Central Washington University is searching for a new Director of Facilities Management and Operations. The Director serves as co-director of the Facilities Management Department, reporting directly to the CFO/Vice President for Business and Financial Affairs. The Director provides senior leadership to the areas of Custodial & Ground Services, Maintenance & Operations, and Administrative Services. Ten distinct departments are included within these broad areas: Environmental, Technical Services and Campus Map, Electrical Shop, Floor, Paint and Structural Shops, Mechanical and Weld shop, Lock Shop, custodial housing, custodial academic, grounds, motor pool, and custodial maintenance.
This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to infuse new leadership, provide financial oversight, conduct strategic planning, improve morale, and establish succession planning for the areas of responsibility.
Located in historic Ellensburg, Washington, CWU is about an hour-an-a-half drive from Seattle and three hours from Spokane. Nestled between the majestic Cascade Mountains and the mighty Columbia River, residents enjoy four distinct seasons perfect for backpacking, camping, mountain biking, snow skiing, river rafting, and some of the best fly-fishing in the nation.
Compared to the cost-of-living in Seattle, a person living in Ellensburg with a $50,000 a year salary would save about $7000 a year. In San Francisco, a person with that same salary living in Ellensburg would save about $29,000 a year.
More than 10,000 students are enrolled at CWU. They experience a unique learning environment with a commitment to hands-on learning, including faculty-mentored, undergraduate research. Another hallmark of the CWU experience is small classes that allow faculty to provide students with individual attention. Signature programs include accounting, aviation, construction management, engineering technology, geology, teacher education, music, theater, para-medicine, and wine business.