Supporting the Executive Director of Facilities and Chief Campus Planning and Facilities Officer. The Director of Facilities will provide leadership for the operations of the Facilities Office as it relates to asset maintenance and management, the annual renewal & replacement program, education, and research environments, contract, and business management. The Director will support institutional goals and priorities in participation with Campus Planning & Facilities leaders.
The Director will supervise employees including the Associate Director of Facilities, Facility Operations
Managers, Operations Analyst, Custodial Manager maintenance contractors, contractor personnel & consultants. As a representative of Harvard's Medical School's Facilities Office, the incumbent will work collaboratively with the Directors of Campus Planning and Facilities, Department Research Operations, and other Facilities leaders. A highly collaborative mindset is imperative.
The Director must demonstrate exceptional communication skills. The ideal person will have extensive experience in a fast-paced and complex environment and excel with leadership responsibilities.
Typical Duties include but are not limited to:
In conjunction with the Executive Director, seek the funding necessary to carry on the mission while anticipating the long term needs of the infrastructure by assembling a robust and transparent detailed budget.
To properly identify risks, analyze their order of magnitude and prioritize all work accordingly.
Ensure buildings and systems operate at maximum efficiency and reliability.
Manage the expectations of building occupants and address their individual concerns as they arise. Provide a focus on customer service.
Direct the building-related actions required to successfully score an adequate assessment of LCME and AAALAC continued accreditation.
Meet with, and manage the needs of science department principal investigators and education, administrative department leaders.
Close the gaps between department expectations and facility performance.
Administer and manage the primary facilities management contract and contractor and campus-wide maintenance service contracts by providing direction, resolving commercial and technical issues, reviewing process efficiency, developing and implementing new strategies, and leading problem resolution.
Coordinate and collaborate with HMS construction and renovation activities.
Provide strategic direction, by leading in a continuous improvement culture, to best management practices of leading-edge and best in class performance. A strategic thinker who effectively leads change is required.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events, and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.
Salary Grade: 061
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
B.S./B.A degree (no equivalent years of experience accepted)
B.S./B.A degree in engineering or related field
10+ years (not an acceptable substitute for education)
Progressively responsible experience as a Facilities Management professional
Experience in the administration and management of facility services
Knowledge of maintenance/operations
Facilitation of communication over a complex group of stakeholders
Building Systems & Subsystems Function & Diagnosis
Contract Administration & Management
Wet Laboratory Facilities Support and Operations
Customer Service - coordination, response
Written and Verbal communications
Action/task tracking & follow up
Propensity for attention to detail
Keeping in step with industry changes
Aptitude for implementing "best practices"
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 52502BR
About Harvard University Medical School
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.