ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR FACILITIES, OPERATIONS AND SPECIAL PROJECTS
University of Washington Seattle, WA Full-time Project Management
Posted on May 17, 2020
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UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for six consecutive years.
The Husky Union Building (HUB) serves as the center of the UW community life and complements the student experience through an extensive variety of cultural, educational, social, and recreational programs. These programs provide the opportunity to balance course work and free time in the Husky Experience.
The HUB is a student-centered organization that values participatory decision-making. Through volunteerism, its boards, committees, and student employment, the HUB offers first-hand experience in citizenship and educates students in leadership, social responsibility, and values. In all its processes, the HUB encourages self-directed activity, giving maximum opportunity for self-realization and for growth in individual social competency and group effectiveness.
The HUB has an outstanding opportunity for an Associate Director for Facilities, Operations and Special Projects. This position will provide leadership and direction for the management of the HUB’s 275K square foot physical environment including facilities maintenance, custodial services, space planning, safety and security, receiving, and renovation projects. Oversees facility strategic planning initiatives. Lead major departmental special projects and initiatives to support 45 full-time staff, 125 student employees, and more than a dozen UW departments housed within the HUB.
Promising candidates will possess a deep understanding of and passion for how student union facilities best support student success. The individual should enjoy working with students, have a creative approach to their work, show an ability to be a leading and contributing member of a team, manage projects and people with the highest level of integrity, display an attention to detail, and have a proven track record of developing and executing a vision. This position interacts with department staff and students on all initiatives related to the HUB’s physical space. This position reports to the Director and serves as a member of the Leadership Team.
Facilities Operations & Services
Safety and Security
Department Executive Leadership
Perform other duties as assigned.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Received from the Director, the HUB.
Bachelor’s degree required; Master's degree preferred.
Five years of professional facilities operations administrative experience or related, including three years of facility management that demonstrates ability to be successful in several of the following areas:
•Management of daily building operations and maintenance
•Management of facilities safety programs and emergency response
•Employing a variety of facility cleaning methods, equipment and products
•Maintaining facilities with a blend of old and new construction
•Comprehensive facility construction and renovation
•An understanding of facility management national trends and current best practices
•Management of in-house and contracted projects
Demonstrated skills in the following areas:
•Financial forecasting, budgeting, and reporting related to facility management
•Supervising professional, service and trades staff
•Working in a community-like environment where customers are actively sought for input
•Speaking in front of small and large audiences in presentation and training venues
•Communicating clearly in writing through email, written correspondence and reports
•Fostering teamwork and diversity
•Strategic and solution-oriented management
•Creating partnerships and working collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders
Ability to lift 50 lbs.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
Experience working in the fields of Higher Education and College Unions is preferred.
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