Director of Capital Planning and Facilities

Job description

Category:: Administration/Staff
Department:: Facilities
Locations:: Franklin, MA
Posted:: Mar 31, 2021
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-Time Fiscal Year
Position ID:: 129585

About Dean College:

Dean College is a private, residential New England college grounded in a culture and tradition that all students deserve the opportunity to discover and exceed their greatest aspirations.

A personal and transformative community since 1865, Dean tirelessly inspires our students to unimagined heights through personalized support and integrated delivery of academic, co-curricular and experiential learning.

Our graduates are lifelong learners who thrive in their careers, embrace social responsibility and demonstrate leadership.

This is The Dean Difference.

Consistently recognized as a Top Regional College and a Best Value School by U.S. News & World Report and named a College of Distinction for four consecutive years, Dean serves approximately 1,200 full-time students and 300 part-time students and offers more than 50 combined bachelor's and associate degree programs and specializations, as well as a robust schedule of continuing studies and certificate programs throughout the year.

Dean College is perfectly situated in Franklin, Massachusetts, which is conveniently located between Boston and Providence, Rhode Island and is accessible to Boston by commuter rail. The Dean College/Franklin station is only a five-minute walk from campus. Approximately 90 percent of the College's student population lives on campus.

Dean provides a supportive academic environment that thrives on student engagement and exceptional teaching. The Dean Difference is exemplified through each student's commitment to their professional futures, social responsibility and leadership. Outside of the classroom, students participate in 16 athletic teams and more than 30 on-campus groups and organizations.

Ninety-six percent of our bachelor's degree students are employed or enrolled in graduate school within 12 months of graduation. Alumni are hard at work in top-ranked graduate programs and are employed by organizations such as Universal Studios, Dell Technologies, Liberty Mutual, Kraft Sports + Entertainment, the Boston Ballet, and more.

Job Description:

This position is responsible for leadership, policy formation and management of all aspects of campus facilities which include: building services, capital improvements, deferred maintenance, landscape operations, campus planning, engineering, new construction and renovation, skilled trades, auxiliary vendor services contracts, utilities and energy management, as well as the management and development of Facilities staff.

  • Primary responsibilities include the support of College objectives, effectively managing complex projects, College needs and priorities, and working collaboratively with members of the Facilities and Operations department, contractors, contracted service providers, students, faculty, and staff;
  • Develops and manages the department's annual operating and capital budgets;
  • Implements the campus master plan and manages capital projects.

Job Duties:

  • Advise, plan, direct and manage all aspects of College's capital improvement and deferred maintenance programs;
  • Develop sound project management criteria including negotiating, awarding and evaluating auxiliary vendor contracts or service agreements;
  • Develop/maintain cohesive working relationships with Facilities staff, which includes hiring, training and terminations;
  • Maintain control of budget, schedules and quality assurance, strengthen and oversee project delivery methods and systems, and clarify responsibilities and accountability in planning, design, construction and management;
  • Advise senior management on all matters pertaining to project risk liability, cost and scheduling;
  • Manage 100 acres of land including athletics fields, parking lots, service areas, green space, circulation and buildings;
  • Manage all Dean College facilities, including 550,000sf of real estate supporting the College's Administrative, Residential, Athletic, Academic and Service requirements;
  • Manage Mailroom operations including bulk mail and switchboard;
  • Direct and manage preventative maintenance programs, repair and renovation programs for all buildings, grounds landscaping, athletic field upkeep, and Custodial Services;
  • Provide support to all departments' facilities and space needs;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Managerial and Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Direct the daily maintenance and preventative maintenance of College property;
  • Accountable for capital project estimating, implementation and outcomes;
  • Responsible for the management of all Facilities staff, contractors, vendors, etc.;
  • Responsible for budget management;
  • Oversees property and buildings for safety and code adherence;
  • Responsible for the Mailroom and Switchboard;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 8-10 years of supervisory experience in facilities management including management of major facilities renovation and construction projects;
  • Bachelor's degree is required, professional license/certification is preferred;
  • Experience setting budget priorities and the ability to develop and manage a large operating budget;
  • Excellent project management skills;
  • Strong supervisory skills, including the ability to lead a diverse group of skilled trades people, managers, and support staff;
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish;
  • Proficiency with design and construction software; CAD, Revit or SketchUp desired;
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, ability to interact with internal & external constituents and respond to issues in a timely manner;
  • Experience in developing and leading teams;
  • Creative problem solving, decision making and negotiation skills;
  • Commitment to service excellence required;
  • Experience in a higher education environment, master planning, policy formation, engineering, architecture, maintenance, trades, complex budgets, and contract negotiations desired;
  • Experience working with architects, engineers, and contractors;
  • Thorough working knowledge of relevant regulations and compliance factors related to facilities operation and construction;
  • Ability to read and interpret construction drawings, specifications and equipment manuals;
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications such as; Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint, as well as other technology related to facilities management and capital renderings;
  • Oversight of work requires presence on campus, flexible hours are required;
  • Must possess valid Driver's License.

Additional Information:

Dean College is an equal-opportunity, Title IX institution and pledges to recruit, select and promote diversity by providing equality of opportunity in higher education for all persons, including faculty and staff with respect to hiring, continuation, promotion, and applicants for admission, enrolled students and graduates without discrimination or segregation.

The College is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students, faculty, and community members. All employment decisions are made on a non-discriminatory basis. Dean College prohibits discrimination and harassment based on sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, work-related injury or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in College programs, services, and activities. A pre-employment background screen is required for all employees.

The Assistant Dean of Students, located on the second floor of the Campus Center, telephone 508-541-1841, coordinates the college's compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 Act.

The Director of Human Resources on the first floor of Dean Hall, telephone, 508-541-1681 coordinates the college's compliance with titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act and amendments, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

The Dean College Athletics Department is a Division III member of the NCAA and competes as a member of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC), Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC), and complies with all NCAA Division III Rules and Regulations.

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Posted: 4/2/2021
Application Due: 6/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time