Director of Facilities Management
Delta College is a leading community college. In fact, Delta has received recognition in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” program, and was named in the top 60 of the 1,100 community colleges in the United States.
At Delta College you’ll find everything you’d expect of a nationally ranked institution. You’ll find a commitment to academic excellence and student success. In fact, Delta is a charter member of the National League of Innovation in the Community College, which is devoted to improving learning through experimentation and innovation and we are also an Achieving the Dream College. You’ll find state-state-of-the-art facilities. In the last decade, renovations have totaled nearly $90 million, and planning is underway to transform the health care wing. You’ll find a dedication to our diverse community. Delta annually provides more than 17,000 students education and career retraining, but we’re also involved in many activities that improve and impact the community, ranging from entertainment to the environment. You will also find a sense of community through participation in our unique shared governance process.
The Great Lakes Bay Region is an outstanding choice to live and raise a family. The region is comprised of Bay, Midland and Saginaw counties, each with its own personality and features, located adjacent to the Saginaw Bay in mid-Michigan. The region offers small-town appeal, yet is the corporate headquarters of The Dow Chemical Company and Dow Corning Corporation, and is advancing solar energy initiatives through a variety of firms including Hemlock Semiconductor.
If you’d like to work for a Great College, we invite you to consider applying for this position.
The Director of Facilities Management has primary responsibility for the operation, maintenance, and construction of college facilities, grounds, equipment, and related systems. This includes responsibility for on-going planning for new construction, renovations, maintenance and life cycle replacement of assets and related systems to provide a physical environment conducive to effective learning and attainment of the mission of the College. Also responsible for directing the operation, maintenance and administration of the College’s property and liability insurance, risk management, workers compensation and loss control programs, sustainability program, and compliance with federal, state and local regulations including hazardous materials, safety, etc. Works in coordination with the Director of Business Services and responsible for the approval of all facility related requests and purchases.
POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
- Develops and recommends policies and guidelines that are designed to protect, enhance, and preserve the college’s physical assets and resources: furniture and equipment standards, space usage, maintenance and energy management.
- Directs the development and implementation of plans, policies and procedures for the construction, renovation, operation (including custodial), maintenance, preventative maintenance and repair of the buildings, engineering plant, systems, grounds, equipment, and related technologies to ensure welcoming, high quality learning and work environments.
- Oversees all capital projects to ensure cost-effective well-integrated facilities that meet the needs of students, faculty, and staff.
- Is the liaison between the college and consultants, architects, engineers, contractors and utility providers.
- Directs the care and maintenance of all facilities to ensure that the college’s property and physical plant are maintained in a clean, operationally sound, welcoming and aesthetically pleasing manner.
- Responsible for compliance with all federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations pertaining to facilities/operations including required reports, safety data sheets, hazardous materials, worker right-to-know, ADA, etc.
- Optimizes staffing decisions to improve productivity and develops, recommends, allocates, and manages budgets within assigned cost centers to ensure the most cost effective use to the college’s resources.
- Manages the purchase of energy/fuels and utilities and administers the college’s energy management and energy conservation programs.
- Primary administrative responsibility for negotiating and implementing the Facilities Management Labor Agreement.
- Coordinates the lease of college land to local farmers, and ensures proper land usage.
- Responds promptly to facility and operational emergencies.
- Communicates effectively in verbal and written form. Able to interpret and communicate in complex policies and procedures to others and apply significant tact and diplomacy at all times. Comfortable with public speaking including Board of Trustee presentations.
- Leads and motivates multi-functional teams, manages multiple conflicting priorities, formulates relationships and partnerships across the organization.
- Ability to work independently with a high degree of reliability, accuracy, productivity and exercise independent judgment effectively in decision making processes. Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills.
- Other duties as may be assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree
- Major(s) required: Architecture, Engineering, Facilities Management, Construction Management or similar formal education
- Excellent technical and writing skills
- Excellent communication skills and ability to speak with clarity and confidence
- Fluent in use of technology
- Minimum 3-7 years progressive leadership and supervision experience
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCES CONSIDERED:
- Masters or Advanced degree
- Licensed Professional Architect or Engineer
- Management experience in Higher Education facilities and/or at a large institution
Complete an on-line application and attach a cover letter with position title, resume, three current names of professional references, copies of transcripts (official transcripts required upon hire) and professional certifications or licenses.