The University seeks a full-time, 12-month, Director of Facilities, for the Facilities Department on the Mount Vernon main campus. The position reports to the VP for Finance and is available immediately, upon appointment of a successful candidate. A full complement of benefits are provided including a health care plan, retirement contributions and tuition assistance, each subject to associated waiting periods. The candidate will also receive generous holidays, and vacation and sick days earned on an accrual basis.
Responsibilities for this position include:
Coordinate and supervise the workflow of maintenance, grounds keeping, housekeeping, motor pool, purchasing, and repair/renovation as they attend to campus needs.
Manage the procurement and maintain an inventory of physical plant equipment, parts, and supplies.
Negotiate and monitor contracts for elevator services, energy services, fire protection systems, HVAC systems, and waste removal.
Assure compliance with safety and OSHA standards.
Develop and monitor the hazardous materials program for MVNU.
Develop and administer campus facilities budgets.
Maintain up-to-date campus and building plans.
Manage motor pool, as well as provide for the maintenance and assist with the replacement of MVNU-owned vehicles.
Analyze physical plant needs and determine the best direction for operations, repairs, and utilities.
Review the physical plant on a continuing basis for energy efficiency improvements.
Consult with campus constituents in the design of new facilities and renovation of existing facilities.
Develop and obtain estimates for physical plant projects, in coordination with the Director of Special Projects.
Act as general contractor on selected new construction or renovation projects, in coordination with the Director of Special Projects.
Serve as a member of the Crisis Response Team.
Represent MVNU on the Building and Grounds Committee of the Board of Trustees.
Develop reports for the Vice President for Finance, upon request.
Other duties, as assigned.
Expectations for the successful candidate:
Bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction management, business administration, architecture, or a closely related field from an accredited college/university; Master’s degree preferred.
Evangelical Christian statement of faith, experience and mission fit.
At least 5 years of supervision and managerial experience in facility operations and management, including experience with delegation and evaluation of personnel.
Working knowledge of operating and capital budgets, including the ability to apply this knowledge to fiscal spending plans and long-range forecasting of expenditures.
Ability to clearly communicate complex concepts and information, both written and oral, to a general audience.
Additional formal training in business administration, particularly in organization, management, finance, accounting, and computer systems/operations preferred.
Significant successful experience in all aspects of personnel management, including overseeing employee classifications and models preferred.
Experience in operations management, construction, renovation projects, and long-range planning preferred.
Knowledge of industry trends and experience working within a diverse, higher education facilities environment preferred.
Experience in working with regulatory oversight.
Ability to develop key performance metrics for measuring and verifying operational performance and effectiveness.
Ability to distill large amounts of operational performance data into easy-to-understand reports for decision making, improvement strategies, and managing change.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent organization skills.
Thorough understanding of facilities operations, including the maintenance and housekeeping functions.
Working knowledge and experience performing larger scale construction and renovation estimates.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to be proactive in problem solving.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.
Working knowledge of building systems and regulatory/fire codes.
Must be capable of sitting, walking, or standing for long periods of time. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and work from heights, when required. Year-round exposure to indoor and outdoor conditions. Must be certified to drive all MVNU vehicles.
To be considered for this position, please email a resume to email@example.com and complete the application, found at: http://mvnu.edu/jobs . Applicants submitting materials via email should attach either a Microsoft Word or .PDF File. Alternatively, materials can be faxed to (740-397-1005), or mailed to:
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
800 Martinsburg Road
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Professional and personal references are required, consistent with the responsibilities associated with this position. A background check will be performed prior to appointment. Mount Vernon Nazarene University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or military service in administering its employment policies and practices. As a religious educational institution under the auspices of the Church of the Nazarene, the University is permitted by law to consider religious beliefs/practices in making employment decisions and does so to achieve its mission. The University requires as a condition of employment that all employees subscribe to standards of the Church of the Nazarene and conduct their lives in accordance therewith.
Mount Vernon Nazarene University (MVNU) is a Nazarene teaching university located in the Wesleyan-Holiness theological tradition for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults who seek opportunities to learn and grow in an academic community of faith. Mount Vernon Nazarene University has an increasingly diverse and global student body of over 2,100 undergraduate and graduate s...tudents and provides the context for a transformational experience through excellent academics, service opportunities, caring relationships, and a nurturing spiritual and social environment. Faculty, staff, and students are challenged to achieve their highest potential, to become increasingly Christ-like and to make a difference in their world through lifelong service.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, early application is strongly advised. Interested candidates should send the following: application letter, curriculum vita, unofficial college transcripts, and evidence of teaching competence, names and contact information for three references, a one- to two-page statement of educational philosophy, and a one- to two-page statement of faith.
Applicants are required to submit application materials via email as Microsoft Word, .pdf file attachments.
Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification and criminal background check. Mount Vernon Nazarene University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or military service in administering its employment policies and practices. As a religious educational institution under the auspices of the Church of the Nazarene, the University is permitted by law to consider religious beliefs/practices in making employment decisions and does so to achieve its mission. The University requires as a condition of employment that all employees subscribe to standards of the Church of the Nazarene and conduct their lives in accordance therewith.