Executive Director, Facilities Management

About Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts:

At MCLA, we're here for all - and focused on each - of our 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 grad schools in the country. We engage in the most nationally 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 world.


Job Description:

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 services.

Capital Planning and Deferred Maintenance:

  • Provides leadership in planning and managing capital projects.
  • Coordinates a multi-year capital and deferred maintenance program, including energy conservation, with input from the college community.
  • 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 project.
  • 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 required.


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 beautification.
  • 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 Response Team.
  • Provide professional development opportunities for staff.
  • Develop and prioritize all departmental budgets; monitor funds and track expenditures in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • 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.


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Other :

  • Work with student organizations on facilities related issues.
  • 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 requested.
  • Establish positive working relationships with external constituents, including DCAMM, MSCBA, and local town officials.
  • 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.



Requirements:

Required Qualifications:

  • 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 collaboratively.
  • Commitment to the mission and philosophy of the college, with a strong understanding and respect for college-wide goals and priorities.
  • 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 order systems.
  • 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 tasks.
  • Must be able to work with a high level of integrity.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree or academic credentials beyond undergraduate degree in engineering, architecture, construction management or related field.
  • Experience with the Massachusetts Division of Capital Maintenance & Management (DCAMM) or similar state government capital funding entity.
  • Prior capital planning and operations management experience.
  • Professional experience within higher education.
  • Knowledge of state procurement or construction contracting experience.
  • Experience supervising in a collective bargaining environment.
  • OSHA 10-Hour training and certificate; experience with chemical hygiene.



Additional Information:

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 www.mcla.edu.


Application Instructions:

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 below.



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