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Facilities Manager

Company: National Louis University
Location: Lisle
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Position TitleFacilities Manager
Who we areNational Louis is a 130+ year old university that has been grounded in the values of innovation, access, and excellence from its inception. As an institution we believe in providing access to educational opportunity and that education is our greatest lever for social and economic mobility. We are a student focused community that is committed to continuous improvement and asks how do we become more "student ready" so that we may better serve our students. We believe that through education we are able to empower change and build healthy communities. Our community works hard in the service of students and supports one another like a family.
What we offerAt National Louis University we offer our employees an innovative environment to work together and inspire the ideas that will make an impact. As our external environment changes, our employees are provided the opportunities and tools needed to grow both personally and professionally to remain successful. NLU employees and dependents are offered a wide range of benefits, including but not limited to, Health Insurance benefits, Retirement benefits, Paid Time Off and Educational Benefits.
CampusLisle IL

Position StatusRegular-(permanent) Position


What you will doThe Role
The Facilities Manager coordinates all aspects of campus operations. Analyzes campus schedules and assigns classroom, meeting, conference, and special event space. This role also inputs data and prepares room schedules and campus calendar along with supervising the facilities staff. This position assists students, faculty and staff with questions and problems related to facilities matters and acts as the safety/security officer for the campus.

OutcomesEssential Responsibilities:


  • Coordinate space usage including: scheduling classroom space, facilitating all rental contracts, invoices, and set-up.
  • Supervise and train the facilities staff
  • Proactively work to resolve issues and complaints regarding facilities matters (i.e. equipment failures)
  • Maintain Emergency Management System database, monitor/maintain equipment
  • Implement campus procedures, revise campus brochures and produce student and staff ID cards
  • Analyze and college campus usage and other data for reporting purposes
  • Serve as Public Safety Officer for the campus and act as Emergency Response Team Leader
  • Maintain/Monitor Department Budget (including ordering supplies)


    Your CompetenciesExperience, Skills and Competencies:

    • Associate's Degree preferred or HS Diploma/GED plus substantial work experience in the field including managing others
    • Minimum of 3 years of experience in facilities/campus management
    • Experience using Microsoft Office programs (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
    • Relationship Building / Networking- Builds rapport and develops alliances with a broad range of people. Adjusts communication style to meet the needs of individuals at various organizational levels and to meet the needs of clients. Forms alliances by demonstrating concern and respect for others, as well as by highlighting common interests and aspirations. Leave others feeling that he/she will be a trusted ally and is careful to act in ways that reinforce that trust over time.
    • Customer Focus- Personally demonstrates that external (or internal) customers are a high priority. Identifies customer needs and expectations and responds to them in a timely and effective manner. Anticipates and prevents delays or other things that can adversely affect the customer. Keeps customers informed about the status of pending actions and inquires about customer satisfaction with products or services.
    • Building Team Environment/Team Orientation- Establishes an environment that creates incentives for, and eliminates barriers to, a team environment. For example, articulates common goals, communicates how individual roles contribute to team success, provides both clear direction and sufficient resources while removing or reducing obstacles to team success.
    • Equipment/Mechanical Skills- Demonstrates the essential skills related to the use of all equipment connected to job responsibilities. Displays an appropriate level of concern for various safety factors when using equipment.
    • Managing Multiple Priorities- Handles multiple assignments and priorities yet still fulfills all commitments. Readily accepts new responsibilities and adapts well to changes in procedures. Gives appropriate priorities to various work demands.
    • Solving Problems- Takes a proactive approach to anticipating and preventing problems. When problems occur, defines those problems, investigates obstacles, gathers relevant information, decides whether solving the problem should be a group decision, generates and analyzes alternate solutions and arrives at a workable solution.

      NLU Inclusion Statement:
      National Louis University is deeply committed to serving its community, advancing access and equity, and ensuring that all individuals are welcomed and valued. We are dedicated to fostering a culture where diversity, equity, and inclusion remain at the core of who we are. These are more than just words to us: they are truly a way of life for the NLU community. We recognize that differences in abilities, age, ethnicity, gender (identity and expression), race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and background bring richness to our work environment. We affirm diverse perspectives, innovative contributions, and authentic presentations of self from every member within the NLU community. We believe inclusion is grounded in the actions we intentionally take each day. Our goal is to inspire and empower NLU employees and community members to cultivate an environment where we collectively focus on uplifting and advancing our institutional culture.

Keywords: National Louis University, Chicago , Facilities Manager, Executive , Lisle, Illinois

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