Helbling has been retained by our long-term client, University of Maryland, to conduct an executive search to secure an Executive Director, Operations, Maintenance & Utilities.
In addition, the Executive Director is responsible for a five-year Interim Energy Bridging Program (IEBP) for the University’s central cogeneration plant, electric, and steam systems with responsibility to oversee development of the Next Generation Energy program for future privatization of those areas. Other responsibilities include ensuring Facilities Management support of the University's teaching, research, and service missions; ensuring efficient and effective service delivery by a diverse in-house and contract work force; and long-range organizational effectiveness driven by strategic planning. This position is a Unit Head with a large and diverse staff that includes seven direct reports and approximatley 300 indirect reports.
College Park, MD – greater Washington D.C. area
The University of Maryland, College Park, one of the nation’s premier research universities, seeks a forward-thinking and action oriented Executive Director of Operations, Maintenance & Utilities.
Founded in 1856, the University of Maryland (UMD) at College Park is the flagship institution of the University System of Maryland, ranking in the top 25 for all public U.S. research institutions, as well as ranking 15th for most innovative school, 8th for best college value and 9th for entrepreneurship for undergraduates. A global leader in research, entrepreneurship and innovation, the University is home to more than 38,000 students; 9,000 faculty and staff; and 250 academic programs (71 in the top 25). The faculty includes numerous Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners and members of the national academies.
UMD’s 1,335-acre campus is designated as an arboretum and botanical garden. It is located eight miles from Washington, D.C. in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. corridor and offers unparalleled proximity to cultural, government and entertainment venues. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff who support the school’s missions and values.
The University has an active capital program with more than one billion dollars of new investment into the campus expected in the coming years, and it has been engaged in several large-scale capital projects including construction of new classroom and research facilities, infrastructure expansion and major redevelopment of student housing amongst other projects. In addition, the University is an active participant in the collaborative efforts to enhance the surrounding community to create a sustainable Top 20 college town.
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