Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.
Background Check Statement:
Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.
Eligibility for Employment:
Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.
Requirements include a relevant four-year degree from an appropriately accredited college or university with at least 10 years of progressive experience in construction management, facilities management or related field including supervisory or managerial experience. Dynamic and creative leadership, initiative, vision, and superior communication skills with a proven record of exception customer service and collaboration with campus leadership and other key stakeholders is vital.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will be an experienced leader with a demonstrated record of expertise in various aspects of facilities operations including project management and capital construction; budget management, modeling and benchmarking; and facilities management information systems with the ability to build effective teams and work through others to accomplish outcomes.
Departmental Leadership o Reporting to the Vice Chancellor of Business Affairs, the Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities is responsible for leading a department of 300 employees including professional engineers and technicians, skilled craftsmen, laborers, and clerical personnel. Directs scheduling and execution of work to efficiently and effectively plan, build, operate, and maintain the campus of the University. Manages annual departmental budgets including salary, operating funds, and utility accounts. Manages capital construction budgets for both appropriated and self-liquidating programs.
Facilities Planning o Serves as the principal advisor to the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor in developing the facilities master plan for the University. Develops comprehensive capital improvement program to implement the master plan. Develops multi-year maintenance and repair programs to insure facilities remain functional and comply with State codes. Develops renovation and modernization plans to insure facilities support the mission and vision of the University. Participates in the total University planning process and integrates facility needs into the process. Develops goals, objectives, strategies, and action plans to continuously improve facilities and services in support of the University's goals, Business Affairs' goals and the Academic Plan.
Maintenance and Operations o Manages the operation and maintenance of the University's physical plant to include building structures, heating and air conditioning, utility systems, roads and grounds, housekeeping, waste disposal, and recycling. Manages a preventive maintenance program to keep all campus facilities and infrastructure functioning properly. Oversees facilities repairs to ensure the campus provides a quality environment. Supervises the housekeeping and grounds functions to ensure campus appearance, cleanliness, and image are first-class.
Construction o Manages construction and renovation programs to meet the present and future needs of the University. Oversees project design using both in-house and contracted architectural and engineering services for capital and informal (under $500,000) projects. Manages construction programs to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget. Oversees both in-house and contracted construction to provide a quality, cost effective products.
Utilities o Ensures reliable utilities are provided to the campus to include electricity, water, sewer, and natural gas. Negotiates and coordinates with off-campus providers for the best possible rates and service. Oversees the maintenance of the University-owned distribution systems for electricity, water, and sewer. Oversees the operation and maintenance of a central steam plant distribution system. Oversee New River Light and Power which services the university and approx. 8,000 residential and commercial customers in the Boone area. Develops and implements energy saving measures to improve efficiency and reduce costs.
Environmental Sustainability o Ensures that the University is following best practices in the areas of energy management and water conservation, pollution prevention/environmental compliance, land preservation and conservation, alternative fuel and low emission vehicles, construction practices (green buildings), waste reduction and recycling, and purchase and use of environmentally preferable materials.
Administrative o Exercise full budgeting and spending authority over the Departmental funds including operating, salary, utility, and construction projects. Exercise hiring authority over positions authorized in the Department. Exercise approval authority over design of campus improvement projects. Exercise approval authority over all capital construction and renovation projects on campus.
The selected candidate will oversee a Facilities Management budget of approximately $23M annually and a Utilities Fund budget of $19M. Current major capital projects include a $191M Public Private Partnership for 2,100 beds (new and replacement) and 477 space parking deck, $42M End Zone Facility, Utility Infrastructure projects $11M, Renovation of Academic building $18M, Athletics facilities $11M which are currently in design and advanced planning. Majority of the construction will be completed between August 2020 and August 2022.
Engineering/architectural license preferred.
Type of Position: Full Time Position
Work Schedule/Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 - 5:00, and other as needed
Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. It is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.