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Vice President/Director of Physical Plant (Reopened)

Department Facilities and Operations
Salary D.O.E.
City/State Talladega/AL
Education: Bachelor's Degree (required) / Master's Degree (desired)
Type Full Time
Experience: See Qualifications Below
Category Staff
Relocation No
Salary D.O.E.
Contact Email brhoden@talladega.edu
Contact Name Talladega College Office of Human Resources
Relocation No

Job Summary


The selected candidate will provide leadership, facilities and operations expertise, and stewardship of the colleges’ physical plant and infrastructure. The VP drives safety and environmental compliance and related performance goals. The VP for Facilities and Operations will use collaborative skills, a customer centric approach, and data to ensure that the areas within this unit are supporting the mission and strategic priorities of the College through the daily work effort of the team. Areas reporting to this position include Environmental Health and Safety, Maintenance and Housekeeping, Operations, and Parking and Transportation.

Responsibilities:

Provide leadership to the unit of facilities and operations through communication, planning and data analysis. Lead by example in treating others with respect, empowering employees, providing excellent customer service, being proactive and innovative, using data analysis to support decision-making, and being a strong team player.

Will lead the effort in putting solutions in place to address the campus deferred maintenance backlog. Works with college leadership to build support for safety and environmental programs and initiatives.

Work with other areas within Administration and Finance to remove barriers to efficient processes and customer satisfaction and advocate for additional resources when all other options are exhausted.

Facilitate effective and efficient performance for each individual unit and increase levels of efficiency, customer service, responsiveness, and problem solving ability. Manage data oversight and make recommendations to improve existing processes.

Monitor client deliverables/metrics and maintain documentation on scope of service, contacts, and timeframes. Improve upon and report actual results. Guide Operations, which, is responsible for the utilities infrastructure performance and improvement, sustainability efforts, and the coordination and facilitation of deferred maintenance projects.

Ensure that Maintenance and Housekeeping have the tools necessary to provide an agreed upon standard of care for our physical plant inside and out. This position will provide guidance in the use of resources to optimize the dependability, cleanliness, appearance, and safety of our facilities and grounds.

Responsible for ensuring the efficient operations of the Design and Construction unit, which will lead to greater customer satisfaction with major capital, minor capital, and deferred maintenance projects. Design and Construction must excel in providing project management services, facilities programming, design, and construction services to the college.

Oversee the implementation of programs to create a safe working environment, promote environmentally sound practices, foster regulatory compliance, and protect the institutions reputation through the work of Environmental Health and Safety. Services include safety training, hazard identification and risk assessment, accident investigation, hazardous material management, fire protection and life safety code compliance, and emergency response.

Responsible for ensuring that all parking and transportation operations on the campus strive for the best parking experience for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Parking and Transportation must be considered in a comprehensive manner with a goal of producing a great experience within an agreed upon economic framework.

Oversee the development and implementation of the facilities and operations budget. Support the professional development and training needs of staff; make recommendations regarding staff appointments, promotion, retention, salary action, and other personnel matters within the department.

Serve as a member and thought leader of the administration and finance team at Talladega College. Serve and participate in campus leadership committees and search committees.

Develop and maintain professional and community relationships to build an understanding and commitment to college objectives among state/local government and community representatives. Perform other related duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Demonstrated leadership skills that inspire and motivate a diverse workforce; technical skills are not enough.

Demonstrated commitment to excellent customer service and experience in process improvement.

Demonstrated ability to implement college-wide organizational change initiatives and effect cultural change.

Demonstrated ability to, effectively, communicate complex facilities matters in lay terms, both verbally and in writing.

Demonstrated experience in project and facilities management and prioritization of needs.

Must have a collaborative and approachable style, be a strategic thinker and able to solve problems. Skilled at making effective and timely decisions as needed.

Qualifications:

A bachelor's degree in architecture, engineering, facility management, or construction engineering with a minimum of 7 years of experience is required; in addition to these years of experience, a master's degree in one of these fields, or a related field, is highly desired.

Minimum seven (7) years of combined progressively responsible management experience in facilities operations & management and/or design and construction with at least seven (7) years of senior leadership responsibility for a physical plant.

Must have strong planning and budget experience.

Experience with various project delivery methods including but not limited to Construction Manager at Risk, Design-build, and Design-bid-build.

Experience in a higher education environment.

Three (3) to five (5) years of senior management experience that involved recruitment, training and professional development of staff and directly responsible for the performance of staff.

Demonstrated utilization of data to manage previous programs.

Familiarity with research facilities operations and maintenance.

Application Process:

All qualified applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, TC application, at least 3 professional references and copies of transcripts to brhoden@talladega.edu.

Official transcripts will be required if hired for the position. E-Verify Employer.

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The history of Talladega College began on November 20, 1865, when two former slaves William Savery and Thomas Tarrant, both of Talladega, met in convention with a group of new freedmen in Mobile, Alabama.

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