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Assistant Vice President for Facilities & Capital Services

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
24901, Lewisburg
Commensurate with Education and Experience
Date posted
Feb 7, 2024

Assistant Vice President for Facilities and Capital Services

Summary: The Assistant Vice President for Facilities and Capital Services provides leadership and management oversight for all aspects of facilities, transportation, infrastructure, capital construction, sustainability, and preventive/deferred maintenance.  This includes the formulation of policy and standards, standards and procedures, safety practices, physical plant assessment, and security standards.  The AVP will foster a culture of process improvement and service orientation for the campus; evaluate and prioritize facility initiatives; and collaborate with stakeholders to further institutional strategic and operational goals to ensure effective, efficient and secure operation of all facilities. The AVP will be a creative and strategic leader, exhibit outstanding collaboration skills, and be an excellent communicator.  A key area of responsibility includes leading all Master Plan projects with a focus on architectural and construction related skillsets.  The AVP reports to the Vice President of Finance & Facilities and Chief Financial Officer.

The AVP has responsibility for all aspects of the institution’s physical plant, trade services, custodial/housekeeping, grounds, construction and deferred maintenance program as well as all related departmental budgets and staff.   

Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management or a closely related field is a mandatory requirement for this position.  Seven years of senior leadership experience in facilities operations management with a demonstrated history of success in capital improvement, physical plant, deferred maintenance, and understanding architectural design.  Preferred candidates will have experience in higher education within the state of West Virginia.


  • Strategic thinker that can partner with institutional leaders and align the department with strategic goals.
  • Advanced knowledge and leadership abilities to move departments in the direction required to achieve the highest standards and support for the WVSOM’s faculty, students and staff.
  • Excellent soft skills, including being a good communicator and relationship manager.
  • Well-respected and trusted leader with integrity and transparency.
  • Successful leadership experience in higher education.
  • Demonstrated success in implementing and administering administrative policies and processes in compliance with all regulatory requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage budgets, contracts and vendor relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and collaborate with diverse groups of people. Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively, take initiative in the development and management of concurrent projects, and meet deadlines.  Proven ability to maintain a broad organizational perspective and relationship with other departments to effectively carry out the internal and external relationships of the office. 
  • Proficiency with information technology.
  • Ability to work well in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment with students, faculty, staff, and community 
  • Dependability, flexibility and willingness to oversee, direct and respond to campus issues or outages during non-standard work schedule.

Physical Requirements: Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Activity includes keyboarding, standing and/or sitting, walking, lifting, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, talking and hearing. Close visual acuity to perform an activity such as viewing a computer terminal and reading printed materials. Be adaptable to environmental conditions; activities occur inside and outside.

Position: This position will be a full-time, non-classified administrative position with full state benefits based on the final candidate’s qualifications.  The position is exempt from FLSA provisions regarding overtime.  Salary commensurate with education and experience.  Not all activities of this position occur within the confines of an 8:00-4:30 schedule and will require regular evening and weekend scheduling. Travel including overnight travel is required.  This position has been designated as essential. This means that when WVSOM is faced with an institutional emergency, employees in such positions may be required to remain at their work location or to report to work to protect, recover and continue operations at WVSOM.

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to enhancing diversity among its faculty and staff.

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