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Senior Associate Director for Campus Living Facilities
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Sep. 3, 2021
Title Senior Associate Director for Campus Living Facilities
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department VPSL Campus Living
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Residential Life

Position Summary
Campus Living invites applications for the Senior Associate Director for Campus Living Facilities (FPMO – Facilities Planning and Management Officer). In this role, you will lead a dynamic and diverse team that seeks to provide safe, attractive and well-functioning facilities. Your responsibilities will include:

Lead departmental facilities maintenance and upgrades
Manage and supervise a comprehensive facilities management team
Develop, plan, implement and oversee long-term capital improvements, renovations, and new construction in support of the master plan
Prepare and monitor the annual facilities operating budget
Manage/assign physical space and collaborate with outside stakeholders as applicable
Conduct research, benchmarking, and best practice analysis projects on various facility-related topics
Create and maintain a culture of excellent customer service to students and staff

At Campus Living, our mission is to provide inclusive residential communities, as we strive to achieve personal growth and learning every day, for everyone. We are a community that welcomes and celebrates every student, staff and guest with all of their diverse identities, beliefs and ways of thinking.

Our team recognizes the advantages diverse perspectives and backgrounds bring to the workplace. We are particularly interested in candidates who share this value and will work to achieve the university’s goals of inclusive excellence.

About Campus Living
Campus Living, a unit within the division of Student Life, serves to provide the best residential living experience for students at the University at Buffalo. Campus Living offers quality, affordable and desirable campus housing in support of the university’s mission. Campus Living is comprised of 13 residence halls and five apartment complexes accommodating 8,000 residents on the North and South Campuses. Approximately 5,800 students reside in the residence halls and 2,200 students reside in the apartment complexes. Campus Living is comprised of 210 professional and classified staff with a total operating budget of $70m.

About UB
The university seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Buffalo, to maintain the excellence of the university and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree is required.
A minimum of five years of progressive experience in facilities management, supervision, and administration in a medium to large complex organization
A comprehensive understanding of building systems and mechanical equipment with respect to the engineering design and operation.
Demonstrated ability to successfully integrate facilities management with the goals of a residential and educational environment intended to build community.
The ability to interact appropriately with a wide variety of constituents with diverse backgrounds and demonstrate cultural competence.
Strong experience in performance management and budget administration.

Preferred Qualifications
A degree from an accredited institution in construction management, facilities management, engineering, or architecture.
Experience in higher education
Real Property Administrator/Facilities Maintenance Administrator/System Maintenance.
Administrator certification
Completion of APPA Institute certification
Certification as a NYS Building Inspector
Experience with working in a unionized environment.
Over five years of relevant experience

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