Specific duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
Seek out, evaluate, and implement appropriate new approaches to facilities
Maintain all buildings, grounds and facilities and continue to proactively manage deferred maintenance.
Continue to build and maintain redundancy in critical systems such as energy management and large campus distribution systems for steam, chilled water and electric.
Manage all functional areas of responsibility for Facilities.
Maintain an inclusive and collaborative environment within Facilities, across campus and with external constituencies.
Work to continuously improve the service levels to optimize facilities management support and identify efficiencies across campus.
Responsible for overseeing the proper budget management and accountability of funds available to Facilities.
Developing and directing campus facilities planning and major construction programs; working with key WMU stakeholders to meet space planning needs.
Work with various state and federal governmental agencies to coordinate project funding and related reporting/record-keeping.
Planning, assessing, reporting and leading team efforts.
Ensuring that the provisions of the AFSCME and MSEA contracts are followed.
Short Job Description:
The ideal candidate will have the following professional qualifications and personal qualities:
Bachelor's degree in engineering, management, facilities management or a related field from an accredited institution.
Significant years of experience demonstrating progressive responsibilities in facilities management in a large, complex organization, including management of department leaders and a substantial overall team of full-time employees.
Commitment to diversity and inclusion and a track record of creating a welcoming professional environment.
Minimum of five years of administrative experience at the Director level or above in a large, complex organization.
Strong project management skills and the ability to manage multiple, complex projects.
Extensive knowledge of capital planning, financial planning, land-use planning, and master planning.
Demonstrated commitment to resource stewardship from the perspective of both economics and sustainability.
Excellent interpersonal and team-building abilities, outstanding oral and written communication skills.
Customer service orientation.
Problem solving skills to reach efficient and effective solutions in a collaborative manner.
Demonstratable ability to nurture relationships in an inclusive and collaborative manner with a wide range of internal and external constituencies.
The ability to represent and advocate for WMU needs to the Board of Trustees, other policy making agencies, community groups and other wide-ranging audiences.
One of the top-100 public universities in the United States, Western Michigan University is committed to being learner centered, discovery driven and globally engaged. Founded in 1903, what was once Western Michigan College became Michigan's fourth public university in 1957. Since then, WMU has undergone dramatic growth in size and stature. Today, the University offers more than 240 academic programs to students pursuing degrees through the doctoral level. More than 20 percent of its 25,000 students are enrolled in graduate course work, studying in disciplines ranging from atomic physics and graph theory to medieval literature and blind rehabilitation. Of 101 graduate offerings available, 30 lead to a doctoral degree.