Assistant Vice President for Facilities Management
Category: Administrative, Professional & Staff Positions
Department: Facilities Management - Administration
Locations: Macomb, IL
Posted: Aug 26, 2021
Closes: Open Until Filled
Type: FT - Continuous
About Western Illinois University:
Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, serves over 7,500 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan branch campus in Moline, IL.
Western Illinois University seeks a strategic and mission-oriented collaborator and leader to serve as Assistant Vice President for Facilities Management ("Assistant Vice President" or "AVP") as the principal facilities administrator at the University. The position reports to the Vice President for Finance and Administration and is a key campus leader. The Assistant Vice President will provide strategic leadership, coordination, and administrative oversight to the entire range of functions and services involved in the effective development and management of the University's facilities and campus properties.
The AVP is accountable for overseeing complex financial components for facilities planning, design and construction, architectural and engineering services, remodeling and capital renewal programs, building, mechanical, and grounds maintenance, heating plant, energy management, sustainability, asset management, and transportation. Responsible for a team of more than 160 skilled professionals, many of whom are represented by four unions, the AVP will continue to build a healthy culture of collaboration, teamwork, transparency, and openness throughout the entire campus.
To be successful, the Assistant Vice President will take a strategic and innovative approach in all areas of the University's facilities infrastructure to ensure that decision-making is consistently, accurately, and effectively driven by strategic data and analysis. The AVP will serve as a leader who fosters a culture that highly values customer service, engagement, communication, and responsiveness to faculty, students, and staff, and who successfully develops and maintains relationships at all levels of the University and in the broader community.
APPOINTMENT: November 1, 2021 or negotiated start date.
COMPENSATION: A competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be provided to the successful candidate.
Western Illinois University offers a comprehensive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: http://www.wiu.edu/human_resources/benefits/.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
Minimum of three years of progressively responsible administrative experience in a facilities related environment providing leadership, management, and supervision of facilities services functions including regulations and policies regarding facilities management, facilities planning, grounds, and related areas.
Demonstrated ability to work productively and collaboratively in a large institutional environment with a commitment to quality, customer service, staff development, and safety.
Training and experience in project management and budget management.
Master's degree from an accredited institution.
Progressively responsible administrative experience in a higher education setting.
For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body).
Since 1902, Western Illinois University has provided outstanding educational opportunities to individuals in west central Illinois and well beyond our region and state. WIU's traditional residential campus in Macomb, Illinois, is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region, while the WIU-Quad Cities non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois, is the only public university in the immediate Quad Cities region.
More than 66 undergraduate degree programs, nearly 40 graduate programs and two doctoral programs prepare students for a successful career after graduation. Outside the classroom at Western, concerts, lectures, presentations, films, dance performances and more are performed each year, along with numerous major theatrical and dance productions and studio shows, as well as a variety of service-oriented projects and activities, all in a diverse and inclusive campus environment. The Multicultural Center is home to four cultural and resource centers: The Gwendolyn Brooks, Casa Latina, the Women's Center, and the LGBT*QA Resource Center. These cultural and resource centers promote WIU's goal of enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through educational programming and advocacy.
The University's athletics program, based on the Macomb campus, sponsors 19 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men's and women's varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League.
WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 6,432): A traditional, residential four-year campus offering a comprehensive slate of undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Amtrak provides twice-daily service from Macomb to Chicago (and point in-between). Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).
WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,192): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL.
Applicants will be required to upload a letter of application and current curriculum vitae or resume, as well as provide contact information for at least three professional references for their online application. Unofficial transcripts are required at the time of application; however, candidates chosen for on-campus visits will be required to submit official transcripts for continued consideration.
Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL: http://www.wiu.edu/employment/
Screening will begin on September 13, 2021.
Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment for its employees and students and requires candidates to submit to a background investigation upon offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon compliance with University policies and procedures relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in the background investigation.
Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law. Western Illinois University is a drug-free, smoke-free workplace.
Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Amelia Hartnett at AF-Hartnett@wiu.edu.
For assistance with the online application system contact the Human Resources at (309) 298-1971 or via email at HR-Recruitment@wiu.edu.
To apply, visit https://wiu.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=135947&CNTRNO=0&TSTMP=0
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