Associate Vice President, Facilities Development and Operations

San Jose, CA
Mar 29, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors, Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 23747
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Code: 3300
Department: Facilities Development & Ops


Classification: Administrator IV
Anticipated Hiring Salary: Commensurate with experience
FLSA status: Exempt

About the Position

Facilities Development & Operations (FD&O) is comprised of four primary departments: Planning Design & Construction (PDC); Maintenance & Operations (M&O); Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) and Administrative Services (AS). San Jose State University is comprised of a main campus, a south campus, and a center at Moss Landing. In total, the facilities inventory comprises of approximately 6M square feet of buildings on approximately 160 acres of land. With a staff of approximately 240 facility professionals comprised of managers, engineers, architects, administrative staff, journeymen, groundskeepers, custodians, and others.

The Associate Vice President (AVP) is the principal facilities administrator at San Jose State University. Reporting to the Vice President for Administration and Finance/CFO, this position is responsible for leading and directing the strategic operational and developmental planning of all campus facilities to support the mission of the University. The AVP provides vision and leadership for Facilities Development and Operations, which includes the following departments; Planning, Design and Construction, Maintenance and Operations, Environmental Health and Safety, as well as the Financial and Administrative Services unit supporting the needs of the department.

As the University's senior facilities administrator, the AVP is responsible for the successful operation, maintenance and development of the university's physical plant. The AVP will play a key role in establishing and directing the strategic goals of the department and will ensure operational objectives are achieved. The university occupies 19 blocks in downtown San Jos as well as 62 acres that make up South Campus, housing the Spartan Stadium and athletic fields.

The AVP engages collaboratively with campus administration and the campus community to provide superior customer-focused services while advancing the university's goals. The AVP plays a significant role in creating the campus master plan and the multi- year capital outlay program.


Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in engineering, architecture, construction or related field
-Collective bargaining experience
-10 years of progressively responsible relevant experience including at least 7 years in a senior level leadership role in a large and complex Facilities Department (either Operations and Maintenance or Planning, Design, & Construction)
-Successful completion of multiple large-scale capital projects

Preferred Qualifications

-Master's Degree
-Higher Education environment experience
-Demonstrated experience building and sustaining a high performing, service-focused organization
-Experience with strategic planning

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

-Ability to lead a large service department in exemplary customer service.
-Ability to manage a large and diverse workforce in a collective bargaining environment.
-Thorough knowledge of large, complex facilities administrative, maintenance and construction operations, including HVAC, electrical utility systems and energy management programs.
-Ability to identify and determine the cause of problems, develop and present recommendations for improvement of established processes and practices; initiates and implements plans to solve problems.
-Ability to comply with reporting requirements as it relates to construction management policy and procedures and financial reporting.
-Ability to work collaboratively with campus constituents.
-Ability to develop and monitor metrics to ensure the organization is operating efficiently and effectively serving campus needs while meeting budgetary parameters.
-Ability to administer effective environmental health and safety program and remain current on compliance and safety standards.
-Ability to effectively respond to the needs of the constituency of a major metropolitan university.
-Ability to work with all levels of the campus community to solicit feedback and improve services.
-Ability to drive and sustain a high performing, service-focused organization.
-Ability to ensure budget integrity of the FD&O service group.

Posting Date

November 1, 2017

Application Screening

This position is open until filled.

Required Application Material:

Letter of Interest
List of References
Complete SJSU Online Employment Application

Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.

Note To Applicant

Every applicant who reaches the final level of interviews will be required to complete a background check. The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San Jos State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Statement

SJSU is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

It is the policy of SJSU to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities who self disclose.

Contact Information

One Washington Square San Jose, CA 95192-0046
Phone: 408-924-2250


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