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Assistant Vice President of Facilities and Space Management

Salve Regina University
Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Dec 22, 2023

Job Details


Plan, organize, and direct operations and maintenance of campus facilities. Manage staff, finances, equipment and contracts, related to the construction, maintenance, remodeling and repair of campus buildings and grounds. Support strategic planning activities and formulate short- and long-term facilities plans to support the campus mission.

  • The position exercises management responsibilities over the work of approximately thirty-three facilities and grounds employees in support of fifty university buildings totaling approximately 900,000 square feet; covering seventy-five acres in the Historic District.
  • Responsible for compliance with local, state, and federal building codes, OSHA, and environmental regulations (including air pollution report, hazardous substance registration and gas line inspection).
  • Provide general management and supervision at the University that includes facilities planning, space administration, architectural, engineering and construction management, facilities maintenance and repair, renovations, utility distribution, landscaping, and other maintenance services.
  • Oversee the housekeeping contract.
  • Provide effective technical input for identifying, planning, and designing new construction, renovation, and refurbishment projects, with strong emphasis on historic restoration including design, product research, engineering and estimating.
  • Prepare energy conservation plans, implement energy and utility savings projects, and establish standards for efficient use of utilities. Responsible for waste reduction, recycling, and other green initiatives.
  • Responsible for the development, administration, management, and accountability for a plant budget of approximately $7,000,000 and capital improvement budget of $2,000,000.
  • Maintain cost control through effective management of contracts and efficient use of in-house labor and other resources.
  • Develop and maintain an on-going 10-year building preventive maintenance and capital project schedule; identify areas requiring attention by building,.
  • Coordinate and provide support services for all University special events, i.e., Commencement, Convocation, orientations, etc.
  • Prepare and oversee service contracts for facilities related work including fire protection, elevators, mechanical equipment, and trash removal.
  • Interact with City of Newport officials for historic district compliance, building permits and zoning issues and submit applications for approval as required.
  • Responsible for supporting the President and others the President deems fit with respect to university space utilization and strategic planning.
  • Responsible for reporting to the Properties Committee of the Board of Trustees as to the status of various capital projects. This relates to new construction as well as major renovations to university space.
  • This position is considered "essential personnel," and employees may be assigned work in other areas during emergency situations.

Serve on campus committees, including chairing the safety committee and perform other related duties as assigned by the VP for Operations/CFO or President.


Valid driver's license. Professional license in a field of engineering or architecture is preferred.


Office environment, and construction and maintenance sites. Work may be performed in conditions with exposure to noise, vibration, dirt, odor, fumes, toxic situations that may be hazardous; Use of protective equipment is required. The employee must be especially aware of any impact on safety and security.



Bachelor's degree in management, finance, engineering, or related field required. Should have at least 10 years' considerable experience in facilities management and construction, with at least five years in responsible charge of a facilities area, or major component of one. Comprehensive knowledge of federal, state, and local building standards and codes. Knowledge of OSHA compliance regulations required.

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products required. Must be able to manage multiple projects independently. Excellent oral and written communication and supervisory skills are required.

This position involves traveling throughout the University and could, on occasion, require bending, reaching, ascending, and descending ladders and stairs, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, standing, walking, pushing pulling, lifting, talking, seeing, and hearing.


A background preferably in a multi-building complex, with a higher education setting a plus. Knowledge of historic buildings and renovations preferred. CAD experience preferred. Proven expertise in personnel and project management, safety issues, construction, etc. Demonstrated experience with strategic space planning preferred.

Additional Information:

Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including (waiting periods apply):
  • health, dental and vision coverage available on the first of the month following date of hire
  • 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA with employee and employer contributions as well as access to advising services
  • long-term disability coverage
  • employer-paid life and AD&D insurance
  • up to 100% free tuition at Salve for eligible employees and qualified dependents
  • robust wellness program and free access to the on-campus Fitness Center
Other available benefits include:
  • supplemental life insurance for employees and dependents
  • supplemental insurance coverage through Aflac
  • Tuition Exchange scholarship program. Application available for qualified dependents of eligible employees working full-time
  • discounted pet insurance through ASPCA
  • student loan forgiveness assistance program (SAVI)
  • employee Assistance Program through Coastline EAP
  • flexible spending health and dependent care accounts
  • health savings accounts
  • 529 collegebound saver program
For more detailed information on Salve's benefits, visit .

Salve Regina University strives to cultivate belonging values through diversity, equity inclusion in order to foster a welcoming culture for our staff, faculty and students, as well as the wider community. Salve Regina University embraces all people with grace. No matter the path traveled to get here, the University acknowledges that many identities will intersect. Salve Regina belongs to all in its community.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must apply online for any open staff and faculty positions by providing a cover-letter and resume. Pre-employment background checks and reference checks are required of successful candidates. Salve Regina University participates in E -verify . ( Spanish )



Salve Regina University

From our cornerstone mercy mission to the classic ideals of our liberal arts approach, tradition matters at Salve Regina. It’s woven throughout our 80-acre campus, embedded in our historic buildings and infused in the culture of Newport, Rhode Island.

Tradition at Salve Regina means we remember where we began. Since our founding by the Sisters of Mercy in 1934, we have grown to a community of more than 2,800 undergraduate and graduate students who proudly carry forward our mission in their personal and professional lives. Fully accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, we are committed to fueling the imagination and encouraging the academic ambitions of our bright and curious students.

At Salve Regina, tradition blends seamlessly with progress. We empower students to explore their talents through diverse academic offerings, student organizations, service initiatives and athletic teams. Our collaborative learning environment and vibrant campus community inspire the pursuit of excellence and breach the limits of personal potential.

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