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Manager of Facilities

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 110607
Title: Facilities Manager
Functional Title: Manager of Facilities
Category Status: 33-Exempt Regular
Applicant Search Category: Staff
University Authorized FTE: 1.000
Unit: VPUR-Univ Alumni Association
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Manager of Facilities for the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center is responsible for assisting with the day-to-day management and operation of the Riggs Alumni Center building, including employee office spaces, special event and public use spaces, and grounds. The Manager will oversee and manage large scale tasks associated with the facilities management of the alumni center including: vendor contract negotiations, building warranties and a $500,000/year operating budget using spreadsheets and/or financial software programs. S/he will also monitor building infrastructure, housekeeping, maintenance, and repairs. Using professional communications, the Manager will establish policies and procedures for building usage. Periodically, the Manager may be required to assist with building maintenance tasks including painting, minor building repairs, and event setup. The Manager of Facilities supervises full-time staff and contract staff.

S/he must be available to work evenings and weekends as necessary for building projects and be on-call for 24-hours for building emergencies.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education (include licenses, certifications, etc.):

Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience


Minimum of five years of facilities experience.
Supervisory experience.
Experience operating audiovisual equipment.
Experience managing vendor contracting and facilities budget.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstration of a service-oriented and cooperative spirit.
Professional verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to utilize a computer and MS Office Suite for word processing, manipulating spreadsheets and/or use financial software to manage budgets and other expenditures and use electronic communications, and automated programs for managing the facility.
Ability to respond to the 24-hour on-call nature of managing a complex facility and to work occasional nights and weekends as needed.


Experience managing budget of $500,000 or more.
Experience managing a facility of 50,000 square feet or larger.
Broad range of facilities experience.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

Physical Demands of the Position: This is an active position that requires frequent walking around a multilevel facility, lifting of boxes or other items for carrying to areas in the facility, and active participation in maintenance and operations. This position requires stamina for the 24-hour on-call nature of managing a multi-use facility.

For best consideration, please apply by Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

Benefits offered: The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including 22 Days Annual Leave; 15 Days Sick Leave; 3 Days Personal Leave; 15 Paid Holidays; Tuition Remission; Health, Dental, Vision and Prescription coverage.

Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No Visa sponsorship is offered for this position.

Posting Date: 10/17/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 10/31/2017
Physical Demands

This is an active position that requires frequent walking around a multilevel facility, lifting of boxes or other items for carrying to areas in the facility, and active participation in maintenance and operations. This position requires stamina for the 24-hour on-call nature of managing a multi-use facility.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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