Northwestern College is seeking applicants for a director of facilities management to begin mid-September 2020. This is a full-time, 12-month position managing the college’s physical plant and its staff.
Overseeing a department of approximately 20 FTE staff, the director provides general management, supervision and professional direction to a comprehensive department that includes facilities planning; facilities maintenance and repair; renovation; utilities distribution; custodial, landscape and other maintenance services; and environmental sustainability initiatives. The physical plant of the main campus sits on 100 acres and includes 29 buildings with floor space of approximately 825,000 square feet and athletic fields. The position reports directly to the vice president for finance and operations.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will have, at a minimum, an associate’s degree or 1-3 years of post-high school training in building trades areas such as construction, electrical, plumbing, etc., with preference given to those with 5-10 years of progressive experience in building trades, supervision, and contractor or vendor negotiations, including managing projects. The ability to read schematics for building projects is also preferred. The candidate must be a person with strong organizational and computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office products such as Outlook, Word and Excel; outstanding interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; and the ability to multi-task. The candidate must be a self-starter with attention to detail and a team player willing to contribute in a collegial environment.
Northwestern College is affiliated with the Reformed Church in America and seeks to more fully reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the body of Christ in its faculty, staff, administration and students. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are enthusiastically encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, send letter of application, résumé and Northwestern College application form to:
Director of Human Resources • Northwestern College
About Northwestern College (IA)
Northwestern College combines academic rigor with a Christ-centered worldview for an education that earns top-10 honors from U.S. News & World Report. Northwestern, founded in 1882, has also been ranked as the third-best college or university in the state by College Consensus and listed consistently on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Two Northwestern faculty members have been named the Iowa Professor of the Year. A member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities and affiliated with the Reformed Church in America, Northwestern is committed to integrating faith throughout all aspects of the college. Northwestern has an enrollment of more than 1,300 students from 32 states and 21 countries. More than 80 undergraduate academic programs are offered, along with numerous opportunities for off-campus and overseas study. An online Master of Education program offers seven options. Since 2003, more than $70 million has been spent on construction and renovation projects on Northwestern’s 100-acre campus, including the $24.5 million DeWitt Family Science Center, which was completed in 2018. Orange City, a county seat in... a thriving agricultural and manufacturing region, has been ranked one of the nation’s top-10 Christian college towns by CollegeandSeminary.com. A clean community of 6,000 proud of its Dutch heritage, it has also been named the best town in Iowa in which to raise a family, the happiest city in the state, one of the nation’s 100 best small towns, and the state’s safest town.
Mission: Northwestern College is a Christian academic community engaging students in courageous and faithful learning and living that empowers them to follow Christ and pursue God’s redeeming work in the world.