University of Pennsylvania — Associate Director, VPUL Facilities Operations and Services



Under general supervision, the Associate Director (AD), VPUL Facilities Operations and Services, is responsible for oversight of all physical plant, facilities, and student union operations of the University Life Division, including the coordination and supervision of the daily operations, building services, and utilization of all facilities. The AD will also ensure the effective on-going operations, maintenance, renovation, and upkeep of all VPUL facilities and equipment; coordinate major building repair/replacement projects, including remodeling, refurbishment and expansion projects, and will insure ADA and building code compliance. The AD serves as principal administrator for all facilities issues concerning the operations, maintenance, and renovations of the Perelman Quadrangle [Student Center Complex], Division of University Life Facilities and the University’s Central Pool Classrooms. The AD will work closely with Penn’s Department of Facilities and Real Estate Services, Office of the University Architect, the University Registrar, building administrators, faculty, architects, contractors and technology consultants to continuously improve VPUL facilities. In addition, the AD will staff the Provost’s Classroom and Facilities Implementation Committee and serve as the project planner for the creation and/or renovation of classroom facilities. This position reports directly to the Executive Director of VPUL Facilities.

Bachelor’s Degree required (Master’s preferred). Familiarity with a research university environment and seven to ten years of experience supervising a complex, multipurpose facilities essential, with experience in a geographically distributed student union and classroom complex, mandatory. Experience with contemporary classroom and office renovation/improvements, with state-of-the art technology enhancements, a plus. Organizational and keen observation skills in a facilities and maintenance management environment, with a basic knowledge of the construction trades, and computer skills with the ability to read, interpret, and work from blueprints, manuals, diagrams, and operating procedures, mandatory. Knowledge of, and facility with the use of, database management, event, and other relevant facilities’ software highly desirable. The ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with students, campus departments, and private and public agencies essential. Must be able to analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action with minimal supervision, set priorities, elicit cooperation and coordination from various campus entities, and use tact and diplomacy in dealing with diverse classroom users including Perelman Quadrangle clients, external agencies and other University offices is necessary. Must be able to work flexible hours; some nights and weekend work will be required. Ability to work well under stressful conditions is necessary

All applicants must apply online at: Job Reference Number 85-24355. Review of applicants will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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