The Associate Director Operations is a university leader working under general direction of the Director of Facilities Services. The Associate Director provides operational leadership and oversight of facilities maintenance (preventive and deferred) and maintenance projects. The Associate Director leads the management of a large and complex budget with a variety of funding sources and cost centers. The Associate Director engages in effective communication with a variety of stakeholders, leads employee mentoring and development, and ensures safe work practices. The position also plays a key role in university emergency preparedness. As a university leader, the Associate Director will provide insight and assistance in support of various administrative and management functions. San Diego State University is seeking a dynamic, results-driven leader with extensive facilities services management experience in a collective bargaining environment. The ideal candidate will engage in business operations and possess strong analytical and communication skills to work collaboratively and effectively across the campus community. Expectations include providing effective leadership, guidance, and support to managers and staff in a variety of trades and professional disciplines. The Facilities Services Associate Director must be approachable, able to listen to and communicate effectively with others, be adaptable to different communication styles, and be creative, persuasive, and solution-oriented. The successful candidate must possess strong ethical standards and be committed to building on San Diego State University’s excellence. A technology-savvy professional will have the opportunity to improve departmental processes, services and assessment. In addition, he or she will: – Be an operations-focused manager/leader who understands how to prioritize projects and recognize staff for improved productivity; – Work effectively within the available budget, particularly as it relates to ongoing health and safety issues; – Have a passion for and commitment to excellence in day-today operations; – Effectively provide quality service to the customer base – students, faculty, staff and community; – Show demonstrated success in building and leading talented functional teams; – Provide proven solutions to common problems; – Have a high level of energy and genuine enthusiasm for the work; – Possess strong interpersonal skills – be unflappable, relate well to a variety of people, and understand the human aspects of their work.
This position is responsible for the following trade shop areas: Electrical, Plumbing, Cogeneration (Utility) Plant, Mechanical Services, HVAC/Refrigeration, Carpentry, Paint, Lock/Access Control, Sign and Metal
This is a full-time, benefits eligible, at will position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. but may vary based on operational needs.
Compensation and Benefits
Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.
This position is in the Management Personnel Plan (Administrator II) and earns management benefits including medical, dental, vision, $100,000 life insurance plan, and the CalPERS pension plan. For more information on benefits included for this position, please see the benefits summary. https://bfa.sdsu.edu/hr/jobs/benefits
Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on February 26, 2020. To receive full consideration, apply by February 25, 2020. The position will remain open until filled.
All management and executive employees shall be required to provide a written statement to the appropriate administrator of any and all outside employment. Employees shall also provide a written statement of outside employment if a written request by an administrator is made.
The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.
Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Meracle Cothron at 619-594-1139
Education and Experience
• Bachelor's degree in relevant field
• Five years of progressive responsibility supervising in a large, multi-union, multi-building environment.
Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills
• Master’s degree preferred. A combination of applicable and relevant education and experience may be considered in meeting this requirement.
• Experience with Oracle and PeopleSoft
• Lean Black Belt or similar certification
• Experience working in a facilities services environment
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