Associate Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs - Facilities

Vacancy # 13E106
Position # 0039

The University of North Carolina at Wilmington is seeking an accomplished Associate Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs - Facilities to assume office on or before September 1, 2013.

The Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities reports directly to the Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs and provides stewardship of approximately four million square feet of teaching, learning and living space through leadership for planning, design, construction, maintenance, and operation of all University facilities, utility systems, and campus infrastructure. Facilities departments include Physical Plant, (including Maintenance & Operations, Landscape Services, and Housekeeping), Architectural and Construction Services (major capital construction), Project Management (for construction projects under $500,000), Energy Management, and Facilities Administrative Services comprising a staff of 225 employees.

The successful candidate will be an experienced leader with a demonstrated record of expertise in various aspects of facilities operations including project management and capital construction; budget management, modeling and benchmarking; and facilities management information technology building systems with the ability to build effective teams and work through others to accomplish outcomes.  Requirements include a relevant four-year degree from an appropriately accredited college or university with at least 10 years of progressive experience in construction management, including supervisory or managerial experience. Dynamic and creative leadership, initiative, vision, and superior communication skills with a proven record of exceptional customer service and collaboration with campus leadership and other key stakeholders is vital.  Engineering/architectural certification preferred.

UNCW is located in Wilmington, NC – an historic, coastal, seaport community of 100,000 between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean.  Founded in 1947, UNC Wilmington is one of the fastest growing institutions in the UNC system and one of the premier Comprehensive institutions in the Southeast UNCW has 13,700 degree-seeking students in Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, and Nursing, 1,800 faculty and staff, and $278 million in total annual operating budget. 

Situated on 660 acres including a rich diversity of coastal pine and natural wetlands, current facilities comprise over 150 buildings and 4 million square feet including the Center for Marine Science, a state-of-the-art marine research facility.  New construction since 2002 has included the construction of 16 new buildings or major expansions, 20 building renovations, 3 regional energy plants, a parking deck, and 3 large public-private housing projects.

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by June 30, 2013.  To apply, please complete the online application process available on the Web at http://consensus.uncw.edu. Letters of application and curriculum vitae should be addressed to the AVC Facilities Search Committee, and attached to the online application - not e-mailed or mailed.  MS Word or Adobe PDF attachments are specifically preferred.  For questions regarding the online application process contact Jennifer Coombs at 910-962-3196 or coombsj@uncw.edu   Under North Carolina law, applications and related materials are confidential personnel documents and not subject to public release.

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal-opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


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