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SECL Facilities Manager

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, 24061
Facilities Management

Job Description

The Facilities Manager will oversee a dedicated team of maintenance and housekeeping staff in Student Affairs including scheduling, assigning, and monitoring work to completion. They will maintain a budget, ensure timely ordering and receipt of supplies, recognize, address, or elevate concerns relating to building safety and code compliance, and lead departmental sustainability efforts related to maintenance and housekeeping. This role will train new employees and may provide mentorship to new employees in our apprenticeship program.

Here's what you need to know about the role:

1) You'll be joining the Facilities and Operations team; a department centered on providing daily facilities operations and being long-term stewards of residence halls, dining centers, and student centers. In this role, you will be focused on Student Engagement and Campus Life (SECL) facilities and have a strong relationship with the SECL management staff.

2) You'll be reporting to the Assistant Director for Facilities Management, in a University Staff, Full Time, Calendar Year, Regular, staff position with a FLSA status of Exempt, Not Eligible for Overtime.

3) You'll be responsible for daily oversight and operation of the facilities and housekeeping operations for three facilities including Squires Student Center (240,000 sf.), Johnston Student Center (22,000 sf.), and housekeeping at the University Chapel. This position may additionally support office and support areas within the Graduate Life Center (28,000 sf.).

4) You'll be offered a base compensation package between $60,000 - $68,000, along with a comprehensive benefits package which includes health insurance, paid leave, retirement, tuition assistance, VT discounts, and so much more!

Required Qualifications

* Previous experience supervising individuals and groups of maintenance trades personnel.

  • General overall knowledge of major building systems. Demonstrated experience in the field with at least one building system trade.
  • Demonstrated experience with planning and executing preventive maintenance programs.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to maintain accurate records and reports.
  • Ability to successfully work independently as well as in a team environment and effectively communicate information to supervisory staff and multiple constituent groups.
Preferred Qualifications

* Bachelor's degree in management, general business, or project management or equivalent training and/or experience.
  • Certification or licensure in a building trade.
  • Facility Management credentials with APPA, IFMA, or similar organization.
  • Previous project management experience.
  • Familiarity with sustainability initiatives in facility management.
  • Experience with computerized work order management systems such as AiM from AssetWorks (referred to as HokieServ at Virginia Tech).
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The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

About Student Affairs: Student Affairs at Virginia Tech fosters a community where each student creates a customized experience to meet their goals. Building on our motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice our Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our ongoing efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth. We are actively seeking people to join our community and help us prepare leaders for the world. Our people in Student Affairs are committed to student well-being and assuring that all students Experience VT by demonstrating, supporting, and operationalizing our Aspirations for Student Learning. If you are someone dedicated to ensuring student success, then we want you to consider being a part of our team!  

About Student Engagement and Campus Life (SECL) : The team in Student Engagement and Campus Life holds a deep passion for building affirming environments where every person feels seen, heard and valued through exceptional service and programs that reflect and uplift our community, and we are genuinely excited to continuously learn and grow our knowledge of student unions, services, and student experiences.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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