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Manager, Housing Facilities

Washington University in St. Louis
Job Location:
Residence Life and Housing

The Office of Residential Life at Washington University in St. Louis is actively recruiting for the Manager of Housing Facilities. This position is responsible for managing all aspects of Residential Life renovations and building facilities as well as specialized fabrication workshops and studios. They will serve with University Facilities to ensure building instructional spaces and public spaces function appropriately to support the university's mission.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Serves as the facilities liaison for Residential Life to University Facilities.
  • Coordinates capital improvement projects in consultation with deans and representatives from Facilities, general contractors and subcontractors.
  • Identifies and assists in the prioritization of the repair and renovation projects, analyzes costs, solicits bids and coordinates project implementation in a manner that minimizes disruption and cost.
  • Assesses need for all routine repairs and special requests, determining priority and scale of work required and communicates this to Facilities for Residential Life.
  • May supervise staff and functions as on-site manager as well as.
  • May have additional assignment needs of school/department.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Five years of progressively responsible work in facilities in an academic setting.
  • Requires good judgment, technical qualifications coupled with excellent management, interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work effectively with campus personnel and administrators, faculty, staff and students as well as outside organizations and vendors.
  • Ability to evaluate facility needs for the school and to prioritize repairs, renovations and physical improvements to best serve the teaching, research and service mission and to advise the Dean of the school on related budget decisions.
  • Ability to analyze financial data and project estimates and recommend actions based on that analysis.
  • Ability to organize, coordinate and implement renovations and special projects.
  • Ability to anticipate and to solve technical problems; to work effectively and perform job functions well during periods of high levels of activity and stress.
  • Ability to plan and organize as well as efficiently manage time.
  • Personal and professional integrity.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and three years of experience in facility management and operations, construction and/or capital projects.


Competitive salary ($57,300.00 - $97,700.00), an excellent University and departmental benefit package, including 20 vacation days/year, 10 recognized holidays, and 7% university contribution to retirement savings plan. Please submit your materials directly on the Washington University HR Careers website (JR78387). Priority consideration for this position will be Thursday, November 30 with an anticipated February start date.

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