Job Posting: Director Facilities


Item Value
Posting Date 02/01/2023
Closing Date Until Filled
Employment Type(s)
  • Full Time
Location Beloit, Wisconsin, 53511


The Director of Facilities leads team members who 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, 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 of Facilities is responsible for the planning and execution of the care and operations of all physical facilities at Beloit College. The campus consists of over 70 properties situated on a wooded 55-acre main campus, with an additional 26-acre athletic complex; buildings fall into a range of historic architectural styles, several of which are listed on the National or State Register of Historic Places.

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 the planning and management of capital renewal and replacement budgets for facility maintenance and improvements.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Through campus-wide partnerships and frequent communication, establishes, communicates and implements short- and long-range goals, objectives, policies and operating procedures.
  2. Consults and coordinates with senior staff on strategic planning related to facilities.
  3. Provides leadership and direction in all aspects of the administration of the facilities departments with a focus on communication, collaboration and continuous improvement.
  4. Monitors and evaluates operations and activities for quality, compliance and cost-effectiveness; recommends and implement changes as needed.
  5. Establishes and maintains an organizational staffing structure to effectively accomplish the department functions; recruits, employs, supervises and regularly evaluates management staff; directs the implementation of management and staff development, skills training, safety programs and problem resolution; motivates employees to achieve a high level of performance and productivity.
  6. Supervises the operations, planned and corrective maintenance of the campus mechanical, electrical, water distribution, cooling and heating systems, as well as the operations of recycling and energy management, including negotiating utility prices.
  7. Supervises housekeeping operations ensuring work is accomplished using best practices for safe, effective and efficient results.
  8. Supervises groundskeeping including care of roads, walkways, athletic fields, planters, Poetry Garden, lawns and hardscape.
  9. Supervises mailroom to ensure work is completed and coverage when needed.
  10. Advises College administration on the resources needed to adequately maintain the physical facilities of the institution and participates in the budgeting and allocation of fiscal resources for capital improvement and maintenance projects.
  11. Recommends and develops the scope and specifications for major capital, maintenance and remodeling projects meeting compliance with college policy, ADA, OSHA, EPA and other regulatory requirements.
  12. Prepares/reviews and coordinates bidding and awarding of contracts with outside contractors or subcontractors, following institutional policies and procedures.
  13. Develops and reviews routine and preventive maintenance procedures and schedules for buildings and systems.
  14. Participates in and/or assists with the integration of student involvement and learning as it may pertain to facilities and its operations (e.g. students working on sustainability projects).
  15. Participates in campus and community-related physical space/resources projects and initiatives.
  16. Serves on College planning and policy-making committees and external professional association committees.
  17. Represents the College to various community and governmental agencies, vendors, students and their parents and the general public.
  18. Uses technology and applicable metrics to develop, evaluate and manage annual budgets and perform periodic cost and productivity analyses, and create/maintain efficient workflows. Oversees purchasing, payment and other business functions of the departments; approves requisitions for equipment, supplies, stores and repairs.
  19. Consults with supervisors on maintenance, replacement and security of all departmental equipment.
  20. Utilizes knowledge of local, state and federal fire, health and safety codes; ensures staff and contractor code compliance.
  21. Performs other similarly-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in construction management, mechanical or structural engineering, or related field.
  2. A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Because equity and inclusion are central to our students’ liberal arts 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 seek 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.

Located in a diverse community close to Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago, Beloit 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

Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit your cover letter and resume to the link provided below. 

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