Director of Facilities Management

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Director of Facilities Management

(posted 9/28/22)

Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Director of Facilities Management. Using industry quality standards and best practices, the director is responsible for the operations, maintenance, and management of all facilities for a small, residential, historic campus. The director reports to the Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer and supervises the Assistant Director of Facilities Management, and the managers of the Maintenance, Buildings, and Paint and Grounds services departments.

The Director of Facilities Management is responsible for the day-to-day management of facilities personnel, budgets, and equipment; the development and implementation of programs, policies, and procedures related to the maintenance and upkeep of all university facilities; and overseeing facilities projects. They are responsible for the maintenance, repair, and operation of energy management and utility systems and the ongoing integration of sustainable practices into campus operations to increase efficiencies and reduce costs. Additionally, they are responsible for compliance with local, state, and federal building codes and OSHA and environmental regulations. The director designs and implements strategies to improve administrative efficiency and effectiveness, leads the facilities staff to achieve division goals, and develops long-range plans to address deferred maintenance and meet ongoing needs of campus departments. The director attains goals by working hands-on with their direct reports and staff members and by building and maintaining positive relationships with all university constituencies.

Successful applicants must have a bachelor’s degree (advanced degree preferred) in a related field; minimum of five years of progressive related experience, preferably in a university environment; excellent communication, interpersonal, customer service, problem-solving, and analytical skills; ability to demonstrate flexibility and adapt a team to changing priorities; and a valid United States driver’s license with minimal violations. Applicants must be proven leaders who successfully worked hands-on with their team in an environment where relationships among and between university constituencies are critical for success, and have experience or certification in energy or utilities management. Must be accessible, willing, and able to work evening and weekend hours as needed and in emergency situations.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Candidates are encouraged to comment in their cover letter on how their contributions will further the university’s efforts to ensure the success and inclusion of all members of its community. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Semi-final candidates will be asked to submit contact information for three references. Once the selected candidate accepts a contingent employment offer, criminal history and motor vehicle background checks will be conducted.

Hollins is an independent, liberal arts university offering undergraduate education for women and selected graduate programs for men and women. Founded in 1842 as Virginia’s oldest chartered women’s college, Hollins provides abundant opportunities to students for research, study abroad, and leadership training, and provides access to real-world experience through internships around the globe supported by an extensive alumnae/i network.

Hollins is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to promoting diversity and inclusivity at every level of the university. Persons of all genders; persons with disabilities; persons of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds; and first-generation college graduates are encouraged to apply.

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Hollins is an independent liberal arts university dedicated to academic excellence and humane values. Hollins University offers undergraduate liberal arts education for women, selected graduate programs for men and women, and community outreach initiatives. The Hollins curriculum and cocurricular programs prepare students for lives of active learning, fulfilling work, personal growth, achievement, and service to society.

The Hollins community sustains talented students engaged in challenging study, and productive scholars and artists devoted to teaching and to the advancement of knowledge. Experiential learning, study abroad, and internships enhance the academic program. The hallmarks of a Hollins education are creativity and effective self-expression, problem solving and critical thinking skills, and independent inquiry and the free exchange of ideas.

Hollins nurtures civility, integrity, and concern for others, encourages and values diversity and social justice, and affirms the equal worth of women and men. Our university motto, Levavi Oculos, calls us to leadership and service in accord with the Hollins values and traditions.

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