Assistant Vice President for Facilities Management
Administrative, Professional & Staff Positions
Facilities Management - Administration
Aug 26, 2021
Open Until Filled
FT - Continuous
About Western Illinois University:
Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning
Commission, serves over 7,500 students at its traditional,
residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan
branch campus in Moline, IL.
Western Illinois University seeks a strategic and mission-oriented
collaborator and leader to serve as Assistant Vice President for
Facilities Management ("Assistant Vice President" or "AVP") as the
principal facilities administrator at the University. The position
reports to the Vice President for Finance and Administration and is
a key campus leader. The Assistant Vice President will provide
strategic leadership, coordination, and administrative oversight to
the entire range of functions and services involved in the
effective development and management of the University's facilities
and campus properties.
The AVP is accountable for overseeing complex financial components
for facilities planning, design and construction, architectural and
engineering services, remodeling and capital renewal programs,
building, mechanical, and grounds maintenance, heating plant,
energy management, sustainability, asset management, and
transportation. Responsible for a team of more than 160 skilled
professionals, many of whom are represented by four unions, the AVP
will continue to build a healthy culture of collaboration,
teamwork, transparency, and openness throughout the entire
To be successful, the Assistant Vice President will take a
strategic and innovative approach in all areas of the University's
facilities infrastructure to ensure that decision-making is
consistently, accurately, and effectively driven by strategic data
and analysis. The AVP will serve as a leader who fosters a culture
that highly values customer service, engagement, communication, and
responsiveness to faculty, students, and staff, and who
successfully develops and maintains relationships at all levels of
the University and in the broader community.
APPOINTMENT: November 1, 2021 or negotiated start date.
COMPENSATION: A competitive salary commensurate with qualifications
and experience will be provided to the successful candidate.
Western Illinois University offers a comprehensive benefits package
including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
Minimum of three years of progressively responsible administrative
experience in a facilities related environment providing
leadership, management, and supervision of facilities services
functions including regulations and policies regarding facilities
management, facilities planning, grounds, and related areas.
Demonstrated ability to work productively and collaboratively in a
large institutional environment with a commitment to quality,
customer service, staff development, and safety.
Training and experience in project management and budget
Master's degree from an accredited institution.
Progressively responsible administrative experience in a higher
For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a
regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher
education (or equivalent from an international accrediting
Since 1902, Western Illinois University has provided outstanding
educational opportunities to individuals in west central Illinois
and well beyond our region and state. WIU's traditional residential
campus in Macomb, Illinois, is the educational, cultural and
athletic center of the region, while the WIU-Quad Cities
non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois, is the only
public university in the immediate Quad Cities region.
More than 66 undergraduate degree programs, nearly 40 graduate
programs and two doctoral programs prepare students for a
successful career after graduation. Outside the classroom at
Western, concerts, lectures, presentations, films, dance
performances and more are performed each year, along with numerous
major theatrical and dance productions and studio shows, as well as
a variety of service-oriented projects and activities, all in a
diverse and inclusive campus environment. The Multicultural Center
is home to four cultural and resource centers: The Gwendolyn
Brooks, Casa Latina, the Women's Center, and the LGBT*QA Resource
Center. These cultural and resource centers promote WIU's goal of
enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through educational
programming and advocacy.
The University's athletics program, based on the Macomb campus,
sponsors 19 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men's and women's
varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football
Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football
Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I
level through The Summit League.
WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 6,432): A traditional,
residential four-year campus offering a comprehensive slate of
undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in
education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central
Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Amtrak provides twice-daily
service from Macomb to Chicago (and point in-between). Macomb is
located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International
Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional
Airport (Peoria, IL).
WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,192): The only public
university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select
undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in
education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its
metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL.
Applicants will be required to upload a letter of application and
current curriculum vitae or resume, as well as provide contact
information for at least three professional references for their
online application. Unofficial transcripts are required at the time
of application; however, candidates chosen for on-campus visits
will be required to submit official transcripts for continued
Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by
navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL:
Screening will begin on September 13, 2021.
Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment
for its employees and students and requires candidates to submit to
a background investigation upon offer of employment. Employment is
contingent upon compliance with University policies and procedures
relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in
the background investigation.
Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal
Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that
spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications
from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to,
minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU
has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based
on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race,
color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression,
religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic
information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by
state or federal law. Western Illinois University is a drug-free,
Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Amelia Hartnett
For assistance with the online application system contact the Human
Resources at (309) 298-1971 or via email at HR-Recruitment@wiu.edu
To apply, visit https://wiu.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=135947&CNTRNO=0&TSTMP=0