The School of Education is a unique school made up of ten diverse academic departments, three major research units, and many outreach and support units, all known for their dedication to high-quality outcomes and their desire to positively impact our world. Reporting to the Associate Director of Facilities, this position is the primary facility manager of the historic Education Building, located on Bascom Hill, and is responsible for the coordination of its facility management program, supervision of a large student roster, and event planning and preparation. As a member of the SOE Facilities Team, located within the SOE Business Office, this position will work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders from various academic and service departments with the SOE, Campus Facilities Planning & Management, and third-party vendors, technicians, architects, engineers, project managers, etc.
This position is responsible for facilities project management, student supervision, and event support. The position will take a lead role in facility management, including the direction of general maintenance, access control, emergency planning, and project delivery. Working closely with the Associate Director of Facilities, this position will oversee Building Services Operations which provides facilities and event support to occupants & guests through a team of student assistants. The School of Education is in an exciting period of growth and has many impactful facilities projects to meet growing needs and modernize facilities. This position will implement new and innovative facilities solutions while working closely with faculty, staff, students, and other key stakeholders. This position is a customer-facing, service-oriented role. This person must be willing and able to provide consistent and exemplary customer service to our faculty, staff, students, and external customers.
Successful candidates will exhibit strong organization, communication, and interpersonal skills and be able to build and sustain relationships with multiple stakeholders at all levels of the organization. The position will be asked to convey complex information to broad audiences and will require a candidate who is detail-oriented, organized, and has strong verbal and written communication skills. The ideal candidate will have high expectations of their team and retain a careful balance of empathy and accountability as a supervisor. The ideal candidate will have the skills necessary to independently manage multiple projects of varying size and scope with competing deadlines, demands, requirements, and priorities, to successful conclusions. The candidate should be capable of creative problem solving and have a willingness to implement new ideas.
Manages administrative and operational functions of facility planning initiatives or projects to provide informed solutions promoting the effective utilization of resources and provide facility planning solutions.
15% Manages and directs operational functions and planning of one or multiple facilities or projects to foster innovative solutions
15% Schedules logistics and secures resources to resolve facility issues, recommending alternatives where necessary
15% Serves as the unit liaison to internal and external stakeholder groups providing organizational information to ensure timely and safe transitioning of major construction or remodeling projects
5% Assists with developing operating policies and procedures to comply with regulations, best practices, and unit objectives
10% Reviews, evaluates, approves, and provides recommendations for facility improvements, space assignments, and proposals utilizing best practices and established policies and procedures
20% May exercise supervisory authority, including hiring, transferring, suspending, promoting, managing conduct and performance, discharging, assigning, rewarding, disciplining, and/or approving hours worked of at least 2.0 FTE or equivalent employees
20% Directs daily operations of events to ensure that operations run efficiently, economically, and in line with department goals and policy.
Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
Required Bachelor's Degree Commensurate work experience or vocational training may be considered in lieu of Bachelor's Degree.
Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Business Administration, or a field directly related to the position is preferred.
Required: - Three (3) years of progressively more responsible experience in facilities or project management. - Previous supervision experience.
Preferred: -Five (5) years of progressively more responsible experience in facilities and project management preferred.
Full Time: 100%
This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $63,000 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications
How to Apply:
To apply for this position, please upload a Resume, Cover Letter, and List of Three Professional References. In your cover letter, please briefly outline your experience with the management of facility, maintenance, and or renovation projects, and your experience managing personnel.
References will not be contacted until after final interviews are conducted.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has been a catalyst for the extraordinary since its founding in 1848. Our students, staff, and faculty partake in world-class education and conduct prolific research that solves real-world problems. Our guiding principle is the Wisconsin Idea, a commitment to outreach that creates a better future for our state, our nation, and the world. We value the contributions of each person and recognize that diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation.