George Fox University - Staff and Administrator
  • 15-Mar-2018 to 15-Aug-2018 (PST)
  • Plant Services
  • Newberg, OR, USA
  • DOE
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • Administrator Position

Do you have a passion for project management and managing multiple departments? Are you looking for a career where you can be an integral part of the development, and implementation of a great community and University? Director of Plant Services at George Fox University may just be the place for you.



Job Summary:     The Director of Plant Services is responsible for ensuring a safe and efficient working environment across all of George Fox University's (GFU) facilities and locations.  The position requires a strategic leader who will develop and maintain a team oriented and innovative working atmosphere within a shared governance model to support GFU in fulfilling its mission while improving focus on continuous quality improvement including realizing efficiencies, reducing costs, and delivering excellent customer service.  The Director is responsible for managing the Facilities Department to include ongoing maintenance, janitorial and grounds operations, planning, design, cost analysis, feasibility studies, and administration for all new construction and renovation or modification of existing infrastructure across the University's campuses.  The Director is an integral participant in the development and implementation of the University's long-range strategic facility planning consistent with the master plan.  Additionally, the Director is responsible for safety and fleet management for GFU.  Core to this function is working with other key leaders in shared responsibility to effectively manage and mitigate risks at the University.  

Qualifications:   Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Facility Management, Engineering, Architecture or related field and
  • Minimum ten years of comprehensive related experience. Related experience includes design and management of capital projects; budget development, financial management and control; and personnel management (supervision, performance management and coaching) of subordinate personnel. 
  • Must demonstrate broad knowledge of facilities planning and all phases of facility maintenance (e.g. custodial, mechanical, grounds keeping and waste water management), as well as knowledge of all aspects of building design and construction to include: architectural and/or engineering principles, regulatory and policy compliance, construction codes, and bidding and managing construction and maintenance projects.
  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population of service users with demonstrated success in leading a team in a distributed location environment. 


 Desired Qualifications:

  • An advanced degree in a related field, such as engineering, a registered architect or PE (licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of Oregon).
  • Certification by a professional facilities management association or related certification.
  • Experience in a university campus environment or similar organization, with multiple sites, and varying degrees of deferred maintenance.
  • Working knowledge of environmental health and safety regulations and best practices
  • Working knowledge of best practices and protocols related to emergency management (knowledge of and experience of the National Incident Management System) and experience in coordinate with external organizations/agencies in an emergency event (local, state and national governments; local emergency responders, etc.)

Other Qualifications:

  • Report to work obligations to support the department and may require work during GFU's winter break, spring break and summer break if necessary, and may prevent travel during sensitive time periods. 
  • Must meet training and background check qualifications and comply with the Protection of Minors policy.
  • Able to work all shifts and extended hours. 
  • Upon hire, candidate must have reliable personal transportation to facilitate travel between to all GFU worksites and other locations as required by the position.  This includes a valid driver's license and a personal vehicle that is legally registered and insured. 
  • This position may also require driving responsibility for a GFU vehicle. 
  • Due to driving responsibilities, you must meet training and background check qualifications and comply with GFU's Vehicle Driving policy. 

Key Responsibilities/Essential Job Functions: 

1. Provides long-range strategic facility planning consistent with the University master plan (30%)

  • Directs maintenance and operations of all facilities and grounds, planning of all facilities including engineering, architectural design, drafting, and project estimating.
  • Ensures the facilities organization is structured and staffed to effectively and efficiently manage the physical plant of the University across multiple locations.
  • Acts as a subject matter expert as needed to campus capital planning and master planning committees.
  • Analyzes and evaluates the infrastructure of the campus (deferred maintenance schedule and long term planning), proactively identifies maintenance and renovation issues, and prioritizes projects.
  • Ensures compliance with all applicable state and federal regulations.
  • Supervises the design, cost estimates and management of all in-house facility/capital projects.
  • Effectively manages resources by planning, developing and controlling the annual departmental budgets.
  1. Provides leadership and direction in the areas of construction management. (15%)
  • Drive and lead contract administration, department procurement, selection process for architects, engineers, and/or engineering design team(s), fleet management, capital and operating budget development, and administration of budget expenditures.
  • Monitors projects through scheduling and participation in progress meetings with contractors, architects and engineers.
  • Coordinates with key stakeholder throughout the course of projects.
  • Ensures all necessary regulatory approvals and or permissions are secured to facilitate timely project completion. 
  1. Provide leadership and direction for custodial, maintenance, grounds, plant and facilities operations across all campuses. (35%)
  • Supervises and evaluates the work of the staff within Facilities Management and provides training, coaching, development and assistance as needed.
  • Ensures outsourced providers are meeting quality and customer service expectations.  Periodically solicits University community feedback on service levels and address any deficiencies with contractors.
  • Develops benchmarks or KPIs against which performance is measured and directs adjustments as necessary to meet or exceed the selected metrics.
  • Plans and makes staffing recommendations
  • Evaluates available resources and recommends allocations to best serve the needs of the affected facility/operations or persons (e.g. staff and students).
  1. Safety and Risk management (10%)
  • Lead a proactive and collaborative approach to safety, risk assessment, management and mitigation for all campuses and properties, including coordination of safety related to University operations.
  • Work in partnership with departments across campus to approach risk and loss control matters with a problem solving perspective that enables the University to accomplish its mission-related educational goals.
  • Support the coordination of safety drills for all faculty, staff and students, including on-campus residents.
  • Ensure adherence to and advise on all federal, state and University safety policies and procedures including required reporting.   
  1. Fleet management and Parking Operations(5%)
  • Responsible for the leadership and management of the University's fleet administration programs and initiatives relating to acquisition, maintenance, use, and driver training for University owned vehicles.
  • Oversees vehicle repairs and regular maintenance.
  • Administers driver training and record keeping in compliance with the University's Vehicle Driver policy. 
  • Adheres to all state and federal regulations regarding the operation and maintenance of vehicles.
  1. Performs other related duties as assigned (5%) Core Competencies:
  • Adaptability
  • Business Acumen
  • Change Management
  • Effective Communicator
  • Cost Consciousness
  • Effective Delegation
  • Initiative and Judgment
  • Planning and Organization
  • Professionalism
  • Problem Solver
  • Technology savvy


For Your Personal Well-Being We Offer:

  • A beautiful and peaceful campus environment with areas to walk and coffee shops and restaurants close by
  • A strong Christian vision and mission-led organization with opportunities for your growth and contributions
  • Wonderful Christian peers and a vibrant student population
  • Free Fitness Center membership
  • Free parking
  • Rich employee benefits


We invite you to Be Known at Oregon's Nationally Recognized Christian University!

George Fox has been transforming student lives for over 125 years.

Each day we look to broaden our future for generations to come.

We have alumni from 52 countries and all 50 states.

We invite you to become a steward of our dreams using your God-given gifts.

Our Purpose: To educate and inspire students to pursue God's calling.

 **This position is subject to close at any time, regardless of the date on the posting.



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