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University of Missouri - St. Louis
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 7, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Management, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant, Chief Business Officers & Vice Presidents, Executive, Executive Directors, Other Executive
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Description

Executive Director, Facilities Management

The Executive Director will provide leadership, direction and strategic vision for the planning, management, and operation of facilities services on the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) campus.

  • Oversee the operation of UMSL Facilities Management units include Maintenance Operations, Custodial, Grounds, Planning & Design, Construction Operations, Space Management, Sustainability and Environmental Health & Safety.
  • Direct the planning, management and implementation of operational policies, procedures and recommendations for improvement and maintenance of UMSL's physical facilities.
  • Coordinate the design development of all facilities projects - repair, alteration, renovation, and new construction, including the development of specifications for contract projects; coordinate the participation of UM in campus design developments.
  • Direct the development of the campus' annual capital budget request to include both the maintenance and upkeep of current and the development of new structures.
  • Provide annual and long-range planning for University facilities to include construction, renovation and renewal projects, and general maintenance and upkeep programs in accordance with campus strategies and master plans.
  • Direct the planning, design and construction of all facilities projects including repairs, renovations and new buildings.
  • Coordinate master planning and long-range facility planning for the UMSL campus.
  • Administer all facilities contract projects. Represent UMSL in required coordination and liaison for those projects with academic division and administrative departments including timely reporting of status of facilities projects in progress or under design. Coordinate with the Office of the Provost and the Vice Chancellors' requests for renovations.
  • Direct the development and implementation of special studies and programs requiring engineering evaluations or designs such as energy conservation and other related areas.
  • Direct facilities utilization studies on space assigned to the UMSL campus.
  • Develop policies and procedures for the assignment of space on the UMSL campus.
  • Make recommendations to the Vice Chancellor of Finance & Administration and the Provost on the assignment of space to various offices of the UMSL campus.
  • Serve as a community liaison and/or resource as appointed by the Vice Chancellor of Finance & Administration which includes, but not limited to, serving on community committees/councils, providing campus tours to constituents, meeting with potential donors/investors, etc.
  • Establish and implement short and long-range departmental goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies, and operating procedures; monitor and evaluate programmatic and operational effectiveness, and effect changes required for improvement.
  • Develop and administer the annual departmental budget. Plan, develop, and implement strategies for generating resources and/or revenues for the department.
  • Represent department and University on both campus and System Office planning and policymaking meetings, committees, and task forces. Act as liaison with local municipalities to encourage collaboration on projects of mutual interest and impact.
  • Work collaboratively with University of Missouri’s System Facilities Office to develop system-wide protocols and procedures and ensure compliance with System policies and procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with University, state, federal and local regulatory requirements, as well as environmental impact issues. Assess safety compliance needs pertaining to the campus’s physical assets. Participate in campus-wide emergency response planning.
  • Establish Best Practices and Standard Operating Procedures related to all aspects of Facilities Management responsibilities including, but not limited to, regulatory compliance, quality control, construction administration, asset management, personnel, safety, energy initiatives, and financial management.
  • Assess Facilities Management information technology needs to assure most effective systems to support program functions; recommend upgrades and improvements.
  • Implement effective energy conservation and sustainability programs.
Supervision Exercised

Directly supervises departmental professional employees responsible for the day-to-day management of capital construction; campus maintenance and operations; energy utilities and infrastructure; and administration. Oversees the financial performance of the unit as well as a staff of over 100+ regular employees, temporary employees and various student workers. The Director has responsibility for employment decisions, including hiring, training, development, performance management and terminations.

Minimum Qualifications
  • A Master's degree in Engineering, Architecture or relevant area and 10 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired OR a Bachelor's degree in a relevant area and 12 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Graduate degree in Engineering, Architecture or Business
  • Architectural or Engineering License preferred.
  • Experience with CMMS (i.e. SchoolDude, Maximo, etc.), ISES, Sightlines, and e-builder
  • Project Management Experience
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Experience in sound financial management to include responsibilities for managing budget in a challenging financial environment while maintaining quality output and resource control.
  • Comprehensive understanding of facilities, design, construction, maintenance, operations, utility operations and infrastructure.
  • Experience in administration of multiple maintenance and capital construction projects from conception to completion.
  • Excellent organizational skills. Able to work independently and successfully prioritize and coordinate multiple programs.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills. Able to analyze complex information, define problems, and develop and implement creative, cost-effective solutions. Experience in systems development, data analysis, customer service program development and management, and fiscal planning.
  • Experience functioning within a complex, regulatory environment. Demonstrated ability to effectively interpret and apply standards, regulations, policies, and procedures.

Salary Commensurate with education and experience

Inclusive Excellence Statement

Diversity Commitment

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.


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Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

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