Associate Vice Chancellor of Facilities Services

Riverside, CA

Posted: 3/25/21
Deadline: 5/26/21
Reference Number: 20478

About This Organization

The University of California, Riverside is a public land-grant research university in Riverside, California. It is one of the 10 campuses of the University of California system. The main campus sits on 1,900 acres in a suburban district of Riverside with a branch campus of 20 acres in Palm Desert.

Job Duties

University of California, Riverside
Associate Vice Chancellor of Facilities Services

The Associate Vice Chancellor of Facilities Services provides leadership and direction to the facilities services unit consisting of 400 employees, with a strong emphasis on developing best practices to provide cohesive, effective and efficient services to the campus. Responsible for leading and overseeing the functions and activities in maintenance, housekeeping, custodial, landscape, recycling and refuse, customer relations, administration, and energy management services. Provides leadership to staff and ensures adherence to departmental processes, protocols and procedures to provide quality services in a timely, cost effective manner for all campus facilities. Ensures safety procedures and protocols are established and maintained, ensuring compliance with state, federal and UC regulations. Responsible for the unit’s overall operational and financial administration. Provides support to other campus units as necessary and maintains a keen commitment to client service and engagement. Leads and participates in strategic planning initiatives with other campus leaders, UC leaders, or other local, state, or federal entities.

• Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent experience/training in architecture, engineering, urban design, city planning or landscape architecture. Required
• Advanced degree in facilities management. Preferred

• License or certificate to practice in at least one of the above professions. Required
• Valid Driver License. Required

Certification Requirement
• License or certificate to practice in at least one of the above professions. Required
• Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification. Preferred

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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Knowledge of University of California practices, policies and procedures.

Required Qualifications

• 10 – 15 years of related experience. Required
• Experience in organizational planning and design. Required
• Experience in developing and applying metrics to shape process improvements. Required
• Experience and/or knowledge of public contract code, UCOP policy and UCOP Facilities Manual. Preferred
• Experience with collective bargaining units. Preferred
• Experience in leading change and transition. Required
• Experience and/or knowledge of UC systems, polices, procedures and regulations. Preferred
• Previous supervisory/managerial experience. Preferred
• Experience with personnel management, including staffing, hiring, training, disciplinary action, termination, and performance management. Required

Minimum Requirements
• Advanced to expert knowledge of engineering and/or architectural design and concepts.
• Advanced knowledge of organization, system-wide and governmental policies and procedures and any related applicable laws and regulations.
• Strong knowledge of financial principles to analyze financial, operational and budgetary data.
• Leadership skills to mentor and develop management staff.
• Broad knowledge of management, marketing, construction and maintenance principles, budgeting and codes and statutes.
• Advanced experience and skill in implementing innovative and multi-disciplinary approaches to developing strategic solutions that satisfy operational needs yet ensure the sustainability of mission critical activities.
• Demonstrated working knowledge of State and Federal regulations, laws, codes and best practices related to facilities management, construction and building system upgrades.
• Demonstrated ability to maintain effective working relationships with local, state and federal agencies, and have persuasive and eloquent written and verbal communications skills to represent the campus and communicate with faculty, staff, students, and University and government officials. Strong team orientation and collaborative style; position requires an inclusive approach to engaging stakeholders across the campus in ways that lead to good business decisions and buy-in.
• Proficiency with technology applications commonly found in administrative environments e.g., Microsoft Excel and Word, email, electronic calendars, etc.
• Advanced knowledge of management principles and best practices with highly developed facilitative leadership skills. Knowledge of facilities management and student housing requirements and practices in a research or higher education environment. Knowledge of institutional policies and /or federal, state and local regulations. Advanced project management skills.
• Demonstrated high-level problem solving skills, including experience resolving emerging issues that are driven by complex legal and technical factors that could force establishment of institution-wide precedents and require substantial financial support.
• Leadership level skill and experience in strategic operational and financial planning. • Experience in managing budgets and resources for a large organization. Familiarity with financial principles related to accounting, budget preparation, and financial feasibility. Demonstrated knowledge of fiduciary responsibility in effectively managing resources within established budgetary limitations and prioritizing work to best meet organizational needs within the resources allocated. Demonstrated ability to conduct complex analyses to provide essential information necessary for operational decision making. Demonstrated skill In developing, implementing, and evaluating performance metrics for projects ranging in size, complexity, innovation, and comprehensiveness.
• Advanced human resource management expertise to lead and direct subordinate managers and staff, including advanced skills in comprehensive personnel administration.
• Knowledge of current trends and practices in the areas of sustainability and energy management.

Preferred Qualifications
• High level of familiarity with the organizational culture and administrative processes commonly found in higher education.