Assistant Vice President for Facilities Operations

Virginia Tech

Posted: 7/6/20
Deadline: 7/13/20
Salary: Commensurate with experience

About This Organization

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Job Duties

Reporting to the Vice President for Campus Planning, Infrastructure, and Facilities, the Assistant Vice President for Facilities Operations is entrusted with the care and maintenance of the majority of Virginia Tech’s campuses in Blacksburg, Roanoke, and the greater Washington, D.C., metro area and the university’s research facilities located throughout the commonwealth.
Leading a team of over 300 personnel, the Assistant Vice President is responsible, for the oversight of facility services in a responsive, efficient, consistent, and courteous manner, providing all campus constituents with quality service and a safe, clean, and aesthetically pleasing environment, while efficiently managing expenses, maximizing service levels, and achieving aspirational standards.

This is a highly visible position that interacts with top-level administration of the university and delivers strategic, operational, and tactical operational services for the benefit of all university constituents. This position is responsible for coordinating university efforts to assure that buildings and grounds constantly express the sense of place and quality that is intrinsic to Virginia Tech, maintaining the university’s design and construction standards function, and providing effective vision, leadership, and strategic direction for the delivery of non-capital construction (renovation) services.

The Assistant Vice President will also provide direct oversight of special projects, the development of strategic presentations, unit reporting, and may be required to represent the university in meetings.

The Assistant Vice President will be responsible to provide and define the support required for the Vice President for the oversight of all university policies relevant to their responsibility. This support requires the review and documentation of university components with and/or without delegated authority to manage and/or perform services under these university policies along with the definition of required reporting deliverables for those granted delegated authority.

This position is designated as “Emergency Personnel”.

Required Qualifications

•Advanced degree in engineering, building construction, architecture, or a related field; or education and work experience that equates to an advanced degree.
•Significant experience with facilities management, public works, maintenance and repair, construction, budgeting, fiscal administration, people management, client management, and operational planning. Experience should demonstrate a broad understanding of public sector or higher education business issues and facilities services in a complex, multi-campus environment.
•Demonstrated commitment to accessibility and inclusion. Knowledge of accessibility issues and planning mechanisms specific to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Universal Design.
•Experience researching and preparing technically complex executive level documents, position papers, reports, proposals, and presentations on a variety of strategic topics.
•Demonstrated commitment to data-driven decision making and the use of key performance indicators in the execution (development, analysis, corrective action, communication, and pursuit and provision of feedback) of tactical, operational, and strategic responsibilities.
•Exceptional communication skills, interpersonal skills, diplomacy, and the ability to effectively interact and build trusted relationships with diverse internal and external constituencies.
•Demonstrated commitment to exceptionally responsive, consistent, and transparent service delivery to all campus constituents. Champions a responsive workforce that embraces a culture of continuous improvement, self-assessment, and accountability in a dynamic environment. Deploys, accepts, and acts on all mechanisms of customer feedback to achieve results and effect change.
•Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects; excellent organizational, leadership, and delegation skills; and ability to work collaboratively. Must have strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills to manage complex tasks and/or those that require balancing competing interests.
•Strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, with ability to see patterns, be a fast thinker, and make decisions with strong attention to accuracy, detail, and local context.
•Demonstrated patience, reliability, composure, and stability under pressure as well as a strong personal ethics commitment.
•Extensive leadership and team-building skills with a demonstrated ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
•Proficient with facilities related software and enterprise systems.
•Ability to travel to on-campus and off-campus facilities sites, with occasional overnight travel.
•This position is designated as “Emergency Personnel”. Must be available twenty-four hours per day, seven days a week to provide support during planned, or emergency situations or events to include being physically on site if deemed necessary.

•Professional Engineer (PE), Registered Architect (RA), or other relevant professional credential or registration.
•Additional degree or advanced certification in engineering, building construction, architecture, business, management, public administration, or a related field.
•Intermediate to expert knowledge of Assetworks’ AiM or similar maintenance management software.


Commensurate with experience

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