The Facilities Services Director is a university leader working under the general direction of the Associate Vice President of Business Operations. The position oversees operations of the Facilities Services Department, a 24-hour and 365-days per year operation. This dynamic role provides operational leadership and oversight of facilities maintenance (preventive and deferred), minor renovation and remodel services, energy management and power plant operations, custodial services, grounds and landscape maintenance, and garage and fleet services. The Facilities Services Director leads the management of a large and complex budget with a variety of funding sources and cost centers. The Facilities Services 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 Facilities Services Director will provide insight and assistance in support of various administrative and management functions. This is a highly visible and impactful leadership role that supports San Diego State University’s historic, beautiful, and growing campus, and the community that it serves.
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The Ideal Candidate
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 is engaged in business operations and possesses strong analytical and communication skills to work collaboratively and effectively across the campus community. They actively provide effective leadership, guidance, and support to managers and staff in a variety of trades and professional disciplines. They are approachable and they listen to others, are adaptable to different communication styles, and are creative, persuasive, and solution-oriented. They possess strong ethical standards and are committed to building on San Diego State University’s excellence.
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Compensation and Benefits
San Diego State University will offer a competitive salary based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.
San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that includes:
Extensive leave benefits: 14 paid holidays, 24 vacation days, and 12 sick days per year
Retirement security through a CalPERS defined benefit pension and retiree healthcare benefits
An array of health, dental and vision coverage at no- or low-cost to the employee
California State University system fee reduction program (fee waiver) for employee or qualified dependent
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Bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university or a certified foreign studies equivalency.
Seven years of relevant management experience.
Experience effectively managing a large and complex budget.
Significant management experience with a majority of the functions under the position’s leadership and oversight.
Experience managing work control, work planning, inventory management, billing and chargeback systems, and data reporting and analytics.
Demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.
Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills
Management experience in a higher education environment.
Significant experience managing human resources in a collective bargaining environment, including regular work with union representatives, dispute resolution, and grievance management.
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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.
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.
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