Associate Vice President for Facilities

Tallahassee, FL

Posted: 1/24/20
Deadline: 2/14/20

About This Organization

Florida State University

As one of the nation’s most elite research universities with the Carnegie Foundation’s highest designation (Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity), Florida State University offers a distinctive academic environment built on cherished values and unique heritage, a welcoming campus on the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida, championship athletics, and a prime location in the heart of the state capital. Combining traditional strength in the arts and humanities with a recognized leadership in the sciences, Florida State University provides unmatched opportunities for students and faculty through challenging academics, cultural discovery, and community interaction. Underlying and supporting the educational experience at Florida State University is the development of new generations of citizen leaders.

With over 41,000 students, Florida State University’s 17 colleges offer 297 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, professional, and specialist degree programs, including medicine and law, covering a broad array of disciplines critical to society today. Each year the University awards over 2,000 graduate and professional degrees. With an impressive breadth of leading graduate, professional, and undergraduate programs, Florida State University is a demanding, intellectually stimulating, yet warm and caring environment for students and faculty. Recognized nationally for commitment to diversity, Florida State University is a national leader in the number of doctorates awarded to African American students and in the graduation rate of African American undergraduates. The College of Medicine and College of Law are ranked in the nation’s Top 10 for Hispanic students and FSU has soared eight spots to No. 18 among national public universities in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings.

Florida State has built a reputation as a strong research center in both the sciences and the humanities. The faculty generates approximately $233 million annually in external funds to be used for research. These external funds are in the form of contracts and grants from private foundations, industries and government agencies, and are used to support research, improve research facilities, and provide stipends for graduate students. Florida State consistently ranks in the top 10 universities nationally in physical sciences grants awarded by the National Science Foundation. Florida State University faculty includes: members of the National Academy of Sciences; the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences; Pulitzer Prize winners; a Nobel Laureate; Oscar winners; and Guggenheim, Fulbright, and National Endowment for the Humanities fellows.

Additional information about Florida State, its history and programs can be found at

Job Duties

Florida State University (FSU) seeks applications and nominations for the position of Associate Vice President for Facilities.

Position Summary
Reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Administration, the Associate Vice President for Facilities is responsible for guiding FSU’s facilities, campus master planning, and assisting in the planning, development, and managing Division of Finance and Administration programs and policies through oversight of Facilities Operations, Planning, and Construction. The Facilities department employs nearly 700 staff who manage over 1,600 acres that include more than 8.1 million square feet of educational and general (E&G) university space, approximately 14.5 million total gross square feet (E&G and non-E&G space), and 400+ buildings.

The Associate Vice President for Facilities will oversee an office that provides master planning, design and construction management support, sustainability expertise, innovative partnering expertise, and other facilities related expertise to FSU. Direct reports to the Associate Vice President for Facilities include: Executive Director – Campus Utilities & Maintenance; Director, Facilities Planning; Director, Building Services; Director, Construction, Design, and Project Management; Director, Grounds; Director, Environmental Health and Safety; Director, Campus Sustainability; Associate Director, Information Technology; Associate Director, Financial Services; and Senior Administrative Specialist.

Required Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess:
• A Master’s degree and seven years of experience or a Bachelor’s degree and nine years of experience;
• A minimum of 5 years of administrative experience at the Director level or above in a large, complex organization;
• Strong project management skills and the ability to manage multiple, complex projects;
• Extensive knowledge of capital planning, financial planning, land-use planning, and master planning;
• Experience in building operations and sustainability;
• Excellent interpersonal and team-building abilities, outstanding oral and written communication skills;
• Problem solving skills to reach efficient and effective solutions in a collaborative manner;
• The ability to lead major activities in a collaborative manner with a wide range of internal and external constituencies;
• The ability to represent and advocate for FSU needs to the Board of Trustees, state legislature, and other policymaking agencies.

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Application and Nomination Process
The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a current curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing relevant experience and interest in the position. Submission of materials via e-mail is strongly encouraged. Nominations should include the contact information of the nominee.

In accordance with the State of Florida’s open records laws, all applications and letters of interest will be made public. Application materials should be submitted to:

Alberto Pimentel, Managing Partner
Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates
6512 Painter Avenue
Whittier, CA 90601


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FSU is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: