Director of Campus Operations

Director of Campus Operations

POSITION: Director of Campus Operations

DEPARTMENT: Office of Campus Operations


REPORTS TO: Vice President of Business and Finance/Chief Financial Officer



 The Director of Campus Operations (Physical Plant) is responsible for all aspects of facilities management including leadership and management of maintenance, plant operations, facilities renovation, capital improvement projects, utilities and grounds. Working closely with the Vice President of Business and Finance, the Director manages capital projects, supervises all vendors, contractors and consultants. This position must prepare and administer budgets on planned capital outlay needs and emergent issues. Plan for long range needs and clearly articulate orally and in writing the current and projected status of the physical plan.

The Director will supervise functional areas including but not limited to: (Union employees in maintenance, power plant, grounds and housekeeping) through key personnel and providing leadership and direction to ensure efficient operation of these areas. This position is responsible for establishing and maintaining a safe work environment by implementing safe practices, offering training and encouraging appropriate personal protective equipment for all relevant employees and ensuring compliance with OSHA standards.

This position reports to the Vice President of Business and Finance, but will also work cooperatively with other members of the senior staff to maintain and develop initiatives that enhance the campus environment to enrich student life, learning and environments.


  • Monitors and ensures College compliance with Federal, State, City or Department of Education laws, regulations, and policies.
  • Provides oversight to the Facilities Department supervisory staff including employment, training, work assignments, discipline, and evaluations.
  • Prepares and manages budgets, approves requisitions for supplies and equipment.
  • Oversee planning, design, and implementation of renovation, remodeling, and new construction projects. Interface with engineers, consultants, architects, and contractors as necessary.
  • Works closely with the Vice President of Business and Finance to provides oversight in the preparation of a campus architectural master plan, prepares the projected plant survey and annual capital improvement plan, facilitating their review by the Board of Trustees.
  • Provide for regular inspections to determine that facilities comply with standards set by appropriate laws, building codes, and State Board of Education rules. Personally verify efficiency and comprehensiveness of the inspections.
  • Submit required state, federal, or college reports on material condition of the college physical plant or topics as directed.
  • Responsible for preventive and corrective maintenance management, and emergency repairs.

Nothing in this job description restricts Management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


Minimum Qualifications: A bachelor’s degree, preferably with a focus in plant engineering, facilities management or a related field with a minimum of 10 years working experience in comprehensive facilities management, ideally in higher education or a degree can be supplemented for 20 years working experience in comprehensive facilities management, ideally in higher education. Supervisory experience. This is a highly visible positions and a successful candidate must possess strong interpersonal skills, customer service, adaptability, ability to prioritize, exercise independent judgment to formulate policies and procedures in a professional manner.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: Experience in building construction, alteration, repaid methods and materials used in building maintenance; electrical distribution and heating, ventilations and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment; principles and practices in maintenance management; proven methods of estimating costs of construction and repaid of buildings and grounds including the ability to read and interpret blueprints; Federal, NYS and NYC codes related to construction and repair of buildings. Basic knowledge of regulatory climate including OSHA, EPA, water and land use regulations.

Desirable Qualifications: Ability to demonstrate and train on safe, compliant maintenance skills. Contracting experience. High level of mechanical proficiency to understand complex mechanical, electrical, and architectural systems. Experience working with collective bargaining unit employees is highly-preferred.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

To apply, please direct letters of interest and resumes to:

Jazzmine Clarke-Glover, Chief Human Resources Officer

Wagner College

One Campus Road

Staten Island, NY 10301

or with the subject line "Director of Campus Operations"

No phone calls please. The review of applications will begin immediately.