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Posted: 11/05/2010

Salve Regina University
Facilities and General Maintenance

Director of Facilities
Professional Opportunity
Newport, RI

Scope of Function and Responsibilities Is responsible for the management of personnel, finances and equipment, and, the development and implementation of programs, policies and procedures related to the construction, maintenance, remodeling and repair of campus buildings and grounds, along with the maintenance, repair and operation of energy management and utility systems. Additionally, is responsible for compliance with local, state and federal building codes, OSHA and environmental regulations (including air pollution report, hazardous substance registration and gas line inspection). The incumbent will also be responsible for waste reduction and recycling. The position exercises management responsibilities over the work of approximately 33 facilities and grounds employees in support of 50 university buildings totaling approximately 800,000 square feet; several of the 50 buildings are listed on the National Historic Register; the properties are located on 75 acres of improved and historic grounds; at a campus facility serving over 2,200 full-time equivalent students. Additionally, the position is responsible for the development, administration, management and accountability for a plant budget of approximately $7,000,000.


Education and experience: Must be a graduate from an accredited college or university with at least a bachelors degree in management, finance or engineering, Master's perferred. Should have at least 10 years of significant experience in comprehensive facilities management in an institutional setting, of which at least five years should be in responsible charge of a facilities management organization, or a major component of one.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities: ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community; ability to provide technical guidance and leadership to personnel; ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments; ability to supervise, train, and evaluate managerial staff; ability to negotiate and manage contractual arrangements; ability to participate in the planning and construction of new buildings, as well as major renovations and repair projects; knowledge of financial/business analysis techniques; knowledge of equal opportunity and affirmative action policies; knowledge of customer service standards and procedures; knowledge of organization structure, workflow, and operating procedures; skill in budget preparation and fiscal management; skill in examining operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures; strategic planning skills; must be of good moral character with conduct consistent with the University expectations.

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products required. Must be able to handle multiple projects independently. Comprehensive knowledge of federal, state, and local building standards and codes. Knowledge of OSHA compliance regulations required. CAD experience preferred. Proven expertise in personnel and project management, safety issues, construction, etc.

Additional Information:

Working Conditions: Work is performed outside and inside buildings; is medium in nature; is performed in conditions with exposure to noise, vibration, dirt, odor, fumes, toxic situations that may be hazardous; requires climbing and/or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, reaching, using hands or fingers, talking or hearing, and seeing..

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How to apply
Candidates must apply on-line only. Please follow the link below. Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including: health and dental coverage, life insurance, long-term disability, 403B plan, tuition benefits and more. Salve Regina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University actively seeks diversity among its employees.

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