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Executive Director - Physical Plant
Mott Community College
Flint, Michigan, 48503, US  
Job Description:

Purpose: The Executive Director - Physical Plant, under the general direction of the Chief Financial Officer and via the Office of Physical Plant (OPP), provides students, staff, faculty, and visitors with a clean, attractive, safe, and functional physical environment in which to study and work. The Executive Director – Physical Plant coordinates and administers department budgeting, planning, construction, operation, and maintenance activities to assure this environment.


  1. Plans and directs the administrative and operational activities of OPP for budgeting, planning, procurement, development, operations, maintenance, and housekeeping responsibilities for all physical and real properties of the College. Establishes performance metrics and reporting standards.
  2. Defines the goals and objectives, policies, scope, structure and resources allocations of OPP including institutional and physical planning, construction and facilities services for maintenance, custodial and grounds operations.
  3. Recommends, establishes, and evaluates appropriate College standards for all phases of physical property maintenance planning, construction, procurement, delivery, operation and service, and to reduce capital and operating costs.
  4. Direct implementation and use of work management and administrative systems; identify methods and resources to improve overall department operations, analysis and reporting capabilities.
  5. Develops short- and long-range plans for the physical development of the College to support the growth and enrichment of enrollment, curriculum, technologies, and community presence.
  6. Evaluates the character of the campuses in terms of "commodity, firmness and delight” enabling stakeholders to identify with the institution and use its facilities to further their intellectual, cultural, social, and economic goals.
  7. Defines job responsibilities for OPP managers and supervisors. Develops standards for and implements ongoing skill and safety training for all OPP employees.
  8. Develops the management and administrative standards and procedures to plan, budget, and deliver capital projects and operations, along with measuring and reporting on their efficiency, effectiveness, and continual improvement.
  9. Directs OPP staff relationships with labor, suppliers, and contractors to deliver value to the College in the performance of scheduled project operations and customer requests.
  10. Advises administration on all institutional policies and procedures related to management of physical resources of the College.
  11. Develops OPP as a source of leadership and direction, such that its facilities enable the College to expand its vision and the range of opportunities available to the institution and all stakeholders. Develops the College's infrastructure to support its educational and community mission by vital, responsive, forward-thinking communications to enhance awareness of physical plant resources.
  12. Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with other College departments and divisions, other educational institutions and professional organizations, the local community, and governmental entities.
  13. Manages the 24 hour seven day response system; evaluates responses and implements improvements.
  14. Performs all other tasks as required or assigned.

Dimension: The Executive Director – Physical Plant has entire responsibility for the Office of Physical Plant. This position is responsible for strategy, planning, and operations for the College's physical plant and for fostering the most effective utilization of these resources by the institution for the benefit of students, faculty, staff, and the community.

Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. A Bachelor's degree in Facilities Management, Architecture, Planning, Project Management or similar field.
  2. Considerable knowledge of and progressively more responsible administrative and management experience in master planning, institutional and facilities planning, budgeting, cost estimating, fiscal management, capital project development and construction management, risk management and physical plant operations.
  3. Minimum of five (5) years of direct managerial experience in facilities management directly utilizing the skills in 2 above.
  4. Minimum of three (3) years of experience, which may be concurrent with 3 above, as a manager of facilities in a multi-building, multi-campus environment similar to that of Mott Community College utilizing the skillsets outlined in this Job Description.
  5. Considerable knowledge of modern management principles, practices and methods with demonstrated ability to work effectively in a large, complex decentralized organization.

Demonstrated knowledge of:

  1. Modern management principles, practices and methods with demonstrated ability to work effectively in a large, complex, decentralized organization.
  2. Principles and procedures for planning and construction; custodial, grounds and maintenance operations and risk management
  3. Utility services and operations for organization similar to the College.
  4. Occupational hazards and safety precautions of the various staff trades.

Skills and Abilities to:

  1. Negotiate and manage contracts and resolve work conflicts. Maintain effective supervisory relationships.
  2. Direct and manage decentralized OPP supervisors and staff to achieve a high level of performance with high morale.
  3. Organize and establish priorities for OPP resources to meet multiple and potentially conflicting timelines.
  4. Make effective administrative and procedural decisions impacting OPP operations.
  5. Assess compliance and product or service quality of OPP operations and staff.

As an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution, the College encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. The College does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, gender, national origin, veteran's status, age, disability unrelated to an individual's ability to perform adequately, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. Title IX Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center (PCC- 2030G), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0024. Title II, ADA, Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Curtice-Mott Complex (CM-1024), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0373. Section 504 Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center (PCC- 1130), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0191.

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