Director of Facilities
Beloit College, a nationally ranked private liberal arts college, seeks candidates for a Director of Facilities. Reporting to the Vice President for Human Resources and Operations, this position is responsible for the planning and execution of the care and operations of all physical facilities at Beloit College. The campus consists of 70+ properties situated on a wooded 55-acre main campus, with an additional 26-acre athletic complex and 89 acres devoted to other academic and research purposes; buildings fall into a range of historic architectural styles, several of which are listed on the National or State Register of Historic Places. The candidate selected will serve in a leadership capacity within the department and collaboratively across campus.
The Facilities Departments, consisting of housekeeping, grounds, and maintenance, are essential contributors to the residential teaching and learning experience at Beloit College. The operation, quality, cleanliness and appearance of the residential, academic, and administrative spaces on campus help to create a healthy and pleasant living, learning, and working environment. As the leader of the Facilities team, the Director works closely and collaboratively with the College’s senior staff, their delegates, and key members of the campus community, and is responsive to and engaged with students, faculty, and staff.
The Director is responsible for building and developing a team that consistently provides a high level of facilities stewardship, customer service, and communications, working with a diverse community to meet academic, programmatic, and residential needs and priorities. This position advises the administration on policies and procedures that relate to the management of campus physical resources and participates in the planning and management of capital renewal and replacement budgets for facility maintenance and improvements.
The Powerhouse is a game-changing opportunity for Beloit College. Having secured the right to acquire a decommissioned power plant across the road from its historic campus for the purpose of building a badly needed student union and recreation center, the Powerhouse is both a critical college need and a wonderful symbol of its partnership with its host community. Construction is underway on the 120,000 square foot facility scheduled to open in the fall of 2019. The director will be a key member of a team which includes campus and board stakeholders, project managers, and architects and engineers.
Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree and 7 or more years of progressively responsible management experience in a similar role. Additional qualifications include knowledge of best practices in facility operations management, the ability to develop and foster a cooperative work environment, the ability to communicate and interact effectively within a diverse community, and strong oral, written, analytical, and organizational skills. A commitment to advancing learning in an intercultural environment is expected.
Because equity and inclusion are central to our students’ liberal education and vital to the thriving of all members of our residential learning community, Beloit College aspires to be an actively anti-racist institution. We recognize our aspiration as ongoing and institution-wide, involving collective commitment and accountability. We welcome employees who are committed to and will actively contribute to our efforts to celebrate our cultural and intellectual richness and be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. We encourage all interested individuals meeting the criteria of the described position to apply.
Located in a diverse community close to Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago, Beloit is a selective undergraduate liberal arts college that attracts students from across the United States and the world. The college emphasizes excellence in teaching, learning beyond the traditional classroom, international perspectives, and collaborative research among students and faculty. It is recognized as one of the Colleges That Change Lives.
How to Apply
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For consideration, please electronically submit a resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references to BCFacDir2019@beloit.edu