Union Theological Seminary’s Onsite Facilities Manager is a multifaceted role that combines the high-level strategic management of an experienced facilities administrator with the supervision skills of a lead building engineer in managing a 250,000 gross square foot facility. This on-site role will be a live-in position. It will be responsible for directing the day-to-day operations of UTS’ facilities management program while also serving as the first point of contact and response to any building, engineering, technical, and personnel issues that arise in the management of the UTS facilities. Union offers a comprehensive benefit program for its employees consisting of medical, dental, vision, group term life, AD&D, and retirement plans in addition to vacation, sick leave, and thirteen paid holidays per year.
Operations and Maintenance of Facilities (50%)
Monitor, operate, and maintain complex mechanical HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems
Troubleshoot and perform/supervise maintenance work on building systems and equipment
Respond to and manage onsite client work requests
Manage minor renovations and remodel projects
Live on-site and be responsible 24/7 for emergency response
Manage Maintenance Employees and Contractors (35%)
Manage work order system and track workers time against assigned work
Plan and schedule work for both maintenance and custodial employees
Manager maintenance contracts tracking work assignment and completion
Develop and Administer Facilities Operations Budgets (15%)
Coordinate and develop facilities operations budgets with institution administration
Independently interpret and develop policies and procedures
Possesses technical expertise of complex building and engineering systems
Possesses ability to troubleshoot and monitor system performance
Excellent supervisory and managerial ability
Ability to administer maintenance contracts
Awareness of OSHA guidelines, engineering standards, and NYC compliance mandates
Solid analytical, negotiation, and general business skills
Proficiency with computer technology, specifically Microsoft Office suite and building automation systems
Knowledge of NYC building and fire department codes
General knowledge of facilities’ work order software and systems
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Associates technical degree or certification in HVAC or related field – or bachelor’s degree in engineering or related discipline.
5-7 years' relevant professional experience in managing building mechanical and HVAC systems including 2-3 years’ experience in a supervisory role (preferred) in a facilities management organization
Boiler and high- pressure vessel operator’s certification
Technical knowledge of HVAC systems and digital controls
Experience in an urban institutional building services program (or otherwise large urban residential building complex) preferred
About the Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York:
Founded in 1836, Union Theological Seminary is an independent, multi-denominational seminary in the City of New York. Union’s mission is at once progressive and faith-based: to educate leaders for ministry in churches and society, to extend the work of social justice, and to enrich the academy through teaching and research.
Education at Union is rooted in a critical understanding of the breadth of Christian traditions and is significantly and increasingly instructed by the pluralistic, interfaith reality of the globalized world. Union has nurtured many of the most significant theological voices addressing the most profoundly challenging issues of our contemporary experience: civil rights, women’s equality, ecological justice, and the full inclusion of LGBTQ people in our churches and in our public life. Now embarking on its 184th year, Union is launching a bold new strategic plan accompanied by a comprehensive campaign to grow Union’s national and global influence as a ground-breaking educational institution forming religious and community leaders to engage the new realities of a diverse, interconnected, and increasingly urban world. As Union moves into this new era, building a world-class, social-justice inspired team is crucial.
As part of its strategic plan, Union is currently completing the first phase of renovations to its historic Gothic campus, including restorations and improvements to student housing and a complete renovation of the campus mechanical plant.
Union Theological Seminary, an equal opportunity employer, seeks a racially diverse, broadly representative faculty, staff, and student body that is sensitive to cross cultural issues. The Union Theological Seminary community is diverse not only in race, color, national origin, creed, age, marital status, gender, and sexuality, but also in geography, background, perspective, denomination, and even faith traditions. Union is set in the urban environment of New York City, which is a microcosm of the world, a place where the local and the global intersect. The seminary enjoys cooperative relations with other academic, cultural and church institutions in the Morningside Heights/Harlem neighborhood, as well as in the greater New York area and elsewhere.
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