Academic Staff - Director of Facilities Management (Public May Apply)

Academic Staff - Director of Facilities Management (Public May Apply)

Code: 12666 Posted: 12/16/2016


The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Director of Facilities Management.

The Director reports to the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration, and is responsible for all aspects of the Facilities Management Department including fiscal affairs, human resources management, capital construction/renovation and basic operations. This person will also provide support in the development of the Campus Master Plan, the biennial capital budget and long-range facility plans. The Director will provide leadership and overall management and supervision of operations, programs and administrative management functions of the Facilities Management unit.


  • Minimum of five years recent administrative and managerial experience demonstrating the knowledge and ability to provide leadership for planning, development and operations of a complex facility
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse constituencies 
  • Demonstrated experience in effectively managing facilities operations, including building planning, mechanical, electrical and plumbing plans and specifications, custodial, grounds, and heating and chilling operations
  • Experience in effectively managing budgets
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience in construction management
  • Strong written and oral communication skills


60% Lead and manage the Facilities Management Department:
  • Formulates and administers services and programs for the development and maintenance of the University's physical facilities which promotes the comfort and safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors
  • Provides leadership and supervises personnel involved in the coordination of all activities required in heating and chilling plant operations, grounds, maintenance and custodial services and activities of the plant, construction, structural, mechanical, and electrical related activities
  • Administers approved capital improvement plans, which include liaison with architects University departments, University of Wisconsin System Administration (UWSA) and State offices
  • Inspects all construction, maintenance, and renovation projects for adherence to governing, construction and engineering codes, quality and procedural standards; monitors and reports progress and cost controls; works and coordinates with the UWSA and State offices
  • Prepares University and externally required reports related to physical plant
  • Ensure that campus, UWSA, Department of Administration and Department of Facilities Development procurement and financial guidelines and regulations compliance are consistently followed
  • Ensures sustainability and energy conversation opportunities are continuously sought, investigated and implemented as appropriate
  • Ensures that local, state, and national reporting and communication tools and methods are accurate and timely
  • Performs other duties as assigned
20% Budget and Fiscal Responsibilities:
  • Develops and oversees departmental budgets for plant and utility operations and assists in the development of project budget requests
  • Manages self-supporting chargeback operation to assure workflow control, appropriate staffing levels and proper cost estimating and cost accounting
  • Ensure that biennial capital budget planning and the associated submissions are accurate and timely
10% Administrative Responsibilities:
  • Acts as University liaison with UWSA, State offices, architects, and construction contractors, and represents the University in various construction meetings 
  • Assists the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration in planning and preparing capital improvement, renovation, and maintenance plans
  • Prepares University and externally required reports related to the physical plant
10% Other Duties:
  • Recommends the employment of department personnel, provides facility training, conduct performance appraisals, and administers corrective action in consultation with immediate supervisor and/or the Director of Human Resources
  • Serves as sustainability coordinator for the campus 
Essential Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of administrative/business issues and application of management and supervisory functions
  • Knowledge of safety and environment regulations and occupational hazards
  • Skills in verbal and written communication, organization, planning, directing, implementing and evaluating all phases of plant operations, conflict resolution, and problem-solving
  • Ability to work in a collegial environment, to interact with diverse groups with tact and diplomacy; to investigate and evaluate sensitive situations and make sound decisions
  • Ability to use and apply technology and to ensure compliance with multiple regulating agencies
  • Ergonomic Requirements: Excessive mobility to make deliveries on campus
  • Ability to climb, sit, bend, squat or crawl


UW-Parkside is a regional comprehensive university that is committed to accessibility, academic excellence, student success, diversity, and community engagement. This beautiful campus is on 700 acres of woodland & prairie in the heart of the Milwaukee/Chicago corridor, between Racine and Kenosha and near Lake Michigan. The university enrolls approximately 5,000 students, many of whom are first- generation and nontraditional students. UW-Parkside benefits from the diversity of the communities it services in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties. Kenosha and Racine are small cities that offer tranquility and convenience. The myriad attractions of Milwaukee and Chicago are easily accessible, as is the solitude of the country. UW-Parkside is strongly committed to creating and maintaining a multicultural, pluralistic campus environment.

The tri-county region that comprises the University's primary service area is home to an impressive array of businesses. There are more than 10,000 small businesses in the region, as well as a large number of globally-recognized employers. The college, through its active, engaged Advisory Board, enjoys a close relationship with many of these businesses. For further information regarding the University and community, please see our website at


Applications received by 11:59 PM January 16, 2017, are ensured full consideration. Position is open until filled.


STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Under "Basic Job Search" choose:

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STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications
  • Names and contact information of three references
  • Transcripts (unofficial acceptable at application stage)
You must select "SUBMIT", selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.

Please Note:
In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


The salary range for the position is from $72,814 to $92,578 and is commensurate upon experience and education. The UW System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.

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A criminal background check will be required at the time of hire.

UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of UW-Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin Parkside Crime Statistics Report is available at Call the UW-Parkside Campus Police Office at 262-595-2455 for a paper copy of the annual report.

Contact Name: Amanda Welbon

Contact Phone: 262-595-2939

Contact Email:

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