Chatham University
  • Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Full Time

Director of Facilities Management

Chatham University is currently recruiting for a demonstrated leader who is responsible for serving students, faculty, staff and campus stakeholders who live and work on the University's Shadyside, Eastside and Eden Hall campuses. The Director of Facilities Management is responsible for all operations of University's buildings and facilities, including student housing and dining, library, athletic & fitness center, academic and administrative buildings.

Chatham University strives to promote a campus environment that understands and embraces multiculturalism while increasing individuals' intercultural competence. We actively work to build and sustain a diverse and culturally vibrant campus, which promotes employee and student success and retention.

The Director of Facilities Management directs the activities of the departments whose responsibilities include:

  • Daily building operations and maintenance
  • Custodial operations and special events
  • Design, construction, and renovation
  • Landscape maintenance

The Director is also responsible for financial planning and budgeting, short- and long-term maintenance planning, strategic goals of the department and day-to-day scheduling and support of personnel.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plans, organizes and directs engineering, construction and utilities maintenance, buildings and grounds maintenance, mechanical, plumbing, waste management and electrical maintenance and housekeeping services.
  • Plans and directs all activity related to energy efficiency of all heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems and associated control systems to ensure maximum energy savings.
  • Prepares and administers departmental annual budget; prepares and administers the University's operational and capital projects.
  • Optimizes staff scheduling to accomplish departmental objectives while ensuring financial and operational effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Responsible for facilitating a safe campus environment by coordinating snow and ice removal on campus sidewalks, stairs, parking lots and roads and Woodland Road.
  • Responsible for providing guidance to, and supervision of, outside vendors and contractors.
  • Responsible for all personnel actions within the department and coordinating personnel actions with HR as appropriate.
  • Responsible for facilitating strong communication between campus departments and all facilities employees.
  • Participates in labor contract negotiations and ensures accurate contract interpretation. Provides leadership to maintain good labor relations.
  • Responsible for communicating with students, faculty and staff to meet their facilities related needs and anticipate and resolve potential problem areas.
  • Responsible for communication with facilities management employees to keep them informed of performance expectations and facilities related issues.
  • Oversees design, engineering, construction and renovations to all buildings and the grounds and optimal space utilization through long-term planning.


  • An undergraduate degree in engineering, facilities management, business, or a related field; or commensurate experience
  • Supervisory experience in an active service-oriented environment. Background in a union environment is a plus.
  • Familiarity with various facilities automation tools such as computerized maintenance management system.
  • Knowledge and skills with project management software that includes tracking work orders.
  • Ability to respond to emergencies and provide solutions during normal work-hours and off-hours.

Physical Requirements:

This position requires a moderate amount of physical labor in assisting with moving equipment, lifting supplies and transporting supplies and equipment.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should visit and follow the instructions to complete the application process. To ensure full consideration, please include:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

All documents should be uploaded at the same time at the time of application.

Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Persons of color, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Chatham University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

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