Executive Director for Campus Planning and Facilities Management
Department: Office Of The President
Monmouth University seeks a visionary, collaborative, and highly effective leader for the position of Executive Director of Facilities Management and Campus Planning.
Monmouth's coastal campus is one-mile from the Atlantic Ocean and is convenient to New York City and Philadelphia. The University's 168 acre campus has been named one of the most beautiful in the world and blends the classic beauty of two National Historic Landmarks with state-of-the art facilities.
Over the last nine years, Monmouth has completed nearly $170 million in new construction without incurring debt. Recent updates include construction of the $5 million Linda Grunin Healthcare Simulation Center on the graduate campus, in partnership with RWJBarnabas Health/Monmouth Medical Center; a $47 million renovation to the Science Building; and a $16 million upgrade to the athletic stadium, which serves as home for more than half of the University's student-athletes. Additional building projects completed recently include the Student Lounge, a new Outdoor Track and Field Facility, Hesse Hall and Pozycki Hall.
Overall, Facilities Management and Campus Planning comprises of 110 full time employees in areas including Campus Planning, HVAC, Plumbing, Carpentry, Groundskeeping, Electrical and General Maintenance. Approximately 110 of these employees are represented by Teamsters or OPEIU.
The Executive Director reports directly to the President and provides leadership for all activities involved in planning, developing, operating, and maintaining the grounds and facilities of the University campus, as well as provides oversight for campus planning, improvements and major capital construction projects. Serving as an institutional leader in developing the University's physical environment, the Executive Director will establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with senior academic and administrative leadership, and external stakeholders including planning and zoning attorneys, architects and engineering firms, zoning boards, consultants and other relevant organizations. The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business, Construction Management or related field; demonstrated successful progressive management experience in planning and construction, and construction management, including overseeing the services of contractors and subcontractors; and demonstrated ability to manage large, complex facilities, renovations and major capital projects. The Executive Director will be able to manage a large diverse workforce and be able to develop and maintain strong, collaborative relationships.
Qualified candidates should apply online and include a letter of interest and resume (CV). Applications will be considered until the position is filled.
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Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business, Construction Management or a related field.
Seven (7) years of progressive responsible management experience in planning and construction, and construction management, including overseeing the services of contractors and subcontractors.
Demonstrated ability to manage large, complex facilities, renovations and large construction projects. Demonstrated experience interacting with municipal planning and zoning boards.
Demonstrated ability to manage large diverse workforce. Knowledge of the Request for Proposal and bidding process, as well as contractual terms and conditions.
Ability and experience with understanding and negotiating terms of contracts. Effective interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
Experience and leadership at a college or university. Experience working in a unionized environment. Ability and experience understanding, interpreting and implementing a collective bargaining agreement.
Located along New Jersey's northern coastline, Monmouth University is a top-tier, private comprehensive institution that is home to innovative academic programs, expert faculty, and nationally ranked Division I athletics. The University enrolls approximately 6,200 students in nearly 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including two doctoral programs.
Small classes geared toward individual attention and immersive learning experiences that extend beyond the classroom, define the student experience at Monmouth. The University's dynamic learning environment empowers students to become active participants in their education while fully preparing them for life after graduation. Monmouth's faculty, experts in their respective disciplines and industries, foster student growth by collaborating with undergraduates and graduates in their research and scholarship.
Approximately one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, Monmouth University sits at the heart of a vibrant culture rich in history, the arts, technology, and entrepreneurship. The University's 168-acre coastal campus has been named one of the most beautiful in the world, and blends the classic elegance of National Historic Landmarks with state-of-the-art facilities. Recent updates include a $47 million renovation to the Edison Science Building and construction of a $16 million stadium, which hosts more than half of the University's student-athletes.
A multitude of experiences is available just outside the campus gates. Access Asbury Park's legendary music scene and diverse cultural opportunities supported by an active LGBTQ community. Enjoy Red Bank's lively theater and dining hub and Long Branch's redeveloped waterfront with recreational and upscale shopping offerings.
Founded in 1933 as Monmouth Junior College, the institution became Monmouth College in 1956 and received its university charter in 1995. Today, Monmouth University is listed in U.S. News & World Report's “Best Colleges,” The Princeton Review's “The Best 382 Colleges,” and Money magazine's “Best Colleges for Your Money.”
Monmouth University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.