Douglas College Director, Facilities and Ancillary Services Full Time in New Westminster, BC

Douglas College

Branch New Westminster BC CA

Director, Facilities and Ancillary Services
New Westminster, BC

The Director of Facilities and Ancillary Services is responsible for the overall functioning and performance of the Department of Facilities Services on both…

Reporting to the Vice President, Administrative Services and CFO, the Director of Facilities and Ancillary Services provides leadership in all aspects of campus and facilities planning, and ancillary services operations. The Director actively contributes to the College’s success by providing input into the development of strategic and tactical plans, to support the College in the achievement of its facilities related, ancillary services and financial sustainability goals.

Major Responsibilities
The Director of Facilities and Ancillary Services is responsible for the overall functioning and performance of the Department of Facilities Services on both campuses, providing day-to-day leadership and direction with respect to policies, practices, systems and operations including physical plant, HVAC, procurement, logistical services, food services, janitorial, parking, project management, construction, renovations, leasehold improvements, building maintenance/grounds, bookstores, print services, copyright and reporting of same for the College.
Under the general direction from the Vice President, Administrative Services and CFO, the Director of Facilities and Ancillary Services, working with Facilities Managers and others, to provide leadership and expertise.

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To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need:
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and experience:

A Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business management, engineering, architecture, construction, facilities management, business or a professional designation in a related field, or a combination of education and experience;

Ten years of progressively senior level experience in facilities management, construction management, preferably in a post-secondary/educational institutional environment, including experience in a unionized environment;

Preferred experience includes experience dealing with local and senior governments and experience with all aspects of sustainable practices relating to an institutional environment;
Demonstrated leadership, supervisory, and management skills;

Excellent oral and written communications skills with an ability to liaise with government, business, industry, and the community;

Working knowledge of applicable Building, Fire, and Safety Codes;

Strong project management skills and an ability to plan/think strategically at a senior level;

Excellent organizational, administrative, and problem solving skills with a technical competence at a senior level in finance; and

Strong technical and analytical skills.

To be successful at Douglas College in this key leadership role, a qualified individual must consistently and actively demonstrate the following personal and professional characteristics:

Professional and Ethical Behaviour – Demonstrates integrity, credibility, confidentiality, and responsibility in all interactions. Possesses high ethical standards and an honest, open, and consistent approach to working with peers, employees, and staff. Completes what he/she commits to doing.

Administrative Skills – Provides leadership to and ensures accountability for achievement for results; very focused; strong organizational skills; simplifies often complex and lengthy matters; effective time management skills; ability to separate important issues and identify priorities.

Communications Skills – Possesses strong communication skills, both verbal, and written and expresses thoughts in an organized, concise manner. Actively listens to the issues of others in a manner that elicits cooperation and support. Develops and delivers effective presentations. Has the ability to present information and ideas to diverse groups.

Market Knowledge – Continuously seeks to stay current and be at the leading edge in his/her field and is committed to continuous learning; one that is self‐motivated and self‐directed, being able to work independently with sense of urgency to task completion.

Organizationally Astute – Is diplomatic and tactful; non-confrontational; recognizes internal and external sensitivities; has an intuitive ability to read the political implications of recommendations and actions; uses sound judgment.

Analytical and Problem‐Solving Skills – Consults appropriately; thoroughly collects data, and analyzes problem in context of organizational goals; uses sound judgment, builds consensus, makes independent decisions appropriately; implements solutions appropriately.

Innovative & Entrepreneurial – Seeks out possibilities, develops new ideas, and effectively moves them forward. Is creative, innovative and takes advantage of opportunities, while recognizing the necessity of working with limited resources and in alignment with the strategic directions of the College.

Energetic & Adaptable – Is prepared to take on longer-term initiatives and does so with enthusiasm; ability to adapt to new and changing situations; able to alter course/direction when necessary; enjoys and embraces new challenges. Flexible; able to deal with stress effectively.

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$103, 935.00 – $117, 962.00 per annum

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: New Westminster, BC, CA
Posted on: 2015-10-23
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