The Division of Facilities, Planning and Operations at Rowan University is a growing enterprise. The Division’s mission is to create and sustain a vibrant, safe, supportive environment at Rowan’s campuses. The division is dedicated to providing leadership in facilities, campus planning, development and maintenance. Organizationally, the Division is led by the Vice President of Facilities Planning and Operations who is a member of the President’s executive cabinet.
The Department of Facilities Operations is a part of the Division of Facilities, Planning and Operations. Through collaboration and partnership with the rest of the Division of Facilities, Planning and Operations and campus community, this Department leads the overall management of facilities operations including Trades Staff, Central Plant Operations, Department of Environmental Health, Safety and Fire Safety, and Custodial Operations.
Under the supervision of the Senior Director for Facilities Operations, the Director of Facilities directs and manages the overall operation of the Trades department on the Glassboro Campus. The Director of Facilities reports directly to the Senior Director. Work is performed under general direction and employee plans and arranges own tasks; direction is occasionally provided by supervisor; must be able to apply standard policy or procedure to routine problems or duties without benefit of specific guidelines; determines actions to be taken without immediate direction of supervisor in all but unusual cases; drafts for review new procedures for resolving non-routine matters having a moderate to high potential for generating conflict. University policy, government regulations, institutional precedents, professional standards and accepted practices govern independent action. Position routinely interacts with students, staff, faculty, unit administrators and regulatory agencies, and functions as an internal consultant to all levels of the University. This position collaborates with multiple shop supervisors as well as occasional student workers. Failure to perform tasks satisfactorily can result in liability, property damage, injury or fatality, regulatory noncompliance, and fine, imprisonment or both.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Assists in the response to and the investigation of daily work flows. Assists in the prioritization and evaluation of requests for new work.
Assists with the oversight and administration of the day to day operations of the Trade shops
Assists in the development of budget, monitors and approves purchases, and implements cost saving measures
Consults with administrators, faculty and students
Assists in recommending actions that will help assure compliance with federal, state and local regulations. This position coordinates closely with Public Safety and Auxiliary constituents to address repetitive reoccurring issues.
Assists in the oversight and/or coordination of the collection, compilation, and analysis of program activity data; develops, writes, and presents comprehensive statistical and narrative program reports.
Assists with establishing and implementing long and short-range department goals and objectives. In collaboration with Environmental Health and Safety Department develops, implements, reviews, evaluates and recommends general safety related procedures, policies, manuals and guidelines.
Represents the University at various local, state, regional and national conferences and continuing educational courses as required. Assumes direct supervision of several shop crew supervisors, provides supervision to tradespeople in absence of supervisor, and oversight of occasional student workers or volunteers.
Participation in off hour’s emergency call in rotation.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned by the Senior Director.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or construction management related field is preferred.
Experience: Minimum 5 years of experience in an educational or construction supervision related field. Higher Education experience is preferred. Experience with civil service regulations or unionized labor contracts preferred. Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports; to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations. Skill in developing procedures, inspection practices, and protocols. Working knowledge and understanding of prevention maintenance principles, practices, standards, and resources. Knowledge and understanding of State, Federal, and local regulations and codes. Effective interpersonal and communication (written and oral) skills and ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities. Ability to develop, plan, and implement short and long-range goals. Ability to foster a cooperative work environment. Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
Must pass a HAZMAT medical examination and be medically qualified to wear respiratory protective devices and other personal protective equipment as needed.
Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as they can perform essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible. Appropriate personal protective equipment/clothing must be work when necessary.
This position in on-call twenty-four hours a day and seven days per week as needed to be informed of complications and create a form of response within the department. Individual must have as well as maintain a valid driver’s license and regular access to a private reliable means of transportation in order to maneuver through the campuses when operationally necessary. Work may occasionally involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
Notes: Rowan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diverse people and abilities. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US, and the university will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.
A top 100 national public research institution, Rowan University offers bachelor’s through doctoral and professional programs in person and online to 23,000 students through its main campus in Glassboro, N.J., its medical school campuses in Camden and Stratford, and five others. Home to Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; Ric Edelman College of Communication & Creative Arts; William G. Rohrer College of Business; Virtua Health College of Medicine & Health Sciences; Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and the School of Osteopathic Medicine, it also comprises the colleges of Education, Humanities & Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science & Mathematics; Virtua Health School of Nursing & Health Professions; the schools of Earth & Environment; Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Translational Biomedical Engineering & Sciences; Veterinary Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; and a multidisciplinary honors college. Rowan focuses on practical research at the intersection of engineering, medicine, science and business while ensuring excellence in undergraduate education. The University has earned national recognition for innovation; commitment to high-quality, af...fordable education; and developing public-private partnerships. A Carnegie-classified (R2/high research activity) institution, Rowan has been recognized as the fourth fastest-growing public research university for three consecutive years as reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education.