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Deputy Director, Facilities Operations

Company: Yale University
Location: New Haven
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

None - Not included in the union (Yale Union Group) Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day) Searchable Job Family Facilities Total # of hours to be worked: 40 Position Focus: The Deputy Director, Facilities Operations will be responsible for management and oversight of Custodial, Grounds, Physical Plant and/or Utilities Operations at one or more Yale campus locations as well as off-site University locations / properties.

Compliance and Alignment: Ensure policies and procedures are developed, implemented, and managed consistently across all operational units. Focus on efficiency and utilization of appropriate Industry and University tools / resources. Safety: In partnership with the University Office of Environmental Health and Safety, review, update and develop as necessary safety policies, standards, guidelines, and procedures. Ensure that safety initiatives comply with legal requirements and are implemented across all operational units.

Resource Management: a. Labor relations with Union b. Hiring and performance management of exempt and non-exempt staff c. Training and Growth (both Union and Professional staff) d. Accountability: Creating an organizational culture that embraces continuous improvement as well as personal accountability at all levels e. Customer Service and University stakeholder engagement .

High Performance and Resiliency: Develop, refine, and implement O&M best practices to achieve high performance of building / distribution / power plant systems and equipment. Continuously improve operations to increase campus resiliency with respect to University growth and programs as well as external hazards from environmental impacts and other factors. Planning & Future Alignment: Evaluate and align organization structure and operational practices to be consistent with University Sustainability Goals, Industry Best Practices and Technological Improvements to Systems and Equipment. Infrastructure Renewal and Upgrades: Reviews and develops condition assessments of all University infrastructure and building components. Develops scope and prioritization for upgrade, modification and/or replacement to maintain integrity and proper operation of building systems and attributes. Collaboration: Maintain and strengthen relationship and interface with Engineering and Project Management. Additionally, manage interface and development of key relationships with other Yale Departments as required. 1. Directs one or more functional areas within an administrative department of the University and ensure compliance with University policies and procedures. 2. Directs analytic and research support for educational policies and planning and develops and approves administrative policies affecting assigned functional areas of the University. 3. Directs and establishes parameters for major projects for the department and University. 4. Interprets federal policies and regulations and educates staff and administration about regulations, restrictions, and the legal responsibilities of the University. 5. Directs and implements policy and program modifications and develops standards to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations. 6. Develops and administers an operating budget for the assigned department consistent with University policies and procedures. 7. Develops cost savings objectives and goals; authorizes major purchases and negotiates contracts that range from routine to complex in nature. 8. Establishes and implements long- and short-range goals for the functional area consistent with University goals and objectives. 9. Directs the development of related automated systems to support the function; determines office policies and procedures for use of automated systems. 10. Directs the evaluation and selection of vendors and negotiates contract details including work steps and pricing with the vendors on behalf of the assigned functional area. 11. Works with internal and external contacts to solve problems that range from routine to complex in nature. 12. Represents the University in discussions and negotiations with various governmental agencies. 13. Directs a staff of exempt and nonexempt employees. 14. May perform other duties as assigned. Required Education and Experience Bachelor's Degree in related field. Ten years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Required Skill/Ability 1: Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build strong client relationships and work in concert with others to accomplish goals and objectives Required Skill/Ability 2: Ability to work on a senior team as a listener, contributor, collaborator, mediator and advocate interacting with all constituencies internal and external. Required Skill/Ability 3: Superior customer service orientation, self initiative, and the ability to take charge and drive initiatives through to completion. Required Skill/Ability 4: Excellent project management skills. Required Skill/Ability 5: Demonstrated ability leading, managing and coaching direct reports. Demonstrated experience counseling and advising management teams on leadership directives. Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Working in higher education, campus based, environment. Facilities Management Certification or similar. Union experience. Occasional Occasional Drug Screen No Health Screening No All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. For additional information on the background check requirements and process visit "Learn about background checks" under the Applicant Support Resources section of Careers on the It's Your Yale website. Thank you for your interest in employment at Yale University. Please also note that the university has a COVID-19 vaccination and booster requirement for all students, staff & faculty which is described in the COVID-19 Vaccine Program. As you search our open positions, you will see that all postings list their on-site addresses which gives more detail on the on-campus work location of the role. Additional Background or Health Screening Requirements Selected incumbent must have successful completion of a DMV check and a valid driver's license. Posting Disclaimer The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments. EEO Statement: Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual's 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. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University's Title IX Coordinator, at, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: Note Yale University is a tobacco-free campus

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