Northwestern College is seeking applicants for a director of facilities management to begin mid-January 2018. This is a full-time, 12-month position managing the physical plant of the college.
Overseeing a department of approximately 20 FTE staff, the director provides general management, supervision and professional direction to a comprehensive facilities department that includes facilities planning; facilities maintenance and repair; renovation; utilities distribution; custodial, landscape and other maintenance services; and environmental sustainability initiatives. The physical plant of the main campus sits on 100 acres and includes 29 buildings with floor space of approximately 825,000 square feet and athletic fields. The position reports directly to the vice president for financial affairs.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will have an associate’s degree or 1-3 years of post-high school training in building trades areas such as construction, electrical, plumbing, etc., with preference given to those with 5-10 years of progressive experience in building trades, supervision, and contractor or vendor negotiations. The ability to read schematics for building projects is also preferred. The candidate must be a person with strong organizational and computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office products such as Outlook, Word and Excel; outstanding interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; and the ability to multi-task. The candidate must be a self-starter with attention to detail and a team player willing to contribute in a collegial environment.
Northwestern College is affiliated with the Reformed Church in America and seeks to more fully reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the body of Christ in its faculty, staff, administration and students. Women and candidates from historically underrepresented groups are enthusiastically encouraged to apply. To apply, send letter of application, résumé and Northwestern College application form by Nov. 10 to:
Northwestern College is a Christian academic community engaging students in courageous and faithful learning and living that empowers them to follow Christ and pursue God’s redeeming work in the world.
Christian academic community:
We care about serving and loving God and each other. Students are accepted here and equipped to become a better people in God’s image. Education doesn...’t stop after class is dismissed; it’s a 24/7 experience as students learn, live and worship with friends and mentors.
Courageous and faithful learning and living:
We don’t shy away from tough issues or questions “off limits” to some Christians, so students might be challenged by new ideas. Through that, their beliefs will become clearer to them—and more important. This is a safe place to explore, and students can trust that their professors are seeking God’s truth.
Pursuing God’s redeeming work:
At Northwestern, students learn about God’s world and their call to help redeem it. We’ll prepare them for a successful career, but we’ll also get them ready for an even more important job: leading a faithful life. That will require intelligence, compassion, and an education—like Northwestern’s—that teaches both mind and heart.
Northwestern College is a Christian college in the Reformed tradition, founded in 1882 by the Reformed Church in America. We are committed to providing a Christian liberal arts education in an undergraduate, intercultural and residential environment. We offer bachelor’s degrees in a variety of traditional and professional programs.