New Mexico State University (NMSU), located in Las Cruces, New Mexico seeks an Associate Vice President for Facilities and Services (AVPFS). The position has oversight of facilities and services for the NMSU system which includes five campuses, cooperative extension offices located in each of New Mexico's 33 counties, and 12 research and science centers. The AVPFS reports to the Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance.
Serving as the Chief Facilities Officer, the AVPFS provides leadership and direction in all aspects of administering a facilities and services department including strategic planning and customer focused programs. Responsible for capital construction, renovation, and remodel projects; operation and maintenance of physical plant facilities; the NMSU Master Plan and space planning; and fire protection and emergency response. Represents the University to various external entities, governmental and private.
Facilities and Services consists of the Project Development and Engineering group that manages both capital construction and small remodel projects for the NMSU System. Facilities Operations is responsible for the physical operation and maintenance of the main campus and supports facilities operations across the NMSU system. The Fire Department provides fire protection and emergency response, and the Fire Chief serves as the Authority Having Jurisdiction for our Las Cruces campus facilities. Facilities Business Administration provides oversight of the financial and business operations for all services including benchmarking of key performance indicators. The University Architect and Campus Planning office oversees the NMSU Master Plan and space management initiatives, and guides the Sustainability Manager to make sure that sustainable practices are incorporated into all of our activities.
Expected knowledge of equal opportunity and affirmative action programs; customer service standards and procedures; organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures; and financial/business analysis techniques. Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with the management of utility systems within a deregulated environment preferred.
Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management; examining and re-engineering operations and procedures; formulating policy; developing and implementing new strategies and procedures; and employee development and performance management skills.
Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments. Ability to negotiate and manage contractual arrangements. Ability to participate in the planning and construction of new buildings, as well as major renovation and repair projects.
Outstanding interpersonal and community relations skills and the ability to communicate and work effectively within a diverse community.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field required, Master’s degree in a related field preferred.
Requires ten (10) years of increasingly progressive management experience in one or more areas that report to this position.
Offer of employment contingent upon verification of individual’s eligibility for employment in the US and upon completion of applicable background review. For complete job description and application requirements visit https://jobs.nmsu.edu/ Requisition #1902034S. The deadline to apply is November 6, 2019. New Mexico State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About New Mexico State University
New Mexico State University - We are New Mexico’s land-grant institution, a comprehensive research institution of higher education dedicated to teaching, research, and service at the undergraduate and graduate levels. NMSU is a NASA Space Grant College, a Hispanic-serving institution and is home to the very first Honors College in New Mexico. We have been recognized as a top tier university on the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges for 2016 National Universities rankings.