Director of Facilities Budget and Planning

Lewis and Clark College
Oregon, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 08, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Director of Facilities Budget and Planning works closely with the AVP and Facilities Managers to develop and monitor the Annual Facilities Budget. The Director will analyze work processes requiring facility and campus information needs and develops tools using maps, plans, and databases for use by facilities personnel and campus community. The Director will provide accurate technical information to College Administration for use in planning, allocating and utilizing space and facilities resources. The Director will track the College's responsibilities outlined in Conditions of Approval from our Conditional Use Masterplan with the City of Portland and create the various reports required. The Director is responsible for managing the campus signage program and standards, and for the archiving, paper and electronic, of important building and campus documents. Develop and run capital and operating projects as assigned.


Financial Management

  • Oversee the processing of all financial transactions for Facilities Services including AP, deposits, and Pcards.
  • Ensure invoices are being correctly coded and processed in a timely manner.
  • Maintain Capital project spending and reconcile against the CIP detail report on a quarterly basis.
  • Develop departmental financial projections for Facilities and Budget Office.

Financial Reporting

  • Develop and prepare ongoing analysis and tracking mechanisms for Facilities operation budgets and utility usage.
  • Issue regular reports to various facilities staff on the status of their portion of the budget.
  • Work closely with the AVP in monitoring conformance to annual budget.
  • Maintain Utility database with graphs showing usage and spending trends.
  • Reporting unique trends to operations for possible issues (leaks, equipment failure, controls).

Planning and Analysis

  • Work closely with the AVP Facilities Services and AVP for Financial Planning and Analysis.
  • Develop and present the annual operating and capital budgets.
  • Provide quarterly or as needed operational and capital budgets forecasts including utilities projections.
  • Develop data collection and forecasting tools necessary to track trends and report irregularities especially in the area of utility usage.
  • Ensure Campus Signage Program is current and anticipate changes to signage needs.


  • Develop purchasing strategies for department.
  • Identify purchasing consortiums that will facilitate procurement of supplies, arts and equipment for the best combination of quality, price, and delivery.
  • Work with trades to strategize procurement opportunities.

Department Support

  • Assist AVP for Facilities with all aspects of department management: organizing correspondence, generating letter and e-mail communications, coordinating calendars, meeting project deadlines.
  • Facilitate flow of information between facilities supervisors, managers and AVP.
  • Provide project management support to Associate Vice President of Facilities, Director of Operations, and other department managers Buildings/Projects Supervisor.

Leadership and Management

  • Responsible for the selection, training, supervision, evaluation, performance management, and discipline of the Facilities Operations Coordinator.
  • Provide leadership and strategic direction for department with a focus on the College's culture, mission and vision.
  • Encourage and build mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among employees.
  • Establish long-range objectives and specify the strategies and actions to achieve them.
  • Build and work with diverse teams effectively.

Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor's degree, advanced training, or a combination of education and relevant training/experience.
  • 5 years of progressively responsible experience developing and maintaining analytical studies and database design and maintenance relating to multi-facility organization.
  • 5 years of experience with budget preparation and ongoing monitoring.
  • Experience in graphic presentation of analytic data.
  • Ability to work with a variety of customers including college administrators, staff, students, representatives of public agencies, architects and consultants. Ability to communicate, motivate and organize a diverse population.
  • Ability to multi-task and to adapt rapidly to changing conditions.
  • Ability to assess problems/situations and determine correct course of action.
  • Thorough knowledge of principles and procedures of data collection and perform complex analysis as it relates to space and facilities.
  • Ability to write clear, concise procedures, policies.
  • Demonstrated experience working with outside vendors or product suppliers.


  • 8 years of progressively responsible experience developing, conducting and participating in technical data collection, analytical studies and database design and maintenance relating to multi- facility organization with a demanding mix of facilities and planning.
  • Experience with AutoCad.

  • Full time
  • Benefits Eligible: Yes

  • Commensurate with experience

  • The job works primarily at a desk or is otherwise involved in activities requiring little lifting, climbing or working in tiring positions
  • Standing, sitting, walking, grasping/gripping, reaching, repetitive hand movements (e.g., typing), seeing, talking, hearing

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Background Check

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