The College of Saint Rose Director of Facilities Operations in Albany, New York

Director of Facilities Operations

Category:Administrative & Staff

Department:Facilities Services

Locations:Albany, NY

Posted:Aug 09, '17



About The College of Saint Rose:

The College of Saint Rose is a dynamic institution of higher education, enrolling more than 4,200 students. Located in the City of Albany, the heart of New York State's Capital Region, the College is a private, independent, coeducational institution, defined by dedicated faculty, administrators, staff, all focused on transforming the lives of our students. Through a strong liberal education curriculum, and professional programs, Saint Rose serves four-year and transfer students and working professionals in undergraduate, graduate degree and advanced certificate programs in four academic schools: Arts and Humanities; Business; Education; and Mathematics and Sciences. The College is preparing to celebrate its Centennial in 2020 with the launch of the 2016-2020 Strategic Plan which focuses on global connectedness, student success and fostering creativity and innovation.

Guided by our founders and continuing sponsors, the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet, the College is proud of its mission of service to the urban community. As an institution that values inclusion, we seek to attract and employ individuals who reflect the cultural diversity found within our student body, and across the nation and globe.

Job Description:

This position provides direction, administration and general management of the physical plant operations of the College encompassing 35 acres and approximately 90 academic, administrative and residential facilities. Areas of emphasis include providing leadership to a workforce of over 90 in which customer service to internal constituents is the primary goal.


  • Provide general management oversight to the College community, federal, state, and local agencies, companies and contractors on all technical matters affecting building comfort control, cleaning and repair of buildings and equipment, landscaping and maintenance of grounds, maintenance of athletic fields, receiving incoming material and equipment and inventory control.

  • Motivate and manage employees to perform with a customer service orientation, in accordance with Federal, State, Union and College policies, with regard to recruitment, corrective action and performance evaluation, etc. Administer applicable union labor agreements and grievances. Serve as "Step 2" of the grievance procedure as noted in the relevant collective bargaining agreement.

  • Set and maintain a standard of excellence with work processes and outcomes with a strong emphasis on customer service. .

  • Interpret and ensure compliance with all city, state and federal regulations concerning environmental protection, fire and electrical underwriter codes, safety, boiler codes and other codes and regulations which may apply. Maintain relevant records and documentation.

  • Establish and maintain a program of regular inspection of facilities, equipment and systems.

  • Collaborate with Project Management team on construction, renovation and infrastructure projects.

  • Evaluate and provide recommendations regarding facilities operations policies or issues.

  • Ensure the collection of necessary technical data and preparation of justifications to support budget approval for major equipment purchases, energy conservation measures, deferred maintenance needs, special improvements and complete facility renovation or upgrading.

  • Play a key role in the development of budgetary planning. Administer budget and monitor and control expenditures for areas of responsibility.

  • Communicate work schedules to faculty, staff and students. Establish priorities and coordinate department trades and functions to accomplish special and routine work activities.

  • Maximize the capabilities of the CMMS to ensure timely service request responses as well as preventive maintenance and productivity. Utilize data from this system to provide productivity and other reports.

  • Develop, coordinate and maintain an effective planned preventive maintenance system for campus buildings, equipment, grounds and utility systems.

  • Ensure training and development requirements of skilled work force are identified and implemented. Ensure that proper safety training is provided and that safety requirements and procedures are followed by Facilities personnel.

  • Provide technical and management oversight for current and emerging power supply/delivery including energy supply and acquisition strategies, building energy management technologies, internal energy usage policies, energy conservation efforts and regulatory compliance.

  • Be available off hours to respond to College emergencies.


  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible physical plant experience, with at least 5 years recent experience in the administration and management of a physical plant.

  • Bachelor's Degree required; a concentration in Engineering, Construction Management or a related discipline is preferred

  • A thorough knowledge of facilities planning, design and construction; facilities maintenance management; utilities operation and management.

  • Demonstrated leadership experience with evidence of success at engaging multi-disciplinary teams to aspire to a culture of customer service.

  • In depth knowledge of building automation and computerized maintenance management systems.

  • Knowledge of management techniques, including record keeping, reporting, budgeting, inventory control and cost, personnel and performance analyses.

  • Previous experience in labor relations is preferred

  • Ability to organize and delegate work in order to control a variety of programs simultaneously and the adaptability to cope with changing facilities standards and requirements

  • Proven oral and written communication skills to interact with varying levels of college staff, faculty, students, vendors and service personnel, and the general public.

Additional Information:

In addition to a competitive salary, comprehensive health and dental benefits, generous time off, a tuition remission plan for employees and eligible dependents, retirement plan through TIAA, and wellness programs including the use of our fitness center.

The College of Saint Rose values diversity and abides by federal, state and local law in admissions, employment and all services and programs provided. It does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion/creed, disability, age, national/ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, marital status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or any other condition established by law.

The College of Saint Rose is committed to providing a safe, supportive, and secure environment for the entire college community and upon request, will provide its annual security report. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the College, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. This report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Office of Safety and Security at 518-454-5187 or on line at .

Application Instructions:

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  • Cover Letter : required; include salary history

  • Resume

  • Contactinformation for 3 references

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