Facilities Manager

Ann Arbor, MI

Posted: 9/15/21
Deadline: 9/21/21
Salary: $66,000-$87,000
Reference Number: 201171

About This Organization

Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan

Job Summary

At the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan we have a diverse learning community grounded in the principle that business can be an extraordinary vehicle for positive change in today’s dynamic global economy. For more information on Ross, visit

Job Duties

How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

The Facilities Manager works in collaboration with the Director to manage projects and ongoing maintenance to ensure customer satisfaction within the Michigan Ross facilities. You will work daily with staff, vendors and contractors to maintain operational efficiencies. You will report directly to the Director of Operations and Safety.

You will contribute to our positive and inclusive work community by building trusting partnerships across the school. Create learning opportunities for your staff, to help in creating impactful experiences for anyone using the Ross facility. As the Facility Manager, you will approach your work with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in mind; treat others with respect, and in a manner where individuals feel they belong; listen, values feedback, and learns from the perspectives of others.

You Will:

Operations and Maintenance Management
-Manage all auxiliary services and operations including inventory management, employee assignments, and policy and practice implementation; ensure safety procedures are maintained throughout the Ross complex.
-Help plan the annual budget; maintain labor and material expenditures within budget; analyze monthly expenditure variances reports.
-Work with numerous faculty and staff in other University departments and vendors and outside contractors to manage the quality and flow of work. Assure good customer relations with our clients.
-Provide in-field coordination and oversight of repair work and projects involving skilled trades’ staff, maintenance staff, and contract service providers; approve estimates for contract maintenance repairs and oversee contracted repairs.
-Make regular field inspections to assess condition of building systems and work quality.

Team Management
-Provide positive leadership to the team; communicate vision and expectations; ensure team have necessary skills, tools and information, and remove barriers to success; provide opportunities for professional growth through ongoing performance feedback, coaching and skill development; recruit new team members members.
-Advocate for a positive team culture by addressing challenging situations, strengthening cooperation amongst the team, and facilitating meetings with staff to increase overall efficiencies within the team.

Facility Project Management
-Manage facility projects, utilities usage, custodial services, and maintenance staff in the daily operations of the five building, 600,000 sq. ft. complex.
-Provide direction on emergency, scheduled, preventive, and project work orders to experienced trade staff, building maintenance staff, and contractors.
-Investigate and document major project needs and consult with the Director of Operations.
-Working together with University Plant Maintenance, the Facility Manager contributes to the planning and scope development of major projects, including MEP, civil and architectural plan review and comments, field assessments of work, and punch list development.

Required Qualifications

You Have:

Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years of experience of related experience in facilities management or equivalent combination of education and related experience
Experience managing teams of 5 or more employees
Experience developing and presenting materials to diverse audiences
1 or more years of project management experience
Experience navigating partners to achieve shared objectives
Experience in strategic planning and execution
Physical Demands/Work Environment

(The statements below are standard at Ross, please delete any that are non-applicable to the position) Amount of physical exertion expended in office environment, handing materials, tools, operating machines or equipment or required travel or unusual work hours. For example:

The person in this position occasionally moves through the facility to attend meetings/events and access files or information
May require work during early mornings, nights, and weekends
May require on-call hours
Benefits at the University of Michigan

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:

Generous time off (Vacation, Holidays, Season Days, etc.)

A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting

Many choices for comprehensive health insurance

Life insurance

Long-term disability coverage

Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses

Flexible Work Program

Ross Onsite Fitness Center

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is $66,000-$87,000. Candidates can expect to be paid a competitive and equitable salary. Factors used to determine salary include experience, knowledge and skills for the position. All candidates are encouraged to discuss salary questions to honor alignment and transparency throughout the recruiting process.

Additional Information
Michigan Ross values a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to the development of diverse and culturally intelligent staff who thrive and contribute to a positive and inclusive environment.

The statements included in this description are intended to reflect the general nature and level of work assigned to this classification and should not be interpreted as all-inclusive.

Application Deadline
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven days. The job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine, by the start of the fall term on August 30, 2021. This includes those working or learning remotely. More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.



Required Application Materials

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume.