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Associate Vice President for Facilities Management

Maryland Institute College of Art
Job Location:
Baltimore, Maryland
Facilities Management

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation. The college focuses on cultivating a new generation of artists capable of seamlessly integrating innovation, entrepreneurship, and creative citizenship with contemporary approaches to art, design, and media. Located in Baltimore, MICA is proud of its community connections and contributions to the local creative economy. As a leader in art education, MICA has produced nationally and internationally recognized professional artists, designers, and educators who work across the country and around the globe.

Reporting to the vice president for operations and technology, the associate vice president (AVP) for facilities management supports the College’s mission, vision, and strategic plan and is responsible for providing a safe, well-maintained, sustainable campus. The AVP is responsible for directing the budget, physical plant, staffing, and management of the College’s campus facilities and major campus capital projects, design and construction, environmental health and safety, accessibility and sustainability. The AVP will work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students to build strong partnerships and understand and support customers’ needs for sustainable, accessible, responsive, and effective programs in operations.

Primary role functions include small and large-scale capital projects; State grant capital funding and reporting; facilities maintenance; campus master planning; Space Management Buildings & Grounds Trustee Committee support; building services/housekeeping; sustainability aspects for physical plant; and environmental health and safety/ risk management. The AVP oversees a $3m operational budget and a $6m capital budget and co-leads capital planning and expenditures across the institution. And has five direct reports, including the director of environmental health and safety, director of facilities operations, manager of construction services, manager of space planning and renovation services, and an office manager.

A bachelor’s degree or equivalent and a record of progressively responsible management experience involving planning, operations, and maintenance in a campus setting (higher education preferred). The successful candidate will have thorough knowledge of facilities design and construction, facilities maintenance and building renewal management, sustainable building design and operations; utilities operation and management; human resources management, organizational development and training, and financial management. Further, proven leadership skills with success in complex organizations; expert project management skills, such as those utilized in managing capital projects; experience with RFP/RFQ/RFI, Architectural Design Process, Bid Process, M/B/E W/B/E, and local purchasing preferred; and knowledgeable about relevant laws (e.g., ADA) and possess a broad knowledge of principles of sustainability that may be applicable to campus operations are all required qualifications. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills to interact effectively with a diverse range of people, build trust and consensus with college constituents, including faculty, staff, and students, and experience with workforce development, local hiring, and training initiatives, and understanding/appreciation for the growing importance and engagement of an Anchor Institution within an urban environment. The AVP will have the ability to establish metrics for department and employee goals that measure the effectiveness of contributions to efficiency and service; possess well-developed analytical, organizational, supervisory, reasoning, communication, problem-solving, and conflict resolution skills; and have thorough knowledge and experience developing, executing and maintaining contracts with service providers.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at Nominations for this position may be emailed to Heather J. Larabee at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895 or email

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MICA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the college to apply recruiting, hiring, promotion, compensation, and professional development and disciplinary practices without regard to race, religion, color, age, gender identity or expression, national origin, citizenship, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, disability, or any other legally protected status. Further, our college provides reasonable accommodation to persons with mental or physical disabilities.

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