VP of Facilities Management and Campus Planning
Accounting and Finance
The Vice President of Campus Operations directly supervises department leaders and provides responsible and complex leadership for key offices and functional areas, of the facilities, grounds, custodial services, energy systems and maintenance, architectural and design services, infrastructure planning and construction management. The Vice President of Campus Operations works in close partnership with the Executive Vice President and the Meharry Medical College executive leadership team to lead campus master planning activities, capital planning, maintenance and operations, real estate acquisition, infrastructure development, and space management on the campus, to achieve and advance the College’s mission.
• Implements and monitors the Campus Master Plan and Institutional Overlay activities.
• Develops, implements and monitors plans for ongoing and comprehensive assessment and maintenance of the Physical Plant.
• Effectively implements and monitors space management plan for the college.
• Administratively monitors the leadership and direction in the Department of Campus Operations.
• Maintains dashboards showing relevant institutional metrics.
• Provides strategic and operational leadership in achieving departmental goals and supports the EVP in the provision of Board of Trustee reports.
• Ensures that appropriate performance standards exist, and activity-monitoring systems are in place to provide effective execution and inspection of all functional activities.
• Administers the development and monitors the management of annual departmental budgets.
• Responds to campus emergencies while managing risks with support departments.
• Observes and ensures all Environmental Health and Safety policies and practices are followed
• Responsible for creating integrated spaces, minimizing disruptions to overall business operations.
• Ensures there are compliance requirements with city zoning laws, while managing facility contractors and vendor service providers.
• Engages the college community in building a culture of planning in facilities and campus development with emphasis on long-range strategic planning, master planning, development of stated outcomes, and measurement of performance.
• Develops and implements policies, standards, and procedures to ensure effective communication with campus stakeholders, with a strong commitment to customer service and complete reliability.
• Leads the development and execution of innovative solutions to achieve positive environmental impacts that are socially responsible and economically viable.
• Oversees annual capital construction program and manages operations associated with the college’s budget and provides architectural and construction management services.
• Collaborates closely with institutional leadership with regards to real estate and properties to deliver cost-effective, strategic capital investments to facilitate campus development, that supports Campus Planning and development of the Strategic Master Plan.
• Manages institutional requirements for property development, maintenance services and the upkeep of occupied and vacant properties.
• Assists in the development of partnerships with public and private stakeholders, and other local agencies to advance the mission of the college.
• Coordinates the capital budget portfolios, while working with the Office of the Department of Finance and leadership across campus.
• Facilitates space planning and advises the Finance Department and college administrative units regarding space allocation policy and decisions.
• Implements strategies for continuous improvement of campus infrastructure, energy conservation, and sustainability.
• Plans and executes special assignments as delegated by the President and/or the Executive Vice President
• Maintains ongoing listing of, and executes deferred maintenance projects
• Knowledge of facilities management and/or capital planning principles and practices
• Knowledge of construction rules and regulations for compliance
• Knowledge of RFP and bidding process and contractual terms and conditions
• Knowledge of accounting/finance rules and regulations as mandated by federal and state agencies
• Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, legal documents, and architectural plans
• Ability to comprehend and negotiate contracts related to facilities management and construction.
• Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from institutional internal or external customers, regulatory agencies, or campus community neighbors.
• Ability to write and speak effectively and make highly professional presentations.
• Ability to work with mathematical concepts, associated with accounting principles and physical plant operations and maintenance.
• Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
• Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
• Knowledge and understanding of higher education operations and governances
• Demonstrated ability to work in a team in an education environment with staff, faculty, and students
• Very strong supervisor/leadership and administrative management skills.
• Proficiency with office software and equipment, with the ability to assist in diagnostics and installation.
• Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in Engineering, Construction Management, Facilities Management, or related field.
• Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering, Construction Management, Facilities Management, Business Administration, Public Administration, or related field preferred.
• At least 5 - 10 years of progressively responsible management experience in different phases of facilities services, construction, capital planning, senior college administration, and public sector leadership, or similar work environments.