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Assistant Director of Facilities

Housekeeping, Student Affairs / Services


Assistant Director of Facilities

  • 522829
  • Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
  • Facilities & Operations
  • Housekeeping
  • Student Affairs / Services
  • Staff
  • Virginia Tech University

Job Description

Reporting to the Associate Director of Facilities, the Assistant Director for Facilities oversees the administrative, operational, and financial affairs for the management of all housekeeping performed in residence halls and student centers within Student Affairs. While the primary focus of this position is housekeeping functions, this role may supervise and support general maintenance staff within an area. Administrative oversight includes, but is not limited to hiring, personnel reviews and actions, scheduling, inspection etc. Operational functions include supervision of an in-house workforce of over 85 personnel and management of any contract labor needed to support required functions. This position develops, communicates, and enforces procedures, policies, and written business plans. Promotes the development of staff in their daily tasks and as employees of Student Affairs. Actively promotes an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplace. Develops and provides management reports and customer reports, including details of services provided, standardized benchmarks, planned services, and financials. Maintains proficiency in environmentally friendly and effective cleaning, sustainability, and environmental stewardship. Assists the Associate Director of Facilities with organizing housekeeping regions to align with needs of the organization. Keeps abreast of the latest in housekeeping related technologies and processes. Student Affairs Facilities and Operations manages approximately 2.7 million+ square feet within the residential and student union space.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent experience in business, engineering, student affairs or related field. Considerable management and leadership experience. Experience managing a diverse workforce. Experience developing and executing operations processes. Must be detailed oriented, computer proficient, and possess demonstrated supervisory skills. Must have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills for interaction with employees, students/families, and visitors at a large university campus. Strong interpersonal and outward facing communication skills. Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects. Excellent organizational and delegation skills. Experience with commercial/industrial cleaning methods and safety. Working knowledge of safe and efficient operation of electrically powered and manual cleaning equipment. Ability and willingness to work an irregular schedule that may include evenings, mornings, weekends, and weekdays to accommodate event schedules or emergency situations. Ability to perform daily activities requiring continual physical exertion, including climbing stairs, safely moving and handling items weighing up to 50 lbs., bending, stooping, reaching (including above the head), pushing/pulling, performing repetitive motions, twisting, shoveling snow, walking and standing extensively.

Preferred Qualifications

Management of a facilities housekeeping or maintenance operation in an educational or institutional environment.

Pay Band


Appointment Type


Salary Information

$48,700 - $70,000, and commensurate with experience

Review Date

January 13, 2023

Additional Information


The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as a driving check with a safe driving record.


About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Sarah Schuster at sdavis15@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

About Student Affairs:

Student Affairs at Virginia Tech fosters a community where each student creates a customized experience to meet their goals. Building on our motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice our Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our ongoing efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth. We are actively seeking people to join our community and help us prepare leaders for the world. Our people in Student Affairs are committed to student well-being and assuring that all students Experience VT by demonstrating, supporting, and operationalizing our Aspirations for Student Learning. If you are someone dedicated to ensuring student success, then we want you to consider being a part of our team!


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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