Associate Director for Housing Facility Operations (8777)

  • Northridge
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 17, 2020
Full Time Administration and Management Housing

Job Description

Associate Director for Housing Facility Operations (JID 8777)
Administrator II
Student Housing/Operations
Full Time

CSUN's Commitment to You
CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

About the University
One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor's degrees to underrepresented minority students and seventh in bachelor's degrees to Latino students, serves the 13th largest Jewish student population, and enrolls the largest number of students who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.

About the Department
Student Housing and Residential Life (SHRL) is a large department within California State University, Northridge (CSUN) serving the university community consisting of 44 acres of grounds and approximately 1,100,000 square feet of facilities space in 34 buildings that house 3,200 single students and 120 students/staff with families. For more information, please visit:

Under the supervision of the Director of Student Housing and Residential Life, the Associate Director for Housing Facility Operations oversees all activities of the Student Housing Facility Operations unit, including maintenance, custodial, and grounds functions. This position directly supervises two full-time employees and indirectly oversees 45 full-time employees and a varying number of seasonal staff. The associate director manages a $4.6 million annual operating budget and oversees the student housing long-range major maintenance program with a budget of $7 - 10 million per year. The unit maintains 44 acres of grounds and approximately 1.1 million square feet of facilities space in 34 buildings which house 3,200 single students and 120 students and staff with families.

The Associate Director serves as a critical member of the Student Housing and Residential Life management team; collaborates with the director to develop and implement a long-range plan that anticipates and responds to facilities needs; collaborates with the Residential Computing Resources team to develop technology solutions for facilities operations functions; and serves as the departmental lead on a wide variety of major maintenance projects. The associate director serves as a member of the Student Housing emergency team and works closely and collaboratively with various campus departments, notably Physical Plant Management, Facilities Planning, and Purchasing.

Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree. Equivalent to five years of progressively responsible professional experience, preferably in facilities management. Managerial role in two of the five years is preferred as well as experience working in an union environment.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Strong management and leadership skills and ability to develop high functioning teams using a variety of leadership approaches. Thorough knowledge of facilities operations. Knowledge and understanding of planning, scheduling, and coordinating work in a fast paced facilities management environment as well as general understanding of custodial, grounds, and building maintenance operations including but not limited to: plumbing, electrical, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, painting and locksmith. Knowledge and understanding of current technologies and information systems and potential applications to work problems, particularly as they relate to facilities management. General knowledge of developing, managing, and operating major maintenance budgets. Knowledge of construction administration methods, practices and procedures. Specialized skills and ability to: possess strong supervisory skills; possess a general understanding of building maintenance trades and custodial and grounds operations; lead and effectively manage teams; effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse, multicultural environment; maintain positive collaborative relationship with union leadership and represented employees; maintain appropriate financial records; interpret technical procedures or regulations; effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, colleagues, customers, and the general public; write reports, business correspondences, and procedure manuals. Must have strong computer skills and be competent in Microsoft Office applications.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The University offers excellent fringe benefits.

How To Apply
Review of applications will begin February 21, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. Applications, including a position-specific cover letter and resume, may be submitted online at Nominations for this position may be emailed to Michel Frendian at Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

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Background Check
This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the status of candidates who apply for the position.

The person holding this position will be considered a 'limited reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Conflict of Interest
This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

Equal Employment Opportunity
CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at 818-677-2101.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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