The University of Maine System is seeking to hire a Director of Facilities Management for the University of Maine at Augusta campus/centers.
The Director of Facilities Management provides professional direction and strategic leadership for all campus facilities; grounds operations; maintenance; custodial services; capital and renovation projects. The Director works collaboratively with all units of the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) and the University of Maine System (UMS) Capital Planning and Project Management team. The Director will develop and maintain a high quality, safe, clean, fully functional physical plant which meets the needs of students, faculty, staff, and the general public to provide a dynamic academic environment.
Other responsibilities include coordinating with UMS to develop plans and specifications and obtain bids for facilities projects; managing campus grounds vehicles and equipment fleet; monitoring and responding to weather and other emergency conditions; monitoring energy consumption; managing card access; managing UMA’s Energy Management System (EMS). Routinely works with contractors, engineers, architects and other facilities professionals. Work is accomplished under general rather than specific direction and requires significant independent judgment, initiative and discretion.
Position is based at UMA’s Augusta campus with frequent travel to other UMA campus/centers required.
Based on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant, the salary range is mid $60's to low $70's plus a 10% employer contribution to the UMS retirement plan. Additional benefits include medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents. The UMS is a recipient of the Wellness Councils of America’s Well Workplace Award and offers a wellness program.
Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until a suitable applicant pool is identified.
About the University:
Established in 1968, the University of Maine System is the state’s largest educational enterprise. It has an annual enrollment of nearly 30,000 students and positively impacts the lives of hundreds of thousands of Mainers each year through its educational and cultural offerings as well as outreach and public service to individuals, businesses, organizations and policymakers. The System has an estimated $1.5 billion total statewide economy impact each year, a return of $7.50 for every dollar of State appropriation. Two-thirds of its alumni—approximately 120,000 people—live in Maine. The University of Maine System is accessible with seven universities—some with multiple campuses—located across the state, as well as a law school, an additional 31 course sites, and Cooperative Extension. The University of Maine System Chancellor’s office is located in Estabrooke Hall on the University of Maine campus in Orono. System-wide services and governance employees work from campuses across the state.
University of Maine at Augusta:
Founded in 1965, the University of Maine at Augusta transforms the lives of students of every age and background across the State of Maine and beyond through access to high-quality distance and on-site education, excellence in student support, civic engagement, and professional and liberal arts programs. UMA is the third largest public university in Maine with a statewide student population of more than 4,000. In addition to its main campus in the state’s capital, UMA also serves students at its campus in Bangor (UMA Bangor) and through the UMA Centers around the state. With its multiple locations and long-term expertise in online and distance learning, UMA is generally considered the university of choice for Mainers of all ages who want to attend college while maintaining busy lifestyles.
A bachelor’s degree or demonstrated knowledge of the principles of construction, maintenance, and security equivalent to a bachelor’s degree.
Demonstrated successful problem-solving abilities.
Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing. Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
Excellent analytical and organizational skills required.
At least five years of supervisory experience.
A minimum of five years of experience in the area of planning and maintaining facilities.
Valid Driver's License and be an authorized and approved University Driver based on the Driver Administration Policy.
Experience as a facilities manager in an education environment.
Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" below. You will need to create a profile and application (which includes contact information for 3 references); upload:
1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position
2.) a resume/curriculum vitae
Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.
The successful applicant is subject to appropriate background screening.
The University of Maine System is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following office has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Office of Equal Opportunity, University of Maine, 101 North Stevens Hall, Orono, ME 04469 207-581-1226. TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).
Location/Region: Augusta, ME