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Associate Director of Housing Facilities, Maintenance and Projects

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Facilities Management

Posting Number: req11757

Department: Residential Facilities

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

Housing & Residential Life(Housing), a self-funded auxiliary housed within Campus Life at the University of Arizona, operates 23 dorms and 1 graduate apartment complex that house over 7,800 students annually on the University of Arizona Main Campus. More than 80% of on-campus residents are first-year students. Our dorms range in style from historic to modern and range in size from 60 to 1000 residents. While the University does not require students to live on campus, more than 70% of all incoming first-year students choose to live in UA housing to help their transition to university life.

Housing & Residential Life plays a critical role in achieving institutional and divisional goals. We are proud of the supportive environment we provide our students, our vibrant academic partnerships and our high-quality facilities.

Our Mission:Helping Students Build a Foundation for Success

Our Core Values:

  • Excellence-Excellence is performing at an extraordinary level and exceeding expectations
  • Respect- Respect is treating others courteously and professionally in all situations; valuing and honoring diversity in others; being honest, direct, and courteous in all communications and loyal to all, including those not present
  • Integrity- Integrity is doing the right thing, being honest with oneself and others, being authentic, and being transparent in intent
  • Caring- Caring is being welcoming, kind, compassionate, and willing to help others; showing concern for a person's needs; listening more and talking less

The Associate Director of Housing Facilities, Maintenance and Projects, reporting to the Director of Residential Facilities, is responsible for day-to-day operations for Housing Maintenance Services in twenty-three student dorms and one apartment complex. This position includes leadership, management, and oversight of maintenance services as well as lead on various construction and facilities projects for housing. This position directly supervises three full-time staff as well as indirectly supervises twenty-eight full-time staff and various student staff. This position is responsible for project management; assessment and planning for facility needs; budget development and monitoring; staff selection and recruitment; training and evaluation; personnel management; coordination and evaluation of work performed by other agencies in student dorms. This position is the departmental subject matter expert as it relates to maintenance, building systems, code requirements, and project management. The responsibilities also require driving University vehicles and/or golf carts.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities


  • Oversees staff in areas including plumbing, electrical, HVAC, painting, carpentry, general maintenance, preventative maintenance, project management, and administrative and provides direction and clear instructions.
  • Set priorities; monitors operations, staffing, methods and procedures, utilities, products; and direct improvement for efficiency and effectiveness assuring a safe, clean, comfortable living and learning environment for students and working environment for staff.
  • Monitors facility conditions, develops needs, plans and schedules projects for the maintenance unit; coordinates projects with Risk Management & Safety, Facility Management and Facilities Design & Construction; assures compliance with all applicable codes, including UBC, Fire Safety, and ADA.
  • Oversees various capital projects to include the planning, specifications, construction, and warranty periods.
  • Manages budgets for maintenance services; revises expenditure priorities as required; develops budgetary enhancements required to meet functional goals and objectives.
  • Assists Director with planning short and long range plans and budgeting for capital projects within the renovations budget.
  • Documents, monitors, and evaluates work assigned to Housing Maintenance Services contracted service vendors and others performing work in dorms.
  • Provides leadership, guidance, mentorship, and coaching to maintenance staff as well as custodial and other facilities staff.
  • Develops and maintains positive departmental working relationships between maintenance, custodial, access control, and other Housing & Residential Life units. Communicates effectively both verbally in presentation and in writing.
  • Develops and maintains proactive customer service orientation for assigned staff; develops and maintains training, safety and recognition programs; evaluates supervisory staff and assists in training other department units as it relates to facilities and maintenance.
  • Provides outreach to customers to include students, parents, and staff as it relates to any facilities questions or concerns.
  • Develops specifications for work performed in halls by vendors and provides quality control of products and services provided.
  • Monitors and manages work request system, to include efficient completion of requests and generation of reports utilizing the system capability.
  • Assures the accurate completion and maintenance of administrative functions such as: purchasing, payroll, leave management, hiring, training, and performance planning for the area of assignment.
  • Available after hours for calls related to call outs and building emergencies.
  • Serves on related University committees, represents Director of Housing Facilities as requested, and attend conferences and seminars as requested.
  • Related duties as assigned or required to meet Department and University goals and objectives.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Facilities Management or Project Management, or related field.
  • Five years experience managing maintenance operations, staff, and project management.
  • Ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Five years experience managing residential facilities operations, including budget responsibility.
  • Five years experience with electrical, plumbing, and/or HVAC systems.
  • Experience working in student housing.
  • Experience in maintenance, construction, building compliance, and safety and code regulations.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Facilities, Grounds and Infrastructure

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $82,000 - $85,000

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Skilled Crafts & Trades

Job Function

Facil, Grounds, & Infra

Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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