Director of River Campus Operations

Rochester, NY


On behalf of the Associate Vice President of Facilities Operations, directs the facilities operations and maintenance, repair, alterations, in-house construction projects and custodial services for the River Campus, Eastman School of Music, Memorial Art Gallery, Mt Hope Properties, South Campus and other University properties. Insures the safe and efficient operation of buildings and equipment. Provides direction on annual maintenance inspections and coordinates with external inspectors and accreditation agencies. Insures 24 x 7 coverage of operations with management staff support. Collective with the AVP for Facilities Operations, provides direction for long range strategic planning. Provides support to the AVP by coordinating and partnering with the Planning, Design, and Construction department on large construction projects. This position is also responsible for the upkeep of the site conditions on the properties.


  1. Plans, organizes, coordinates, and directs the operations, maintenance, repair and alteration of existing buildings. Arranges for contractual or in-house services for repair and minor remodeling projects and landscaping and grounds service. Oversees housekeeping services for River Campus, Eastman School of Music, the Memorial Art Gallery, Mt Hope Properties and the South Campus. Resolves operations and maintenance problems. Accountable to the Associate Vice President of Facilities Operations, and as designated, Directors, Deans, Department heads and others for setting priorities and schedules to ensure facilities can support programmatic mission.

  2. Ensures compliance with security, health, fire and safety standards and works closely with Environmental Health & Safety. Ensures compliance with all technical standards and overall facilities program objectives established by University Facilities.

  3. Sets goals and objectives and performs long-range management and operational planning for the division.

  4. Prepares recommendations for capital construction, renewal and annual operations budgets; exercises budget control. Coordinates the budget preparations with the budgeting processes of the respective divisions.

  5. Reviews construction plans and specifications for all proposed buildings and their environments and coordinates operations and maintenance activities with construction projects.

  6. Through assistant directors, managers and supervisors, directs trades personnel, Building Service Workers and Contractors performing support services. Hires or makes the principal recommendation on the hiring of departmental staff, completes performance reviews and recommendations on promotions, salary and other personnel matters. Consults and collaborates on recommendations for staff requirements, training and staff development. Determines composition and organization of staff and assigns responsibilities.

  7. Serves on various committees, works closely with other departments to provide liaison and consultation on Facilities services. Participates in activities or professional organizations and represents University Facilities and Services as appropriate with various agencies (i.e. JCAHO, APPA, NFPA, City of Rochester, Consulting Engineers, Architects, New York State and Monroe County Health Departments and Consulting Engineers, Architects.)

  8. Interacts and provides guidance concerning University and department policy and procedures. Assists in promoting more coherent and professional Facilities Management practices across the University. Provides efficient communication channel for coordination, long-range planning and problem resolution. Handles grievances and ensures constructive labor relations. Participates as a member of the Management team during contract negotiations between the University and local Unions (SEIU, IUOE).

Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, Examples: Facilities Management, Mechanical/Electrical Engineering, Architecture or Construction Management required.

  • 10 Years Related experience in higher education facility or institution of similar complexity or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

  • Related experience in the academic medical center preferred.

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Pay Range

Pay Range: $159,536 - $239,304 Annually

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

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Full/Part Time: Full-Time