Tufts University — Senior Director of Facilities Services

Senior Director of Facilities Services

Tufts University seeks a forward-thinking, solutions-oriented, and visionary executive who can lead within a complex organization as their Senior Director of Facilities Services. The Senior Director is responsible for the strategic oversight of the ongoing stewardship and maintenance of Tufts' four campuses (Somerville/Medford, Grafton, SMFA and Boston) totaling approximately 5.5M square feet in 250 buildings. The Senior Director of Facilities Services provides administrative management of the University's Facilities Directors, Campus Services, and Engineering, leading a team of over 130 employees in a dynamic, inclusive, and diverse research and educational setting.

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer within the Operations Division, the Senior Director will be charged with the development and execution of a strategic plan that will advance the facilities enterprise across all constituencies and meet the demands of a growing, top tier research institution. Leveraging data-driven best practices and innovative problem-solving skills, the Senior Director will re-imagine established structures to maximize operations and ensure the delivery of safe, dependable, sustainable, and high-quality physical spaces that support the success of students, faculty, and staff.

The Division employs approximately 475 staff members across nine departments including three unions in public safety, dining, and facilities. The annual operating budget is $180 million, and the Division manages $200+ million annually in capital projects including $60 million in capital renewal funding. The Senior Director is responsible for a $61 million facilities budget. Leveraging data-driven best practices and innovative problem-solving skills, the Senior Director will re-imagine established structures to maximize operations and ensure the delivery of safe, dependable, sustainable, and high-quality physical spaces that support the success of students, faculty, and staff.

This is an exciting time to join the Operations Division at Tufts University as it embarks on divisional strategic planning initiatives in coordination with articulated institutional priorities for sustainability and facilities. With increased demand upon facilities at this premier research university, the Senior Director will be joining the community at a critical point for the division as it develops innovative facilities plans that emphasize sustainability, growth, and efficiencies. The Senior Director of Facilities Services will have opportunities to enhance the strength of existing structures while also strategically architecting operations and building cohesion within the functional areas.

The successful candidate will bring extensive facilities and operations experience and a record of cross-functional leadership within complex organizations from which they will draw upon. They will have superb communication skills and the capacity to engage a diverse group of stakeholders that fosters collaboration, along with an enthusiasm for the day-to-day management of efficient operations and excellent customer service. The Senior Director must be equity-minded, strategic, and a strong administrator who can motivate teams. They should be experienced with process improvement, assessment, and innovative programming launches within sophisticated environments. The Senior Director of Facilities Services must be able to represent the University effectively while interacting with peers as well as various external constituencies.

The full position profile can be found here.:
https://diversifiedsearchgroup.com/search/tufts-senior-director-of-facilities-services/

Koya Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement. Tom Phillips and Laura Bertonazzi of Koya Partners has been exclusively retained for this search. To express interest in this role please submit your materials here:
https://talent-profile.diversifiedsearchgroup.com/search/v2/18889

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