Assistant Vice Chancellor for Facility Management

Winston-Salem State University - Winston-Salem, NC4.2

Under the direction of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Facility Management the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Facility Management AVC / FM oversees all facilities related activities to provide safe, secure, and efficient operations. This position maintains a vital infrastructure to meet university commitments and deliverables; a member of the senior management team to set and implement key institutional priorities, such as addressing and promoting business and operational efficiency improvements; providing leadership and guidance to Managers of the Skilled Trades area to ensure the recruitment and retention of a quality workforce within the Facilities operational areas of the university. In addition, this position advises campus leaders with strategic and tactical planning by providing technical advice to the Director of Facilities Operations on long term planning issues for the university The AVC / FM is responsible for facilities planning and directing capital construction and engineering activities at the university. The AVC / FM is involved in campus master planning, capital planning/budgeting, engineering, and engineering studies and provides project management services and technical support, to ensure that appropriate resources are managed. The AVC / FM provides leadership to the project management team and oversees the completion of projects within authorized budgets, schedules and performance specification. S/he is also responsible for meeting customer-approved programs for projects while minimizing disruptions and keeping stakeholders well informed throughout the process. The AVC / FM develops detailed proposals for new construction plans and for modification or improvement of existing facilities based on pre-specified guidelines and/or needs assessment. S/he participates in interviewing and selecting professional service contractors for construction and engineering projects, and as a liaison with contractors to ensure adherence to design and construction requirements. The AVC / FM provides managerial oversight to daily operation of trades and technical operations. Additionally manage event coordination and ensure appropriate staffing levels for coverage.
Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree required, with ten (10) years of progressive training and experience in design, construction and engineering in a large, complex organization, preferably in a college, university, private entity or public agency setting or a Bachelor's degree in architecture, engineering or related field will be considered with twelve (12) or more years of experience. Strong Knowledge of construction, construction management, engineering and facilities maintenance. Strong collaborative skills, especially the ability to build positive and effective relationships across the campus and with various constituencies of the campus. Strong organizational skills and the ability to effectively lead and manage complex projects. Excellent communication, presentation and problem solving skills. Excellent customer service skills. Administrative management experience in a complex multi-unit organization; An understanding of and commitment to diversity. The successful candidate should possess the following characteristics: high ethical standards, exceptional leadership and management skills, proven design and construction contract management experience, sound understanding of master planning and program management; extensive experience in various delivery methods for construction projects, to include CM, CM-at-Risk and Single Prime contracts. Experience with public /private venture/partnerships is also beneficial. Knowledge of LEED principles and energy efficiency in building design; strong commitment to customer service, commitment to diversity and inclusion in fulfillment of the university?s mission.
Position Number: 910045
Posting Date: 11/09/2018
Closing Date: Nov 19

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