The Associate Director, Facilities Operations & Services ensures support of the University commitment to providing quality facilities, trades work and customer service services to the entire campus community; with responsibility for trades department activities related to University facilities building, infrastructure and site projects. The growing university includes 4.5 million square feet in 60 buildings and 160 people. The position supports and provides assistance to the Director of Facilities Operations and Services with supervisory/management activities.
Minimum Qualifications (Required):
Bachelors degree in management, engineering, or related technical field and a minimum of 7 years successful experience in facility management with responsibility for managing the daily operations of several trades functions pertaining to the building and infrastructure maintenance and repair; as an alternative, other Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of successful extensive similar facilities experience
Five years experience administering various maintenance, service, repair and renovation contracts and monitoring workers, contractors and vendors
Management/supervisory experience with a minimum of 3 years successful experience supervising a similar staff size
Successfully demonstrated ability to plan and implement building systems maintenance and preventative maintenance schedules
Successfully demonstrated ability to react and adjust quickly to changing conditions and come up with timely, practical and cost effective solutions
Successfully demonstrated ability to plan, implement and control operational budgets of $3M or larger
Successfully demonstrate project management skills in planning, organizing, and controlling facilities related maintenance and repair work
Strong interpersonal, communication (written and oral) skills, and computer competency
Proven leadership abilities in effective personnel management
Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with college faculty, staff, administrators and stakeholders
Requires the successful demonstration of promoting importance of teamwork
Possess a valid driver’s license
Master's degree in facilities, engineering, technology, architecture, business administration or similarly related field
Evidence of on-going professional development such as certifications, classes or licenses
Experience in higher education
Experience working with a union team
Successfully demonstrated working knowledge of Massachusetts Building Codes, BOCA Codes, OSHA Regulations, and/or ADA Regulations
Past experience working with a work order system
Knowledge of MA procurement regulations
Experience developing short (3 - 5 years) and long-term (strategic) plans
Familiarity with sustainable practices implementation
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Only Internal Professional (SEIU 888 Professional Union) Bargaining candidates will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.
Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.
Please include a resume and cover letter with your application. Names and contact information for three references will be required at the time of application.
Updated posting 6/25/2019
Internal Number: 497765
About University of Massachusetts Lowell
UMass Lowell is a public university committed to preparing our students for work in the real world? solving real problems and helping real people? by providing an affordable high-quality education.Whether you?re pursuing a career path or still searching for one, UMass Lowell is the ideal place to discover and achieve your purpose. Our campus is bursting with energy? enrollment is up, new academic programs are being launched, and new facilities are being acquired and are under construction. Most importantly, our students are more successful than ever thanks to highly accredited programs, our focus on experiential ?hands-on? learning, and personal attention from our accomplished and committed faculty and staff.