Director of Facilities
Facilities Management – SFAC
Fort Kent, ME
Statement of the Job:
Full Time, Regular, Exempt Position
University of Maine at Fort Kent Campus
The University of Maine System is seeking to hire a Director of Facilities Management. This person provides professional direction and strategic leadership for all campus facilities and ground operations, maintenance and custodial services, safety and security and motor pool; is the campus leader for construction and/or renovation projects, oversees recycling and recovery programs; assists in capital planning. Serves as the University ADA and OSHA Compliance Officer. The Director works collaboratively with all units within the University of Maine at Fort Kent and University of Maine System Facilities Management department to develop a high quality, fully functional physical plant that is a safe, clean, well maintained and conducive to meeting the needs of students, faculty, staff and the public for a dynamic academic environment. The Director of Facilities Management works closely with the University of Maine System, the local school district, and Fort Kent Police and Fire departments.
Based on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant, the annual salary range is low to mid $70s plus a 10% employer contribution to the UMS retirement plan. Additional benefits include medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents. The UMS is a recipient of the Wellness Councils of America’s Well Workplace Award and offers a wellness program.
Review of applications begins immediately. For full consideration, materials must be submitted by May 5, 2021. Applications received after that date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.
About the University:
Established in 1968, the University of Maine System (UMS) unites six distinctive public universities, comprising 10 campuses and numerous centers, in the common purpose of providing quality higher education while delivering on its traditional tripartite mission of teaching, research, and public service. A comprehensive public institution of higher education, UMS serves more than 30,000 students annually and is supported by the efforts of more than 2,000 full-time and part-time faculty, more than 3,000 regular full-time and part-time staff, and a complement of part-time temporary (adjunct) faculty. Reaching more than 500,000 people annually through educational and cultural offerings, the University of Maine System also benefits from more than two-thirds of its alumni population residing within the state; more than 123,000 individuals.The System consists of six universities: The University of Maine (UMaine), including its regional campus the University of Maine at Machias (UMM); the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA); the University of Maine at Farmington (UMF); the University of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK), the University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI); and the University of Southern Maine (USM). The System also includes the University of Maine School of Law and the University of Maine Graduate and Professional Center.
University of Maine at Fort Kent:
Founded in 1878, the University of Maine at Fort Kent is a unique learning institution perfect for people seeking a rural scholastic atmosphere of modern academic standards combined with an eclectic mix of rugged outdoor vistas and access to cosmopolitan epicenters across two countries. The learning opportunities at UMFK have become a model of a "destination university" that other New England campuses attempt to emulate. Strong academic programs include associate and bachelor’s degrees in disciplines such as nursing, business, biology, forestry and cybersecurity among others. The student body at UMFK numbering 1,500, has a higher percentage of international students than any other university in New England, allowing immersion in a cultural opportunity that is unique in the world. UMFK enjoys national recognition for quality and value as well as championships in men’s and women’s soccer.
Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field plus 3 to 5 years of related professional and managerial experience in facilities management– additional specialized training strongly desired. Supervisory experience and demonstrated leadership ability required.
- General budgeting and administrative skills.
- Strong leadership and management skills.
- Effective planning and the ability to implement and manage multiple programs and functions.
- Ability to maintain effective working relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization.
- Experience with implementing, explaining and applying applicable laws, codes and regulations. Solid computer/technology skills.
- Problem solving skills.
- Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
- Experience in a collective bargaining environment strongly preferred.
- Work experience in Higher Education.
- ADA accessibility regulations.
- Environmental and public safety regulations (OSHA, building and fire codes, parking regulations; etc).
- Sustainability practices and implementations and energy efficiency monitoring
- Bidding, renovation and building contractual procedures.
- National Information Management System (NIMS) emergency management training at the 100 and 200 level.
Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" below. You will need to create an applicant profile and complete an application which includes contact information for three references and upload:
- a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position
- a resume/curriculum vitae
Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.
The successful applicant is subject to appropriate background screening.
The University of Maine System is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following office has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Office of Equal Opportunity, University of Maine, 101 North Stevens Hall, Orono, ME 04469 207-581-1226. TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).
Location/Region: Fort Kent, ME