Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program) Who We Are: UWM, a doctoral/research intensive university, is Wisconsin’s premier public urban university and offers a comprehensive liberal arts and professional education at the undergraduate and graduate level to over 25,000 students. UWM takes pride in being a student-centered institution that is deeply committed to diversity in its student body, faculty and staff, and programs. Our tree-lined, 104-acre campus is located on Milwaukee’s upper-east side, one of the city’s most attractive residential areas and home to many faculty, staff, and students. For more information, please visit our website at www.uwm.edu
What We Offer:
Innovative, collaborative, and casual-work environment
Challenging and progressive career development
Excellent comprehensive benefits package
On-site health & wellness programs
On-site affordable day care
Best practice PTO policies and paid holidays
Open communication, recognition programs, and team-building events
And much more to motivated, results-oriented individuals who want to make a real difference in their community and role
Job Summary This position serves as Director and strategic leader for the Department of Facility Services. This position has responsibility for the development and management of an approximately $15 million dollar operational budget and a staff of approximately 225 FTE. Facility Services is responsible for all aspects of the physical facilities and grounds on campus, including upkeep of the physical environment, heating and chilling operations, maintenance and improvement of the campus building infrastructure, remodeling and renovation of facilities, and mail services. Off-hour and weekend response may be necessary for emergency issues. The Director functions as a campus leader, advisor to the Associate Vice Chancellor (AVC), for Facilities Planning & Management, and campus contact for physical facilities issues. The Director serves as a model for the entire department by offering excellent service to the campus community, while providing opportunity and environments conducive to promoting the professional development, growth and positive morale of all employees in the department. The Department of Facility Services is committed to promoting respect and civility in the workplace. Staff serve as role models by practicing exemplary behaviors when working with customers, fellow staff members, students, and visitors. The mission of the department, is to provide a physical environment that supports learning, research, working, living and recreation. The organization is committed to stewardship of architectural, environmental, archeological and land resources in support of the academic and strategic objectives of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
The starting salary for this role will be between $120,000 and $140,000 per year, but the final salary offer will be contingent upon the knowledge, skills, and abilities demonstrated throughout the selection process.
As afull-time limited staff the incumbent will earn 176 hours of vacation per fiscal year and granted 176 hours (22 days) of initial entitlement sick leave available for use during the first 18 months of employment (will earn 96 hours (12 days) of sick leave per fiscal year after the initial entitlement period). These numbers are prorated for appointment percentage. Employees will also be granted 36 hours (4.5 days) of personal holiday hours per year and nine legal paid holidays.
Minimum Qualifications Applicants for this vacancy must have:
Degree in architecture, engineering, business, construction management or directly related field or completion of training in a skilled trade
Minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in facility operations, maintenance, and replacement
Minimum of 5 years Supervisory Experience
Evidence of strategic planning and process improvement
Evidence of $5M+ budget management and resource alignment
Preferred Qualifications Highly qualified candidates will also have:
Advanced degree in architecture, engineering, business, construction management or directly related field
Professional Engineering or Architecture License
Experience in facility operations, maintenance and replacement in an urban university setting
Demonstrated skills in effective management, conflict resolution and/or team building
Experience working in facilities management with a public institution or System
Communication experience in a multifaceted large institution
Evidence of experience successfully motivating and leading staff and a positive facilities culture
Application Instructions Interested applicants are required to apply online and provide:
A cover letter addressing your education/experience as it applies to all minimum and preferred qualifications
A document listing the names and contact information for three professional references
In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate’s application materials whether she/he meets any of the qualifications, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. This is a continuous recruitment. Screening begins on July 25, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received after July 24, 2022 may not receive consideration.
Application Notes For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.
Legal NoticesAA/EO Statement
UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.
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UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.
CBC and Reference Check Policy
Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.
Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)
For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see http://www.cleryact.uwm.edu/, or call UWM’s Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.
In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.
Title and Total Compensation Project
The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/