Director of Building Operations (Req. 27951)

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Employer:
Los Angeles, CA, USLocation:
Fri, May 18 '18Posted on:

Director of Building Operations (Req. 27951)

Under the general direction of the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs and Operations, the Director of Building Operations is responsible for management and oversight of the School of Law facilities located both on and off the UCLA campus. The Director manages the functional and educational operations of the building ensuring the facilities are prepared to host daily activities including the instruction of up to 1200 students, lunchtime and evening programmatic events, large-scale events such as VIP speakers, conferences, orientation, etc., and coordinates with campus Facilities Management to address general maintenance issues like HVAC, plumbing, broken windows and light fixtures, custodial needs, and other general maintenance issues. The Director will engage in short term and long range strategic space planning, accounting for and anticipating growth in programs, faculty, and administrative space. This will include identifying opportunities to optimize the use of space, developing policies for the allocation of scarce space resources across the many competing needs (faculty offices, academic programs, student organizations, and administrative staff space) and determining the assignment of space throughout the School of Law. With consultation from law school and campus partners, the Director will develop design plans for a variety of spaces (faculty offices, administrative offices, academic programs and institutes, classrooms, and common areas) with a consistent look and feel.

We seek a team-oriented leader with strong communication and project management skills who will collaborate with central campus Department of Project Management Operations and Facilities Management units, as well as the law school community, on space renovations and general building maintenance. Our Director will develop policies and a schedule for the refreshing of various spaces (classrooms, student common areas, faculty and staff offices, etc.), and identify opportunities for the School of Law to meet environmental and green standards in energy. The Director will also work to address general safety issues and ensure compliance with ADA and OSHA regulations, collaborate with central campus Capital Programs, when appropriate, for large scale renovations and for developing a long range plan to construct a new building addition and manage all aspects of the Building Operations budget.


• 5-7 years of experience in building management, design and construction preferably in a higher education setting.

• Demonstrated experience collaborating with central campus units like Facilities Management, Capital Programs, Insurance & Risk Management, Environmental Health & Safety and Purchasing to ensure university policies are followed and projects advance within deadlines.

• Previous project management experience working with multiple high profile projects with competing priorities and fluctuating deadlines

• Ability to communicate effectively on a one-to-one basis to obtain information and convey information to others; in either verbal or written form explain procedures and to build consensus of opinion; and making presentations to groups of various sizes.

• Skill in preparing and managing a budget and monitoring expenditures; including skills in building accurate annual budgets that reflect actual costs and revenues; and an ability to analyze future requirements for space needs.

• Skill in short and long term planning of space, equipment, staffing and fiscal needs.

• Working knowledge of inventory control procedures for the material resources, equipment and space utilization including planning, report preparation, maintenance and purchase justification.

• Working knowledge of ADA and OSHA regulations.


UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy -


Application Instructions

Applicants must submit their qualifications via UCLA's Career Opportunities website at Reference position # 27951 AA/EEO

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The complete listing of qualifications is available on UCLA's official job posting.

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