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Associate Vice President for Facilities Management

California State University Maritime Academy
California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jan 19, 2022

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant, Executive, Chancellors & Presidents
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Associate Vice President for Facilities Management

California State University Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime) invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Vice President for Facilities Management (AVPFM).

Cal Maritime

Located on a compact but scenic waterfront campus in Vallejo, California, Cal Maritime is a unique and specialized campus within the 23-campus California State University system. Serving nearly 1,100 students, Cal Maritime is one of only seven degree-granting maritime academies in the United States – and the only one on the West Coast. It also serves as the U.S. Maritime Administration's regional academy for California, Hawaii, Alaska, Washington and Oregon. Expanding on its traditional and important role as a nautical training school for seafarers, the University has become a complex educational institution granting undergraduate and graduate degrees. Today, Cal Maritime offers a focused, structured, and high-quality education to its students through a personalized teaching approach with a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1 and average class size of 20. The University offers a bachelor’s degree in the following areas: Business Administration with emphases in International Business and Logistics; Facilities Engineering Technology; Global Studies and Maritime Affairs; Marine Engineering Technology; Marine Transportation; Mechanical Engineering; and Oceanography. It also offers a master’s degree in Transportation and Engineering Management.

Cal Maritime graduates have excellent career opportunities on land, in ports, and at sea and enjoy extraordinary levels of success as senior leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators across many industries, in government and in the military, from the ocean floor to space. With 94% of its alums finding employment within three months of graduation, Cal Maritime has the highest employment rate in the CSU system with starting salaries near the top of national averages and government data shows that alumni also have the highest average salaries of any college or university (public or private) in the western United States. Over 90% of graduates go directly into for-profit companies, non-profit organizations, government agencies, or graduate schools and 8% graduate as commissioned officers in the military. Cal Maritime’s reputation among the many corporations, industries, agencies, and graduate schools filled with its alumni is that of a school preparing professional, responsible, and successful graduates.

For more information about Cal Maritime, please visit

Position Summary

Reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Administration, the Associate Vice President for Facilities Management (AVPFM) is the principal facilities administrator who provides leadership to the institutional processes associated with the operation and maintenance of an expanding portfolio of University facilities. The AVPFM is responsible for overall administration of: the University’s property and land assets; facilities strategic planning; facility maintenance; continuous improvement of physical facilities; and directing aspects of facilities operations including long-term planning and fiscal management. The AVPFM works cooperatively and collaboratively with other campus offices and departments, key campus administration, faculty, and staff and will liaison with local and state approval and permitting agencies as it relates to facilities. This position requires exceptional business acumen, leadership, organizational, and communications competencies.

The Facilities Management Department is responsible for creating and maintaining an environment at Cal Maritime that enables faculty and staff to fulfill the University’s educational mission. To do so, the Department supports the Cal Maritime community through the maintenance of existing campus facilities and grounds, providing critical services in a reasonable and timely manner, and maintaining a quality-oriented organizational culture dedicated to enhancing the student experience through its efforts.

Qualified candidates for the role of AVPFM will have:

  • Demonstrated experience providing successful leadership in facilities management, budget management, staff supervision and delivering non-major capital improvement projects.
  • Well-developed analytical, organizational, supervisory, reasoning, problem solving, and conflict resolution skills.
  • The ability to build and establish credibility with all internal and external stakeholders and partners.
  • A thorough knowledge of facilities maintenance and building renewal management.
  • Proven leadership skills with success in complex and distributed organizations. Candidates must also have the ability to establish metrics for Department and employee goals that measure effectiveness of contributions to efficient operations of the Department.
  • The ability to interact with a diverse range of people, including the ability to build trust and consensus with university constituents including faculty, staff and students.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to effectively communicate information in a clear and understandable manner, both verbally and in writing.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to set priorities and coordinate multiple assignments with fluctuating and time-sensitive deadlines.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • The equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Business Management, or a closely related field; an advanced degree in Architecture, Engineering, or Business Management is preferred.
  • Previous experience in a University setting with multiple collective bargaining units is highly desirable.
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience involving the operation and maintenance of facilities and infrastructure; at least five (5) years of the required experience in an executive management position overseeing a facilities management organization or a major component of one.
  • Demonstrated skills in an institutional/educational environment utilizing a customer-oriented and service-centered attitude.

For a complete description of the required and preferred qualifications, please visit

Application and Nomination Process

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a current resume or curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing relevant experience and interest in the position. Nomination letters should include the contact information of the nominee. All applications and nominations will be handled in confidence.

Applications and letters of nomination should be submitted by email to:

Alberto Pimentel, Managing Partner

Robin Reyes, Senior Associate


Refer to code “CalMaritime-AVPFM” in the subject line

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It is the policy of the California State University Maritime Academy to prohibit discrimination and to provide Equal Employment Opportunity in all personnel actions. The Affirmative Action Plan is in compliance with federal laws and The California State University and Colleges Systemwide Guidelines for Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Programs in Employment-Executive Order 883.

The goal of this policy is to achieve an employee work force that draws upon the diverse population served by the Academy; to attract and retain talented and motivated employees, representative of that population; and to ensure equal employment opportunities for all. It is Cal Maritime's desire to effect changes that will improve and enhance cultural/gender diversity and to increase the representation of persons who have been underrepresented.

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