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Associate Director of Facilities

Responsibilities: Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the union facility or facilities. Selects, trains, supervises, and evaluates full-time facilities and operations staff as well as the graduate assistants, interns, practicum students, student managers, and student staff necessary to carry out operations. The associate director is the primary administrative liaison with users of the facilities, including academic units, administrative departments, and student organizations. For select events, the associate director serves in the role of event coordinator and assembles members from various campus departments to assist in event coordination. The associate director is responsible for the development and implementation of facility policies and procedures and for interpreting administrative policy for users of the facilities. The associate director has administrative responsibility for developing and implementing an ongoing marketing and promotion plan for the facilities. The associate director must maintain thorough knowledge of state and university policies and regulations as they relate to facilities management, student activities, labor, purchasing, and contract negotiations.

Special qualifications: The associate director is expected to operate autonomously and professionally in all areas of responsibilities to reflect the mission of the department and the university. The associate director must be able to function independently and professionally in the assigned program areas (e.g., facilities management, programming, training, research, budget management, and evaluation). The associate director will propose changes in the programming and annual budgetary allocation as the needs and interests of the university community warrant. The associate director also is expected to recommend changes in overall policies and guidelines as appropriate.

Experience: A minimum of five years of full-time experience in facilities management is required. Demonstrated expertise in the appropriate facility management, staff supervision, budget management, and training programs is necessary. Proven success in working with students, faculty, and staff, and reasonable experience and demonstrated capability in working with diverse student populations also are necessary. The position requires a facilities manager who can articulate a sound philosophy of management techniques who values teamwork concepts. 

Education: Bachelor's degree in business or public administration required. A master’s degree in student personnel, educational administration, or a closely related field is preferred.

Core competencies: Communication, Facilities Management, Management, Student Learning, Technology

Updated Jan. 20, 2013