The primary location of this position is on the main Cullowhee, NC campus.
Under the direction of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Management, the Director of Operations and Maintenance is responsible for directing activities for the development, management and delivery of all corrective and preventative maintenance and repair programs for campus facilities, related systems and equipment. The position is also responsible for all energy management and utilities operations, custodial support, landscape services, and customer service and assessment. Individual leads a work force of over 200 employees in multiple areas of responsibility including electrical, plumbing, HVAC, carpentry, masonry, roofing, access control, housekeeping and horticultural/landscape services. Also includes oversight of water plant and steam plant utility operations.
Graduate of an accredited college or university with major studies in engineering, construction management, project management or related fields; Minimum (8) years of progressive experience in utility plant & distribution systems, building maintenance and/or construction; Experience in a supervisory role within an organization.
Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from an accredited University; Registration as Professional Engineer or able to obtain by reciprocity a plus; Minimum (8) years of progressive experience within higher education facilities management organization including service in a director level position.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
To be considered, you must apply online. Please include a cover letter, resume and a list of professional references to complete the application process.
For questions or additional information, please contact Joe Walker, Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Management, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-227-7441.
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.