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Facilities Manager

St. Lawrence University
Canton, New York
Salary range $60,500 - $65,000 annually
Date posted
Jun 24, 2024

Job Details

The facilities manager will direct all custodial and maintenance operations in all buildings or buildings as assigned to maintain a safe and clean environment.


Essential Functions


  • Plan, schedule, supervise, and record all cleaning/maintenance efforts in buildings assigned to maintain a healthy and safe environment. Develop and maintain major task assignments and schedules for assigned custodians and cleaners. Monitor work performance to ensure compliance with established departmental standards and goals. Estimate, order, and maintain appropriate inventories of cleaning supplies and equipment. Direct assigned staff in the proper use of equipment in the performance of their job duties. Direct and manage personnel actions to include, but not limited to, hiring, performance appraisals, merit recommendations, promotion, transfer, vacation schedules and recommendations for dismissals. Provide and promote training in all aspects of operation. Develop and maintain various capital, construction, and operational budgets and initiate the preparation of annual reports and projections related to the above responsibilities. Approve purchases and review for proper accounts and authorization. Work with all other departments and administration throughout the campus on custodial and maintenance problems. Assure that needs are met for summer programs and special events. Supervision and coordination of outside contractors conducting work on university buildings. Participate in the development of departmental policies and procedures. Other duties as assigned.



Responsible for the supervision of custodians, cleaners, general laborers, and additional temporary and summer help. Also, outside contractor’s work pertaining to the university buildings.


The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff and students and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.


Salary range $60,500 - $65,000 annually.


Minimum Qualifications


  • Minimum of Associate’s Degree (Bachelor’s degree preferred) with demonstrated supervisory experience in related field: or five or more years of supervisory experience with demonstrated interest in continuing education in facilities administration or related field. Strong communication and analytical skills

Preferred Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or Facilities Management Experience in college/university setting Experience in construction environment

Interested applicants must apply online at uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to Bob Hance, Associate Vice President for Facilities Management/Chief Facilities Officer,


All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.



St. Lawrence University

Nestled in New York’s North Country and just 20 miles from the Canadian border, St. Lawrence University is a collaborative community of learners who value thought and action.

Since our founding in 1856, we’ve empowered students to climb as high as the mountain peaks towering through the Adirondack region. 

St. Lawrence University students aren’t afraid to ask questions, take risks, or go off the beaten path. More than half our students pursue more than one area of study, and 99% embark on real-world learning experiences; faculty-mentored research, alumni-connected internships, mission-driven service work, and off-campus study, to name a few. 


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