Associate Vice President for
California State University
Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime) invites applications and
nominations for the position of Associate Vice President for
Facilities Management (AVPFM).
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 https://www.csum.edu/
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
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 https://www.spaexec.com/pd/CalMaritimeAVPFM.pdf
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
SP&A Executive Search
6512 Painter Avenue
Whittier, CA 90601
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
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.