Southwestern University is seeking an Associate Vice President for Facilities Management.  This position develops long and short term planning for all campus facilities and the operations that support the campus facilities and programs, including the administration of all construction, major maintenance, and capital projects; oversight of the Facilities Management operations; administration of the Campus Risk Management, Insurance, and Safety programs and oversight of Campus Environmental Initiatives.


  • Plan, schedule, and coordinate all architectural/building projects.
  • Plan, schedule, and coordinate all major maintenance and renovation projects.
  • In close collaboration with the Business Office, track all project costs and provide updates of cost and schedules to Vice President for Finance and Administration.
  • Together with the Safety Officer, ensure the University’s compliance with OSHA and other regulations. Lead efforts to respond to OSHA, EPA, and other regulatory agency’s requests, audits, etc.
  • Coordinate planning and administration of Campus Risk Management and Safety Programs.
  • Together with the Vice President for Finance and Administration, serve as the liaison to the Georgetown planning/development department, DPS, and other agencies which regulate or impact the campus roadways, infrastructure, signage, etc.
  • In conjunction with the Manager of Facilities Services and the Sr. Manager of Facilities Operations, supervise and coordinate planning activities for all Facilities Management staff.
  • Serve as the Secretary for the Campus Facilities Committee and the Facilities Planning Committee of the Board of Trustees.
  • In close coordination with the Vice President for Finance and Administration and the architects, coordinate planning activities related to development and updating of the Campus Facilities Master Plan.
  • Maintain Campus Facilities (Building) and Landscape Improvements Audits.
  • In close coordination with Student Residence Life management, and other departmental areas, coordinate all furniture, equipment, and other building and grounds capital purchases.
  • Provide facility planning consultation with campus departments.
  • Coordinate planning of environmental programs and initiatives.
  • Manage budget for all Facilities and Campus Services departments.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in construction, facilities, engineering, or other architectural-related field.
  • Seven years progressively more responsible experience in professional-level facilities management positions with five or more years supervisory/management experience.
  • Proven capability in managing multiple and complex projects.
  • Demonstrated outstanding planning and project management skills.
  • Proven ability to work with construction-related contractors and possess a solid knowledge of commercial construction methods and procedures.
  • Ability to read and interpret architectural and mechanical drawings and collaborate with architects and other key building/construction individuals.
  • High computer literacy utilizing software such as Microsoft Project, Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Proven ability to collaborate with campus constituents, architects, engineers, city/state/federal officials, building officials, trustees, etc.
  • Experience both developing and reviewing contracts, RFI’s, and other related documents.
  • Demonstrated expertise with document control, including outstanding organizational skills.
  • Proven supervisory and management skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, including a strong work ethic.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in construction, facilities, engineering, or architectural-related field.
  • Facilities Management Certification (CFM).
  • Ten plus years of progressively more responsible experience in professional-level facilities maintenance positions with seven or more years supervisory/management experience.
  • Prior experience developing and administering safety programs for an education-based entity, including OSHA and EPA compliance for chemistry, biology, and other sciences lab operations and equipment.
  • Prior experience negotiating contracts for worker’s compensation and general liability insurance and administering an employer’s overall risk management program.
  • Prior experience in higher education, preferably at a residential liberal arts institution.

Southwestern University offers competitive salary and benefits including health, dental, life, long term disability, retirement, 15-paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, tuition assistance, access to athletic facilities, free parking and discounted meal rates.  Southwestern University is a selective, undergraduate institution committed to a broad-based liberal arts, sciences, and fine arts education.   Southwestern University is deeply committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and especially encourages applications from members of groups traditionally under-represented in academia.  For information concerning the University, visit our Web site at

To apply: The University will only accept application materials through Interfolio at  Interested persons must submit a letter of interest, resume, the names and contact information of three professional references, and salary expectation.  Prompt submission of application materials is encouraged.  Email and paper applications will not be accepted. Only completed applications will be reviewed by the Search Committee.  The Committee will review all completed applications until the position is filled.

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the University’s Background Check Policy process.  EOE/M/F