Job Details

University of Nevada, Reno
  • Position Number: 3060632
  • Location: Reno, NV
  • Position Type: Facilities Management
Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno seeks candidates for the Associate Vice President, Facilities Services.

Reporting to the Vice President for Administration and Finance, this position oversees and provides leadership to 200 personnel in three functional areas of the Facilities Services Department (FSD): Facilities Maintenance, Planning and Construction, and Accounting and Business Services.

The FSD is responsible for the operation, maintenance, design and construction of campus facilities including all academic and administrative buildings, utility systems and infrastructure. The Facilities Maintenance unit maintains 150 buildings and structures containing approximately 4.3 million square feet of space on the main campus and other satellite locations; the Planning and Construction unit averages 330 distinct projects annually, with an average of $71M in expenditures; and the Accounting and Business Services unit includes FSD accounting, human resources, safety, space, system administration, and business operations services.

The Associate Vice President's responsibilities encompass a wide and diverse range of staff, operational requirements, and organizational structures necessary to deliver well managed and maintained facilities and services to meet the academic and administrative needs of the faculty, staff, students, and visitors.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervise, direct, and evaluate the work of assigned staff

  • Work effectively with managers, faculty, and staff in a participatory and collaborative environment to accomplish the goals and objectives of the FSD

  • Work closely with University administrators, academic department deans/chairs and research unit directors as well as faculty and staff to develop, implement, and sustain innovative policies and procedures concerning campus facilities planning, facilities environmental issues, and safety issues.

  • Develop and/or oversee the development of the facility improvement master planning; participates in campus master planning

  • Work with department personnel and constituents to resolve problems with capital construction projects, facility renovations as well as provide services to other campus service units, committees, and constituents.

  • Work with the Fire Marshall, State Public Works Division, city, county, and state agencies for the purpose of developing construction criteria for new campus buildings (e.g., applications for Capital Improvement Program/Deferred Maintenance Projects, Fire/Life Safety Requirements, and coordination of construction/utility services).

  • Oversee FSD operating budget of approximately $29M


The ideal candidate will have excellent leadership, interpersonal, and management skills; outstanding verbal and written communication skills; high-level understanding of business operations; strong financial background and/or a strong understanding of financial principals; high emotional intelligence; excellent attention to detail; and be well-organized.

Facilities Maintenance Services

Facilities Maintenance Services is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the physical resources and environments of the University of Nevada, Reno and campus buildings and provides guidance and understanding in the areas of building maintenance, moving furniture, housekeeping and grounds landscaping. For more information, please visit: https://www.unr.edu/facilities/maintenance

Planning and Construction

Planning and Construction Services provide planning, design and construction services to support University growth. To see recent accomplishments or for more information about campus construction projects, please visit: https://www.unr.edu/facilities/planning-and-construction/campus-construction

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree and six (6) years of managerial and/or related professional work experience OR

Master's Degree and four (4) years of managerial and/or related professional work experience OR

Doctorate Degree and two (2) years of managerial and/or related professional work experience.

Related Experience: Senior level manager in a complex organization combined with an extensive financial, operational and personnel management background in facility and property management

Our Benefits

The University of Nevada, Reno promotes a healthy work life balance for their employees. The university provides a generous amount of annual leave; two (2) days are accrued each month. Spend time skiing the Sierra Mountains, golfing several golf courses, visiting Lake Tahoe, hiking the desolation wilderness, attending local events or just enjoying a nice quiet day in the fresh air.With over 300 days of sunshine and four seasons there is something for everyone.

A benefit of working in Nevada is that you do not pay state income tax - keep more of your earnings!

We do not contribute 6.2% to social security tax; we offer a rich retirement plan instead.

Our retirement plan is beyond compare. Your 15.50% contribution is generously matched by the University. With the faculty retirement plan, you are 100% vested your first day.Sit back and watch your retirement dollars grow! All permanent employees on an annual "A" contract who are employed at least 50% full-time are eligible to participate in the NSHE retirement program unless they are members of PERS of Nevada.

We take the health of our employees and their families seriously. This position starts the first year with a generous thirty (30) days of sick leave; two (2) days are accrued each month after one year of service.

For candidates that relocate from at least 50 miles away, we offer a relocation/moving allowance. No receipts are required and the moving allowance is paid in one lump sum.

If you or your dependents are looking to become a Wolf Pack student, we offer a grants-in-aid educational benefit. The University is proud to provide a reduced-rate tuition benefit to faculty and qualified dependents. Faculty can take up to six credits per semester at a reduced rate. Dependents of faculty have unlimited credits, but in order to be eligible children must be unmarried and under the age of 24 and must receive at least 50% of their financial support from the employee and/or employee's spouse or domestic partner.

We offer excellent health insurance options that include dental, vision, life insurance, and long-term disability.

Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples' professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada.

To apply, visit: https://nshe.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UNR-external/job/University-of-Nevada-Reno---Main-Campus/Associate-Vice-President--Facilities-Services_R0130240











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