The Director of Facilities provides oversight, direction, and strategic planning for all aspects of Facilities at the College, to include Maintenance, Operations, Planning, and Construction. Responsible for a $16 million budget, $10-30 million of annual construction spending, and 105 employees. Reports to the Vice President of Finance & Operations.
Duties and Responsibilities
Plans and carries out maintenance of the College’s buildings and utilities to achieve the lowest full lifecycle costs with the highest possible reliability.
Oversees custodial operations and grounds maintenance to achieve consistent excellence in the College’s appearance.
Leads the Facilities Development and Construction Services to advance the function and appearance of buildings supporting the College’s programs.
Sustains strong morale and a healthy culture. Coaches leaders for strong management and knows each employee personally. Knows the health of each team in terms of supervision, direction, teamwork, and performance issues, and works with leaders to set direction, to improve performance, and to address issues in effective and timely ways.
Ensures that facilities design and construction are done with excellence and strong financial stewardship.
Achieves high levels of efficiency and customer service for services to campus, and a high level of efficiency for internal facilities processes.
Ensures that employees have adequate equipment and receive the right training (skill-based, safety, and compliance) to do their jobs with excellence.
Provides effective leadership in responding to campus emergencies.
Directly supervises the Director of Construction & Maintenance, College Architect, and Director of Facilities Operations.
This job description is intended to represent key areas of responsibilities; specific assignments may vary from time to time, and other duties may be assigned.
Demonstrated strong leadership. Has built strong and healthy organizations.
Five years’ relevant experience at a director level.
Strengths in strategic leadership and financial management.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
The employee is regularly required to sit, talk, or hear; frequently required to use repetitive hand motion, handle or feel, and to stand, walk, reach, bend, and climb.
FLSA Status - Exempt
As a Christ-centered community, Wheaton College faculty and staff must affirm the College’s Statement of Faith as expressing their own theological convictions and agree to live by the moral standards in Wheaton’s Community Covenant, modeling these commitments for the Christian formation of our students. Wheaton College faculty and staff also support the Christ-Centered Diversity Commitment which highlights our desire to treat all individuals as equal image-bearers of Jesus Christ through diversity, inclusion, justice and unity.
About Wheaton College
Wheaton College is an evangelical Protestant Christian liberal arts college whose faculty and staff affirm a Statement of Faith and adhere to lifestyle expectations of the Wheaton College Community Covenant. Wheaton is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and talented workforce and student body. We encourage the expression of multiple perspectives within a Christian worldview, inside and outside the classroom. For more information about Wheaton College visit www.wheaton.edu.
Additionally, Wheaton College aspires to provide a physically safe environment for students, staff, and faculty to learn and work. In support of this objective, the College requires background checks for final candidates, after an employment offer is extended. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.