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Associate Director, University Facilities Management

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Work Type: Staff/Unclassified
Location: Kent Campus
Category: Full-time
Home Org/Dept: University Facilities Management - Kent Campus [100405]

Job Title:

Associate Director, University Facilities Management

Physical Location:

 Kent Campus, Kent, Ohio


 $62,540 - $82,039

Basic Function:

Directs the operations and staff of one or more areas of University Facilities Management and may be assigned overall responsibility for a specific functional area (e.g., custodial, maintenance, grounds, powerhouse). Develops strategic planning efforts for areas of responsibility, monitors and achieves established goals. Reports to Director, Operations, University Facilities Management.

Additional Basic Function – if applicable:


Examples of Duties:

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following: 

Provide support and direction for specific functions of University Facilities Management through a team of professional, supervisory, support and skilled and semi-skilled staff to include one or more of the following: grounds, custodial, structures, utilities, powerhouse, zone building maintenance, HVAC, locksmith, Workforce Development, etc.

Establish unit's goals, objectives and strategies; develop and implement programs and services to achieve goals.

Monitor and review unit's budget and approve operating expenses; evaluate cost of services.

Identify and assess hiring needs; assist in managing personnel actions (e.g. hiring, termination, discipline, etc); conduct performance evaluations of assigned employees.

Maintain and implement safety policies and procedures; ensure employee's trained in all safety procedures and attend safety training sessions and programs.

Identify staff training needs and provide appropriate training either internally or externally.

Develop and implement responsive customer service programs.

Provides leadership and oversight of a large/complex department (e.g., department with multiple units).

Perform related duties as assigned.

Additional Examples of Duties – if applicable:


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in a technical field such as engineering, architecture or a relevant field of study; four to five years progressively responsible experience in three of the following: maintenance, structural, grounds, utilities, powerhouse or development and training; as well as supervisory experience of professional, support and skilled and semi-skilled employees.



Knowledge Of:

Knowledge of budgeting

Skill In:

Skill to read, interpret and implement building plans and blueprints

Skill in written and interpersonal communication

Ability To:

Ability to provide leadership and direction

Ability to effectively apply a union contract

Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:



Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments

Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:

Light work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Incumbent may be required to travel from building to building frequently and off campus to other campus or community sites.

Working Schedule:

 Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Additional Information:


Must pass a security check.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Kent State University is a Smoke-Free, Tobacco-Free University effective July 1, 2017. Smoking and tobacco use are not permitted on any of Kent State’s campuses or other locations and properties that are owned, operated, or leased by Kent State, both domestic and international. For additional details, visit


The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.

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