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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Sep 1, 2021

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Chief Academic Officers & Vice Presidents, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant, Chief Business Officers & Vice Presidents, Executive, Chancellors & Presidents, Other Executive
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Full Time
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Job Details

Job no: 238442-LI
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Management/Supervisory, Facilities, Skilled Trades, Maintenance
Department: DEPT-A7100

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration (VCFA), the Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Planning & Management provides outstanding leadership and oversight for the Division of Facilities Planning and Management (FP&M) in meeting the physical and environmental needs of UW-Madison. The Associate Vice Chancellor (AVC) leads the establishment of strategic direction and priorities for FP&M based on the campus-wide Strategic Framework. The AVC collaborates effectively with other VCFA colleagues on larger strategic issues and initiatives.

The AVC promotes employee development and engagement; establishes the tone and tenor to ensure an inclusive environment that leverages the strengths and talents of all staff, advances a vision of equity and diversity through policy and practice, and engages in campus-wide initiatives related to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The Division of Facilities Planning and Management includes the departments of Physical Plant, Facility Planning and Delivery, Environment, Health and Safety, Transportation Services, the Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor and Sustainability. The AVC collaborates closely with internal and external partners and regulatory agencies to successfully advance the mission of UW-Madison and the UW System. The AVC provides advice and counsel to senior campus leadership in connection with UW- Madison's research, education and outreach programs; promotes effective relationships with the University of Wisconsin System Administration, the Wisconsin Department of Administration, and other external agencies. The AVC ensures a safe work environment, in accordance with OSHA, federal, state, and local regulations; represents UW-Madison in matters related to the physical development of the campus with university departments and programs, UW System Administration, local, state and federal government, private sector representatives, neighborhood groups, and the general public; and ensures that customer service is a priority for the division, The AVC leads a staff of approximately 1,200, including seven direct reports, and is responsible for a $300 million budget.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

The successful candidate will possess a bachelor's degree (master's degree preferred).

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

A career showing progressively more significant leadership and management accomplishments in large, complex organizations. A demonstrated ability to effectively communicate, establish relationships, lead a range of operations such as facilities, and collaborate effectively with internal and external entities is important. Successful planning and oversight of multiple projects, either capital or organizational, is expected. A background in higher education, demonstrated experience building and sustaining a high performing service-focused organization, and experience with strategic planning are highly desirable. Experience leading the delivery of services provided by FP&M, such as transportation, sustainability or facilities, is beneficial.

Additional Information:

The successful candidate's accomplishments and skills will include demonstrated capabilities in planning, budgeting, finance, and management, as well as experience in effective resource stewardship from the perspectives of both economics and sustainability. Excellent communications, active listening, and conflict resolution skills, the ability to deal with difficult and sensitive situations in a positive, tactful, and collegial management style; strong leadership, human relations, and management skills, including the ability to coach, mentor, and support staff in creating a positive, engaging, and inclusive workplace; and the ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships, including the ability to negotiate and solve problems with multiple constituencies and stakeholder groups with diverse priorities. Demonstrated achievement of culturally diverse and inclusivity goals, including recruitment and retention of a diverse staff, is expected.

The successful candidate should be a creative thinker and innovator; highly motivated, with a strong interest in consistently and effectively serving the needs of the institution and its stakeholders; able to work in the fast-paced, decentralized setting of a major public institution; committed to setting high standards for honesty and integrity; and able to thrive in a highly collegial environment.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

The assured consideration date for this position is August 30, 2021. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at . Nominations for this position may be emailed to J. Scott Derrick at . Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.


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Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

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The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Advertised: 02 Aug 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: 30 Aug 2021 Central Daylight Time

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