Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia is seeking qualified
candidates for the position of Director of Facilities Management.
Using industry quality standards and best practices, the director
is responsible for the operations, maintenance, and management of
all facilities for a small, residential, historic campus. The
director reports to the Executive Vice President & Chief
Operating Officer and supervises the Assistant Director of
Facilities Management, and the managers of the Maintenance,
Buildings, and Paint and Grounds services departments.
The Director of Facilities Management is responsible for the
day-to-day management of facilities personnel, budgets, and
equipment; the development and implementation of programs,
policies, and procedures related to the maintenance and upkeep of
all university facilities; and overseeing facilities projects. They
are responsible for the maintenance, repair, and operation of
energy management and utility systems and the ongoing integration
of sustainable practices into campus operations to increase
efficiencies and reduce costs. Additionally, they are responsible
for compliance with local, state, and federal building codes and
OSHA and environmental regulations. The director designs and
implements strategies to improve administrative efficiency and
effectiveness, leads the facilities staff to achieve division
goals, and develops long-range plans to address deferred
maintenance and meet ongoing needs of campus departments. The
director attains goals by working hands-on with their direct
reports and staff members and by building and maintaining positive
relationships with all university constituencies.
Successful applicants must have a bachelor’s degree (advanced
degree preferred) in a related field; minimum of five years of
progressive related experience, preferably in a university
environment; excellent communication, interpersonal, customer
service, problem-solving, and analytical skills; ability to
demonstrate flexibility and adapt a team to changing priorities;
and a valid United States driver’s license with minimal violations.
Applicants must be proven leaders who successfully worked hands-on
with their team in an environment where relationships among and
between university constituencies are critical for success, and
have experience or certification in energy or utilities management.
Must be accessible, willing, and able to work evening and weekend
hours as needed and in emergency situations.
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to
. Candidates are encouraged to comment in
their cover letter on how their contributions will further the
university’s efforts to ensure the success and inclusion of all
members of its community. Review of applications will begin
immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Semi-final candidates will be asked to submit contact information
for three references. Once the selected candidate accepts a
contingent employment offer, criminal history and motor vehicle
background checks will be conducted.
Hollins is an independent, liberal arts university offering
undergraduate education for women and selected graduate programs
for men and women. Founded in 1842 as Virginia’s oldest chartered
women’s college, Hollins provides abundant opportunities to
students for research, study abroad, and leadership training, and
provides access to real-world experience through internships around
the globe supported by an extensive alumnae/i network.
Hollins is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed
to promoting diversity and inclusivity at every level of the
university. Persons of all genders; persons with disabilities;
persons of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds; and
first-generation college graduates are encouraged to apply.
For more information about Hollins, please visit our website ( www.hollins.edu ).