Assistant Director of Facilities - University of Valley Forge

Assistant Director of Facilities


(POSTED JULY 27, 2022)

Assistant Director of Facilities

The University of Valley Forge invites applicants for the position of Assistant Director of Facilities.

The Assistant Director of Facilities will assist with managing the overall day-to-day maintenance, grounds, and housekeeping operations of the University with a staff of about 15. The Assistant Director shares responsibility for coordinating communication and processes with different departments on campus. He/She must be a creative problem solver and work well with the Facilities team and the leadership on campus. This position reports to the Director of Facilities.

General Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan, coordinate, and implement projects, programs, and initiatives as directed
  • Supervise, advise and evaluate department staff. Manage human resources via yearly staff evaluations, policy compliance. Assist with interviewing, training, and recruiting new department staff.
  • Prepare, analyze, and provide reports on facilities projects
  • Serve as liaison between University departments, vendors, government agencies, and external organizations
  • Is the secondary point of contact for the department with respect to facilities management issues campus-wide
  • Oversee the implementation of all in-house and contracted landscape projects, providing coordination, supervision, and planning as requested
  • Responsible for directing equipment repairs and preventative maintenance programs
  • Ensure that staff is student focused and well versed in the core values of the University and execution thereof
  • Coordinate with campus service providers for necessary support including, but not limited to facilities set-up, maintenance, and custodial needs
  • Manage financially sound performance and monitor budget versus expenditures of department accounts. Implement cost control mechanisms for labor and inventory.
  • Is the essential employee for the department for severe weather or significant campus events
  • Attend Director meetings and other meetings as assigned

Work Environment

The Director of Facilities works in an office but also spends a large percentage of the time tending to needs around campus. The Director will be required to effectively and quickly commute from one location to another within the campus.

Spiritual Requirements

  • All employees must be openly committed followers of Christ and sign the Community Life Standards.


  • Ability to work with and organize a team
  • Visualize and implement Facilities protocols and procedures that enhance the physical campus
  • Visualize and implement training, protocols, and procedures that enhance the operation of the Facilities department

Skills and Knowledge

  • Ability to manage facility and maintenance needs across a multi-building/multi-use campus of 100 + acres
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly organized
  • Adept problem solving
  • Detail oriented
  • Able to investigate potential problems
  • Work proactively rather than reactively

Education and/or Experience

  • Five years of experience in facilities/grounds leadership preferred
  • Professional memberships/credentials preferred

The University:

The University of Valley Forge (UVF) is an accredited Christian university of the Arts, Sciences, and Professions located on a beautiful 100+ acre campus in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. With over 40 undergraduate majors, six graduate programs, and dozens of credentialed and dedicated professors, UVF is committed to the mission to prepare individuals for a life of service and leadership in the church and the world. The University hereby affirms its commitment to equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a disabled veteran.

To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to:


Veronica A. Bird

Director – Human Resources

University of Valley Forge Email: Fax: 610-917-3951