Job Purpose: Reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Administration, plan, direct, and coordinate the activities of the University’s physical plant and maintenance department including grounds, motor pool, boiler/engineering, housekeeping, and general maintenance. Specifically, the Director is responsible for the coordination, supervision, and direction of all facilities management services including: Use of a computerized maintenance management system to track and respond to user requests; operating and training division personnel on required health and safety policies and procedures; maintenance of buildings and mechanical systems; road and ground support; and participation in construction planning and support. Additionally, the Director presents the long term strategic vision of the Division, manages and adheres to the annual budget. 

Minimum Qualifications: Education: Bachelor's Degree in engineering required

Experience: Ten years of progressively responsible experience is required; some of which must include construction, physical plant maintenance, and supervision of skilled and semi-skilled workers. Knowledge of all skilled trades and computer maintenance systems is preferred. Required Licensure, Certification, Registration: Professional Engineer License, Valid driver's license

Hiring Range: $100,000 - $110,000 annually

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Basic, routine and advanced construction drawings, blueprints, sketches, diagrams, and specifications.
  • The occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trades.
  • Current trade methods, materials and equipment.
  • Applicable university, state and federal regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Budgeting, cost estimating, fiscal management principles and procedures.
  • Grounds maintenance and turf equipment operations.
  • Horticulture methods and materials. Horticultural practices and plant taxonomy. 
  • Plant, soil, and insect diseases and control. 
  • Pest management principles, techniques, agents, and equipment. 
  • Federal, state, and local regulations, guidelines, and standards pertaining to pest management. 
  • Safe handling, mixing, application procedures, and storage of chemicals.
  • Staff hiring procedures. Management principles and practices. 
  • Employee development and performance management processes and procedures.
  • Project management principles, practices, techniques, and tools.
  • Methods and requirements for the presentation of large-scale public events.
  • NCAA regulations and standards regarding the setup and marking of athletic fields.
  • Advanced athletic field maintenance procedures, techniques, and standards.
  • Supplies and equipment ordering and inventory control.
  • Read, interpret, and work from advanced sketches, blueprints, specifications, and construction drawings. 
  • Ability to accept and give supervision, assignments, change, and correction.
  • Actively engages in the development of the facilities team by fostering a positive environment of trust, teamwork and innovative thinking. Provides proactive performance reviews that offer practical feedback to empower employees to improve and enhance their job performance and conducts disciplinary action when necessary. Actively engages in the recruitment of diversified team members.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. 
  • Make effective decisions impacting projects including determining labor, equipment, and material costs on projects and managing projects to meet multiple and potentially conflicting timelines.
  • Work as a team member and foster a cooperative work environment. 
  • Determine and coordinate staffing needs for regularly scheduled, emergency and special events.

Supplemental Functions: Coordinates the campus Safety Committee and oversees the administration and management of approved safety plans and programs. May be required to climb a ladder to the roof, execute several flights of stairs, enter a manhole, etc. to visualize, analyze or inspect. Serve on various University committees.

Working Conditions: Regular exposure to adverse seasonal weather conditions; regular exposure to video terminal displays and moving mechanical parts. May be exposed to various biohazards, including but not limited to blood borne and air borne pathogens as well as hazardous materials and spills.

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Application review to begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Please forward cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to

St. Bonaventure University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, staff and student body, and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community. Employment with St. Bonaventure University requires successful completion of a background screening. Unless otherwise provided by law, a criminal record will not automatically disqualify an individual from employment.