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invites applications for an Associate Director
to oversee leadership for UM Housing facilities,
including developing and maintaining the technical and professional
expertise to assess, manage the work of, and supervise crafts and
trades across a number of technical and skilled areas. Currently,
three (3) carpenters, two (2) electricians, two (2) grounds, three
(3) painters, and three (3) plumbers. In addition, this position,
along with the Director of Fiscal and Facility Operations, is
responsible for the leadership and management of the facilities
team in housing. This employee will provide professional daily,
weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly assessments of facility
conditions and inventory, including planning and implementing a 10
Year Capital Improvement Plan. This position will also collaborate
with housing staff to ensure accurate and timely loading of
inventory for Residence Halls, University Villages, and the Lewis
and Clark Villages. This position will also provide coordination
and oversight of Housing inventory.
This employee will manage all repair and maintenance, renovation
projects, major equipment purchases, small and large equipment,
materials, and supplies inventory. This position will collaborate
with the Director of Fiscal and Facility Operations in the
management of annual maintenance and repairs, equipment, and major
capital projects and construction. This position will write and
contribute to Housing policies and procedures, strategic planning,
marketing planning, and facilities master planning.
More position duties include, but are not limited to:
- Serving as a member of the UM Housing Leadership Team.
- Working with the Executive Director, Directors, Associate
Directors, and Assistant Directors to formulate departmental policy
- Serving on or coordinating department, Division of Campus Life
and Student Affairs, and university committees, task forces, or
- Supervising carpenters, electricians, grounds, painters, and
plumbers. This includes hiring, firing, and discipline for all
summer temporary positions.
- Overseeing personnel management of the maintenance and trades
staff, evaluating, establishing and improving repair and
maintenance methods, techniques and procedures.
- Assessing, planning, organizing and directing the work of the
carpenters, electricians, grounds, painters, and plumbers, and
other facilities and maintenance staff, as assigned.
- Responsible for maintaining and managing inventory of
carpentry, electrical, grounds, painter, plumbing equipment,
materials and supplies.
- Overseeing, ordering, receiving, and distributing equipment,
material, and supplies.
- Overseeing the creation and implementation of orientation and
training programs for the carpenters, electricians, grounds,
painters, and plumbers.
- Ensuring all maintenance and repair standards are met in a safe
and efficient manner.
- Developing comprehensive training programs and tracking
programs for all maintenance and repair annually.
- Developing tracking systems in maintenance and repair
operations to determine on-going capital expenditures and
- Identifying and correcting problems.
- Attending trainings to improve upon skills and stay current
with the trades.
- Providing direct customer service to members of the campus and
to the community at large.
- Building and maintaining a work atmosphere of trust and respect
by establishing open communication among team members.
- Recognizing the value of individual differences at all levels
of the organization.
- Taking steps to prevent destructive conflict and handling
conflict in an appropriate manner.
- Listening and responding appropriately to needs.
- Responsible for managing capital budgets for the area of
- Responsible for collection and disposing of all furniture,
equipment, supplies and bulbs following state regulations and
recycling when possible.
- Acting decisively, diplomatically, and exercising independent
judgment and discretion to advance and protect departmental and
university relations in resolving situations that are unique or
- Collaborating with colleagues in other areas of the department
to assist in or oversee training student and full-time staff in
facility related processes and procedures as appropriate.
- In collaboration with relevant administrative or residential
area staff, overseeing the communication of upcoming facilities
projects, ongoing facilities issues, and work order status and
completion to relevant UM Housing employees, residents, and
- Evaluating and recommending improvements for policies,
procedures, education opportunities, and issues of campus
- Participating and being a member of the campus wide committees
as an UM Housing representative.
- Working with and helping to assist the Assistant Director of
Facilities and Custodial Operations with work, training, projects,
ordering supplies & capital equipment.
