Asbury University is looking for a qualified candidate to fill their open Director for Campus Facilities and Construction role.
Reports to: Vice President for Business Affairs and Treasurer
The Director for Campus Facilities and Construction is responsible for operations and maintenance for all physical facilities, including custodial, grounds, and fleet management. The Director provides leadership and administration in the development of new facilities and renovation of existing facilities. The Director insures that all work is performed efficiently and courteously with the most effective utilization of personnel, material and equipment. The Director also supervises and coordinates all construction projects which are under contract with an external vendor and coordinates planning efforts directed toward campus physical facilities. An important part of the position is supporting the ministry and mission of the University and advancing the academic excellence and spiritual vitality of our University and students. Each employee plays an important role in the development of the Christian faith in our students.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Supervise all service operations, maintenance, alterations and related activities for all physical facilities and equipment.
Insure that all work is performed efficiently and courteously with the most effective utilization of personnel, materials and equipment.
Maintain employee morale and effective working relationships with Facilities staff.
Oversee the management of utility consumption across the campus.
Keep accurate records relating to wages, working hours, injuries, work orders, materials, costs, building construction, facilities, equipment, and other information necessary for future needs.
Cooperate with and oversees all operations and maintenance work done by outside contractors.
Coordinate planning of and oversees major construction and maintenance projects.
Work with key campus stakeholders to develop and maintain multi-year facility renovation plans.
Insure compliance with state safety and fire regulations and take corrective action when hazardous conditions are encountered.
Oversee maintenance of all University farms.
Oversee all phases of the care and operation of the athletic fields, Facilities Warehouse, and university rental property.
Schedule personnel to be on duty during off- hours, holidays, and weekends for emergencies, periodic tending the boiler and central air conditioner, special programs, etc.
Responsible to see that all departmental purchasing is done properly and economically.
Responsible to see that all deliveries of materials from Facilities to the campus are completed.
Responsible for the hiring and dismissal of personnel in coordination with the Vice President for Business Affairs and the Human Resources office.
Determine, in conjunction with the VP for Business Affairs, which projects should be handled in-house and which projects should be handled under contract with an external vendor.
Review project plans and documents prepared by architects, engineers, and outside consultants.
Represents the campus in all pre-design, pre-bid, pre-constructions and progress review meetings.
Directs and/or coordinates the work of architects, engineers, and contractors following construction contract award.
Supervise external contractors working on campus facilities projects which are capital related.
Performs constructions project management, inspects for compliance with contract specifications and performs final inspections.
Develop cost estimates for both new construction and renovation projects, interprets specifications and blueprints, and visit work sites to ensure compliance with specifications and standards.
Manages the “work by owner” portion of projects.
Oversees the one-year warranty phase of projects and reports items requiring correction.
Other duties as assigned.
This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:
This is a full-time on-site position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Potential exists to work some evenings and weekends.
Some local travel is expected for this position.
Minimum of ten years of progressively responsible work experience in maintenance related field. Management and supervisory experience required.
Five years of construction supervision experience.
Bachelor's degree preferred, appropriate work experience will be substituted.
Experience with project programming.
Working knowledge of building codes, fire and safety codes and requirements.
Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.
Ability to utilize computer assisted drafting (CAD) software.
Proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel,
A committed and dynamic Christian faith is vital along with the ability to support the University’s theological position, lifestyle standards and mission.
Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Asbury University is an independent, Christian, liberal arts university in the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition. In the desire to be a more inclusive community, reflective of the Kingdom of God, we especially encourage applications from women and from candidates from various ethnic backgrounds. At Asbury University, employees must display a committed and dynamic Christian faith along with the ability to support the University’s theological position, lifestyle standards, and mission. Candidates must agree, support and adhere to University policies and procedures – including the Faculty Manual, Community Standards Guidelines, Human Sexuality Statement, and the Standard of Conduct for employees. Asbury University does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, or handicap in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices.
Asbury University was founded in 1890 with a commitment to academic excellence and spiritual vitality. The University is recognized as a premier Christian university in the liberal and applied arts that prepares young men and women to engage postmodern society with a Christian worldview in the Wesleyan Holiness tradition as servant leaders. Asbury seeks to enable students to acquire skills and attitudes that promote the holistic integration of faith, learning and living in a Christ-centered transformative community based on Biblical principles. Asbury University encourages more than 1,325 traditional undergraduate students to study, worship and serve together on a campus located 10 miles southwest of Lexington in Wilmore, Ky. These students come from 44 states and 15 foreign nations, and more than 80 percent of the University’s students live on campus. Students in our Adult Professional Studies and graduate programs increase the total enrollment to 1,700 students. Asbury University’s 13 academic departments,contained within four schools, offer more than 50 majors.
The University also offers several Master's programs, including education and social work. In addition, the Unive...rsity provides an adult degree-completion program called Adult Professional Studies (APS) and Online Programs. As a result, the University has a total enrollment of more than 1,700 students. More than 22,000 living alumni of the University surround the globe, leading and serving in all 50 states and more than 70 nations.
Asbury University is an independent liberal arts university, providing undergraduate and graduate educational programs guided by the classical tradition of orthodox Christian thought. Central to this endeavor is a clear affirmation of the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as God’s infallible and authoritative word and particularly its teaching that the world was created by God and that persons are created in the image of God. On this foundation, we seek to provide an excellent integrated educational experience that appreciates truth in all areas of life and develops whole persons for achievement and service. Whether preparing students for further advanced-degree study or for professional employment, the educational programs of the University reflect a liberal arts character.
Asbury University is listed among the best liberal arts universities in the nation by the National Review, and has been named among the top-10 regional liberal arts institutions in the South by U.S. News and World Report. The Templeton Foundation has recognized Asbury as a "character building university" and has singled out its leadership development program for special recognition.
Asbury University’s campus has a beautiful setting located in the heart of the Bluegrass Region, 10 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., on US 68.