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10 Nov 2016

Full-Time Director of Facilities, Housing and Dining Services

Colorado State University – Posted by SACJobs Fort Collins, Colorado, United States

Job Description

Founded in 1870, Colorado State University is among the nation’s leading research universities and enrolls
approximately 32,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. CSU was the first institution in the world to earn a STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System) Platinum score. Located an hour north of the Denver metro area, Fort Collins is a culturally vibrant and progressive community of 152,000. The city is situated on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains with views of 14,000 foot peaks, and offers easy access to numerous outdoor opportunities.

The Director of Facilities in Housing & Dining Services provides strategic leadership and administrative oversight for the operation and maintenance of over 2.1 million sq. ft. of Housing & Dining Services facilities including 15
residence halls housing over 6,000 students, 4 apartments communities with 1,119 apartments, 6 dining centers and a bakeshop, a warehouse/food storeroom, the Housing Services Center, the Palmer Center Administrative Offices, and the CSU Mountain Campus. The position oversees approximately 200 full-time staff members (with 7 direct reports), 50 hourly and student employees, an operating budget in excess of $16.8 million, and functional areas of responsibility include: facility planning, capital construction, renovation projects, building maintenance, custodial/environmental services, warehouse/food storeroom, materials/supplies, trades staff, contractor engagement and management, utility crew, fleet vehicles, and projects crew. The Director administers capital improvement and replacement programs, renovation plans, sustainable and “green” maintenance and environmental services operations, deferred and preventative maintenance strategies, and energy/resource/utility consumption analyses and projections. The Director sets organizational goals, assesses employee performance, provides training and professional development opportunities for staff, and monitors the quality of services provided by staff and contractors with a focus on excellent customer service and a student-centered approach. The new Director must have a strong understanding of, and commitment to diversity and the creation of inclusive work and living environments. This is a high profile position and the Director meets regularly with other HDS units and university offices including University Facilities Management, Campus Planning, and Risk Management.

Housing & Dining Services is a comprehensive auxiliary enterprise and, in addition to this Directors’ area, includes Residence Life; Apartment Life; Dining Services; Conference and Event Services; Technology & RamCard Office; CSU’s Mountain Campus; Communications and Sustainability; Diversity, Inclusion and Assessment; Human Resources; Staff Training; Business Services; and HDS Administration. HDS is a campus leader in sustainability. The department employs 450 full-time and 1300 part-time and student staff, and has an annual operating budget of over $90 million. The position reports to the Executive Director of Housing & Dining Services, serves as a key member of the senior leadership team, and contributes to the overall success of the department.

Minimum qualifications include a bachelor’s degree; progressive significant experience in facilities management,
including operation and maintenance of building systems, facility maintenance and upkeep, construction and renovation projects, personnel management, budget management, customer service, resource allocation; and strong written communication skills. Preferred qualifications include additional facilities certifications (e.g. CPE—Certified Planner Estimator, CEFP—Certified Educational Facilities Professional (APPA), General Contractor, Construction Project Manager, etc.); experience in higher education residential communities, including dining centers; demonstrated ability to supervise diverse staff; strong verbal communication skills; bilingual (Spanish)
communication skills; experience implementing “best practices” related to building operations including the
development of tactical plans to address deferred maintenance.



Education: Bachelor’s Degree Required
Work Experience: Extensive


How to Apply

Review of applications will begin December 9, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. A resume with an
accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at Nominations for this position may be emailed to Peter Rosenberg at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

Spelman Johnson
Colorado State University – Director of Facilities
Peter Rosenberg, Senior Associate

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Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.

Job Categories: Residence Life and Housing. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Dining Services, Director, Facilities, and Housing. Salaries: TBD - Based on Experience.


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