Assistant Vice Chancellor, Facilities Operations and Services

Boulder, CO
Oct 13, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Colorado Boulder welcomes applicants for an Assistant Vice Chancellor of Facilities Operations and Services. The Assistant Vice Chancellor of Facilities Operations and Services provides strategic leadership for the development and maintenance of campus facilities and the delivery of logistical services. This role oversees facilities sustainability, physical plant operations, facilities maintenance, custodial services, grounds maintenance, utility generation and distribution, central receiving, warehousing and distribution services. This position is directly responsible for approximately 4.7 million square feet of highly complex building space comprised of research laboratories, classrooms and offices.

Who we are:

Facilities Operations and Services is committed to developing and maintaining an environment that promotes the advancement and transfer of knowledge, fosters a transition toward sustainability, and upholds CU Boulder's mission. Reuters recently named CU as one among the world's top most innovative institutions. Home of the nation's first collegiate recycling program, first zero waste athletics program, first student-led Environmental Center, and first STARS Gold-rated campus, CU is serious about innovation and going green. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who would like to help advance the CU Boulder goal of leadership in sustainability and resiliency among higher education institutions.

What your key responsibilities will be:

Strategic and Operational Oversight
  • Develop and implement strategic, business, financial and operational plans for the Facilities Operations and Services organization to ensure proper coordination and cost effectiveness in support of the campus mission, goals and objectives.
  • Continuously evaluate business processes to ensure that the department is providing effective and efficient services to the campus.
  • Leverage data analytics to review trends, costs, and opportunities to improve business operations.

Campus Communications Management
  • Emphasize exceptional customer service and proactively communicate with the campus community about the services provided.
  • Implement progressive strategies to instill and maintain a culture of safety within all facilities operations and services.
  • Work cooperatively and collaboratively with the campus community to ensure that facilities operations and services are consistently responsive to the needs of the campus and ensures the continuity of the university's mission of education and research.

Leadership and Management
  • Provides leadership and management that emphasizes teamwork and collaborative working relationships to a highly diverse staff. Develops an organizational culture where employees feel empowered and valued.
  • Manages integration of sustainability and resiliency into core operating practices, plans, and projects.
  • Improves sustainable supply chain management, enhance energy security and resilience for critical facilities and missions, focus on life cycle cost analysis for investments in facilities, and reduce use of chemicals in facilities operations.
  • Advises campus executive leadership and other campus constituents on matters related to facility operational issues and matters related to the use of the campus physical assets.

Budget, Maintenance and Technology Management
  • Provides effective management of fiscal resources, including development of, and compliance with, multi-year facilities and utilities budgets that supports the achievement of campus and departmental goals.
  • Works closely with the Office of Information Technology, PD&C, and the VCIS Business Office on development of technology solutions that will enhance security, improve facilities operations, sustainability, and resiliency.
  • Develops and implements short- and long-range facility goals, including deferred and controlled maintenance programs.
  • Oversees long-term planning, production and distribution of campus utilities.
  • Develops plans to improve energy efficiency, integration of renewable energy, and energy resiliency.
  • Works cooperatively with academia, the city of Boulder, utility provider, industry, national labs, and state and federal agencies to leverage the existing micro-grid to create innovative solutions related to energy distribution, storage, and control systems.

What we can offer:

Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience.

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Be visionary. Be inclusive. Be strategic. Be Boulder.


What we require:
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Facilities Management, Architecture, Business Administration, Public Administration or directly related field.
  • Eight years of increasingly responsible facilities-related management experience in a large and complex environment including at least five years of senior leadership in an organization with multiple departments and functions.
  • Strong budget and financial management skills.
  • Success in process improvement and use of work management systems.

What you will need:
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills to effectively lead, motivate and influence others.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion and the ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with diverse constituencies.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with university officials, the campus community and regulatory agencies.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to present effectively to small and large groups.
  • Strong customer-service orientation.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

What we'd like you to have:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in managing facilities at a public higher education research institution of comparable size to the Boulder campus.
  • Advanced degree in Engineering, Facilities Management, Business Administration, Public Administration or directly related field.
  • Certified Facilities Manager (CFM), Certified Educational Facilities Professional (CEFP), Professional Engineer (PE) or closely related certification.

Preferred qualifications may be used to further reduce the pool of applicants to those who are most highly qualified.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Please apply by November 10, 2017.

If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Careers help desk at All other job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact for this posting.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Application Materials Instructions:To apply, please submit the following materials to this posting at

1. A current resume.

2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications.

Please combine materials into one document and upload as titled: Last-First-11389.
Please do not upload references at this time.

Job Category: Executive

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10492 - Facilities Management

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Oct 12, 2017

Closing Date: Nov 10, 2017, 11:59:00 PM

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00703930