The University of Akron's Physical Facilities Operations Center has an opening for a full-time Executive Director position.
Direct all activities performed in the continuing maintenance, repair, and operation for over 8 million gross square feet in over 80 campus facilities and 218 acres. Manage employees and coordinate flow of information from Physical Facilities to the upper administration. Manage the day to day operations of the Physical Facilities Operation Center, including divisions of maintenance and operations, custodial, HVAC, grounds, and administration.
Evaluate the human resources of Physical Facilities to ensure the core responsibilities of the department are met. Develop training programs and job enrichment and apprenticeship program for the department. Assist the Office of general counsel on any litigation concerning Physical Facilities. Participate in all labor management meetings, on the contract negotiating team, and coordinate the flow of information from Physical Facilities to the University of Akron's upper administration.
Perform administrative duties including developing policies and procedures, operating budgets, and managing personnel. Manage the overall maintenance and repair of all University of Akron facilities which includes the following: OSHA, EPA and federal regulations. Work with the Office of Capital Planning and Facilities Management in the coordination of all local and state funded capital projects.
Requires 18 months of education or training beyond high school and a minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in construction, budget, and personnel management including unions.
Knowledge of building codes, Ohio Revised Code, OSHA, EPA and federal guidelines that regulate the construction industry required.
Strong communication and human relation skills along with understanding diverse backgrounds and cultures required.
Basic computer skills including spreadsheet and word processing capabilities required.
The University of Akron is an equal education and employment institution. It is the policy of this institution that there shall be no unlawful discrimination against any individual in employment or in its programs or activities at The University of Akron because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, military status or status as a veteran. The University is also committed to the principles of affirmative action and acts in accordance with state and federal laws.
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