Assistant Vice President, Capital Planning and Maintenance
Fitchburg State University
August 17, 2018
$100K - $110K Annually
Full Time - Experienced
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General Statement of Duties: The Assistant Vice President of Capital Planning and Maintenance (AVP CPM) provides strategic leadership, coordination, and administrative oversight to the entire range of functions and services involved in the effective development and management of the University’s physical resources. Specifically this senior level position is responsible for construction and capital renewal programs, building and grounds maintenance, utility plant and energy management, and space utilization for the entire campus of Fitchburg State University, which consist of 41 buildings (approximately 1.5 million square feet) covering nearly 400 acres. The Assistant Vice President will play an active role in facilities planning and campus master planning.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Provides oversight and strategic leadership for the diverse workforce within the following departments: Capital Planning and Construction, Building Services, Building Maintenance, Grounds, and Power Plant.
Foster a positive and productive working environment with an emphasis on collaboration, communication; provides flexible, responsive, and high quality customer service and customer satisfaction within the division and with University students, faculty, staff, and alumni and stakeholders we serve.
Establishes goals and objectives for Maintenance and Operation. Provide guidance to the department Directors/Managers, and personally directs and coordinates the Grounds department.
Monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures, and work quality. Assesses and monitors workload, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships, and opportunities for improvement.
Participates in the discussions and planning for construction and renovation projects.
Directs and participates in the data gathering, coordinates architecture and construction management proposals, bids and projects. Monitors construction and renovation projects including planning, design, oversight and inspections of work-in-progress.
Assist in the development of short- and long-range facility renovation and renewal goals, facility master plan, 5 year Critical Repair plan; including data collection and tracking of deferred maintenance, preventative maintenance, strategic plans, and the facility master plan.
Provide leadership and guidance to achieve greater energy efficiencies in all facilities operations, leading initiatives to obtain energy efficiencies, and promote responsible and productive sustainability/ green focused efforts throughout facility operations.
Design, establish, and maintain an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the division’s goals and objectives, and develop expectations for performance and standards for level of service; oversee recruitment, training, supervision, and evaluation of all department staff.
Ensure that all employees adhere to University policies and procedures; the Collective Bargaining agreements, and meet all legal and safety standards in the performance of assigned duties.
Directs and participates in the development and administration of the departments operating budget, monitors and approves of operating expenditures along with capital expenditures.
Respond to and coordinate response to facilities emergency situations and problems during regular shifts, nights, weekends and holidays; coordinate and respond to inclement weather as appropriate.
Responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive inquiries from staff and the public.
Work actively with other areas of the university to ensure a spirit of university-wide collaboration, collegiality, civility and teamwork. Serve as liaison with outside agencies and other governmental agencies on matters pertaining to maintenance operations.
Maintains up-to-date knowledge of new trends and best practices in the fields of capital construction, maintenance and plant operations.
Other duties as assigned
A bachelors’ degree in engineering, architecture, construction management, or related field. Licensed Architect or Engineer a plus; master's degree desirable. Working knowledge of, and experience in, facilities management preferably within higher education and proven ability in supervising trades, custodial and ground staff; minimum of seven years’ experience. Consideration may be given to candidates with progressively more responsible professional experience which may be substituted for degree requirements pending role and responsibilities and years in the position.
Prior capital planning and operations management experience required.
Advanced knowledge of trades and materials related to management and maintenance of institutional facilities, i.e. plumbing, electrical, HVAC, carpentry, fire prevention systems, access/security systems, etc.
Knowledge of building systems and experience working with contractors in the construction field.
Ability and experience developing and managing varying operational budgets related to the division.
Experience of working in and supervising within a collective bargaining environment highly preferred.
Experience working within a diverse campus community with a wide variety of constituencies and diverse student population. Ability to build and maintain harmonious working relationships.
A well organized, detailed and self-directed individual who exhibits a high level of integrity; one who can navigate varying rules, regulations and process as it relates to higher education and maintenance; who can prioritize multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
An intelligent and articulate individual who can relate to people at all levels of an organization; a team player who possesses excellent communication skills both orally and in writing.
Must be able to satisfactorily pass a check conducted by the Criminal History Systems Board (CORI), a completed background check and a credit report satisfactory to the university.
Ability to perform above duties with or without reasonable accommodation.
About Fitchburg State University
Fitchburg State University, located in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, is a public institution dedicated to integrating high-quality professional programs with strong liberal arts and sciences studies. Founded in 1894, the university now has more than 30 undergraduate programs and 22 master's degree programs, and 7,000 full and part-time students. We invite you to learn more about us and how we can help you achieve your educational goals.