Chatham University
  • Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Full Time

Manager of Facilities Services

Chatham University welcomes applications for the position of Manager of Facilities Services. In this position you will assist the Director with the administration, supervision and management of the facilities for all of Chatham's campuses.

The Manager of Facilities Services reports directly to the Manager of Facilities Management and will manage the Department in the Director's absence. The Manager will assist in directly managing all aspects pertaining to job performance, personnel issues, financial planning, and scheduling of employees. The Manager will also oversee the implementation of projects and the operation of the Office of Facilities Management.

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. Learn more at:

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work in close coordination with the Director of Facilities to ensure that all of the Chatham campuses support requirements are met in a timely and professional manner.
  • Communicate progress, initiatives, updates, and relevant information to the campus community.
  • Respond to campus matters after hours, weekends, and holidays when necessary.
  • In the Director's absence, manage the Facilities Management Department.
  • Oversee the planning, coordination, and execution of special events according to customer requests.
  • Clearly communicate with faculty, staff, students, third-party renters and other members of the campus and neighborhood community as customers.
  • Establish budgets, building projects, cleaning schedules, standards, inspections and training programs, based upon the academic calendar.
  • Interview, select, supervise, inspect and manage the daily activities of the Senior Housekeeping, Storekeeper, Special Events Coordinator, Gate House Coordinator and related personnel for those departments.
  • Coordinate the timing, scheduling, supervision and ordering of any necessary equipment related to events for all three campuses.
  • Space planning coordination and communication with faculty and staff pertaining to relocations and renovations, along with the purchase of furniture for all three campuses.
  • Coordinate construction and repair projects with the Director of Facilities, faculty and staff. Purchase and schedule all related construction and post construction materials such as signage whiteboards, etc. and cleaning.
  • Oversee the University rental properties for maintenance and repair.
  • Responsible for overseeing the overall operation of the Gate House.
  • Responsible for coordinating and facilitating outside contracts for all campuses.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Possess an undergraduate degree or relevant experience.
  • Five years' experience in managing properties and knowledge of Housekeeping and Event operations, preferably in higher education.
  • Knowledge and skills in MS Word and Excel.

How to Apply:

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

  • Cover Letter outlining your qualifications for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Contact information for three professional references

All application materials should be uploaded in the "Resume" section at the same time at the time of application.

Chatham University offers competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, including tuition remission for qualified personnel, and a generous retirement plan.

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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