The Hoover Institution at Stanford University is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time position of Building Manager. The ideal candidate will have experience in facilities management, a commitment to teamwork, a customer service mindset and exude a professional demeanor at all times.
A cover letter and resume are required for full consideration.
About Stanford University's Hoover Institution: The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace is a public policy research center devoted to the advanced study of economics, politics, history, and political economyboth domestic and foreignas well as international affairs.
Founded in 1919 by Herbert Hoover before he became the thirty-first president of the United States, the Institution began as a repository of historical material gathered at the end of World War I. The library and archives have grown to be among the largest private repositories of documents on twentieth-century political and economic history. Over time the Institution expanded its mission from collecting archival material to conducting advanced research on contemporary history and economics and applying this scholarship to current public policy challenges.
With its eminent scholars and world-renowned library and archives, the Hoover Institution seeks to improve the human condition by advancing ideas that promote economic opportunity and prosperity while securing and safeguarding peace for America and all humanity.
The Building Manager will report to the Hoover Institution Assistant Director of Facilities. This position, in collaboration with other Facilities staff, will be responsible for managing the day-to-day building operation of the David and Joan Traitel Building, the Herbert Hoover Memorial Building, the Lou Henry Hoover Building and Hoover Tower. The Building Manager performs specialized, diverse work activities and coordinates solutions, supporting the operations, maintenance, repair, upkeep, inventory tracking, and refurbishing activities related to the physical environment and building systems at the Hoover Institution. Responsibilities include: interfacing with building occupants to ensure safe and comfortable work environment; upkeep of shared equipment and workrooms; coordination of office moves; overseeing small departmental projects; acting as liaison to custodial services; oversight of health & safety; implementation of security systems. In addition, this position will help support events at the Hoover Institution, including working with event managers; setup and operation of audio/visual equipment for on-site conferences and seminars; and coordination of conference setup and logistics.
Serve as property operations / maintenance point of contact for facilities' issues in assigned building(s), initiate work requests, monitor completion; manage maintenance and renovations budget; coordinate and monitor routine maintenance services completion (trash, utilities, custodial, pest control, long term preservation, inspections, grounds, landscapes, alarms, systems & equipment), suggest metrics, monitor and report related trends.
Perform condition assessments on appearance, equipment, or troubleshooting (formulated by another group, FSM), analyze results and decide status; identify and establish preventive maintenance plan; coordinate & integrate utility usage/optimization(monitor usage, gather info, provide recommendations, follow-up, shutdown requirements), analyze data and provide recommendations; coordinate, direct, inspect and approve contract work, third party vendors; identify, recommend & implement building operations & process modifications to the facility for increased productivity and/or cost reduction, manage related budget; coordinate maintenance logistics (to avoid faculty conflicts, events).
Handle property administration by troubleshooting, completing tagging, data entry & inventory; completing purchase orders, receiving; completing record keeping; establishing tracking system, gathering information and, information gathering and support for space allocation decision makers.
Implement facility security programs by developing procedures/practices, distributing keys, providing building access, monitoring access records, assessing security infrastructure needs (security cameras, interlocks, alarms); and assessing and changing access schedules.
Complete project coordination by: performing the assigned tasks within department projects; acting as a project coordinator/liaison; and overseeing and executing projects (limited to small, local projects), including their organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation.
Serve as safety management coordinator by: correcting identified safety issues, performing root cause analysis, identifying and tracking corrective actions; tracking chemical inventory, disposal, hazardous waste; developing and conducting safety training and/or new employee facility orientation; and maintaining and participating in emergency preparedness, recovery and business continuity coordination.
Coordinate communications services (network administration, desktop support, primary troubleshooting, and telephony liaison); provide updates, alerts, notifications to building occupants, including websites, phones; and oversee mailing services, shipping and delivery.
Coordinate space management and planning activities including: analyzing moves for minimal disruption; move coordination; space inventory; space allocation tracking; specifying set-ups; maximizing space utilization; providing input into facilities renewal model; and capital plan implementation (as assigned).
May supervise assigned lower level staff engaged in supporting the physical environment and building systems.
ADDITIONAL CORE DUTIES*:
Help support events at the Hoover Institution, including working with event managers; setup and operation of audio/visual equipment for on-site conferences and seminars; and coordination of conference setup and logistics.
* The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and three years related, demonstrated facilities management experience, or a combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Analytical skills to analyze and track complex space, equipment and financial data.
Interpersonal skills, mature judgment required to interact effectively with a broad range of people, including faculty and vendors, both individually and in groups.
Ability to coordinate and manage multiple projects with competing priorities, meet deadlines and project plans with short- and long-term end dates.
Working knowledge of applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project.
Experience working with internal and external vendors and services contracting.
Background knowledge of safe handling and disposal of chemicals and hazardous waste; emergency preparedness plans and their implementation; and property administration specific to PO tracking, receiving, and inventory control.
Desired/Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Experience coordinating a safety program and overseeing building evacuation drills.
Experience coordinating a security program.
Building Manager experience in a University environment.
Ability to operate, manage and help maintain in-house A/V equipment.
Experience with reinforced speech in large meeting space.
Occasionally climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other), twist/bend/stoop/squat, reach/work above shoulders, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 20 pounds
Rarely; kneel/crawl, grasp forcefully, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.
Ability to obtain and maintain a California Non-commercial Class Driver's license and drive day or night.
*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Requires 24-hour response availability seven days per week for emergency situations.
May be exposed to noise > 80dB TWA.
May working at heights 4 - 10 ft.
Availability to work evenings and weekends when needed for events.
Must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University requirements when operating university-owned vehicles.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients as well as with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
The Hoover Institution at Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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