Associate Vice President, Facilities Management

Las Vegas, NV

Posted: 3/4/21
Deadline: 4/2/21
Reference Number: M01680

About This Organization

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas – a rapidly-growing R1 that is one of the most diverse universities in the country – seeks a new Associate Vice President, Facilities Management.

Southern Nevada is one of the fastest-growing areas in the United States and UNLV is no exception. In 2018, UNLV was recognized as R1 and has created one of the most affirmative and dynamic academic environments in the country. UNLV continues to rise in U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of the most diverse universities for undergraduates and is a designated Minority Serving Institution (MSI) and Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).

UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Job Duties

A member of the Business Affairs Senior Leadership Team, the AVP-FM will develop and maintain positive, collaborative relationships with colleagues across the university, and participate in strategic planning initiatives with campus leaders, local and state entities, and other stakeholders. The AVP-FM is responsible for over 100 campus buildings and facilities across multiple sites, consisting of nearly 4 million square feet of space, and approximately 400 acres of grounds. This position will lead a workforce of approximately 300, including direct reports, administrative personnel, custodial, trades, grounds, and student workers, and oversee the unit’s $37 million operational budget. The successful candidate will have 10 years’ facilities leadership experience in higher education or other complex organizations. A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree in management or a related field is preferred.

Required Qualifications

Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Business Affairs, the Associate Vice President, Facilities Management (AVP-FM) will possess strengths in strategy, operational excellence, management of teams, and financial acumen. The AVP-FM is expected to be a skilled leader that 1) builds and effectively manage a positive, productive, inclusive and healthy organization that is structured to support campus requirements; 2) fosters a culture of service, stewardship and operational excellence; 3) proactively collaborates with Planning and Construction, Real Estate, Financial Planning, Budget and Analysis, and OIT when planning and scheduling renovations; 4) establishes, monitors and continuously innovates and improves business processes and operations to meet requirements; 5) develops and implements effective budgeting, financial management and operational strategies to optimize use of resources; and 6) leverages technology tools, data and metrics to facilitate management, decision making and generate reporting.

Other Info

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