Job ID: 186920

Facilities Director (Job S#212)

Tuskegee University

  • Jun. 7, 2022
  • Facilities Director (Job S#212)
  • Tuskegee University
    Tuskegee, AL
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation

Position:  Facilities Director                                                                          
Department:  Associate VP for Facilities

Status: Full-time, Exempt

Special QualificationsIn keeping with the President’s commitment to Tuskegee University Becoming "One Tuskegee", the ideal Facilities Director will possess the willingness to use their expertise in transforming Tuskegee into a leading 21st century living and learning environment.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

Provide oversight to the facilities service contractor and other external contractors.
Direct a comprehensive planned maintenance program focused on avoiding failures disruptive to the mission and significantly reducing the number of reactive emergency responses to failure.
Allocate resources to ensure same-day response to facility and utility failures that adversely impact the mission or create the potential loss of life damage to property. 
Maintain a viable work-scheduling program that ensures a timely response and quality service following established priorities of maintenance based on the mission of the University.
Consult and interact with customers, internal departments, and external consultants regarding facilities modification/repair/maintenance options, strategies, and cost estimates and resolve problems and conflicts.
Maintain an inventory of University utilities, other infrastructure, buildings, and the major systems within these buildings.
Oversee and manage any changes in services and/or changes in the use of buildings resulting in an increase or decrease in costs to the University.
Manage both in-house and outsourced resources to maintain the campus grounds’ attractiveness, functionality, and safety.
Monitor tree care, landscape maintenance, and fertilization programs performed by the facility contractors.
Monitor outdoor sports facilities, including natural and artificial turf athletic fields.
Monitor snow remover operations and provide an assessment of campus conditions.
Ensure quality control in cleaning all residential halls, classrooms, and buildings on and off-campus.
Monitor a responsive customer service section fully trained to operate a work order system by effectively serving internal and external customers.
Oversee all facilities service agreements
Monitor campus utilities and solid waste budgets.
Maintain and administer the campus signage standards program
Oversee the procurement of all residence halls, classroom area furniture.
Perform other additional duties as assigned.


Possess strong human relations/customer service skills and demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse constituencies.
Knowledge and experience with office administration, budgeting, financial control, general business operations; personnel and performance management; continuous quality improvement or process management methods.
Skilled in the use of electronic information systems and their use in automating such functions as service request/word order, asset management, facilities assessment, inventory/ordering, and work scheduling.
Possess working knowledge of appropriate plumbing, electrical, fire, and safety code, OSHA regulations and standards, general building codes, environmental agency requirements, and life safety standards.
Strong ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Familiar with all major aspects of university facilities and their management with a strong background in the maintenance of building systems, demonstrated by a combination of experience and education. 
Bachelor’s degree in applied engineering or related fields is preferred, and/or has undertaken specialized training in facilities management.
Ten years of experience in facilities management or a comparable field with at least seven years as the director or lead person.
Experience with multiple direct report supervisors leading staff of skilled tradesmen and semi-skilled workers.
Supervision of external contractors providing services of at least $500,000/year.
Demonstrate success in maintaining high levels of user/occupant satisfaction in providing facilities or an analogous support service.
Facilities management experience at a university is highly desired.

Commensurate with education, training and experience

**The statements contained in this job announcement reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility.  It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. **

Applications are available at the following link:

APPLICATIONS will be accepted in the Office of Human Resources.  Each applicant, including all current/existing employees, must complete and submit a Tuskegee University employment application, resume/CV, a list of (3) to (5) references (with detailed contact information) and copies of unofficial transcripts (official transcript(s) will be required upon hire). Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and submit a completed application packet in order to be considered for the position.  The University reserves the right not to fill the position in the event of budgetary or operational constraints.

Human Resources Department
Attn: Employment/Recruitment
101 Kresge Center
Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, Alabama 36088
Email Address:
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer-Male/Female/Veteran/Disabled
Federal law requires identity and employment eligibility verifications on Form I-9 within three (3) business days of employment.
Must be able to pass a background check.

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