Executive Director

POSITION #: 2709

DEPARTMENT: Facility Services

POSITION SUMMARY: Plans, organizes, coordinates, directs and manages the activities and operations of the University's Facility Services Department.


This encompasses responsibility for building maintenance and repairs, building alterations, maintenance of mechanical and electrical systems, and custodial services. Facility Services also operates the central utilities plant. Other responsibilities include providing engineering support, maintenance of roads and grounds, landscaping, maintaining an inventory of University buildings and land, operating a vehicle fleet and automotive maintenance shop;Establishes, implements, evaluates, and modifies rules, procedures and/or standards regarding operations within the Facility Services department to increase effectiveness and efficiencies;Ensures the efficient acquisition and utilization of the technology necessary to maintain the value and effective use of the University's physical assets;Oversees the proper and appropriate usage of funds, personnel, equipment and supplies and development of appropriate documentation systems, procedures and records to assure program and project completion within fiscal and time constraints;Directs the inspection of campus buildings, grounds, maintenance, and transportation equipment;Evaluates sanitation, safety, and maintenance needs;Calls needed repairs to the attention of University officials and appropriate personnel;Directs the inspection of work projects for compliance with established departmental standards and ensures that completed work complies with all building and safety codes and regulations.Plans and directs the preparation of bid specifications, bid documents, analysis of bids and recommendations for bid awards;Ensures that all competitive processes are handled ethically and through sound business practices following all state statutes, regulations and University policies; andEnsures the effective management of construction projects and/or contracted services.Works effectively with other units within Business Affairs, particularly Purchasing and Accounts Payable, to provide efficient handling of the University's business processes.Develops and manages annual departmental budget. Responsible for cost benefit analysis, studying financial requests, and researching alternative and reasonable funding methods for the benefit of the department;Prepares the cost estimates and allocation of resources to various projects and operations to include materials, supplies, equipment, and staffing; evaluates major repair project needs and determines most appropriate method of completion, i.e, in-house staff or outside contractor.Develops and maintains a comprehensive facilities Master Plan in conjunction with the Master Planning Committee incorporating all institutional facilities and real estate assets; advises senior and executive management on strategic and tactical facility planning, land and property acquisition and/or development, facility space utilization and other matters involving the use of physical assets; ensures that the Master Plan remains consistent with and responsive to the campus's overall strategic plan;Assists with the University's Capital Outlay planning and budget request process in coordination with the Office of Business Affairs;Oversees all construction related activities on the campus. Acts as "owner's representative" in working with construction activities. Assumes overall responsibility for the success of all construction related projects, including prudent budgetary management, scheduling, safety, reliability and functional performance; andServes as primary point of contact for architects, engineers and other parties as necessary.Hires, trains, schedules, supervises, disciplines and formally evaluates assigned personnel;Trains and/or ensures that proper training is provided to department personnel;Attends University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors meetings when appropriate;Serves as the University's liaison with the Louisiana State Office of Facility Planning and Control regarding all University construction/renovation projects; andPerforms other related duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Vice President for Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Architecture; Engineering, Construction Management, or related field; five years of progressively responsible experience in facilities management; demonstrated successful interpersonal communication and leadership skills; demonstrated skill in capital and facilities budget management and management of construction projects and other related activities; and demonstrated knowledge and understanding of facilities and physical plant requirements of a large, diverse, and multipurpose agency or institution.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Licensed, registered architect (RA) or professional engineer (PE); knowledge and understanding of the principles, processes and requirements for campus master planning, development and implementation within a public institution. Facilities management experience in a University setting or other public entity.

SALARY: $85,000 to $105,000

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please send applications (including resume and three references) electronically to:

Ms. Linda Robison
Vice President for Financial Services and Chief Financial Officer
Email: hrmdirector@uno.edu

DATE POSTED: March 1, 2013

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications or nominees will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled with a projected start date of May 1, 2013 or before. To assure full consideration, applications should be received by Friday, March 22, 2013.


The University of New Orleans is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, ethnic minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.