Director of Facilities Services

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Reporting to the Vice President for Administration and Finance, the Director of Facilities Services directs and manages the department that provides all applicable operations- and facilities-related services including building maintenance, plant operations, grounds and/or custodial services, and energy management. The Director also contributes to the leadership and the development of, and adherence to, the campus master plan and performs the following essential functions:

  • Creates and develops relationships with leadership, customers, and campus community
  • Increases the value of facilities services to the campus community
  • Oversees, guides, and directs all facilities operations
  • Tours and inspects the facilities with leadership and customers
  • Coordinates total quality management requirements with measurable results
  • Oversees the budget, including labor and supply costs, inventories, and ensures services are in line with expectations
  • Performs financial planning process, including budgeting, forecasting, and projections
  • Directs supervisory team
  • Orders, maintains, and uses capital equipment efficiently
  • Completes and approves weekly and monthly financial operating reports
  • Ensures compliance with all OSHA regulations and other local, state, and federal government regulations
  • Maintains staffing and scheduling requirements for work
  • Responds to requests from various groups including administration, faculty, staff, students, vendors, public officials, board members, donors, and others as applicable
  • Coordinates discussions with outside vendors, code and regulatory staff, and professional services providers in the areas of Maintenance and Facilities Operations
  • Ensures that there is a system to track training and development of employees
  • Responsible for implementing and monitoring Human Resources policies and procedures
  • Conducts safety audits and supports all safety initiatives
  • Other duties as required including but not limited to:
    • Participating in meetings throughout the organization
    • Cross-training and educating staff and management on service responsibilities
    • Participating in community events

Required Experience

  • Minimum of five years successful supervisory and leadership experience in a facilities department on a campus of similar size
  • APPA certifications highly desired
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong financial and relationship-building skills
  • Working knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Office Suite and facilities work order system are required.

Application Process

Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a letter of interest, current resume, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three professional references. Applications should be directed electronically to

Barton College is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and welcomes all applicants. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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