Provide leadership, direction, oversight, and staff expertise for the management and maintenance of physical spaces, facilities operations, and classroom and AV support in the College of Arts & Sciences. Provide primary staff support to the Dean and Associate Dean for Administration in the area of facilities planning and policy development and in space programming. Act as college representative, construction manager and project manager for various construction and renovations projects for the college. Participate in architect selection for CAS projects. Serve as primary contact for the central facilities division, CIT network installation operations, and Academic Technology Services for access control to CAS buildings and spaces. As needed coordinate with and advise university, college and department level managers, administrators and facilities personnel concerning the status, maintenance and upgrades of college facilities and building systems. Oversee space aspects of special events in Klarman Hall Atrium.
The College's physical plant is one of the largest in the university ranging from basic to highly complex building systems and operations. It comprises 20 buildings, and space in 10 others, which house 160 general teaching spaces, wet and dry science labs, multi-media and language labs, performance spaces, computer facilities, and animal housing and research space. These areas are used for the instruction of nearly half of all students taught at Cornell University. There are more than 500 tenure track faculty, 300 teaching and research academics, and 300 non-academic staff spread across 50 programs, centers and departments in the College occupying over 1.7 million net assignable square feet of space.
Bachelor's degree and 7 to 10 years' relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Successful supervisory experience necessary. Extensive experience in capital planning, building maintenance and construction, as well as the ability to design and manage projects independently, required. Must have strong communication and coordination skills with the ability to persuade and influence. Ability to read and understand blue prints and mechanical drawings, required. Requires ability to be creative in providing appropriate solutions to problems. Need to possess an ability to analyze, plan and develop space needs on a large scale. Knowledge of International Building Code and Construction techniques and costs, preferred.
Experience with CAD, University (or similar) space management, maintenance tracking, and inventory systems. Bachelor's degree in facilities management, architecture, engineering or a related field is an added plus.
Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate has been selected. We anticipate interviews to begin in late March with an expected start date in June. To be considered, please submit BOTH cover letter and resume. We have found it most efficient to save both in one document before attaching.
No visa sponsorship or relocation assistance are provided for this position.
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