Assistant Vice President for Facilities Management

Employer: 
Adelphi University
Division: 
Facilities Management Department

Assistant Vice President for Facilities Management

Facilities Management Department

Adelphi University

 

New York’s Adelphi University is a nationally ranked, doctoral research university where students succeed by gaining the skills, knowledge and exposure to thrive as professionals and active citizens in an interconnected and fast-paced global society. Today, nearly 8,000 students from 38 states and 46 countries pursue degrees in person and online through Adelphi’s eight distinguished schools and programs—the College of Arts and Sciences, the Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, the Honors College, the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, the College of Nursing and Public Health and the School of Social Work. Through dynamic learning hubs on Long Island, in Manhattan and in the Hudson Valley, Adelphi serves communities, both regionally and globally, through faculty research, initiatives undertaken by its centers and programs, the education of future leaders and informed citizens.

The bucolic campus is notable for its physical beauty and distinctive architecture. Since 2002, more than $250 million of construction and renovation have been completed, totaling more than 500,000 square-feet of space. Hallmark facilities of these efforts include the fully renovated Woodruff Hall, designed by McKim Mead and White and one of the three original campus buildings built in 1929, the Adele and Herbert J. Klapper Center for Fine Arts, and the LEED-certified Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC ) and Center for Recreation and Sports. Construction of a new 100,000-square-foot Nexus Building and Welcome Center began in fall 2013. This building, scheduled to be completed in the winter of 2016, will become the state-of-the-art home for the recently renamed College of Nursing and Public Health, as well as Adelphi’s Center for Health Innovation, Office of University Admissions, and key University departments.

 

We have an immediate opening for a key facilities management position which provides oversight of a total budget of over $17 million dollars and over 100 employees (including unionized 60 custodial and 35 mechanic employees). We seek an experienced professional who will utilize best practices, while managing and directing  all facilities planning, maintaining focus on sustainability, space administration, architectural planning and engineering, construction management, facilities maintenance and repair, renovations, utilities and custodial services, plus landscaping.

 

In this key role, the selected candidate will oversee and manage housekeepers, physical plant, and administrative employees; the department work order system; preventative maintenance program; energy efficient policies and procedures; and upgrades to campus and building systems. Additional responsibilities involve  supervising the design of projects, scope of work and bid documents, assisting in preparing the University capital budget and furniture, fixtures and equipment (FFE) requests, analyzing proposed projects, all with the goal of providing the finest possible facilities and services.

 

We seek an outgoing professional who can maintain the big picture of the campus facilities master plan, demonstrating leadership, planning and fiscal oversight while maintaining excellent labor relations. Successful candidates will have a Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or related field (Masters preferred or professional Engineering and/or Architectural license) with a minimum of 10 years related experience, preferably in a University setting. S/he should have strong project management skills, outstanding communication skills, with the ability to express and explain technically complex concepts in clear terms.  Ability to read and interpret architectural drawings needed. The ability to perform field inspections and determine code compliance, supervise construction, prioritize workload and accurately determine costs of construction and renovations are expected. Knowledge in dealing with OSHA, EPA and other regulatory agencies needed.

 

For more information about our Facilities Management department, please go to: http://green.adelphi.edu/campus-maintenance/

Apply online at http://www.adelphi.edu/positions/

For additional information about Adelphi University please visit our website

http://www.adelphi.edu

Adelphi University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer