University Housing & Dining (UH&D) at the University of Iowa is seeking a Facilities Services Manager to coordinate, direct, and assist with the management of their facilities which are comprised of 4 residence halls, Hillcrest Market Place, and multiple dining retail operations throughout campus. Responsibilities to include:
Construction project oversight
Maintenance repair coordination
Troubleshooting building equipment and systems
Communicating information about the status and outcomes of project/repair work to stakeholders
Ensuring occupant and employee safety in the facilities referenced above
This position will also supervise and manage maintenance staff in all repairs related to the facilities referenced above, which will include establishing effective training and performance management for those staff members.
As part of the Division of Student Life, complements the academic mission of the University of Iowa by providing clean, well-maintained, secure, healthy, and affordable housing and dining options designed to meet the diverse and evolving developmental, education, and nutritional needs of students living in a multicultural community.
About the Division of Student Life:
is comprised of staff that embrace new ideas and thoughts, works together to keep our students safe, and provide them with life-changing experiences. The Division of Student Life includes 15 departments that span from Recreation Services to the Office of Leadership, Service and Civic Engagement and everything in between. We believe in working together as one team to achieve our mission: fostering student success by creating and promoting inclusive educationally purposeful services and activities within and beyond the classroom. One of our division priorities is to advance UI's goals to recruit and retain U.S. racial/ethnic minority (URM) staff and students.
Bachelor's degree in a field relevant to the position, or an equivalent combination of education and additional related facilities management experience.
Experience (typically 3-5 years) in the skilled trades and/or construction project management.
Extensive technical knowledge and the ability to plan, organize, monitor, and control projects, ensuring efficient utilization of technical and administrative resources to achieve project objectives while maintaining open communication among project participants and interested parties.
Working knowledge of and the ability to understand the work of various skilled trades so as to be able to evaluate and troubleshoot facility-related issues.
Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
Commitment to and alignment with the values of the Division of Student Life, including a demonstrated commitment to excellence through diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals in a constructive and civil manner while appreciating the unique contribution of individuals.
Ability to contribute to operational (short-term), tactical (1-2 year), and strategic (3-5 year) planning in support of the overall business plan.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office software programs (i.e. Word, Excel, and Outlook).
Valid driver's license and the ability to meet the University's Fleet Safety Program requirements.
Experience (typically 3-5 years) in facility maintenance.
Demonstrated experience creating, developing, and managing databases and spreadsheets.
Demonstrated supervisory experience.
Experience estimating requirements of a project.
Ability to read and comprehend construction plans and specifications.
In order to be considered, applicants must upload a resume and cover letter and mark them as a "Relevant File" to the submission.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process. For questions or additional information, please contact [email protected].
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Internal Number: 21001083_1610488664
About University of Iowa
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.