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Michigan Facilities Director (Jackson College)

Organization: Jackson College
Date Posted: 8/2/2018
City: Jackson
Location: Michigan
Country: United States
Primary Category: Administration
Salary: $70,380.00 yearly
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor's
Experience Requirement: 5-10 years

Description & Details


Provide engaged leadership for the operation and strategic vision of the Facilities Department.  Direct operations, strategy fulfillment, and planning efforts for, but not limited to, the following second level support services: custodial and event services; grounds and fleet management; physical plant; and construction.  Ensure that operational needs are understood and met with appropriate solutions; frequently work with staff on tasks and projects.  Establish and implement policies and procedures that promote the effective use of services in support of the college mission, values, and beliefs.  These functions are performed by the duties outlined below.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

·        Develop a supportive and collaborative team where respect, integrity, trust, and knowledge are forged into a creative, civil, and open relationship between teammates. 

·        Lead teams to provide quality services and exceptional customer service while making the best use of new technologies, processes and methods.

·        Demonstrate a sense of humor, humility, vulnerability, transparency, compassion, and approachability.

·        Inspire others through effective use of emotional intelligence competencies.

·        Participate and model best practices of the Facility Management profession through the resources of IFMA, APPA, BOMA, etc. 

·        Consult with peer institutions to gain cooperative efficiencies beneficial to institutional operations.  Leverage corporate, vendor, or industry information to learn from the experience of others.

·        Develop project plans (scope, time, labor, risk, and budget), track milestones, and communicate project status with sponsors; ensure that college strategic goals are addressed in project planning efforts.  Develop effective methods to correct projects in distress by addressing critical path and resource constraints.  Assign roles based on skills and availability of labor resources.  Having knowledge to transition from waterfall to agile project management practices is beneficial. Evaluate project proposals to assess project feasibility and resource requirements.

·        Coordinate all architectural (building, landscape) and engineering (civil, electrical, HVACR, plumbing) design, bidding, construction, commissioning, and punch list activities.

·        Collaboratively, establish performance goals, standards, or benchmarks for the Facilities department.  Evaluate individual and team performance; create plans to achieve and expand performance goals.  Recommend professional development where appropriate.

·        Research, design, and implement service enhancements.  Develop and implement new support policies, procedures, guidelines, and rules.  Consult with staff and end users to determine the impact of proposed service, procedure, or policy change.

·        Participate in and support institutional strategic planning and monitoring efforts. Translate college and department goals into projects and daily work.  Regularly communicate progress of work and/or outages with the college community.  Clearly outline levels of support, projected performance, availability of services, and deferred maintenance plans.

·        Leverage the benefits of modern technologies.  Measure an improvement in efficiency, return on investment, and other meaningful metrics that illustrate the value of such work.  Promote energy conservation strategies and create systems to be nimble and scalable. 

·        Assist with the preparation of budget projections and the monitoring of financial reports.

·        Negotiate with consultants and vendors for services and products necessary to develop, maintain, upgrade, or retire Facilities systems. Direct preparation and filing of legal documents relating to agreements with Facilities service agencies and providers.

·        Coordinate response to Facilities related campus emergency situations during regular shifts, nights, weekends and holidays; coordinate Facilities related response to inclement weather as appropriate.

·        Responsible for understanding, supporting and actively demonstrating the College’s beliefs, values, mission and vision and being in agreement to be evaluated by same.



Oversee all Facilities department second level work requests.  Direct task assignments and modify priority levels based on service impact and customer needs.  Develop proactive solutions to the most common incidents.  Manage expectations for service requests.  Confer about methods to collect and analyze customer satisfaction metrics.  Co-develop Facilities systems with peers within and outside of the college that engage and challenge staff.  Monitor personnel work performance to create meaningful and timely feedback to individuals deserving praise or needing guidance.  Document work behavior and events that may lead to disciplinary action.  Routinely offer positive feedback and constructive criticism.  Lead by example. Foster safe workplace conditions consistent with current regulations.

4 weeks paid vacation, medical, dental and vision, EAP, 16 paid holidays and more.

How to Apply / Contact

All applications must be made online at:

If assistance with online application process is required, contact Human Resources at 517-796-8468.

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