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Director of Facilities

Washington & Jefferson College
Washington, Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 22, 2024

Job Details


The Director of Facilities is an administrative position that is responsible for all aspects of facilities management, including but not limited to the maintenance and repair of buildings and equipment, custodial services, capital improvements, grounds maintenance, and events support. The Director of Facilities is expected to maintain a safe and efficient working environment for all employees. This position will have contact with all campus constituencies and therefore excellent customer service skill are required.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Oversees the maintenance of the W&J campus buildings and systems and incorporates established preventative maintenance programs to accomplish this work.
  • Manages all office personnel.
  • Responsible for overseeing management of all SEIU employees.
  • Proficient knowledge of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Part of the College negotiating team with renewal of CBA.
  • Ensures compliance with all federal, state and local regulations as well as W&J policies and procedures
  • Establishes a safe work environment for employees by providing safety-related training and equipment maintenance and by ensuring compliance with safety and loss prevention programs and with standards and procedures for the handling and storage of hazardous materials and/or waste.
  • Supervises day-to-day work activities by delegating authority, assigning and prioritizing activities and monitoring operating standards. Also, inspects all operations to ensure quality control.
  • Maintains direct personal contact with a wide spectrum of College community members affected and/or concerned with the quality, safety and appearance of the Campus or other property.
  • Develops an annual work plan which identifies goals and expected accomplishments for the year.
  • Directs the maintenance of the college's vehicle fleet and the related documentation.
  • Oversees the outsourced contracted services for work that cannot be completed by the College staff.
  • Directs the Preventative Maintenance (PM) and Reactive Maintenance (RM) work that is required for the College's buildings and systems.
  • Develops requests for proposals to solicit bids from contractors for all "outsourced" project work for campus improvements.
  • Position may require 24/7 availability based on campus needs for emergencies or other large campus events to properly manage the college staff.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, environmental sciences, construction management, or serve in a related field with a demonstrated experience of at least five years in management of a large or multi-faceted facilities operation including coordination of environmental services, grounds keeping, facilities management or a related area.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of principles and practices of management and supervision; applicable commercial/industrial facilities management principles and techniques; preventative and predictive maintenance practices and principles; building/utility codes and regulations; work order systems; MS office and excel; organizational and planning skills; and a customer service orientation.
  • Evidence of effective verbal and written communication skills.
Supervisory Duties

This position directly oversees several staff and managerial positions.


The above declarations are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the position described, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the position.

Job Description Status

The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description are illustrative ones anticipated for this position. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as required. Washington & Jefferson College reserves the right to amend or change this job description to meet the needs of its programs. This job description and any attachments do not constitute or represent a contract.

Application Instructions

Apply for this job at . Please submit a cover letter and resume. It is recommended that all documents be in PDF format and uploaded at one time. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Employee Benefits

Washington & Jefferson College offers a comprehensive benefit package for benefit eligible employees; including health, vision, and dental coverage, group life insurance, AD&D and LTD coverage, retirement plan, generous leave time, and the tuition benefit programs. These benefits add significantly to the employee's total compensation package.

Getting to Know W&J

Washington & Jefferson College is the best of both worlds: a small-town college setting in historic Washington, Pa., with easy access to the bustling business and cultural districts of nearby Pittsburgh, Pa. just 30 miles to the north. Founded in 1781, W&J College is a private, residential liberal arts college that is focused on student success. Our dedicated, experienced professors are passionate about teaching and work closely with our students to ensure that they receive a quality, comprehensive education. For more than 200 years, our alumni have influenced change in business, politics, medicine, and the arts and sciences as CEOs, lawyers, doctors, researchers, writers, teachers, and in many other equally worthy professions.

Celebrating Diversity

Washington & Jefferson College welcomes people of all backgrounds and beliefs who wish to participate in a diverse educational community. The College strives to be a place where all students, faculty, administrators and employees are able to live, study and work in an atmosphere free from bias and harassment. The College encourages civil debate and lively exchange of ideas in the belief that such exchanges promote understanding that will grow beyond simple tolerance of difference to embracing and celebrating the richness of diversity. Our graduates acquire knowledge and learn skills that help them thrive in a culturally diverse world.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, W&J College complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, gender identity, or national origin.


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For two and a half centuries, Washington & Jefferson College has provided a first-rate liberal arts education that is both broad and practical, preparing students as ethical leaders poised for professional success. The W&J experience stands apart by emphasizing continuous professional preparation and the development of leaders committed to a standard of uncommon integrity.

As one of the oldest colleges west of the Allegheny Mountains, W&J College has been educating people who become leaders in their professions and communities since 1781. We empower our students to assume roles of leadership throughout campus, and we lead the way in integrating professional readiness with intellectual engagement. Ethical leadership is embedded in our DNA – it’s how we approach our work and live our lives, how we learn and interact with our peers – and regardless of your academic pursuit, you will learn the key principles of leading with integrity.

Our beautiful 65-acre campus in Washington, Pennsylvania is in walking distance of the restaurants, coffee shops, and community events in a growing downtown business district. It’s also just 30 miles south of Pittsburgh and all it has to offer. On campus, you’ll find comfy spaces for study and social time in our eclectic mix of historic and modern buildings. And, with a variety of student activities like concerts and movie nights at our amphitheater, there’s always something going on.

We foster a supportive, diverse culture where all members of our campus community are valued, included, and able to realize their full potential. You’ll find community on campus through clubs and organizations centered around your interests, and internships, volunteer opportunities and more, you’ll build your community off-campus, too. With more than 20,000 hours of community service last year, we're taking the lead in living, playing, and serving in our extended community.

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