Vice Provost, Facilities Management

Miami Dade College - Miami, FL4.3

Serves as the Chief Officer of Facilities Management and Operations; provides vision, leadership, strategic planning and change management, procedure development, and oversight of the College-wide resources in facilities, grounds and physical plant operations. The Vice Provost for Facilities Management interfaces with senior leadership at the College and across eight campuses and centers in Miami-Dade County. This is a Professional Exempt Contractual (PEC) position for which an annual contract reflecting the base salary within the fiscal year (July 1st to June 30th) will be issued after ratification by Miami Dade College’s District Board of Trustees.

Duties & Responsibilities

Actively engages as a member of the College-wide executive management team
Leads and manages the College-wide facilities management, physical plant and operations personnel in the areas of new construction, major renovations and on-going maintenance of existing facilities for the College's campuses and centers
Develops and administers the strategic planning and implementation for facilities and operations including the Capital Improvement Program
Plans, develops and implements Division budget within fiscal guidelines
Coordinates with the Senior Vice Provost and Chief Operating Officer, Vice-Provosts and Campus Presidents to develop the long range strategic plan for facilities development
Provides strategic oversight of College master planning regarding infrastructure requirements, building architectural design and engineering, and occupancy plans
Builds, influences and motivates the facilities and operations team to execute the area’s strategic plan
Oversees external contractors and vendors providing services and/or equipment for facilities operations
Ensures College compliance with applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations
Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements

Master’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management or related field from a regionally accredited institution and a minimum of eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience at the management level in a complex facilities environment
All degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution
Must be a licensed registered professional engineer, a licensed registered architect or a licensed general contractor
Previous experience in directing a major organization dealing with plant maintenance, plant operations and plant development is essential
Must have experience negotiating and working with architects, engineers, construction managers and vendors
Must have experience managing employees within a multiethnic/multicultural environment
Thorough knowledge of personnel management, maintenance operations and facilities planning, design and construction
Theoretical knowledge of public finance, procurement and operational business practices
Knowledge of federal, state and local laws governing safety codes and regulations.
Theoretical and working knowledge of all applicable federal, state and local laws governing the design and construction of public educational facilities in Florida, and a working knowledge of maintenance guidelines
Theoretical knowledge of public finance, procurement and operational business practices
Knowledge of college policies and procedures regarding Facilities and Business Affairs
Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational, skills
Strategic planning skills to effect change in a multi-cultural environment
Skill in employee development and performance management
Strong leadership skills that promote dedication, creativity, innovation and growth
Ability to develop and interpret financial data/plans and manage resources
Ability to implement a systematic approach to maintenance and construction and bring vision and creativity for the application of new processes to ensure efficient and cost-effective construction and maintenance
Ability and commitment to build consensus and work with diverse constituencies within the College and surrounding community to improve quality in support of the College's mission
Ability to think, reason, and make sound judgments to decide how duties and responsibilities are completed in compliance with College standards and guidelines
Ability to speak effectively to employees, faculty, staff, senior management and community groups
Ability to work in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment with students, faculty, and staff

Essential Position

This function/position has been designated as essential. This means that when the College is faced with an institutional emergency, employees in such positions may be required to remain at their work location or to report to work to protect, recover, and continue operations at the College.