The Executive Director for Facilities and Operations (EDFO) is the chief campus operations officer with supervisory responsibility for critical support functions that affect aspects of IU Northwest's ability to enable students to succeed and complete their degrees and employees to work effectively.
As an integral member of the campus senior leadership team, the EDFO is engaged in campus strategic planning with the Chancellor, Vice Chancellors, and Executive Director of Information Technology. The EDFO establishes policies and procedures and has shared responsibilities for long-range institutional planning and projects. As a member of the Campus Budget Committee, the EDFO contributes to the development of financial goals and decision making for the preparation of the campus annual operating budget. Coordinates planning and oversees on-campus construction and manages land acquisitions. Direct reports include the director of Physical Plant with a "dotted line" campus liaison relationship with the campus Police Chief. The Executive Director also serves as the principal liaison and coordinator for campus food and vending services contractors, oversight of fire prevention and safety, Facilities Services, General Administration and Parking Services. Serves as account supervisor with budgetary responsibility for reporting department budgets. Provides leadership for coordinating campus emergency preparedness activities. Compliance with federal, state, IU regulations and policies is essential.
Bachelor's degree and ten years of broad progressively advanced operational experience in business, governmental or higher education facility maintenance management, including experience in budget planning and development, operation of facilities, building/infrastructure design and construction, contract negotiations, data/trend analysis and interpretation and personnel management.
Combinations of education and related experience may be considered.
Possess a valid driver's license with the ability to be insured by Indiana University.
Strong management and budgetary experience. Energetic, resourceful, caring leader who is comfortable with distributed leadership and extensive consultation, but also decisive. Strong supervisory and team building skills with experience working with a diverse team to achieve results, developing and empowering staff, holding them accountable, and thinking creatively about strategy. Committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, diversity, equity and inclusion. Service oriented. Strong interpersonal communication and listening skills, creative thinking skills, and a demonstrated commitment to collegial working relationships with colleagues. Experience with the monitoring and implementation of a comprehensive physical facilities, maintenance, and operations plan. Ability to construct and work with sophisticated planning models, to link budget and planning.
Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Administration, or a related master's degree and five years of experience in high-level or executive-level administration. Degree with a focus in engineering, maintenance management, building or real estate management or building technology field. Experience in higher education. Strong human and employee relations skills and an understanding of the role of administrative services in supporting the academic function of the college.
Working Conditions / Demands
Ability to attend meetings at off-campus venues, including other IU campuses.
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 6AD
Job Function: General Admin
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