Director of Facilities and Property Management

Portland, OR - Posted: 10/03/16 | SHARE:


Position Details

Proposed Start Date 01/03/2017
Classification Title Unclassified Unrepresented
Rank N - No Rank
Working Title Director of Facilities and Property Management
Position Number D99175
Representation UU - Unclassified Unrepresented
Renewable Renewable
Position FTE 1.0
Term of Service 12 month-Annual
Tenure Status N - not applicable

Position Summary

Brief Description of PSU/School/Dept

A thriving campus in the heart of the city, Portland State University is Oregon’s most affordable public research university and we offer tremendous opportunity to 29,000 students from all backgrounds. Our mission to “let knowledge serve the city” reflects our dedication to finding innovative, sustainable solutions to local and global problems. Our location in the heart of one of America’s most dynamic cities gives our students unmatched access to career connections and an internationally acclaimed culture scene. PSU is the only Oregon university to offer a four-year degree guarantee.

Facilities and Property Management (FPM) serves all members of the Portland State University (PSU) community. FPM takes a tremendous amount of pride providing an appealing campus environment in a professional and friendly fashion. The facilities and grounds at PSU consist of over 5 million square feet of facilities and approximately 50 acres of grounds and are the university’s largest asset. FPM is charged with the stewardship of this asset which contributes to attracting and retaining students, faculty and staff. The department staff works together as a dedicated team to create and maintain a superior and vibrant urban campus learning environment.

Position Summary

The Director of Facilities and Property Management (FPM) has campus wide responsibility for managing the physical assets of the University and for assuring that these assets are well maintained, functional and appropriately serve the campus community.

Facilities and Property Management is responsible for the operations and maintenance of all campus buildings and grounds, commercial lease administration, and facility related emergency response. The campus is located in downtown Portland and operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The Director is responsible for analyzing the condition of University assets and making recommendations for the allocation of resources, creating an environment where both reactive and preventative maintenance are deemed vital by all employees, and for ensuring that excellent customer service is paramount.

More information about the position can be found at this link:

Primary Activity A - Administrative


Minimum Qualifications

Ten years managing large teams in an operational environment; labor union experience preferred.

Five years managing multiple properties or facilities; higher education industry management experience preferred.

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, Business or related field, or 5 additional years of facility management experience in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree.

Familiarity and a minimum five years of experience in the operation ofHVAC, plumbing, electrical, roofing systems as well as in the installation and maintenance of exterior (including roofing and grounds) and interior finishes.

Demonstrated leadership experience with the ability to motivate and inspire others and ensure that most employees are highly engaged with their work.

Experience with the development and management of complex multi-million dollar operating budgets with minimum prior budgetary authority of at least $1 million preferred.

Experience and comfort with giving presentations to large groups of people and to senior management.

Excellent and effective written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

Experience with Microsoft Office suite and high functioning abilities with Excel.

Possession of a valid State-issued driver’s license.

Successful completion of background check.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in related field preferred, such as Business Administration, Public Administration, or Civil/Environmental Engineering.

Experience managing contracted facility maintenance or custodial services.

Experience with facilities management software and scheduling programs.

Experience with Oregon and Portland building code and title three of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Key Cultural Competencies

Creates an environment that acknowledges, encourages and celebrates differences.

Functions and communicates effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds.

Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement.

Adheres to all PSU’s policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct.

Work Days/Hours Typical hours are 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday
Total Compensation Range & Benefits Statement

The starting annual salary rate for this position will be between $105,000 and $115,000, dependent upon qualifications and experience, with an excellent benefits package including 95% premium-paid health care for employees and family members; significantly reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse, or dependent at any of the seven Oregon Public Universities (details and restrictions apply); and a generous vacation and retirement package. More information on compensation and benefits can be found at:

Application Instructions

Additional Information
Additional Application Instructions (deadlines, etc.)

Please submit your application via the following link:

Does this position require the employee to drive a motor vehicle? Yes
Background Check Required Yes
Position End Date (if applicable)
If you have questions

For questions on more information, please contact:

Stephanie Fowler 
Senior Consultant 
Summit Search Solutions, Inc. 
Direct: 530-677-9945

Search Details

Posting Close Date
Projected Close Date for Posting Open Until Finalists Identified
Application screening begins 09/27/2016
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