Director of Facilities

Position Overview

Division – Administration & Finance
Supervisor – Assistant Vice-President for Admin & Finance
Benefits – Yes
Status – Full-time, 12-month

About Bushnell University

Founded in 1895, Bushnell University provides a holistic Christian education, fostering wisdom, faith, and service in its students. In joining the staff here, you will be part of an academic community that seeks to cultivate your faith while you make a difference in the lives of our students. Bushnell is the largest private university in Eugene’s vibrant university district, which also includes the University of Oregon. Eugene is a college town small enough to know your neighbors and large enough to offer fantastic arts, entertainment, dining, healthcare, and educational opportunities. It is also an ideal place to enjoy the beautiful Pacific Northwest, being just one hour from the Oregon Coast, one hour from the Cascade Mountains, and less than two hours from Portland and the Columbia River Gorge.

Position Information

Job Summary

The Director of Facilities is responsible for maintaining an excellent campus environment that is well maintained, safe, carefully planned, and meets the needs of faculty, staff and students. This position oversees maintenance, grounds, and custodial operations achieve these goals while operating within a defined budget.

Position Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manages and directs the operations of facilities, grounds, housekeeping and their assigned team members.
  • Supervises shop operations including a variety of scheduled equipment set-up activities, preventative and routine maintenance activities.
  • Operates a maintenance management system to track requests, preventative maintenance cycles, and asset lifecycles across campus
  • Identifies and coordinates campus projects – both to repair and to improve the environment.
  • Prepares annual operating and deferred maintenance budget.
  • Coordinates with the Safety Committee to ensure safety and security of building and grounds.
  • Oversees building climate control levels, reviews utility costs to verify reasonableness.
  • Identifies and pursues opportunities to optimize effectiveness.
  • Other duties as assigned

Experience and Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree with 2-3 years facilities and supervisory experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge of equipment and facility maintenance programs and procedures.
  • Considerable knowledge of safety principles and practices.
  • Ability to identify and recognize unsafe conditions or work practices.
  • Ability to exercise judgment and make decisions.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and delegate work to achieve desired results.
  • Ability to present facts and recommendations effectively in oral and written form.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Microsoft Office Applications and related windows business software
  • Energy efficiency
  • Service & project management

Working Conditions/Special Requirements

  • Bushnell employees must have a maturing Christian faith and live in compliance with the duties and expectations as detailed in the Employee Handbook.
  • The position requires a strong commitment to multiculturalism and diversity.
  • The position requires working in a non-smoking, drug free environment.
  • The employee must adhere to FERPA guidelines and student confidentiality at all times.
  • All employees of Bushnell are “mandatory reporters” under Oregon law. See for specific information.
  • The employee must have knowledge of strong office management techniques; operations, procedures, specific rules and precedents of the office; research methods and report writing techniques; record-keeping techniques; operation of office machines including computer equipment and specified software; principles of training and providing work direction.
  • The position requires a strong ability to communicate effectively and succinctly, both verbally and in writing, utilizing tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Listening skills and the ability to speak and write clearly are essential to this position. Must possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • The employee must have high personal motivation, with great attention to detail and accuracy.
  • This person must project a positive, vibrant and professional attitude in assisting people.
  • This person must have high ethics of honesty and confidentiality, with a genuine and gracious presence pertaining to the students, faculty, staff and business of the department and the University.
  • This position may require lifting up to 50 lbs, as well as bending, stooping, kneeling.
  • This position description is subject to change at any time.

This position may require evening or weekend work to respond to facilities emergencies where life-safety, property damage, or student housing is or could be threatened.

Application Instructions

Bushnell University employees are expected to abide by the Theological Context for Bushnell Community Life. Please read this document before continuing.

To be considered for this position, please submit your application materials through Bushnell’s Online Recruiting site.


Please note: Incomplete application packets may result in disqualification. Final candidate will be required to undergo a criminal background investigation.

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