Pacific Lutheran University is a comprehensive university with an enrollment of about 3,500 students, including international students from two dozen countries. Located in a scenic region on the Pacific Rim, the university’s campus is 40 miles south of Seattle in suburban Tacoma, Washington. PLU is looking to hire a skilled and capable Director of Facilities Management. Click here to view the job on their website and apply.
The Director of Facilities Management leads all aspects of the campus buildings and grounds of Pacific Lutheran University (PLU). The Director provides leadership and a collaborative work environment for nearly 70 Facilities Management personnel in meeting departmental goals and objectives. This position reports to the Vice President of Finance and Operations.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
– Establish goals, direction, and vision in conjunction with the University mission, to guide the Facilities Department, working collaboratively with other departments.
– Develop and maintain the Facilities operating budgets in the areas of maintenance, grounds, stage services, cleaning services, and sustainability services.
– Direct the development, implementation, and assessment of Facilities policies and operational procedures. Coordinate the communication of operational procedures to the Facilities team and the campus community.
– Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate members of the Facilities management team.
– Work cooperatively with the Director of Construction Management.
– Provide utility management and analysis for energy conservation and cost savings implementation.
– Develop, assess, plan, and monitor PLU’s long-range maintenance load; provide recommendations to respond accordingly.
– Serve as Facilities Management representative on University based committees including the capital improvement, master plan, Tree Campus USA, and parking committees.
– Be a campus champion for campus sustainability and meeting the university goals of carbon neutrality by 2020.
– Serve as liaison to designated local community, government, and regulatory agencies and professional associations.
– Provide support for disaster management.
– Provide financial, operational, and statistical data of PLU buildings and infrastructure as requested by the Vice President for Finance and Operations.
– Serve as staff for the Real Property committee of the University Board of Regents.
– Provide technical consultation for PLU programming and events as requested.
– Serve as part of the Finance and Operations leadership team.
– Perform other duties as required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
– Working knowledge of and experience in managing the functional areas of Facilities Management, including maintenance, cleaning, construction, grounds, utilities, vehicles and equipment, and sustainability.
– Proficient with computers, word processing, spreadsheets, work orders, Microsoft Project, and AutoCAD.
– Strong and demonstrated verbal and written communication skills, able to adapt for target audience.
– Ability to manage relationships with internal and external partners.
– Cultural sensitivity and strong commitment to diversity.
– Must be able to climb ladders, enter confined spaces, stoop, and bend.
– Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, facilities, or construction management or degree in another field with demonstrated leadership in facilities management at the level of Director or Associate Director.
– Five years experience as a manager or director.
– Demonstrated increase in responsibilities during employment history.
– Previous management of large and complex budgets, projects, and organizations.
– Valid Driver’s License (must have had for at least 2 years).
– Finalist candidates must satisfactorily complete pre-employment background check, physical exam (including drug screen), pass PLU’s Driver’s Certification Training, and provide an original copy of their Driving Record (5yr Employment Abstract).
– Professional engineer registered in the State of Washington.
– Master’s Degree in applicable field.
– Experience in private higher education.
– Working knowledge of current federal, state, local laws and rules regarding zoning, land use planning, building codes, underground storage tanks, asbestos, hazardous chemicals, and employee “Right to Know.”
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please include a cover letter, resume, list of three references, and a writing sample (consisting of at least 300 words and illustrating the communication of a facilities issue to a broader campus community) with your online application.
The Facilities Management Department is responsible for the maintenance and operations of the campus infrastructure in the areas of facility maintenance, grounds management, stage services, cleaning services, and campus sustainability. The University campus consists of 156 acres with 41 buildings, athletic fields, and open space. The Director works across the campus and has a primary office in the Facilities Management building.
Pacific Lutheran University is a comprehensive university with an enrollment of about 3,500 students, including international students from two dozen countries. Located in a scenic region on the Pacific Rim, the university’s campus is 40 miles south of Seattle in suburban Tacoma, Washington. PLU’s academic program is an integration of the liberal arts and professional programs, and the university’s mission to educate students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership, and care. PLU enjoys a healthy and progressive relationship with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The university is committed to exploring, affirming and enriching dignity and diversity in the campus community and endorses the goals of equal opportunity and affirmative action. PLU actively seeks applications from women and persons of color.