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SUNY New Paltz Vacancy
External Posting (Professional)

Applications are invited for consideration for appointment to the following position:

Department: Facilities Management

Budget Title: Assistant Vice President for Facilities and Operations

Local Title: Assistant Vice President for Facilities Management

Posting Date: July 11, 2022

Classification: MP-1

Duties: This position will be responsible for leading Facilities Management, which is comprised of over 180 staff covering 226 acres and over 2 million gross square feet of buildings. Reporting to the Vice President for Administration and Finance, this position directly supervises the departments of Facilities Operations (includes Grounds, Automotive, Property Control, Custodial, Property Control, Central Heating Plant, Alterations, and Instrumentation Control), Design & Construction, Energy Management, Sustainability, Environmental Health and Safety and Office of Emergency Management.

The successful candidate will be a strategic leader who can leverage resources to address competing priorities while spearheading the mission of Facilities Management to maintain, construct, renew, and operate a clean, attractive, safe, accessible, and sustainable physical environment. All efforts will work in furtherance of the campus’ Strategic Plan by providing customer-focused, efficient, high-quality facilities and services. The successful candidate must be committed to the campus’ values of access, integrity, diversity & inclusion, and sustainability and must strive to internalize these values within Facilities Management.

Primary Responsibilities:

Serve as part of the management team to the Vice President for Administration and Finance to advance campus initiatives and provide policy and planning advice

Provide exemplary facilities, buildings, and grounds, as well as a high level of day-to-day customer service to students, faculty, and staff; ensuring timely and coordinated responses to facilities emergencies

Accommodate and advance larger campus growth and improvement goals through strategic implementation of the Facilities Master Plan, Energy Master Plan, Sustainability Plan, and other long- and short-term initiatives

Continuously improve and innovate process, documentation, implementation, and assessment of facilities-related responsibilities, including customer service, project delivery, work order management, capital and operating budget planning and management, staff hires, retention and training, design standards, etc. to ensure effective, safe, and efficient use of resources and technologies while providing excellent service to the campus constituents

Serve as the principal liaison on capital and facilities matters with internal and external partners, including the State University Construction Fund (SUCF), Dormitory Authority (DASNY), other Federal, State and municipal entities, neighborhood and community groups

Serve as the principal facilities spokesperson with municipal, neighborhood and other community groups

Ensure campus capital and operating resources are being used efficiently, safely, and effectively in a manner that values sustainability and energy management and complies with reporting requirements of various oversight entities

Conducting assessments using metrics to ensure the organization is operating efficiently and effectively

A commitment to diversity and inclusion with the ability to create a department which is inclusive and accessible

Innovation in the use of computer software and other computer-based tools, seeking and advancing continued efficiencies and productivity for facilities services gains

Demonstrate a high degree of personal and professional integrity, a collaborative work approach, and a commitment to campus service

Qualifications: Required:

A Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization

Ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in facility management

Proven record of leading and supervising large, distributed groups

Ability to work with a culturally diverse population


Master's degree from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization

Ten (10) years of facilities experience in higher education

Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills

Experience with multi-million-dollar budgets and financial management

Experience with procurement and management of construction contracts

Experience with reporting requirements of various oversight entities

Demonstrated commitment to environmental sustainability

Experience developing and monitoring metrics to ensure the organization is operating efficiently and effectively

Ability to foster a cooperative work environment

Knowledge of safe work practices, and the promotion of such practices in Facilities Management

Contact Information: Electronic submissions required. Candidates will be required to submit a cover letter, which should address their ability to work with a culturally diverse population, resume and contact information for three professional references.
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Individuals with disabilities who need assistance with the application process should call (845) 257-3675.

Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Other important information about this vacancy: This position offers full NYS benefits, which are among the most comprehensive in the nation.

Recognized regionally for the strength of its academic programs, New Paltz is a highly-selective public college with about 8000 students. It is located on a beautiful campus 75 miles north of New York City in a picturesque area at the foothills of the Catskill Mountains with easy access to the City and nearby cultural and recreational amenities.

New Paltz recognizes the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work here is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members--students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to inclusive excellence is an important part of our mission of public education and our culture. New Paltz continues to work on building a community that supports freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support these values of diversity and inclusiveness and candidates of all diverse backgrounds who wish to participate in our cultural aspirations are welcome and encouraged to apply.

The State University of New York at New Paltz is an AA/EOE/ADA employer.

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