A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The University of Michigan Library is one of the world’s largest academic research libraries and serves a vibrant University community that is home to 19 schools and colleges, 100 top ten graduate programs, and annual research expenditures approaching $1.5 billion a year. To enable the University’s world-changing work and to serve the public good, the library collects, preserves, and shares the scholarly and cultural record in all existing and emerging forms, and leads the reinvention of the academic research library in the digital age.
A key member of the Library Operation Facilities team, the Facilities Coordinator advances the mission of the library by providing valuable service to patrons and library staff. This includes assisting the Head of Library Facilities with various projects and building security and maintenance, working with staff on any office or department planning, participating in various committees within the Library, serving as a liaison with various University and external parties, initiating work orders through Plant and many other tasks. This position reports directly to the Head of University Library Facilities.
The library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and encourages all employees to fully incorporate their diverse backgrounds, skills, and life experiences into their work.
Maintain building floor plans and guides to assist Library users and staff in navigating our campus wide facilities; design and maintain various informational signs for the Library.
Assist in space management, programming and design for library spaces.
Supervise the work of a student employee Draftsperson.
Assist the Head of Library Facilities in coordinating projects and maintenance as needed.
Coordinate large office moves with departments.
Chair or participate in various committees such as library wayfinding, recycling initiatives, room reservations, student group, etc.
Write manuals and documents for the Library and Facilities department.
Call work orders into the Facilities Service Center when necessary and follow up on work requests with the Region Maintenance, AEC, Building Services and Construction Services to ensure their completion.
Participate as a member of the Building Incident Response Team (BIRT); attend team meetings, maintain current emergency protocol and procedures information. Assist in quickly evacuating buildings due to a fire condition or directing people to shelter in the event of severe weather. Must be familiar with their immediate area and evacuation procedures, maintain a calm demeanor in an emergency, and assist emergency first responders to identify individuals requiring special assistance to evacuate. Must be able to navigate the facility using the stairs during an emergency.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field and experience in engineering, architecture and/or facilities, or an equivalent amount of experience and education.
Experience working in a project based work environment.
Exceptional customer service skills and ability to communicate clearly and professionally with a diverse staff and student population.
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite as well as Google applications such as drive, email, and calendaring.
Organized and detailed oriented.
Strong writing skills with experience in writing manuals and policies.
Understands and values diversity and the importance of inclusion. Commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization.
Experience with AutoCAD and Adobe Illustrator or similar software.
Experience purchasing furniture and selecting finishes.
Knowledge of how the Plant Operations department at the University of Michigan operates.
40 hours/week; typically Monday - Friday, may change as needs dictate
May require early mornings, nights, and/or weekends during occasional special events
The University of Michigan offers excellent benefits and wellness opportunities. This position receives 12 days of vacation a year, and 15 days of sick leave a year with provisions for extended benefits, as well as opportunities for professional development and travel. TIAA-CREF and Fidelity Investments retirement options available.
Physical Demands/Work Environment:
The person in this position routinely moves through the library buildings. Must be able to navigate the facility using the stairs during an emergency. Ability to move and/or transport materials that weigh up to 25 pounds.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 175050
About University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.