Executive Director of Physical Plant - Posn #FA0720

Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Nov 02, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description:

The incumbent will report directly to the Associate Vice President for Facilities Management.  The Director provides overall direction and leadership to the physical plant operations with over 220 employees and an annual operating budget of approximately $42 million.  Physical Plant provides support services to both Monroe Park, Medical College of Virginia Campuses and other remote locations.  Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, planning, organizing and managing the services of the unit, which includes 24-hour emergency repair, preventive maintenance, zone maintenance, utility services, locksmith services, grounds, central mechanical/electrical, central ordering warehouse, asset management and support shop.  Should be familiar with a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) for billing, trends and customer response surveys.  The applicant must possess strong verbal and written skills; and have knowledge to successfully develop, manage projects and remain within budget.  Must be able to work collaboratively with internal and external customers and participate in the prioritization of Maintenance Reserve projects.

Minimum hiring standards:

Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field is required.  Advance degree in engineering or business administration is strongly desired.  Professional Engineering (PE) license is highly preferred.  Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible managerial and supervisory experience in engineering and/or facilities management in a higher education environment or equivalent large installation is required.  Excellent oral and communication skills, and a strong customer service orientation are required.  Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse workforce is crucial.


Special Instructions:

Salary to commensurate based on qualifications and experience.  All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment background checks.

Virginia Commonwealth University has retained Helbling and Associates, a national executive search firm to assist in the recruitment.  All applications, inquiries and nominations should be directed, in confidence, to:

Wendy Zang, Senior Managing Consultant

(724) 935-7500 ext. 116



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