Executive Director, Facilities and Capital Planning
About Westfield State University: Since 1839, Westfield State University (WSU) has set the standard by equipping students with the knowledge, skills, character, and learning experiences needed to become responsible leaders in society. As a leading teaching institution, Westfield is built on its founding principle as the first public, co-educational institution of higher learning in America to offer an education without barrier to race, gender, or economic status.
Enrolling 4,800 undergraduates, 600 part-time students, and 800 graduate students, Westfield strives to foster intellectual curiosity, encourage critical thinking, inspire civic engagement, and promote a global perspective. This spirit of social responsibility is forged in a curriculum of liberal arts and professional studies that creates a vibrant community of engaged learners. A Westfield education combines the features of a large university, with the advantages of a small college, and is characterized by high-quality academics and personal attention from an incredibly committed and accessible faculty and staff. The university is involved with its surrounding local and regional area, and encourages service learning and community engagement.
Westfield State University's picturesque New England campus is continuously transformed through major, multi-million dollar renovations that keep its 24 buildings and nine residence halls, plus one located downtown, up to date. The self-sustaining dining services provide local, regional, and world cuisine in a sustainable, environmentally conscious manner.
Job Description: Campus Title: Executive Director of Facilities and Capital Planning State Job Title: Executive Director Department: Facilities and Operations Job Code: HA6200 FLSA Status: Exempt Funding: State Funds Bargaining Unit: APA Job Type: Full Time Time frame: 52 weeks Shift: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Regular Days Off: Saturday and Sunday Supervision Received: Reports to Vice President of Administration and Finance Supervision Exercised: Broad supervision over entire Department of Facilities and Operations, but direct supervision of the following positions: Director of Facilities and Operations, Associate Director of Space and Project Management, Director of Environmental Health and Safety, Environmental Services Manager, Trades Manager, Grounds Foreman, and support staff.
Salary: Commensurate with Education and Experience
General Statement of Duties: Executive Director of Capital Planning and Facilities is responsible for the planning and implementation of capital construction, deferred maintenance projects, and oversight of facility operations. This includes, but is not limited to, project management, cost estimating, scheduling and oversight of bidding and contracts. The Executive Director also provides leadership, guidance, and administrative oversight for the daily maintenance and operations of the campus. This includes environmental services, grounds, power plant, trades, and environmental services, grounds, power plant, trades, and environmental health and safety.
Duties and Responsibilities: Duties include but not limited to:
Capital Planning and Deferred Maintenance
Provides leadership in planning and managing capital projects; coordinates a multi-year capital and deferred maintenance program, including energy conservation, with input from the university community.
Develops programs to maximize the use of building assets, including space, systems, furniture, fixtures and equipment; makes recommendations in planning, including estimating space requirements, equipment needs, requirements for buildings and grounds maintenance, renovations and contractual services.
Facilities and Operations
Oversees all physical plant operations of the campus and properties; develops and prioritizes all departmental budgets; monitors funds and tracks expenditures in accordance with established policies and procedures; oversees and directs subordinate unit programs and staff, including environmental services, trades, grounds, power plant, and environmental health and safety.
Oversees and supervises Grounds Foreman to ensure campus grounds are properly maintained.
Works with student organizations on facilities-related issues; implements cost effective sustainability programs and/or seeks funding to support new programs; organizes, documents, and tracks all space on campus. Works with vice presidents to implement space allocation decisions.
Maintains records and reports; establishes positive working relationships with campus and external constituents, including DCAMM, MSCBA, and local town officials.
Ensures unit is in compliance with all laws and regulations, operating, environmental and safety procedures, and the university's policies and procedures.
Requirements: Bachelor's degree required; master's degree or academic credentials in engineering, architecture, construction management, or related field preferred. Five (5) years' experience in facilities management (or equivalent logistical/operations experience), with ability to supervise and lead a large diverse group of staff to work collaboratively.
Additional Information: Salary: Specific salary for current Westfield State University employees and individuals currently working for the state of Massachusetts must be calculated individually in accordance with collective bargaining and state policies and procedures.
Disability Accommodations: Westfield State University understands that persons with disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance regarding disability accommodations, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (413) 572-8106.
Background Check: Employment at Westfield State University is contingent upon a background check that is satisfactory to the University. Failure to provide written authorization for a background check will nullify the offer of employment.
Application Instructions: Kaye/Bassman International is assisting Westfield State University with this leadership search.
Applicants may not apply through Interview Exchange.
Westfield State University provides equal access to employment opportunities for all applicants, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, age, disability or veteran status in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and policies.
In 1839, Horace Mann founded Westfield State University as the first public higher education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. The University is dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people including minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other protected persons, or individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds.