Associate Vice President for Facilities

Post Date: Tuesday, November 26
Job Title: Associate Vice President for Facilities
Organization: University of North Dakota
Description: History: The University of North Dakota enrolls more than 15,000 students from every state and more than 50 nations. We offer more than 220 fields of study, with programs leading to bachelors, master’s, doctoral, law, and medical degrees, as well as the MBA. The University is located in Grand Forks, a classic college town of 50,000 just hours from Minneapolis and Winnipeg. Founded in 1883, UND remains true to its original vision as a university with a strong liberal arts core surrounded by professional and specialized programs. Globally respected faculty create a well-rounded, balanced education that fosters superior critical thinking and communication skills. Dedicated staff contribute to a student-centered university acclaimed nationally and globally for excellence in aviation, space studies, medicine, engineering, unmanned aerial systems, entrepreneurship, business, nursing, and more. Mission Statement: The University of North Dakota, as a member of the North Dakota University System, serves the state, the country, and the world community through teaching, research, creative activities, and service. State-assisted, the University's work depends also on federal, private, and corporate sources. With other research universities, the University shares a distinctive responsibility for the discovery, development, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge. Through its sponsorship and encouragement of basic and applied research, scholarship, and creative endeavor, the University contributes to the public well-being. The University maintains its original mission in liberal arts, business, education, law, medicine, engineering and mines and has also developed special missions in nursing, fine arts, aerospace, energy, human resources, and international studies. It provides a wide range of challenging academic programs for undergraduate, professional and graduate students through the doctoral level. The University encourages students to make informed choices, to communicate effectively, to be intellectually curious and creative, to commit themselves to lifelong learning and the service of others, and to share responsibility both for their own communities and for the world. The University promotes cultural diversity among its students, staff and faculty. In addition to its on-campus instructional and research programs, the University of North Dakota separately and cooperatively provides extensive continuing education and public service programs for all areas of the state and region. Benefits: • Fully Paid Health Insurance Premium • Life Insurance/Supplemental Life Insurance • Retirement Plan • Employee Tuition Waiver • 50% Tuition Waiver for Spouse and/or Dependents • Accrued Annual and Sick Leave • Holiday Pay • Employee Assistance Program • Internal Skill Improvement Opportunities Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: •Bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture, business or related field. •Demonstrated senior level administrative experience in facilities management. •Ten years supervisory experience including experience hiring, evaluating, supervising and training staff. •Demonstrated experience providing successful leadership in facilities management, capital project planning, budget management, staff supervision and the design and construction of large scale capital projects. •Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks concurrently, excellent organizational and delegation skills, and ability to work collaboratively in a higher education environment. •Demonstrated ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. •Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communications skills and the ability to interact with a broad range of people are essential for the position. •Experience leading and managing change in a large and complex organization. •A collaborative, team oriented style and team builder. The ability to develop collaborative relationships with a diverse group of campus constituents including, faculty, staff and students. •A demonstrated service orientation and proactive in providing exceptional customer service and support to campus stakeholders. •The ability to bring “best practice” approach to processes and procedures and enhance service orientation within Facilities. •The ability to build trust and consensus with university constituents including faculty, staff, students and shared governance groups. •Working knowledge and familiarity with building and safety codes, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) principles, and federal and state laws, rules and regulations impacting facility operations, construction, bidding process, contract terms and conditions as they relate to a public institution in North Dakota. •Criminal history background check PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: •Master’s degree. •Eight years demonstrated senior level administrative experience in facilities management. •Knowledge of public higher education (or similar campus environment) and familiarity with the needs and complexities of a comprehensive university with understanding and vision for facilities management, capital planning, health and safety and campus sustainability. Please visit for more information and how to apply. Duties: POSITION DESCRIPTION: The University of North Dakota (UND), the oldest and largest university in North Dakota, is one of the nation’s premier regional public research universities. With an enrollment of over 15,000 students, UND is home to highly regarded medical, law, and aviation schools. One of the largest employers in the Grand Forks area, UND has a staff of over 2,700 employees. The Associate Vice President for Facilities (AVP) will provide proactive facilities leadership support for a growing campus. Reporting directly to the vice president for Finance and Operations, the AVP will have direct responsibility for construction management, facilities maintenance and repair, oversight of architecture, engineering and construction service providers, utilities distribution, facilities planning, environmental stewardship, custodial, landscape and other maintenance services. The AVP is responsible for ensuring the overall efficiency of campus facility operations. The campus includes five locations, over 549 acres of land and over 6 million square feet of space with 27 miles of sidewalks, five miles of roads, 239 buildings and 300 vehicles.
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Misc. Info: Materials Required for Application: Completed UND application, cover letter, resume, reference list w/minimum 3 work related references including current or recent supervisor Reference Number: Job ID 338