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Assistant Director of Facilities, Planning, and Management

Position Type:

  • Full Time
  • Staff


  • OH-Columbus

Franklin University has an available position for the Assistant Director of Facilities, Planning and Management. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Assistant Director will oversee the Maintenance Supervisor and provide support in the upkeep and evolution of the University’s physical campus, buildings and equipment in a proactive, predictive and preventative manner. The Assistant Director will consistently evaluate and identify opportunities for improvement across campus and partner with the Executive Director as the project manager for capital improvement projects.

Duties will include working with the Facilities Coordinator to receive , process and monitor work requests through our work request system; scheduling preventive and routine maintenance duties with staff, internal clients, vendors and contractors; communicating with internal clients regarding status of work being performed; supervising and maintaining all aspects of Landscaping; servicing and repair to electrical, plumbing, HVAC systems, University vehicles and equipment; snow and ice removal; managing the organization and inventory of the universities storage and mechanical areas; and other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate will have five or more years of building maintenance experience and at least two years of supervisory experience. Candidates must have demonstrated experience in the following areas: basic electricity, carpentry, drywall/plaster repairs, plumbing, and landscaping, and strong computer skills including Word and Excel. Candidates must be able to lift up to 100 pounds and have a valid Driver’s License. Preference will be given to candidates that possess certifications such as HVAC, OSHA 10 or 30 Hour class training, Level 1 Builder’s Operator Certificate, etc… This position will require a flexible schedule to cover the priorities of the Department as evening and weekend hours may be necessary. Some travel is expected.

About Franklin University

Founded in 1902, Franklin University has built its reputation on removing barriers to higher education for ambitious adults who must balance their educational goals with other commitments. Accredited and nonprofit, Franklin has earned its long-standing reputation as an innovator in online education. The University offers applied, in-demand undergraduate, master’s and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 45,000 Franklin alumni can be found around the world contributing to the communities in which they live and work.

Franklin offers a competitive benefits package, incentive program and free parking. In addition, Franklin provides free undergraduate tuition for employees and immediate family members, graduate tuition assistance for full-time employees and immediate family members, and a discount on doctoral tuition for employees.

Franklin University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Franklin does not discriminate on the basis of age, religion, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, disability, or veteran or military status.