Helbling has been retained by a university in Louisiana to secure a Director of Facilities Services (Director) to help sophisticate and create a vision for the future within the facilities department. The Director will have complete oversight and budget responsibility for the operational control, maintenance, and repair of the central plant, facilities, custodial, campus fleet, and equipment along with campus grounds maintenance. Reporting to the Vice Chancellor of Business Affairs, the Director oversees two Assistant Directors (Custodial & Grounds and Plant & Maintenance), as well as 40 supporting staff. Campus consists of 249 acres and approximately 700,000 SF of building space.
The Director will be a team player, but have the autonomy to lead and drive change within the Facilities department and its culture. This individual will play an integral part in the campus master plan, as well as creating an operational plan and annual budget for the immediate future of the department. The Director will have direct communication laterally with key stakeholders and peer directors to cultivate relationships across the campus
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