24-69 Executive Director of Maintenance Operations and Energy Management (MOEM) (Manager 200)
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Location: West Chester, Pennsylvania
Higher Education Institution
Internal Number: 24-69
Join a vibrant equity-minded campus community of educators whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. The Division of Facilities invites applications for the position of Executive Director of Maintenance Operations and Energy Management (MOEM).
West Chester University, a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, is a public, comprehensive institution committed to offering high-quality undergraduate education, selected post-baccalaureate and graduate programs, and a variety of educational and cultural resources for its students, alumni, and citizens of southeastern Pennsylvania. The University offers more than 100 graduate and undergraduate programs in the sciences and mathematics, business and public management, arts and humanities, health sciences, education and social work, music, and interdisciplinary studies. We are a community of educators dedicated to developing graduates who succeed personally and professionally and contribute to the common good.
WCU proudly offers a positive and purposeful work environment; comprehensive employee benefits including health, vision, and dental insurance along with many wellness programs; a commitment to work-life balance including generous paid vacation, paid sick time, military leave and paid time off for most major holidays; and a University mission to support employee personal and professional growth including a tuition waiver for self and family members, training and development, and advancement opportunities.
In supporting the mission of West Chester University, the Facilities Division designs, constructs, and maintains a dynamic, safe, and sustainable campus to continually advance its nationally benchmarked living and learning community. The Division is comprised of numerous departments who, working with university stakeholders, collectively manage and oversee the natural and built-environments on the West Chester University campuses. WCU Campus includes at least 100 buildings, structures, and utility systems, including geo-exchange, electric, water, storm, and sewer. Building types include a mix of residence halls, parking garages, classroom buildings, performance space, athletics, food service, administration buildings, research facilities, and a library.
Reporting to the Assistant Vice President of Facilities Operations, the Executive Director of Maintenance Operations and Energy Management (MOEM) provides oversight of the maintenance operations at WCU in all aspects of the University Maintenance, including but not limited to deferred maintenance, financial planning, energy management, and oversight of sub-contracted services. Working with senior leadership, the incumbent is responsible for the division’s goals and objectives in-line with the University’s Climate and Sustainability Action Plan. The incumbent ensures that the staff is technically proficient and motivated to provide high-quality service to the campus in a safe and code compliant manner. The Executive Director liaises with governmental and regulatory agencies to ensure compliance of maintenance and operations.
The ideal candidate has a strong knowledge of facilities maintenance and operations - concepts, protocols, and standards. Leverage their experience, expertise, and established industry knowledge to the organization’s process and success. Demonstrate attention to the determinants & priorities of facilities management while balancing business and operational needs. The candidate has strong and creative problem solving & analytical competence(s). The individual can effectively communicate (oral and written) and collaborate with cross-functional teams and stakeholders. The candidate has a strong customer service focus, fostering a commitment to the expectations and requirements of internal and external stakeholders.
Provide leadership and supervision of the MOEM management team consisting of the Mechanical Trade Manager, General Trade Manager and Energy Project Manager
Develop, coordinate, implement, and direct programs of continuous improvement ensuring effective and efficient operations for each building and system throughout the campus. Provide expert technical solutions and direction for complex systems and projects
Develop and clearly communicate the productivity goals for team members
Manage and coordinate contracted services to supplement the in-house staff. Work with applicable University officers and liaisons to ensure all contracts are enforced with contractors and vendors
Ensure compliance with all local and state municipal licensing, inspection, and code requirements. Schedule inspections with the AHJ as required
Develop a collaborative environment to monitor, analyze, and manage the departmental budget
Coordinate and communicate all facilities maintenance related work across the University community. Work with leadership to maintain/manage all department campus document inventory controls including as-builts, O&M Manuals, warranties, and certifications
Serves on various committees including the Sustainability Council and SC Buildings and Energy Committee
Identify the developmental needs of the staff and initiate training, certification, and/or re-certification accreditation
Bachelor's degree in mechanical, electrical, or industrial engineering, or closely related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
At least 5 years working experience overseeing a multifaceted Facilities Maintenance and Operations organization. This includes planning & managing operating budgets, and managing personnel of different levels and classifications.
Knowledge of CMMS and BAS programs
Ability to effectively communicate in writing and verbally, and present dynamically to a variety of constituents
Experience managing staff in a unionized environment; and/or
Experience working at a higher education setting; and/or
Professional trade certification and/or advanced graduate degree; and/or
Possess license in a mechanical trade
Periodic remote work opportunities are available.
Salary range between $116,086 – $120,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Excellent benefits package including undergraduate tuition fee waiver for self and dependents.
To be considered an applicant for the position, please submit the following:
List of three references with contact information (Include position title, phone number, and email address)
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
To be considered a finalist, applicants must successfully complete the application and interview process.
Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU’s educational mission and strategic Plan for Excellence. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment background checks.
West Chester University (WCU) of Pennsylvania is among the top regional comprehensive public universities in the nation, serving more than 17,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels with a national reputation for excellence, value, and student success. Founded in 1871 as an institute for teacher preparation, West Chester offers more than 118 undergraduate and 103 graduate programs in more than 50 fields of study. In addition to the main campus in West Chester, the University offers programs through its graduate center, the Philadelphia campus, and online. Five colleges and two schools comprise the University: Colleges of Arts and Humanities, Business and Public Management, Education and Social Work, Health Sciences, and the Sciences and Mathematics, as well as the School of Music, and the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies. Located in Chester County (25 miles from downtown Philadelphia) the area combines the best of enjoyable daily living with easy access to the full spectrum of country and city attractions. We are a community of educators dedicated to developing graduates who succeed personally and professionally and contribute to the common good.