Facilities is responsible for several major functions including all aspects of the operations of the University's campus including design, construction, maintenance and custodial services of University's buildings and grounds, Parking & Transportation, Real Estate, as well as the overall management of the strategic development of the STAR Campus. Under limited direction of the Vice President, the Associate Vice President (AVP) provides leadership, coordination, and administrative oversight of the operational aspects of the Facilities organization. The AVP acts as a liaison with all levels of the U/D Community: including but not limited to senior administration, outside governing bodies, vendors, and contractors for facilities related needs.
Assists the Vice President with overall leadership and coordination of the University's Facilities operations ensuring optimal integration, synergy, and cost-efficiency in the development and implementation of operating plans, systems, and procedures.
In collaboration with the Vice President, establishes and implements short- and long-range organizational goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies, and operating procedures.
Responsible for Facilities budget including: labor, supplies, contracted services, management and administration, and utilities. This process encompasses the development, reforecast, monthly and end-of-year reviews, cost containment, and other adjustments or recommendations required by the University resources.
Develops programs and initiatives that meet the professional and technical training needs of the Facilities staff. Institutes a plan that advances these programs on a regular basis.
Evaluates University facilities operations; provides recommendations to ensure activities and initiatives are consistent with the University's strategic, operational, and fiscal needs and objectives. Recommends and makes changes as needed.
Implements processes to ensure routine and rigorous assessment of client satisfaction factors, enhancing the customer-service focus of service providers and building the infrastructure necessary to assist staff in the effective execution of services.
Ensures that collective bargaining agreements are managed fairly and equitably within their approved language.
Maintains comprehensive, regular contact with the university community concerning their needs for facilities support, monitors the relative satisfaction; ensures good working relations between the Facilities departments and administrative and academic offices.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree with 10 years related experience. Degree in civil engineering preferred. Professional Engineer (PE) license preferred. Higher education experience preferred.
Experience with budget and financial management.
Familiarity and understanding of the internal and external workings of a large, public research university and knowledge of how-to best work with the various constituents involved in and served by capital projects.
Ability to comply with reporting requirements.
Ability to develop and monitor metrics to ensure the organization is operating efficiently and effectively serving campus needs while meeting budgetary parameters.
Thorough knowledge of complex facilities administrative operations.
Strategic mindset with an ability to think through complex challenges, develop collaborative solutions and execute in ways that align with the organizations core values.
A commitment to diversity and inclusion with the ability to create a department which is inclusive and accessible.
Collective bargaining experience.
Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to develop, plan, and implement short and long-range goals and financial plans.
Ability to foster cooperative work environment. ? Ability to present information effectively.
Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Knowledge of a range of automated financial systems and applications software.
Experience working with PeopleSoft or a comparable ERP financial system.
Knowledge of business intelligence tools.
Advanced computing skills.
Strong analytical and logical thinking skills.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to interact effectively with all levels of organization’s personnel.
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About University of Delaware
The University of Delaware has a great tradition of excellence, from our roots extending back to a small private academy started in 1743, to the research-intensive, technologically advanced institution of today. Our alumni tell our story of achievement, from our first class, which included three signers of the Declaration of Independence and one signer of the U.S. Constitution, to the more than 154,000 living Blue Hens who are making vital contributions to the world. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his wife, Jill, are both UD alumni. The University received its charter from the State of Delaware in 1833 and was designated one of the nation’s historic Land Grant colleges in 1867. Today, UD is a Land Grant, Sea Grant and Space Grant institution. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies UD as a research university with very high research activity—a designation accorded less than 3 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. UD ranks among the nation’s top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, UD offers a broad range of degree programs: 3 associate programs, 147 bachelor’s p...rograms, 119 master's programs, 54 doctoral programs, and 15 dual graduate programs through our seven colleges and in collaboration with more than 70 research centers. Our student body encompasses more than 17,000 undergraduates, more than 3,600 graduate students and nearly 800 students in professional and continuing studies from across the country and around the globe. Our distinguished faculty includes internationally known authors, scientists and artists, among them a Nobel laureate, Guggenheim and Fulbright fellows, and members of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. State-of-the-art facilities support UD's academic and public service activities. Our 146-foot coastal research vessel, Hugh R. Sharp—the most advanced in the U.S.—helps scientists across the region explore the sea. World-class figure skaters train at our High Performance Figure Skating Center. Partnerships with Nemours/A. I. du Pont Hospital for Children, Christiana Care and Thomas Jefferson University; the U.S. Army; Winterthur; Longwood Gardens and Hagley Museum offer unparalleled experiences in health sciences, defense research, art conservation, horticulture and history. The University is now transforming a 272-acre parcel, the site of a former auto assembly plant, into the Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus. Distinguished speaker series, symposia, 21 intercollegiate athletics programs and numerous intramural and club sports, more than 300 student organizations, concerts, exhibits and other arts and cultural activities enrich campus life.Thomas Jefferson once described Delaware as a "jewel" among states due to its strategic location on the East Coast, halfway between Washington, D.C., and New York City. Today, however, the location of Delaware's flagship university increasingly is invoked as "halfway between Los Angeles and London."In addition to our Georgian-inspired main campus in Newark, Del., UD has locations across the state--in Wilmington, Dover, Georgetown and Lewes. A thriving study-abroad program and expanding international partnerships further enhance our students' education as global citizens. We invite you to visit our campus or take our virtual tour today! http://video.realviewtv.com/education/udel/