Director, Housing Facilities

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY   Miami, FL   Full-time     Maintenance
Posted on June 3, 2024
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Florida International University is a top public university that drives real talent and innovation in Miami and globally. Very high research (R1) activity and high social mobility come together at FIU to uplift and accelerate learner success in a global city by focusing in the areas of environment, health, innovation, and justice. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers. FIU serves a diverse student body of more than 56,000 and 290,000 Panther alumni. U.S. News and World Report places dozens of FIU programs among the best in the nation, including international business at No. 2. Washington Monthly Magazine ranks FIU among the top 20 public universities contributing to the public good.

Director, Housing Facilities - 532313

Job Summary:

The Director for Housing Facilities is responsible for the overall maintenance and housekeeping of all student housing facilities on the Florida International University campus. Areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to hiring, selection, and training of maintenance and housekeeping staff, oversight for all preventative maintenance and day-to-day work orders, scheduling staff to support evening and weekend rotations and on-call staffing, budget management, capital project planning, oversight of renovations, assist with new construction planning, collaborate with campus stakeholders and campus partners, and responsible for all turn processes in transitions from semester to semester. Reports to the Senior Director, Housing & Residential Experience.

  • Provides leadership in the hiring, selection, training and evaluation of all maintenance and housekeeping staff. Provide direct supervision for Coordinator Admin Services and three Facilities Managers.
  • Develops and implements a facilities maintenance plan, which includes a day-to-day work order system, preventative maintenance schedule and an annual capital project plan for all housing facilities.
  • Responsible for ensuring work orders are responded to in a timely manner and proper quality control measures are in place.
  • Ensures compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and standards in addition to compliance with all campus standards regarding safety, security, and facilities maintenance.
  • Analyzes maintenance trends and develop proactive plans to address concerns.
  • Assists with development of a comprehensive 5-year capital project plan.
  • Interacts with students and parents as needed to address facility issues and concerns.
  • Oversees and implement all emergency procedures as needed including emergency weather response plan. Recommend and make updates to emergency procedures as needed.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining all risk management standards, practices, and emergency plans consistent with campus policies and procedures.
  • Serves as essential personnel and provides assistance in the event of an emergency on campus.
  • Oversees the entire turnover process, encompassing both summer and winter breaks for all students.
  • Develops an annual budget for all facility operations. Provides fiscal management and administrative oversight of budget for all facility and maintenance related items including utilities, maintenance contracts, capital budget, and more as applicable.
  • Oversees technical review of documents, warranty procedures, building code administration and compliance. Assist with reviewing and providing feedback to architects, engineers, construction management firms and other campus partners on renovation or construction projects.
  • Creates collaborative relationships with campus stakeholders to ensure all campus standards, safety protocols and regulations are properly implemented, etc. Acts as University liaison with a variety of internal and external entities for housing facilities related matters and issues including, but not limited to, Physical Plant, Facilities Planning
  • Coordinates all campus partners needed for services including service contracts, preventative maintenance schedules, capital projects, etc.
  • Evaluates data to assist with decision making and program improvement. Provides regular reports on work order trends, maintenance activities, and more as needed.
  • May represent the university on appropriate committee at the national, state, and university level.
  • Serves as a University card user for departmental transactions. Adheres to University credit card policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and eight (8) years of appropriate experience or a Master's degree and six (6) years of appropriate experience.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in higher education, student personnel, business administration, facilities, or project management.
  • Experience working at a large public University with experience in student or multi-family housing, property management, facilities management, or related field.
  • Experience in the implementation of capital projects, gathering and analyzing data, development of maintenance reports, presentation of results to constituents, managing facilities, and managing budgets.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, property management software, and work order management systems.

Job Category: Administrative

Advertised Salary: $100,000 - $105,000

Work Schedule:

Begin time: 8:30 AM
End time: 5:00 PM

Working Conditions:

  • Operating University Vehicles (all types)

Pre-Employment Requirements:

  • Driver's License Check
  • Fingerprinting Check
  • Expanded Background Check

Other Information:

  • Must attend meetings off campus and occasionally attend functions on weekends and evening
  • On call 24 hour by 7 day for possible emergency situations.
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed.
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.

For further information or to apply, please visit and reference Job Opening ID # 532313

Pay Transparency

Florida International University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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