancing the preventive maintenance program and its administration.
9. Serve as primary resource for continued operation of the campus during emergencies.
10. Effectively recruit, hire, train, evaluate and motivate employees, ensuring that hiring and supervisory practices are in compliance with the spirit and intent of EEO/AA and other policies contained within the University’s employee and policy manuals.
11. Perform other duties as assigned.


This position is served best by an individual with an undergraduate
degree in Engineering, Business Management or related field (graduate degree preferred), and at least seven years of progressive facilities management experience including the implementation of building renovation and maintenance projects, and effective management of facility operating resources. Experience at an institution of higher education or at a facility of similar size and scope is preferred. Familiarity with the utilization and reporting from computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) and building automation control systems is highly desirable. S/he must have excellent interpersonal skills and have demonstrated successful participation in labor negotiations, supervising union employees, and administering collective bargaining agreements.

Certain requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate persons with disabilities.

Working Environment

Regular attendance at assigned job site and the ability to work collaboratively with co-workers and constituents are essential functions of this position.

Physical Capacities

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number STA01766
Work Hours

Standard Work Hours – Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

This position is the primary resources for continuous operation of the campus during special events and emergencies, therefore, night and weekend hours may be required as necessary.

Open Date 03/13/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled
Applicant Special Instructions

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Letter(s) of Recommendation
  3. Licenses and Certifications