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Director of College Facilities, College of Engineering and Applied Science

Date: Jun 12, 2021

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

Company: University of Cincinnati

Current UC employees must apply internally via SuccessFactors > http://bit.ly/UCEMPL


Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.


Job Overview

The College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) is seeking a Director of College Facilities to develop short- and long-range plans for the use and maintenance of the assigned college facilities and oversee space planning and capitial improvement projects for CEAS.

Essential Functions


  • Direct the construction, renovation, use and maintenance of all facilities and responsible for day-to-day operations.
  • Collaborate with senior management to establish department and project budgets; participate in the identification of funding sources, initiatives and strategies; monitor budgets, inspect completed work, and prepare oral and written reports, proposals and cost estimates and ensure that all programs and services comply with university policies and state/federal regulations.
  • Establish relationships and serve as the principal liaison to various university offices, external contractors, consultants, and vendors; collaborate with University Architects to establish needs and priorities regarding college facilities.
  • Responsible for recommending and prioritizing maintenance repairs related to housekeeping, heating and cooling, elevators, electrical work, plumbing, general carpentry, grounds and plant maintenance, equipment, security systems and annual fire safety drills.
  • Work with Asset Management and Space Management to maintain current records of assets and space within the college; represents the college during annual asset audit and space management audit.
  • Serve on university, college and departmental committees and represent the department at various state and national associations.
  • May provide direct and/or indirect supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff (i.e., hiring/firing, performance evaluations, disciplinary action, approve time off, etc.).
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.
  • Provide design and space planning for projects; develop short- and long-term project goals and objectives for equipment, space utilization and remodeling.

Required Education

Bachelor’s Degree

Required Experience

  • Seven (7) years of relevant experience.
  • Supervision experience.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

Sitting - Often
Repetitive hand motion (such as typing) - Often
Hearing, listening - Often
Talking - Often
Standing - Often
Walking - Often
Bending - Seldom
Stooping - Seldom
Climbing stairs/ladders - Seldom
Kneeling, squatting - Seldom
Crouching - Seldom
Reaching overhead - Seldom
Pulling, pushing - Seldom
Lifting - up to 20 pounds - Seldom
Lifting - up to 50 pounds - Seldom
Atmospheric Conditions: Conditions that affect the respiratory system, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


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