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Facilities Director with WSU Tri Cities at Washington State University

Washington State University
Facilities Director with WSU Tri Cities
United States of America
Expiry Date
17 Feb 2024
USD86000 - USD125000
Posted on
16 Nov 2023

Another Source's client, Washington State University (WSU) – Tri Cities , is recruiting a Facilities Director to join their team on their Tri-Cities Campus. As a leadership role, the expectation is to be on-site. As you settle into the role, the team is open to conversations around limited hybrid flexibility. 


Here's a little about Washington State University (WSU) and the position they are recruiting for:  

WSU Tri-Cities is a leading public research university located along the beautiful Columbia River in the diverse and growing Tri-Cities. With a focus on energy, environment, and agriculture, the campus delivers career-connected learning and innovative research that addresses economic and social challenges. 

Learn more about the department here: Facilities - WSU Tri-Cities 


What's in it for you:   

Washinton State University (WSU) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefit package. The anticipated annual base salary for this position is $86,000.00 - $125,000.00. Relocation assistance may be offered for this role. 



WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life, and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts. For additional information, please review the detailed Summary of Benefits offered by WSU for AP staff and Total Compensation


About the role: 

The Facilities Director is a member of the Finance & Administration leadership team and reports to the Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administration. The Facilities Director is expected to effectively lead and manage the campus Facilities Services department while creating a positive and supportive service-focused culture. The Facilities Director oversees long-range planning and management of facilities and is responsible for the maintenance, custodial, and grounds services on the Tri-Cities campus. The Facilities Director also provides strategic direction and leadership to the campus in areas such as energy efficiency, resource conservation, recycling, and campus accessibility. This position is directly involved with the university's capital budget process and works with the Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administration on capital planning initiatives including new construction, renovations, minor capital requests, and other projects.   


What you will be doing: 

45% Facilities Administration 

30% Management 

20% Campus Project Coordination 

5% Other duties as assigned. 


Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, business, finance, construction management, or similar field and six (6) years of progressively responsible relevant experience, which has included at least three (3) years of managerial experience. A Master's degree in a related field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may substitute for the education requirement.  
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas; Engineering, Construction Management and Planning, and/or facilities management.  
  • Demonstrated leadership experience and project management experience  
  • Excellent understanding and knowledge of one or more crafts.  
  • Experience coordinating with and/or acting as a liaison with regulatory agencies.  
  • Demonstrated success in organizational planning and management skills.  
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.  
  • Experience with Bargaining Unit employees.  
  • Must have or be able to obtain at the time of hire, a valid driver's license.  
  • Be willing to travel and work occasional weekends and evenings.  


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities or Competencies 

  • Knowledge of the University strategic plan, mission, structure, resources, policies, and procedures.  
  • Knowledge of the basic principles and practices and WSU policies associated with personnel management and supervision.  
  • Ability to manage the overall operations of the facilities department.  
  • Knowledge of the areas of budgeting, contract administration, maintenance, and repair procedures essential to the upkeep of building facilities.  
  • Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures and the ability to direct the work of others.  
  • Skill and ability to manage multiple projects. 
  • Knowledge, skill, and ability to develop and monitor budgets.  
  • Ability to work under deadline pressure and deal with frequent interruptions.  
  • Knowledge, skill, and ability to prioritize demands and projects efficiently and effectively.  
  • Skill and ability to apply information in stressful situations.  
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.  
  • Ability to work and interact effectively in a positive, professional manner with a wide variety of peers, administrators, faculty, students, and the public.  
  • Ability to work as an integral part of a team.  
  • Skill in organizing and expressing ideas in oral and written communication.  
  • Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse internal and external constituencies.  
  • Ability and willingness to share ideas, to be open to the ideas of others, work toward organizational goals and interests.  
  • Ability to instill trust and build consensus.  
  • Ability to make positive and constructive recommendations and take a proactive approach toward promoting more efficient and effective systems and processes.  
  • Ability to understand the priorities of the organization.  
  • Knowledge, skill and ability to use a personal computer (Word, Excel, Filemaker, Windows, Outlook, Facility Focus, WSU mainframe applications and others as needed), printers, copy machine, fax machine, typewriter, calculator, and other small office equipment.  
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.  
  • Commitment to Diversity: an appreciation of the benefits of a diverse workplace and willingness to take actions to enhance the diversity of WSU.  

Mental Requirements 

  • Ability to use mental skills to recall, analyze, and organize information to make complex and logical decisions.  
  • Ability to reason logically and make independent sound decisions, consider alternative and diverse perspectives, communicate effectively both orally and in writing, remain poised under all circumstances, and interact effectively with people in a positive manner that engenders confidence and trust.  
  • Problem/dispute resolution and conflict management skills.  
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently in high-stress and conflict situations.  
  • Ability to take initiative in making changes to procedures and processes that increase effectiveness and result in smoother operations.  
  • Ability to respond effectively and quickly in stressful situations and deal simultaneously with multiple problems.  


Another Source works with their clients, on a retained project basis. We are committed to building inclusive candidate pools as we partner with hiring teams. Veterans, women, people of color, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. As you read through the job posting and review the list of qualifications (required and/or preferred), please do not self-select out if you feel you do not meet every qualification. No one is 100% qualified. We encourage you to apply and share your story with us.  

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