The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to
the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are
particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad
spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in
demonstrating its five
priorities for action
: Place student success at the
center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching,
learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first,
people always"; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM
- Position is full-time, 1.0 FTE, MUS Contract and includes a
comprehensive and competitive
benefits package including Insurance package, mandatory
retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.
- Salary for this position is a range from $70,000 to $77,000 per
year commensurate with qualifications.
- Four- year (4) degree in a facilities or housing program and
necessary abilities and experiences to ensure the job gets
completed or an equivalent combination of education and
- Five (5) years of related and transferrable Housing/Facility
experience and three (3) of those years in a high-volume,
progressive housing operation.
- Leadership, management, and training experience.
- Comprehensive knowledge of supervisory practices and
- Ability to exercise sound judgment and maintain a safe work
- Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
- Knowledge, skill and ability required to perform duties and
responsibilities of their direct reports.
- Ability to create and maintain a work atmosphere of trust and
respect with all team members.
- Ability to work with a variety of diverse groups of individuals
- Ability to read instructions, safety information, policies and
procedures and apply critical thinking skills
- Ability to make effective decisions and resolve problems.
- Demonstrated skill in customer service orientation.
- Interpersonal, oral and listening communication.
- Organizational, time-management and delegation skills.
- Ability to write instructions, procedures, schedules,
evaluations and the like
- This position may have the following physical demands which
- Static trunk forward bending and twisting from a standing,
crouching or kneeling position while using tools.
- Reaching with your arms in all directions, including overhead
with 5lbs in both hands, sustained.
- Working overhead (sustained) from various positions (standing,
squatting and kneeling). Occasional climbing of stairs, carrying
cleaning supplies and equipment weighing up to 40lbs.
- Balancing when climbing and working on a ladder.
- Use of various hand grip circumferences and firm hand grip
positions while manipulating various tools and equipment (maximum
About the UM Housing, UM , and
- Comprehensive knowledge of building maintenance and repair and
facility budget management.
- Purchasing and inventory practices and procedures.
- Knowledge of, and ability to understand Collective Bargaining
Um Housing provides safe, clean, healthy, and affordable living and
learning facilities that foster an inclusive community living
environment for students, staff, faculty, and guests. Services
provided in these facilities support and nurture educational
experiences and personal development at the University of
The University of Montana is flagship, research institution with
approximately 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is
located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about
75,000, surrounded by mountains and three rivers converge. Abundant
recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national
forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National
Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere. The University
of Montana offers eligible employees a generous benefits package
that positively separates UM from other local employers and offers
many programs and policies to support work-life balance for its
To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the
State of Montana, please visit the links below.
Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to the Offer of
Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for
this position will be subject to criminal background
investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference
accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with
disabilities. For example, this material is available in
alternative format upon request. As an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications
from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may
request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with
state law. References:
References not listed on the
application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to
the applicant. Testing:
Individual hiring departments at UM
may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to
essential job functions. Employment Eligibility:
Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility
verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally
required (e.g., Form I-9).
Must be eligible to work in the United State upon hire.
Sponsorship is not available for this position.
How to Apply
Priority Application Date: Wednesday, December 14,
2022 by 11:59 PM (Mountain Time)
Complete applications received by this date will be guaranteed
consideration. To receive full consideration, candidates are
required to submit all of the following materials. Application will
remain open until position is filled.
Please submit the following application materials** via the
UM Jobs portal
and by clicking "New Resume/CV" button. Please do not apply through
*Please note, only five (5) attachments allowed per application.
Please combine documents accordingly.
A complete application Includes:
- Letter of Interest – addressing your qualifications and
experience related to the stated required skills for the position.
A general letter salutation such as “Dear Search Committee” or
“Dear Hiring Manager” is acceptable.
- Detailed Resume – listing education and describing work
- Professional References – names and contact information
for three (3) professional references.
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Applications may be removed from full consideration if they are not
complete with materials listed above under the "How to Apply"
section. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure
complete application materials are submitted and received by the
date listed above.
Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per
application. Please combine documents accordingly.
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