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CUNY Assistant Vice President for Campus Facilities in New York, New York

Job Title: Assistant Vice President for Campus Facilities

Job ID: 20925

Location: Baruch College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Baruch College is a senior college in the CUNY system located in the Flatiron district of Manhattan. Baruch College remains true to its historical mission, serving as a catalyst for the social, cultural, and financial mobility of a uniquely diverse student body of 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 2,500 full-time and part-time faculty and staff. The College is recognized for delivering an excellent education at an affordable price. With an overall square footage of approximately 890,000 square feet, this urban campus is comprised of seven buildings, of varying ages and sizes as well as several leased spaces. The buildings house classrooms, offices, athletic facilities, student lounges and club spaces, a conference center, library and performing art venues. The Clivner Field Plaza, a one block street being transformed into a pedestrian plaza, is in the final phase of construction and will be maintained by the College.

A direct report to the Vice President for Administration and Finance, the Assistant Vice President for Facilities Planning and Operations is responsible for overseeing the facilities management operation that provides facilities planning, space administration, construction management, facilities maintenance and repair, renovation, physical plant management, architectural and engineering services, custodial services and other maintenance services to Baruch College. The AVP is the College’s liaison to CUNY Facilities Planning, Construction and Management, Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY) and other external entities on facilities related matters.

The Assistant Vice President is charged with developing and implementing strategic goals and objectives to improve customer service and organizational effectiveness, aligning those goals with the overall College strategic plan and mission.

Additional Responsibilities include:

  • Direct and manage the functions of Campus Facilities, Building and Grounds, and Environmental Health and Safety, providing leadership to the 145 staff members including skilled trades, maintenance personnel, custodial staff, senior administrators, and planning staff.

  • Provide leadership and coordination on all capital projects. Act as the “owner’s representative” in conjunction with DASNY, CUNY, or other entities to ensure successful completion of the projects, including prudent budgetary management, timeliness, scheduling, safety, reliability and functional performance. Track projects and implement an effective communication strategy to update the campus community

  • Provide administrative direction to ensure that all facilities planning and operational activities are consistent with the college's strategic, operational, and fiscal needs and objectives.

  • Work with senior leadership to develop, evaluate, and review all facilities' projects and initiatives including capital projects, locally managed renovation projects, operational activities and facility acquisitions, providing specialized and technical knowledge to recommend scope of work and best course of action consistent with the College master plan and strategic plan. Help set priorities among proposed projects. Develop long-range plans and short-term solutions as necessary, including budget cost estimates, programming scope and preliminary drawings and plans as needed.

  • Direct space planning and space usage, promoting highest and best use and aligning with the College master plan.

  • Manage energy savings efforts and sustainability initiatives.

  • Develop and manage the department’s annual budget of just under $8 million dollars.

  • Ensure that contracts are procured and managed in an efficient manner.

  • Develop productivity measures and operational improvements to deliver the best operational and financial value for the College.

  • Participate on College Emergency Planning and Response team, as needed.

  • Provide active guidance and direction to staff with the aim of creating a collaborative environment and best performance from staff.

  • Perform related duties as assigned by the Vice President for Administration and Finance.


This position is in CUNY's Executive Compensation Plan. All executive positions require a minimum of a Bachelor's degree and eight years' related experience.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in architecture, engineering, or related field required. Master’s degree preferred.

  • Experience and knowledge in facilities planning, design and construction, facilities maintenance management, utilities and infrastructure, and the supervision of these areas required. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in a higher education setting, government sector, or similarly complex institution.

  • Five to ten years of progressively responsible managerial level positions in facilities service and/or planning required.

  • Strong management and organizational skills; demonstrated ability to establish effective and productive teams and develop excellent working relationships with all stakeholders required.

  • Demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service, including ability to provide courteous, prompt, and informative responses to question and concerns.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse, unionized labor force.


Assistant Vice President


Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.

*Pursuant to the New York City Health Benefits Summary Program Description, all City of New York employees, and employees of Participating Employers, hired on or after July 1, 2019, will only be eligible to enroll in the EmblemHealth HIP HMO Preferred Plan, and must remain in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan for the first 365 days of employment.

After 365 days of employment, the employee will have the option of either remaining in the HIP HMO Preferred Plan or selecting a different health plan within 30 days before the end of the 365 day period. If a new health plan is selected, the new plan will be effective on the 366th day.

An employee who needs to request an exemption to this requirement can do so by submitting an Opt-Out Request Form for review and approval. See below link for additional information.


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