Associate Vice President for Facilities Management
Alcorn State University
Location: Lorman, Mississippi
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Higher Education Institution
The Associate Vice President for Facilities Management is responsible for internal management of the department, including the development and surveillance of all budgets, personnel policies, and administrative procedures and standards. He/she collaborates with senior leadership in order to meet university objectives, develop strategies and facilitate growth and development.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
• Thorough knowledge of facilities maintenance management principles and practices • Thorough knowledge of construction and design management • Knowledge of personnel management and financial management • Ability to administer effective communications skills, both verbal and written • Ability to interact with other individuals, at all levels of management • Ability to lead, with strong team-building and motivational skills
Essential Job Functions
• Provides management and processional direction, providing facilities planning and design, space administration, architectural, and construction management • Oversees utilities generation and distribution, custodial, landscape, and other maintenance services to all university campuses and locations • Preparation and oversight of the operational budget • Oversees all team operations, ensuring projects are completed on time and on budget • Manages a diverse, multi-disciplined team of professionals and staff in areas of grounds, custodial services, carpentry, plumbing, electrical and locksmith • Assess, evaluate and report on overall team and individual team member performance • Sets clear goals and objective for the team • Delegates responsibilities to subordinates, providing guidance and direction • Interpretation of data and analytics and report generation • Development of operational strategies in concert with the Senior VP for Finance, Administrative Services Operations/CFO • Monitor employee safety ensuring that machinery is property maintained and for creating safety protocols. • Ensures compliance with university policies, as well as local, state and federal regulations • Maintains licensing and regulations compliance • Makes recommendations regarding policies and procedures for facilities, property, utility systems, and maintenance • Contributes to the maximization of efficiency and productivity • Oversees the university’s work order system and ensures its functionality • Maintains acute awareness of market and industry trends
• A Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, architecture, or related field from an accredited college or university • Financial and management experience • Seven to ten years’ supervisory experience in the area of educational facilities or construction management
Alcorn State University, a Historically Black College and University, is a comprehensive land-grant institution that celebrates a rich heritage with a diverse student and faculty population. The University emphasizes intellectual development and lifelong learning through the integration of diverse pedagogies, applied and basic research, cultural and professional programs, public service and outreach, while providing access to globally competitive academic and research programs.