Southern Wake Campus
Closes: Tuesday, April 30, 2019
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BS degree in a relevant engineering or architectural field
Ten years of experience in the design & construction or building maintenance fields or a combination of both
Five years of supervisory or managerial experience
North Carolina professional engineering OR architectural registration license
North Carolina Professional Engineer's License
Ten years of experience in a senior leadership, executive, or managerial role in a higher education setting OR equivalent public sector organization with oversight of facility operations and maintenance, development of new and renovated facilities, and master planning
Wake Technical Community College invites applications for the position of Vice President of Facilities.
This exciting opportunity will offer the qualified candidate a leadership position at North Carolina’s largest community college, located in one of the most desirable regions in the nation. Wake Tech serves more than 74,000 students each year and is among the fastest-growing community colleges in the nation.
The Vice President of Facilities will provide oversight for the planning, development, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and administration of all Wake Tech facilities and grounds. The Facilities Department is responsible for the operation and maintenance of six thriving campuses, two training centers, 44 buildings, and 392 acres of land, with an annual operating budget of approximately $12.5 million. The VP of Facilities ensures the ongoing safety, integrity, value, and sustainability of all campus facilities.
In 2016, Wake Tech began a Ten-Year Capital Improvement Plan. Approximately $510 million has been approved for the design and construction of new and renovated facilities, equipment, and infrastructure over the first seven years of the plan. The current funding is supported by a combination of limited obligation bonds, cash, and the General Obligation Bond Referendum passed in November 2018 with the enthusiastic support of Wake County voters. In addition, an estimated $280 million will fund projects planned for the final three years.
The Ten-Year Plan includes IT infrastructure improvements, two new classroom buildings, and a parking deck at Wake Tech’s RTP Campus; a new automotive and collision repair facility; a new facilities and warehouse complex; a new Health Sciences classroom/laboratory building; a new Advanced Industries building and parking deck; a new simulation building at Wake Tech’s Public Safety Education Campus; campus-wide infrastructure projects; and other minor building renovations.
Required qualifications for the Vice President of Facilities:
- A bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant engineering or architectural field
- North Carolina Professional Engineer OR Architectural Registration license
- Ten years of experience in the design and construction or building maintenance fields, or a combination of the two
- Five years of supervisory or managerial experience
- North Carolina Professional Engineer License
- Ten years of experience in a senior leadership, executive, or managerial role in a higher education setting (or equivalent public sector organization), with oversight of master planning, development (new and renovated facilities), and facility operations and maintenance.
Interested, qualified applicants should apply electronically at www.waketech.edu. Note: Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the online application process.
All material will be received in full confidence. Applications must include a letter responding to Wake Tech’s list of desired attributes and identifying the applicant’s experiences in the context of the position description; a complete CV or resume; and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references, none of whom will be contacted without permission of the candidate.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, a review of applications will begin immediately.
Wake Technical Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, arrest record, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Wake Tech is committed to recruiting a diverse, high-quality workforce dedicated to meeting the higher education and training needs of our community. Women and persons from unrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
About Wake Technical Community College
Wake Tech has provided high quality education and workforce training to the Wake County region for more than 50 years. It is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and offers more than 200 associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates to prepare students for immediate employment in high-demand fields – or transfer to a university for advanced study. Wake Tech’s non-credit, workforce continuing education programs include customized corporate training, support for entrepreneurship and small business, re-training for unemployed and displaced workers, and basic skills programs.
About the Region
Wake Tech is recognized as a vital economic engine for Wake County, one of the fastest-growing regions in the nation. Raleigh is the seat of Wake County government and the capital city of North Carolina. Forbes magazine has consistently ranked Raleigh as one of the nation’s best cities for job seekers, young professionals, and mid-career professionals. Raleigh and nearby Durham and Chapel Hill make up a metropolitan area known as The Triangle. It is home to the world-renowned Research Triangle Park, a spectacular concentration of innovation, industry, and opportunity; and to outstanding public and private universities and colleges.