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4 Feb 2017

Area Director of Operations

EdR Collegiate Housing – Posted by SACJobs Anywhere

Job Description

The University of Kentucky and EdR have partnered to provide state-of-the-art housing for UK students. This
ambitious partnership has already created and opened over 5,7 beds with more than 1,100 new beds currently under
construction. Together UK and EdR have merged as one to become University of Kentucky Housing where we focus on the students and their true living and learning experiences throughout the entire campus. Learn more about
our community here:

Job Summary:

The Area Director of Operations is a member of the University of Kentucky Housing leadership team who reports
directly to the Regional Director. This person serves as a direct link between UK, EdR, students, facility management
and building operations. The Area Director of Operations is responsible for positively contributing to a high
quality, living-learning residential experience for students. The Area Director of Operations provides
leadership and direct supervision to maintenance and operations staff in their campus area/neighborhood.

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
managing departmental oversight for all maintenance and custodial operations for their neighborhood while working alongside the Department of Residence Life to help support the student experience. This person serves as a liaison to the EdR Director of UK Construction, the University of Kentucky Physical Plant Division, and Auxiliary Services.
Additionally, the Area Director is responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of their area

Primary Duties

Directs, supervises, trains, and evaluates the Assistant Director of Facilities and oversees the area’s maintenance
team. Works in partnership with UK, EdR and other stakeholders to ensure daily facility management and operations are successful. Attends regular UK and EdR meetings. Supports the development of FFE Inventories, Capital Improvement and Preventive Maintenance Plans. Actively participates in the financial preparation of the
yearly budgets and monthly forecasting for maintenance and facilities. Manages expenses and acts in a fiscally responsible manner. Works with the Summer Conference Coordinator to ensure units and facilities are clean, well maintained, and move in ready for guests and conference groups. Represents the company and establishes a collaborative relationship with University departments and partners. Engages in constant evaluation and development of policies and procedures. Assists with coordination and support of maintaining operations during emergencies and crisis situations. Oversees contracts as they relate to custodial, laundry, pest control, elevators, and other services within the facilities. Works with Auxiliary Services to ensure efficient move-in and move-out of facilities, as well as proper response and reporting of FixIt tickets. Manages life safety initiatives and works in conjunction with UK leadership and the UK Fire Marshall to maintain safe living learning environments.
Participates in annual safety walks with UK administration and follows up on any concerns. Other duties as identified by EdR or UK.

Reports to: Regional Director
Directly Supervises: Assistant Director of Facilities


Competitive salary
Health, dental, vision, & short term disability
401k and Match
Paid holidays
Paid vacation
Fun & challenging work environment

All job offers are subject to a drug test and background check per EdR policies.


Bachelor’s degree required, with 2-3 years of experience or training or a combination of experience/training in
university and/or housing operations setting.

Familiarity with database systems such as AMSI, StarRez, and SAP.
Proven budgetary management experience.
Superior verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent organizational and customer service skills.
Ability to independently interpret, communicate, and apply policies and procedures.
Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

Start Date: 2/3/2017 – Firm
Education: Bachelor’s Degree Required
Work Experience: 2-4 Years

How to Apply

Candidates are encouraged to apply through the EdR Collegiate Housing website. Copy the URL below into your browser OR go to and click "Join Our Team". fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=742&company_id=16843&version=1 &source=ONLINE&jobOwner=992350&aid=1 If unable to apply online, you may send a resume to

Job Tags: Area Director and operations.


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