Northwestern College is seeking applicants for a director of facilities management to begin mid-September 2020. This is a full-time, 12-month position managing the college’s physical plant and its staff.
Overseeing a department of approximately 20 FTE staff, the director provides general management, supervision and professional direction to a comprehensive department that includes facilities planning; facilities maintenance and repair; renovation; utilities distribution; custodial, landscape and other maintenance services; and environmental sustainability initiatives. The physical plant of the main campus sits on 100 acres and includes 29 buildings with floor space of approximately 825,000 square feet and athletic fields. The position reports directly to the vice president for finance and operations.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will have, at a minimum, an associate’s degree or 1-3 years of post-high school training in building trades areas such as construction, electrical, plumbing, etc., with preference given to those with 5-10 years of progressive experience in building trades, supervision, and contractor or vendor negotiations, including managing projects. The ability to read schematics for building projects is also preferred. The candidate must be a person with strong organizational and computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office products such as Outlook, Word and Excel; outstanding interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; and the ability to multi-task. The candidate must be a self-starter with attention to detail and a team player willing to contribute in a collegial environment.
Northwestern College is affiliated with the Reformed Church in America and seeks to more fully reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the body of Christ in its faculty, staff, administration and students. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are enthusiastically encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, send letter of application, résumé and Northwestern College application form to:
Director of Human Resources • Northwestern College
Northwestern College, located in Orange City, Iowa, is a 4-year Christian liberal arts college affiliated with the Reformed Church in America, with approximately 1,200 students that are primarily residential. Employee base includes approx. 90 full-time faculty, 45-60 adjunct, and 150 full and part-time staff.