Facilities Operations Senior Director, University Housing (529915)

California Polytechnic State University
September 16, 2023
San Luis Obispo, CA
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Job Summary

The Facilities Operations Senior Director, University Housing is a member of the University Housing leadership team. In conjunction with the AVP, Executive Director, Sr. Directors and other managers, staff, and students, this position assists in carrying out the mission and philosophy of University Housing and is responsible for supporting and contributing to a positive atmosphere that facilitates respect, inclusion, and collaboration.

Under the general direction of the Executive Director of University Housing, the Facilities Operations Senior Director, University Housing has direct responsibility for Planning and Logistics, Custodial Operations, and Depot management within University Housing. This position leads and manages staff and provides leadership and development in support services, and emergency response.

The Facilities Operations Senior Director, University Housing serves as an active member of the University Housing Senior Leadership Team and Housing Leadership Team and maintains overall management responsibility for the leadership and administration of a comprehensive University Housing facility performance program, both daily and long-term physical plant maintenance, emergency management preparations, departmental capital outlay planning and execution. Working closely with Facilities Management and Development, this position manages, coordinates, and administers the construction, renovation, and maintenance projects for University Housing.

Department Summary

University Housing is a department within Student Affairs that provides an enhanced and quality campus experience for students living on campus. We strive for excellence in our administrative operations, our facilities, student learning, and community building. There is a strong departmental commitment to excellence, teamwork, and professionalism.

Key Qualifications

  • Demonstrated practical application of facilitation, advising, mediation, conflict resolution, and negotiation; ability to use tact and diplomacy to effectively handle a broad range of high level and sensitive interpersonal situations with diverse personalities, and to respond appropriately to conflicts and problems.
  • Extensive knowledge of planning and logistics related to facilities and custodial operations.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of effective human resources management practices and supervisory skills, including motivation, training, professional development, conflict resolution, and progressive discipline.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.
  • Understanding and practical application of program development, training, and coordination skills. Ability to research, plan, evaluate and implement student programs and services.

Education and Experience

Bachelor's Degree in architecture, engineering, business/public administration, or similar concentration, and five years of progressively responsible experience in the area of project or facilities management, and extensive collaboration experience relative to multiple construction trades. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required degree on a year-for-year basis.

Licenses, Certificates, Credentials: Possession of a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain by date of hire.

Salary and Benefits
The anticipated hiring range for this role is $110,000 - $130,000 per year. Note that the offer is calculated based on the background and relevant years of experience of the individual selected.

Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information.

Cal Poly

Cal Poly is a nationally-ranked public university located in San Luis Obispo, California, and known for its Learn by Doing philosophy. Each year more than 20,000 top-tier students come to San Luis Obispo to put knowledge into action, taking their learning outside the classroom as they prepare for careers in engineering, agriculture, science, business, humanities and the built environment. Cal Poly's hands-on philosophy, small class sizes and close student-faculty mentorships result in graduates ready from day one to impact their communities, California and the world. For more information, visit calpoly.edu .

Diversity Statement

At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. Cal Poly is an equal opportunity employer.

Supplemental Information

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to humanresources@calpoly.edu .

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter.

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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