Portland State University Facilities and Property Management (FPM) is seeking an Assistant Director to fill a dynamic position that directs building maintenance functions for spaces in the Zone portfolio which includes University residence halls, parking garages and multiple mixed use buildings including Smith Memorial Student Union, University Place Hotel, Peter Stott Center, and more. The position also oversees landscaping operations for the entire downtown campus. The Assistant Director is responsible for the oversight of personnel and multiple budgets for these building maintenance and landscape functions, including a small team of direct reports and a total team of 20-25 full time employees.
The Assistant Director collaborates closely with multiple stakeholders in various campus departments and performs a wide range of tasks including identifying capital project needs, budgeting and forecasting, responding to facility emergencies, prioritizing building maintenance and landscaping activities, reviewing project plans, and human resource management. This position reports to the Director of Facilities and Property Management.
At least five years of experience in a similar operations/maintenance environment.
At least three years in a supervisory role with demonstrated experience in managing budgets and staff effectively and positively.
Bachelor's degree in engineering, management or a related field, or equivalent combination of education/training, knowledge and experience.
Successful completion of a background check.
Familiarity with computerized maintenance management systems.
Familiarity with facilities operations and maintenance best practices.
Demonstrated excellent customer service skills.
Excellent writing and communication skills.
Strong analytical skills and creative problem solving ability.
Strong ability to build consensus among diverse, intercultural groups.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail and accuracy.
Proficiency in using Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc) and ability to quickly learn proprietary databases or programs.
Ability to attend meetings off campus as appropriate.
Internal Number: 32302
About Portland State University
Located in Portland, Oregon, one of the nation's most livable cities, the University's innovative approach to education combines academic rigor in the classroom with field-based experiences through internships and classroom projects with community partners. The University's 49-acre downtown campus exhibits Portland State's commitment to sustainability with green buildings, while many of the 124 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees incorporate sustainability into the curriculum. PSU's motto, "Let Knowledge Serve the City," inspires the teaching and research of an accomplished faculty whose work and students span the globe. PSU seeks talented individuals who understand our values and strategic goals and enjoy sharing ideas and collaborating in an environment of mutual respect to achieve those values and goals. We are committed to leading through engagement and seek individuals who support this strategy. Engagement describes Portland State's collaborative approach to the exchange of knowledge and resources with local, regional, national, and global partners for mutual benefit of students, faculty, and the community. As a component of the Diversity Action Plan and the President's... Strategic Mission of achieving global excellence, Portland State University strives to become an institution that is recognized nationally and internationally for the accomplishments of its faculty, the reputation of its programs, and the preparation of it students as world citizens. For more information visit http://www.pdx.edu/about-portland-state