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Chief Facilities Officer

University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
Job Location:
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Facilities Management

UW SYSTEM OFFICIAL TITLE: Chief Facilities Officer

POSTING DATE: May 9, 2022


Collaborating with academic and administrative leaders across the campus, the Chief Facilities Officer provides overall vision, strategic and operational leadership, policy guidance, and direct management of the Facilities Planning and Management division. The Chief Facilities Officer is a key leader in supporting the academic mission of the campus through securing and maintaining the viability and integrity of the physical campus. Reporting to the CBO and Senior Vice Chancellor for Institutional Strategy, the Chief Facilities Officer has overall responsibility for the division's budget, human resource management, and all other aspects of its operation at the main physical plant in Green Bay and three additional branch locations in Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Areas of oversight include capital planning, design, and construction; campus planning and landscape architecture; environmental sustainability, physical plant, building maintenance, mail services, custodial operations and space management. This position is also responsible for leading departmental strategies and facilitating physical resources that support the University's mission and goals regarding equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The Chief Facilities Officer will interact with senior academic and administrative leadership to support the university's mission through strategic planning activities and policy development on long-term facility and capital planning direction and issues. In conjunction with the CBO, the Chief Facilities Officer will play a key role in the formulation of the biennial capital plan and budget. The Chief Facilities Officer will also interact with UW System and State of Wisconsin Department of Facilities Development professionals and must cultivate and sustain cooperative working relationships with all constituencies.

Facilities and Planning Management is the largest administrative unit on campus with a budget of $7 million, and a staff of approximately 75. Facilities Planning and Management supports a physical plant of more than 1.98 million gross square feet in 66 university buildings and an additional 906,000 gross square feet of non-university buildings encompassing 1 square mile on the main campus and three non-contiguous county locations in the state.

Candidates who possess excellent communication and relationship building skills and have experience in stewardship of the campus infrastructure and willbe a strong advocate for the university's capital plan as well as an advocate for diversity and inclusion in the workplace are encouraged to apply.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Serves as a partner and advisor to university leadership on facilities management and construction issues.
  • Oversees the university capital planning process, assumes responsibility for key strategic construction projects, and ensures projects are completed in a timely manner within budget.
  • Provides leadership, guidance, and direction in evaluating and meeting the facility and infrastructure (water, stormwater, sanitary sewers, electric) needs of the university, including a space utilization, program and facility assessments.
  • Represents the university in matters related to the physical development of the campus with university departments and programs, system, local, state, and federal government, public and private sector representatives, and the general public.
  • Assumes responsibility for key strategic construction programs.
  • Collaborate with the sustainability coordinator to develop and implement an effective energy conservation program to meet defined goals.
  • Fosters a safe work environment in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Promotes a positive, productive, and proactive customer-oriented work environment.
  • Exercises supervisory authority, including hiring, transferring, suspending, promoting, managing conduct and performance, discharging, assigning, rewarding, disciplining, and/or approving hours worked.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with the State of Wisconsin Department of Facilities Development and UW System capital planning staff. Act as a liaison with federal, state and local agencies, external architects and contractors.
  • Prepare annual operating budgets and required documentation. Estimate annual sales credit revenue as a component of operating funds. Balance year-end expenditures in all accounts.


  • Bachelor's degree at time of application
  • 8 years of progressive, relevant experience in facility operations and management, including supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, coordinate, direct and control all aspects of physical plant activities
  • Experience developing and maintaining compliance, budget control, financial reporting and effective business operations
  • Demonstrated commitment to establishing and maintaining strong, cooperative working relationships with internal and external constituents
  • Willingness to be accessible and available to ensure minimal disruption of facility services to campus programs and activities


  • Experience in a similar university or other multi-facility complex
  • Familiarity with regulatory compliance requirements related to public facilities
  • Knowledge and experience in the management of natural areas

The successful candidate will be expected to work inclusively and respectfully within a diverse campus community and practice civility in the workplace. The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to the appreciation and promotion of inclusivity and equity as crucial components in the pursuit of organizational excellence.

In addition, the successful candidate will have strong oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills, demonstrated integrity and strong leadership, and the willingness to work independently and as part of a collaborative team. The University invites applicants who are dedicated to enriching the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural, and economic resource.


Established in 1965,UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving 8,970 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral studentsand 95,000 continuing education learners each year.We educate students from pre-college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates.UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive,sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise tofearlessly face challenges, solveproblems and embracediverse ideas and people.With four campus locations in Marinette, Green Bay, Manitowoc, and Sheboygan, theUniversity welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2020, UW-Green Baywasthe fastest growing UW school in Wisconsin. UW-Green Bay works to ensure faculty and staff achieve their full potential as valued employees with its commitment to creating an environment that recognizes, values and respects the differences we all bring to the workplace, allowing everyone to do their best work. Employee testimonials can be found at #WhyUWGB. For more information,

For more information regarding the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the surrounding area, see our Campus and Community website. For Campus Safety information, see our University Policewebsite and our Annual Security Report. This report includes statistics about reported crimes, as well as information about crime prevention and campus security policies and procedures. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at (920) 465-2390 if you would like a paper copy.


Position is a full-time Limited appointment. Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s). A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s). In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the university does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community that welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.


Please submit application materials by Monday, May 30, 2022.



Salary range of $110,000 - $150,000.

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).


UW Systemprovides an excellent benefits package to meet the diverse needs of its employees. This includes several health insurance options, with annual deductibles as low as $250/individual and $500/family. Our benefits package also includes dental, vision, several life insurance options, AD&D and Accident insurance and Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts. We participate in the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS), where employer contributions begin immediately and employees are fully vested after 5 years of service. The UW System also provides supplemental retirement savings programs including a 403(b) and Deferred Compensation.

In addition, employees receive several types of paid leave benefits, which are prorated for employees working less than 100%. This includes 9 legal holidays, 36 hours of personal holiday and between 96-130 hours of sick leave annually. Employees earn 13-27 days of vacation each year, depending on years of service and employment type.

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Kate Burns
Phone: (920) 465-5161

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