Directors - Office of Facilities

Yale University in Connecticut

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted June 18, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

The Office of Facilities at Yale University seeks two outstanding leaders to serve as Directors of the Department of Plant Operations and the Department of Facilities Services and Grounds Maintenance.  Yales Central, West and School of Medicine campuses cover 1,000+ acres within the greater New Haven, Connecticut, area and include more than 440 buildings, encompassing 16.7 million square feet of space.  Yale is a city within a city for over 25,000 students, faculty and staff.

Director of Plant Operations: Oversee 25 supervisors with ultimate oversight for 250 service and maintenance staff responsible for the physical appearance and the daily operation of Yales buildings, including Physical Plant Trade Services (i.e., controls, electrical, plumbing, planned maintenance; structural trades, including carpentry, roofing, sheet metal and glazing) in addition to Fire Code Compliance Services and the Customer Service Center.  Provide a high level of customer service to the Yale community by establishing service-level agreements with departmental customers within budgetary constraints; developing procedures and processes to ensure compliance with these service agreements; and creating an organizational culture that embraces continual improvement as well as personal accountability at all levels.

Director of Facilities Services and Grounds Maintenance: Oversee 34 supervisors with ultimate oversight for 300 service and maintenance staff providing grounds maintenance (landscaping, snow removal, waste collection, and recycling services activities) for all three campuses of university properties, including athletic fields, green roofs, historic trails and botanical gardens.  Develop and incorporate innovative thought, technology, and best practices to continually improve how the organization functions and delivers services required to maintain and operate Yales buildings, including preventive maintenance, emergency response to all weather conditions and natural disasters, landscaping and construction projects, and support of special events and activities.  Create and implement safety training programs and sustainable programs and initiatives.  Certified Landscape Technician (CLT) or Facilities Management Certification (CFM) preferred.

Candidates for both positions must possess: Bachelors degree in facilities management, business administration, management or a related field; 10 years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and demonstrated experience in a leadership position, including well-developed supervisory skills and experience with performance management and feedback.  Facilities leaders with experience participating in joint union labor/management initiatives preferred.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter outlining interest and how experience aligns with position responsibilities and requirements; current resume; and the names and contact information (mail, e-mail, and telephone numbers) of three professional references.  Send all materials and/or inquiries (reference Yale University in the subject line) to executive search partner The Hollins Group Inc. via email at: To view full position announcements, please visit:  A review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individuals sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

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