Director of University Housing for Facilities Services

Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 19, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Director of University Housing for Facilities Services

Job no: 527406
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Executive/Management/Director, Facilities/Grounds/Skilled Trades

Department: University Housing
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $120,000-127,000
Compensation Band: OS-OA10-Fiscal Year 2020-2021
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
May 27, 2021; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with your online application, please upload a cover letter, resume, three professional references (including current and past supervisors) and a response to the following supplemental question.

The University, Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management and University Housing are working towards intentionally creating diverse, multicultural and inclusive organizations that actively include and engage everyone. What does this mean to you, AND if you are selected as the Director of Housing for Facilities Services how will you help us achieve this goal?

Department Summary
Living on campus adds tremendous value for students and the University. Students who live on campus their first year have higher grades, are retained at the University of Oregon at higher rates, graduate at higher rates and graduate more quickly.

University Housing, a department within the Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management, is committed to facilitating students' development as they build an inclusive community, establish a sense of home, and succeed academically. Our goal is to become the model of excellence for providing accessible, affordable, and student-centered living-learning experiences; the preferred choice for all UO students.

We value diversity and respect, integrity, equity and inclusion, learning and growth, responsibility and accountability, safety and security. University Housing staff work hard to incorporate these values into daily work and practices to ensure an excellent UO experience.

University Housing units include Business Services Operations, Dining Services, Facilities Services, Promotions & Student Recruitment, and Residence Life. University Housing is a $68 Million educational and business department that is a self-sustaining, self-liquidating agency of the University (receives no tuition or tax support for its operating budget).

Position Summary
The Director of University Housing for Facilities Services provides overall leadership and supervision of the comprehensive maintenance, cleaning, updating, renewal, renovation, replacement and new construction of residence halls, furnishings, apartments, dining facilities and equipment, and grounds for University Housing. The Director provides departmental leadership and co-leadership for University Housing emergency and incident preparedness planning and management. The Director works closely with Safety and Risk Services, Emergency Management and Continuity to lead planning, management and coordination, (including development and keeping current emergency and crisis plans and appropriate training and exercises) to enable the University Housing to protect against, respond to, continue during, and recover from natural and human-caused emergencies.

The Director, a key leadership position within University Housing, supervises approximately 6-8 professional officers of administration, and is responsible for approximately 100 trades/classified employees and approximately 200 seasonal and temporary staff who provide custodial and maintenance services for 10 residence halls housing approximately 5,000 students, approximately 430 apartments and family housing units, 6 residential dining facilities and numerous venues and 7 self-operated retail dining venues. The various units represent approximately 1.9 million square feet of living/dining space and approximately 80 acres of grounds.

The Director develops strong partnerships with other University offices and works collaboratively with a broad array of institutional stakeholders, partners and collaborators. In addition, the Director of University Housing for Facilities Services, oversees outside contracts for facilities maintenance, renovation, and new construction. The Director effectively works and collaborates with all University Housing units, including Residence Life, Human Resources, Business Services Operations, Dining Services, Information Technology, and University Housing Promotions and Recruitment to accomplish the strategic plan of University Housing.

The Director serves on a team of leaders (Administrative Staff) that contribute to providing overall departmental direction.

In accordance with the Clery Act, this position has been identified as a Campus Security Authority (CSA), and as such, must adhere to Clery Act required reporting responsibilities and CSA training.

This position reports to the Assistant Vice President for Student Services and Enrollment Management and Director of Housing.

Minimum Requirements
  • Seven years leadership experience in managing a complex maintenance or facilities operation
  • Supervision of professional staff and ability to establish and maintain effective and collaborative supervisory and colleague working relationships
  • Experience managing a variety of types of facilities and building systems
  • Experience planning, leading, and implementing capital construction projects, including major repairs and renovations
  • Experience with emergency and incident preparedness planning and management

    Professional Competencies
  • Demonstrated strong ability to work collaboratively with others in a socially just, multicultural, and inclusive environment.
  • Demonstrated experience and commitment to working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds, in support of socially just, multicultural, inclusive and welcoming environment.
  • Experience with analyzing and resolving conflict, team building, group dynamics, and problem solving skills.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills, including interpersonal, organizational, intercultural, one-on-one, in small and large groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to foster and work in a dynamic, highly collaborative, team-oriented environment.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) and project scheduling/management software such as Microsoft Project.
  • A high standard of integrity and excellent judgment, adaptability, flexibility, and a collegial and engaging interpersonal style.
  • Exceptional strategic thinking, planning and implementation approach and experience.

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Ten years leadership experience in managing a complex maintenance or facilities operation.
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, architecture, construction management, facilities, management, or public administration.
  • Experience working with employees in a collective bargaining unit.
  • Strong budget management skills.
  • Experience working in a higher education environment with knowledge of national trends and current best practices in university housing.
  • Technical knowledge of structural, mechanical, electrical, utility, and building systems.
  • Familiarity with physical security areas including locks/access, security cameras, key cabinets, motion sensors and similar.
  • Experience developing and implementing emergency and crisis plans and leading appropriate emergency and crisis response training and exercises.

    FLSA Exempt: Yes

    All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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