Physical Plant Director

Winona, MN

Posted: 10/14/20
Deadline: 11/18/20
Reference Number: 42051

About This Organization

Winona State University

Winona, with its Mississippi River bluffs, is one of the most stunning places in the country and in the state. It is a unique community with amenities and options not often found in cities its size. It is one of the oldest communities in Minnesota yet maintains a fiercely entrepreneurial spirit. Winona’s business community ranges from small traditional businesses to incredibly high-tech and innovative companies that serve customers on an international scale.

The people and lifestyles in Winona run the gamut from simple to elegant, from pro-business to pro-environment, from conservative to liberal and many other ways of life. Winona is home to an amazing array of arts activities, from talent shows at the senior high school, all the way up to world-renowned music and professional theater, and a one-of-a-kind art museum. The area provides four seasons of outdoor recreation including skiing, running, boating, walking, biking, fishing and more. There is a little bit of everything for everyone in Winona, making for a rich diversity of people, activities, thoughts and ideas.

Job Duties

Winona State University, a top-ranked public university and the oldest member of the Minnesota State System of colleges and universities, seeks candidates for a Physical Plant Director. As our Director, you will be responsible for the planning and execution of the operations and maintenance of all physical facilities at Winona State.

As the leader of the operations team, the Director works closely and collaboratively with the University’s staff, their delegates, and key members of the campus community, and is responsive to students, faculty, and staff. The Director is responsible for building and developing a team that consistently provides a high level of facilities stewardship, customer service, and communications, working with a diverse community to meet academic, programmatic, and residential needs and priorities. This position advises on policies and procedures that relate to the management of campus physical resources and participates in the planning and management of capital renewal and replacement budgets for facility maintenance and improvements. Winona State is preparing to author its first Resiliency Plan which will guide our physical infrastructure’s transition toward highly sustainable operations. The Director will be a key member of our planning team.

Required Qualifications

Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree and 5 or more years of progressively responsible management experience in a similar role. Additional qualifications include knowledge of best practices in facility operations management, engineering and technical knowledge of building and campus infrastructure systems, the ability to develop and foster a cooperative work environment, the ability to communicate and interact effectively within a diverse community. A commitment to advancing learning in an intercultural environment is expected. We encourage all interested individuals meeting the criteria of the described position to apply.

Other Info

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WSU is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System and is an equal opportunity educator and employer.