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Skills: Facilities Management, Hospital Management, Energy management, leadership

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Experience level: Director Experience required: 5 Years Education level: Bachelorís degree Job function: Administrative Industry: Hospitality Compensation: View salary Total position: 1 Relocation assistance: Yes Visa : Only US citizens and Greencard holders


Universities seeks an innovative Director of Facilities Operations to support the integrated facilities operations at Claflin College, in Orangeburg, SC Ė a long standing University account just 45 minutes from Greater Charleston in one direction and 45 minutes from Columbia, SC in the other. Claflin University, recognized as one of the countries top HBCU's, covers 49 acres, has 39 buildings and 270,000 cleanable sq feet. The successful candidate will provide strong strategic senior level Facilities Operations leadership while working with the clients on all matters relating to contract and account operations to establish and maintain a solid and mutually beneficial business relationship. Day to day Facilities account responsibilities will include providing overall planning, strategic innovation and implementation, achieving operations and financial goals, establishing and maintaining effective customer/client rapport, and providing direction and guidance to the Facilities team of managers and employees. IFM operations include Maintenance, HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, repair, Project Mgt, Environmental Services, Grounds/Landscaping.

As Director of Facilities Operations at Claflin, you will:

Develop/maintain an integrated, strategically aligned facilities organization demonstrating and supporting a commitment to client services.

Provide senior level direction for all major Facilities projects. Direct the daily operations of all areas of the Facilities Management Department and ensure that all work supports and is consistent with institutional standards.

Lead initiatives to standardize the operations, maintenance, renovation and construction of campus buildings. Manage implementation of the University's Master Plan.

Establish and enhance Facilities goals and objectives, allocate resources, control operating expenses, and ensure efficient operation of all departmental functions with sound maintenance practices.

Manage operating expenses, construction projects, major renewal and replacement projects. Secure funding as appropriate.

Provide strategic leadership by aligning Facilities Managementís performance and its mission statement with the Collegeís culture, expectations, and long-range plans.

Coordinate renovation and construction projects. Coordinate and engage architects and structural engineers, as needed.

Obtain bids for projects and continually evaluate vendor pricing and services to ensure quality of work and savings for the college.


The Director of Facilities Operations is responsible for directing facilities maintenance operations of building(s) and property at a single unit.

The Director of Facilities Operations manages the preventative maintenance and reactive repair of skilled trades, e.g., HVAC, plumbing, electrical, utilities; and manages the hiring, training and supervision of staff, professionals and management.

The Director of Facilities Operations manages a safe and efficient working environment, essential to the performance of the business.

The Director may oversee construction work and often manages other core Sodexo services, and logistics of business/operations services, e.g., grounds keeping, laundry, food, security, inventory, mail, concierge services.


Basic Education Requirement- Bachelorís Degree or equivalent experience

Basic Management Experience- 5 years

Basic Functional Experience- 5 years.

5+ years previous director experience in facilities management in a large, complex university or hospital environment.

Knowledge of a wide range of trades and disciplines, including Energy management.

Proven success providing innovative, out of the box strategies to complex issues.

Excellent leadership skills, and willing to train and mentor staff.

Sodexo is committed to providing working conditions and client services that are safe and healthy and will follow all applicable COVID-19 prevention measures, including state/local or client-mandated mask, testing and/or vaccine requirements.

jonathan thompson
San Diego, CA 92126

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