Student & Campus Life (SCL) inspires transformation in all Cornell students on their journey of individual, academic and personal evolution. Our division is comprised of leading student affairs experts who support our campus on pressing student life matters including public service, health, wellness, social justice, residential living, food services, sports, recreation, career services, and student activities and organizations including sorority and fraternity life. Our nearly 4,000 staff and student employees who make up SCL embrace the opportunity to represent the division and strive for excellence as we shape the Cornell student experience, one interaction at a time.
As a part of the SCL Office of the Vice President's unit, the SCL Facilities team supports the student campus experience, by ensuring safe, clean, and operational spaces for students to live, eat, recreate, connect, and engage with each other. With this mission in mind, the team is focused on helping our customers and end-users navigate critical decisions regarding the use and maintenance of their space. They do this through analyzing risks and associated costs, exploring additional services that add value, considering safety and security factors, and ensuring business continuity. Members of this group are passionate about helping customers, think critically about how small decisions can have large impacts, and have a knack for integrating people and physical places. This team is literally the ‘foundation’ upon which the student experience here at Cornell is built.
The Assistant Facilities Manager coordinates the day-to-day maintenance operations and small project activity for an assigned client group within the Student and Campus Life (SCL) portfolio. This role supports Facility Managers in managing both routine facility maintenance and compliance needs and long-term planning needs as part of the SCL team and actively participates in coordinating workflow management in Maximo (our facilities work order system). This position assists with ensuring that annual building inspections are completed, physical inventory and space-planning needs are met, and provides regular updates to assigned customers impacted by upcoming or ongoing facility related projects.
A successful Assistant Facilities Manager will regularly demonstrate a desire to continuously learn new skills and technical functions, and thrives on making complex facilities issues easy for clients to understand and plan for. Excellent communication skills (both customer-facing and internally with team members), a positive team-oriented approach during challenging circumstances, and the ability to quickly disseminate complicated technical information, exercise sound judgement and handle sensitive information are all key indicators of high-performance performance in this role.
Associate's degree or other formal training program with at least 2 years of experience in facilities management, maintenance, or construction; or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience
General knowledge of a variety of building systems, such as electrical, HVAC, ATC controls, piping, fire protection, roofing, fenestrations, etc.
Technical familiarity with office software applications
Ability to lift 20 lbs. independently (and occasionally more with assistance)
Ability to manage multiple ongoing tasks and prioritize projects effectively
Ability to walk facilities on routine basis in support of inspection process and follow up to maintenance needs. Must be able to negotiate stairs, ladders and a variety of mechanical spaces.
Advanced degree or additional professional experience beyond 2 years in a related field
Prior experience performing facilities related work in a large-scale or highly complex environment
Previous experience working in an academic or campus setting
Project management or project lead experience
Experience with CAD and ability to understand construction documents
No relocation assistance is provided for this position. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
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