Assistant Director of Facilities for Dining Services - Student Affairs Description:
Carnegie Mellon University
March 5, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
Carnegie Mellon University invites applications for the position of Assistant Director of Facilities for Dining Services in the Division of Student Affairs. Dining Services manages twelve vendors, thirty-six concepts in fifteen different buildings (approximately 56,000 sq. ft.) while also managing the vending machines throughout the campus. Serving as an integral member of Dining Services and Housing Services teams, the Assistant Director of Facilities is responsible for the direct oversight of all dining facilities and custodial services, along with safety and sustainability efforts.
The Assistant Director manages Dining Services daily service maintenance operations consisting of multiple sites and facilities. This position will plan and implement replacement projects along with preventative maintenance initiatives for the facilities in Dining Services. The role will manage vendor relationships on a daily basis and respond to vendor inquiries regarding facility concerns. On many occasions the Assistant Director takes a leadership role to approve and provide oversight. Directs the activities and operations of CMU’s Custodial Services to assure buildings are maintained in a clean, orderly, and safe condition. Encourages and facilitates sustainability programs initiated by students, faculty and staff with the communities. Monitors and evaluates sustainable programs effectiveness and implements modifications to improve programs. Coordinates work assignments with Dining – Facilities Service Technician for efficient and effective operations outcomes. The Assistant Director is responsible to act as liaison with many campus entities. Ability to cultivate a network across the organization and use relationships developed to improve departmental functioning.
Successful candidate will be able to manage multiple tasks and set priorities based on departmental mission and goals; possess strong written and oral communication skills; have a demonstrated ability of working collaboratively with students and other campus members; and demonstrate an understanding of overall services provided by a Dining operation. Required behavioral competencies include a willingness to work until the task is complete, a bias for action, ethical and inspirational leadership, and the ability to set and achieve program and performance expectations.
Core responsibilities will include:
Manage and direct the workflow of dining daily service, manage the equipment maintenance and repair, develops preventative and replacement program for Dining Services. Mange or provide support to projects that average about $2.5M to $3M per year for Dining Services. Ensures adequate communication is maintained regarding all project and daily services by providing updates and priorities.
Responds to vendor inquires and provides direction to vendors on issues related to facilities. Manage to contract compliance with all vendors and provides administrative support when needed to maintain university procurement expectations.
Acts as a departmental liaison with physical plant (FMCS), Campus Design (CDFD) and Health and Safety (EH&S) for all projects and daily services. Acts as a departmental liaison for all Green Practices committee and initiatives.
Directs the activities and operations of CMU’s Custodial Services operations to assure buildings are maintained in a clean, orderly, and safe condition.
Receives and coordinates after hours service response requests. (this position is on-call).
Bachelor's Degree or combination of education, training and experience required; Master's degree in business management, project management, construction management, engineering, or related subject highly desired
Minimum three years experience in maintenance and/or project activities required; five or more years experience in an academic setting or hospitality industry highly desired
Working knowledge of facilities management principles and basic building codes required
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in different stages of development required
Familiarity with various software packages including Excel and Word, etc.
Internal Number: 2008234
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