Assistant Director for Facilities Management

Elmhurst University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 26, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Management, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant, Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Summary

Works with the Executive Director of Facilities Management as part of the Facilities Management leadership team. Participates in the planning, development and coordination of all Facilities Management activities. Assists the Executive Director with development and implementation of department policies and standards. Functions as the department’s subject matter expert on building and environmental services.

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Essential Functions
  • Provide supervision for skilled trades area managers (Carpentry, Mechanical, etc.).
  • Benchmark and track energy consumption, environmental performance and sustainable opportunities.
  • Maintain building plans, improvement and equipment database, including but not limited to maintenance records, blue prints, surveys, and similar files.
  • Conduct and document building condition tours and compliance inspections.
  • Assist with inspecting the work performance of Facilities Management employees and sub-contractors.
  • Maintain and coordinate a schedule of required inspections.
  • Monitor the Facilities Management work order database daily, and assign skilled trades work orders to appropriate members of the team.
  • Administer safety programs and compliance training for Facilities Management Staff
Other Duties and Responsibilities
  • Ensure compliance with all federal, state and local regulations and codes such as OSHA, etc.
  • Assists the Executive Director with long-term planning for Facilities Management.
  • Assists with planning and prioritization for future staffing and equipment needs.
  • Performs other duties and participates in special projects as required and/or assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, Master’s preferred.
  • Strong organizational ability.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Demonstrated thorough knowledge of building trades.
  • Ability to pass a criminal background screening.
  • Team-oriented with a strong focus on results.
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints and design drawings.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Engineering background or experience.
  • Experience with computer-aided design software such as AutoCAD or similar software packages.
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

Employee is subject to mostly indoor work, protected from weather conditions. Work is typically sedentary in nature and involves exerting up to 25 lbs. of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently/constantly in order to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move object. Occasionally is required to climb ladders or access roofs.

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Special Instructions to Applicants

Please be aware that as a continued emphasis on keeping our community safe and healthy, we will require all faculty, staff, and students to submit verification of full vaccination for COVID -19.

Please provide 3 references, including name, phone number and email. This may be included in applicant’s cover letter or optional “other” document.

Elmhurst University is a leading institution of higher education that seamlessly blends liberal learning and professional preparation to help students reach their full potential. Elmhurst University offers more than 70 undergraduate majors, 15 graduate programs, degree-completion programs for busy adults, and the acclaimed Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy for young adults with developmental disabilities. Elmhurst University is one of the Top 10 Colleges in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Report; and U.S. News, Money and Forbes magazines consistently rank Elmhurst as one of the Midwest’s best values in higher education.

Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a critical component of the University’s mission, vision and core values. Our commitment stems from the belief that an institution of higher learning is enriched by the presence of diversity. Elmhurst University is an EO Employer. Elmhurst University prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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