Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Under the general direction of the Executive Director of Housing Services, Carnegie Mellon University's department of Housing Services is searching for a Director of Facilities. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who thrives in an interesting and challenging work environment.
This position is required to be on-call to support the facilities team and provide leadership during emergency response to situations involving or affecting buildings and utility systems as well as coordinating response efforts. The position requires residency within a university-provided house.
Your core responsibilities will include:
Direct responsibility for logistics, budgets, custodial operations, grounds, and facilities projects within Housing Services in partnership with the campus facilities management department
Lead and supervise a team of 6 staff with responsibility in managing housing maintenance daily services, preventative maintenance oversight, small renovation and projects, and emergency response
Oversee all day-to-day facilities activities and manages work orders from request to completion with responsibility to ensure service delivery is the quality standards that meet the department's mission and vision while providing excellent customer service
Manage about 1 million square feet of space with approximately 4000 beds, with oversight responsibility for an annual budget of approximately $6M
Other duties as assigned
Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within the Division of Student Affairs. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a multifaceted population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.
You should demonstrate:
Staff Supervision and Accountability Experience
Budget Development and Reporting Experience
General Leadership and Communication Experience
Inventory Control Experience
Facilities Assessments Knowledge
Sustainability Support Knowledge
Capital Projects Understanding
Master Planning and Deferred Maintenance Management Understanding
General and Preventative Maintenance Understanding
Bachelor's Degree in architecture, engineering, business, public administration, or similar concentration required
5-8 years of progressively responsible experience in project or facilities management, and extensive collaboration experience relative to multiple trades, ideally in a Higher Education setting; 8+ years of experience is preferred
A combination of education and relevant experience from which comparable knowledge is demonstrated may be considered.
Preferred experience: proven project management skills and knowledge related to facilities and custodial operations; experience managing facilities budgets with tracking and forecasting expenditures and maintaining adequate controls; exceptional collaboration, consultation and negotiation skills; demonstrated administrative and supervisory experience with ability to work well as a management team and provide leadership to staff to meet department/division/institutional goals and objectives; effective communicator working with various collaborators from diverse backgrounds (students and parents, faculty, and staff); and strong customer service and problem-solving skills. Higher education experience with familiarity and understanding of working with students in the practical application of facilitation, advising, mediation, and conflict resolution.
Work Posture: This position has the potential to operate on a hybrid schedule.
Typical work schedule is Monday-Friday from 8:30-5:00pm. An alternate work schedule allowing for evening and weekend hours will be required on occasion.
Position requires residency within a university-provided house.
This is an on call position.
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CMU's COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements: As a condition of employment, Carnegie Mellon University requires all staff and faculty working in the United States to be fully vaccinated, including a booster when eligible, against COVID-19. Prior to commencement of employment, new hires in the United States must provide proof of vaccination or obtain an approved exemption. (Exemptions may be requested for medical reasons or for religious or strong moral or ethical conviction.) Staff and faculty must comply with all applicable COVID-19 mitigation requirements. Please see Minimum Requirements to Return to Campus for details regarding the university's current COVID-19 mitigation requirements.
Housing and Dining
Staff - Regular
Full Time/Part time
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