Vice President for Facilities Management

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Villanova University seeks a highly motivated leader with exceptional strategic, operational, and interpersonal skills and broad domain expertise to join its leadership team as Vice President for Facilities Management.

The Vice President, Facilities Management (VPFM) leads a multifaceted facilities organization with primary responsibility for the stewardship of the University’s physical assets. Reporting to the University’s Executive Vice President, Roger Demareski , the VPFM will collaborate with senior academic and administrative leaders to advance Villanova’s mission and strategic plan by providing best-in-class facilities development and management services. The VPFM plays a leadership role in supporting the University’s teaching, research, and student life activities and provides strategic direction for all major facility projects including master planning, design, construction, and implementation. The VPFM is responsible for developing and staffing an integrated, strategically aligned facilities organization that demonstrates a commitment to excellence and service in all it does. Through the senior staff of Facilities Management, the VPFM is responsible for the performance of approximately 230 employees and for the management of a $25 million annual operating budget.

The VPFM must have the ability to collaborate well and supportively, with strong interpersonal skills, to build trust, cultivate understanding, personally exemplify a customer service orientation, and foster and maintain good working relationships with varied and diverse constituencies, including the President, Provost, senior leadership, campus administration, faculty, staff, and community stakeholders. The ideal candidate will be a collaborative executive who brings confidence and humility to the task of leading a large service organization in support of the University’s mission. This candidate will have broad and deep design, capital planning, construction management, and facility-management expertise, strong communication and relationship skills, a commitment to transparency and service, and the vision and leadership capacity to enable the Facilities organization to manage the broad and evolving range of its responsibilities and expectations. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the capacity to lead a large, complex organization through significant change.

For the full list of responsibilities, essential duties, and qualifications, please read the full position description here.

Villanova University has retained Opus Partners to support this recruitment. Katie Dean, Partner, and Thomas Lapierre, Senior Associate, are leading the search. Confidential inquiries, applications, and nominations can be sent to thomas.lapierre@opuspartners.net . Required application materials include a resume and cover letter.

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian Order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.