Associate Vice President of Facilities Management

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Work type: Staff
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Administrative

Position Title: Associate Vice President of Facilities Management  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

55000 - Physical Plant Admin

Advertised Salary: $145,000 to $160,000. Salary commensurate with education, experiences and other requirements. Comprehensive benefit package (health care, vacation, etc.)  
FLSA: Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
Union Group: N/A  
Term of Position: 12 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: At Will  
Summary of Position: Directs the management and operation of campus facilities by coordination, supervision and leadership, to include: operation and maintenance of campus buildings, grounds, roads and walks; transportation services (motor pool & bus operations); custodial services; power plant and utilities; energy management; overall responsibilities, typically new construction and remodeling; shipping, receiving, and mailroom; plant stores; and disposition of surplus goods.  
Position Type: Staff  
Required Education: Bachelor's degree in Facilities Engineering/Business Administration or related field(s).  
Required Work Experience: Minimum five to ten years of progressive, supervisory/management experience in institutional or industrial facilities. Must possess demonstrated skills in project management, financial management and budgeting, planning, scheduling, employee relations, and supervision.  
Required Licenses and Certifications: N/A  
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Bending
  • Inclement Weather
  • Moving
  • Reaching
  • Sitting
  • Balancing
  • Driving
  • Standing
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Experience in facilities operations. Equivalent combination of education, training and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities, will be considered.

Master's Degree preferred.
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Maintain all buildings, grounds, and facilities.
Manage all functional areas of responsibility for the facilities through supervision of the assigned leaders.
Develop, maintain, and monitor all facility operations and projects and related budgets.
Maintain a collaborative work environment with all represented and non-represented Ferris employees.
Work with University administration to continuously improve the service levels and develop the necessary organization to fulfill Facilities responsibilities in support of the Strategic Plan and other initiatives.
Provide the support and leadership that inspires excellence.
Utilize facilities Project Management staff to develop and maintain project planning in conjunction with the Campus Master Plan, including new construction, renovations, grounds, and building maintenance.
Work with various state and federal governmental agencies to coordinate project funding and related reporting/record-keeping.
Manage the departments in compliance with collective bargaining agreements, policies, procedures, and regulations.
Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.
Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities:    
Skills and Abilities: Communicate effectively with the Vice President of Administration and Finance, along with other University staff, both verbally and in writing.
Identify and implement leading-edge practices to enhance University processes and services.
Effectively manage time, negotiate contracts, create and carry out strategic planning, work independently, and work varied hours.
Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants:    
Initial Application Review Date:
September 5th, 2023  
Open Until Position is Filled?: True  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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