Associate Director, Physical Plant

Hempstead, New York
May 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Reporting to the Director of Physical Plant, the Associate Director is responsible for the administration, operation and maintenance of campus physical facilities. The physical plant department provides comprehensive operating and maintenance services to over 113 academic, administrative, and residential buildings totaling over 3 million square feet on Hofstra’s 244 acre campus.  The Associate Director manages an experienced team of nearly 100 staff and union trade personnel to execute operations ensuring quality of service within budgetary requirements.  The Associate Director is responsible for addressing building infrastructure improvements, planning and scheduling major maintenance outages, and coordinating renovation and relocation projects with representatives from other University departments. Manages technical union trades in providing campus maintenance services including; onsite electrical power, plumbing, sanitation, masonry, carpentry, painting, transportation, fire safety, snow removal, and all site emergency situations affecting the campus.

Facilities Management background with at least 10 years relevant experience, 7 years in a supervisory capacity required.  A Bachelor’s degree is required. A professional license is desirable. Experience in the planning, renovation, operation, and maintenance of building infrastructure systems at higher education facilities or commercial real estate is highly desirable.

The successful candidate should have an established record of progressively responsible positions in the field of facilities management as well as a demonstrated ability to lead complex technical organizations effectively. Candidates should possess proven ability to manage union personnel, contractors, consultants, and experience in project management from design through project closeout. Previous experience with maintenance work management programs is desirable. Strong leadership, management, communication and interpersonal skills required.

For consideration, please send letter of application and resume to:

Physical Plant Director, Facilities and Operations

Hofstra University

129 Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY 11549-1290

Electronic submissions are encouraged and should be sent to

Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty

administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a

diverse community.










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