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students. As a 2019 Top Ten Public College, classes are taught by
educators who care deeply about teaching, and about seeing their
students thrive on every level of their lives. Nearly 93% of our
graduates land competitive jobs or are accepted by some of the best
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relevant conversations by hosting some of the most celebrated
thinkers and speakers on our campus in the Berkshires of
Massachusetts, an area known for its mountain ranges, hiking
trails, and panoramic views. Our home town of North Adams is
brimming with creative energy and the regional economy is booming
as a result. In nearly every way possible, the experience at MCLA
is designed to elevate you as an individual, a leader, and a
communicator, fully empowered to make your impression on the
The College is seeking a Facilities Director who will be
responsible for the planning and implementation of capital
construction, deferred maintenance projects, and oversight of
facility operations. This includes, but is not limited to, project
management, cost estimating, scheduling and oversight of bidding
and contracts. The Executive Director also provides leadership,
guidance, and administrative oversight for the daily maintenance
and operations of the 24 x 7 residential campus. Facilities team
includes, buildings, grounds, power plant and trades employees and
contracted environmental and environmental health and safety
Capital Planning and Deferred Maintenance:
Provides leadership in planning and managing capital
Coordinates a multi-year capital and deferred maintenance
program, including energy conservation, with input from the college
Develops programs to maximize the use of building assets,
including space, systems, furniture, fixtures and equipment; makes
recommendations in planning, including estimating space
requirements, equipment needs, requirements for buildings and
grounds maintenance, renovations and contractual services.
Works with state and local officials related to planning,
implementation and oversight of project work. This includes working
with state, federal and local building inspectors, as well as
regulatory staff, to ensure compliance with all required codes,
ordinances and guidelines.
Works with contract design professionals and other consultants
to develop design and construction documentation for outside
contractors including formal studies required by DCAMM; identifies
requirements for facilities-related plans, surveys and estimates;
maintains records as required.
Prepares and approves cost estimates, functional studies, and
establishes project schedules and budgets; reviews design and
construction plans; solicits input from appropriate members of the
university community and external organizations as required for the
Prepares and monitors adherence to project timelines, master
plans, budgets and schedules. Directs renovations to existing
facilities, including assistance with design preparations, cost
estimates and inspection of work in progress.
Provide support to master planning process as needed or
Facilities and Operations:
Provides oversight of 50+ employee Facilities team for the
daily maintenance, operations and repair of the 24 x 7 residential
campus and properties. Team includes buildings, grounds, power
plant and trades employees as well as contracted environmental and
environmental health and safety services.
Ensure campus grounds are properly maintained; oversee campus
Ensure roadways and walkways are properly maintained during
inclement weather. Oversee or delegate snow removal program.
Ensure unit is in compliance with all federal, state and local
laws and regulations, operating, environmental and safety
procedures, and the university's policies and procedures including
but not limited to HAZMAT, OSHA, Digital Building Controls (DCC),
LEED building practices.
Serve as Facilities representative on Critical Incident
Provide professional development opportunities for staff.
Develop and prioritize all departmental budgets; monitor funds
and track expenditures in accordance with established policies and
Oversee and coordinate energy conservation programs.
Oversee the acquisition of supplies, materials, and equipment
required to perform assigned work.
Communicate with administration on issues involving costs,
service levels, standards, employee complaints and suggestions;
maintain comprehensive, regular contact with campus constituents
concerning facilities support and monitor satisfaction; ensure good
working relations among Facilities Management and college
personnel, faculty and administrative offices.
Identify and communicate Facilities goals and objectives;
prepare, implement, and update operating policies; prepare
procedures needed to support policy implementations.
Perform similar or related duties as assigned.
Work with student organizations on facilities related
Implement cost effective sustainability programs and/or seek
funding to support new programs.
Organizes, documents and tracks all space on campus. Works with
Vice Presidents to implement space allocation decisions.
Maintain records and reports necessary to ensure required
information is held and information is available when
Establish positive working relationships with external
constituents, including DCAMM, MSCBA, and local town
Attend meetings on and off campus as required; serve on campus
committees as required.
Other duties as assigned by the Vice President for
Administration and Finance.
Bachelor's degree required in engineering, architecture,
construction management or related field required..
Five years' experience in facilities management (or equivalent
logistical/operations experience), with experience supervising and
leading a large diverse group of staff to work
Commitment to the mission and philosophy of the college, with a
strong understanding and respect for college-wide goals and
Proven ability to maximize efficiencies in capital renewal,
deferred maintenance, and operations.
Knowledge of building systems, trades and materials and
experience working with construction contractors.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with all federal and
state laws and regulations regarding safety ; OSHA, EPA, etc.
procedures,of and experience with HAZMAT, OSHA, Digital Building
Controls (DCC), LEED building practices, sustainability, and work
Strong budget and project management experience.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Experience positively working with a wide variety of
constituents; ability to develop and maintain harmonious working
relationships with internal and external constituents.
Demonstrated ability to be well organized and manage multiple
Must be able to work with a high level of integrity.
Master's degree or academic credentials beyond undergraduate
degree in engineering, architecture, construction management or
Experience with the Massachusetts Division of Capital
Maintenance & Management (DCAMM) or similar state government
capital funding entity.
Prior capital planning and operations management
Professional experience within higher education.
Knowledge of state procurement or construction contracting
Experience supervising in a collective bargaining
OSHA 10-Hour training and certificate; experience with chemical
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is committed to a policy of
nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its educational
programs, activities and employment practices. The college complies
with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations advancing
equal employment. Applicants who will enrich the diversity of the
campus community are strongly encouraged to apply. Visit
This is a full-time, benefited position in the APA bargaining unit.
The salary range for this position is $120,000-$130,000.
Deadline for applications is August 15, 2021.
Interested candidates must apply electronically and should submit a
letter of interest and resume by clicking on the APPLY NOW button