Associate Director - Grounds and Custodial Services

Bridgewater State University
March 15, 2023
Offerd Salary:$80,000-$90,000
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Title Associate Director - Grounds and Custodial Services

Department Summary

Bridgewater State University is an inclusive community dedicated to the lifelong success of all students, focused on the continuous improvement of its people, and responsible for leading innovation that benefits Southeastern Massachusetts, the commonwealth, and the world. Bridgewater's accessible environment of teaching and learning stimulates critical thinking, pursuit of new knowledge, and deeper understanding, the cultivation of meaningful and diverse interpersonal relationships, and fostering an appreciation for global engagement, all aimed at transforming lives and improving the human condition.

Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is reflected in our institutional values , which ensure that all students are supported and succeed.

Bridgewater State University is equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. Members of underrepresented groups, and those committed to working in a diverse cultural environment, are strongly encouraged to apply.

The mission of the Department of Facilities Management is to is to create, maintain, and manage a physical environment that enhances teaching, learning, and living; and serves to support our campus constituents and our region through responsible stewardship of resources.

Position Summary

This position provides a welcoming and inclusive environment by providing customer service to a diverse campus community of employees and students. Working with diverse students, parents, faculty, staff, and other involved parties by providing the highest level of student facing front-line customer service. We dedicate each day to student success and retention, as well as equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Schedule: 6:30 am – 3:00 pm Monday – Friday (with Saturdays and Sunday as days off). (Subject to Change).

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to the Director of Facilities Management.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Direct supervision of subordinate unit, non-unit professional, classified and student employees.

This position is an exempt, APA unit position and is subject to the terms of that union agreement.

Position Type APA Professional Essential Duties


1. Provide general day to day oversight of both the grounds and custodial services operation. Management and supervision of personnel, manage the recruitment and selection process, evaluate subordinate personnel, approve timesheets, day off request and work schedules, and counsel and discipline staff as needed.

2. Develop, manage and/or participate in all campus beautification projects.

3. Coordinate and plan regular staff meetings with personnel.

4. Determine staff training needs and work with supervisors in developing training programs or secure outside resources to address specific training needs.

5. Assist with the management of the department budget, overtime budget and ensure distribution of overtime is in compliance with contractual provisions.

6. Assist with the maintenance of Facilities Management's Policy and Procedure Manual.

7. On occasion may provide assistance or oversight of trades personnel, assignments and/or projects.

8. Be available on call, 24 hours a day to respond to building and grounds and snow emergency situations. Participates in the “manager on call” rotation list for any physical plant issues that may arise on weeknights and weekends.

9. Directly supervise and evaluate the Building Maintenance Supervisors (BMS). Provide on-going training, feedback, and communication. Oversee BMS's on the general grounds/maintenance/housekeeping functions; including supervision of the work order process and the coordination of preventive maintenance schedules.

10. Conducts inspections of university buildings and grounds on a regular basis.

11. Oversee the management and maintenance of equipment inventory and supplies.

12. Serve as the liaison with University Events to determine event, logistics and staffing support of events and activities.

13. Serve as the liaison with Residence Life & Housing and University Events representatives on the planning and implementation of Summer Conference Housing program.

14. Collaborates with the Massachusetts State College Building Authority and Capital Planning Director. Assists with capital improvement projects as requested.

Other Duties:

1. Responds to and coordinates response to facilities emergency situations and problems during regular shifts, nights, weekends and holidays.

2. Assist with projects and initiatives as assigned by the Director of Facilities Management.

3. Represent the Director of Facilities Management and/or department at meetings as assigned.

4. Serve as a chair/co-chair of a departmental committee and serve as a member of other departmental committees as assigned.

5. Participate in divisional committees, task forces and projects as assigned by the Director of Facilities Management or designee.

6. Attend all staff meetings and professional development sessions as determined by Facilities Management and/or the Division of Operations.

7. Support and attend University events and programs.

8. Provide written reports (i.e. monthly reports, assessment reports and end of the year reports) and summaries as requested by Facilities Management and/or the Division of Operations.

9. Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in management, horticulture, landscaping, turf and turfgrass, ornamental or related field required.
  • Demonstrated experience in facilities management and proven ability in supervising personnel required.
  • Knowledge of building systems and experience working with contractors in the construction field required.
  • Ability to communicate in written and oral forms.
  • Experience participating and/or overseeing snow removal operations.
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Certification(s) such as APPA EFP or CEFP.
  • Private or commercial landscape maintenance and/or design experience.
  • Commercial snow removal experience.
  • Private or commercial cleaning experience.
  • Experience supervising staff greater than 50 employees in a unionized environment.
  • Experience working in an educational facility which includes a residence hall setting.
  • Experience using computerized work order systems, email, calendar/scheduling, and word processing systems (Banner, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel)
  • Work Environment

    Bridgewater State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employee with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for the application process, please complete and submit this electronic form: https: //

    Special Conditions for Eligibility

    Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

    Recommended candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment physical as a condition of employment.

    COVID -19 Vaccination Requirement

    This position must comply with the University Covid-19 Attestation requirement. All employees must be fully vaccinated and complete the Covid-19 Attestation upon hire.

    Medical or Religious Exemptions

    An employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on the existence of medical contraindication to vaccination. In addition, an employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on a sincere religious belief. In both cases, an employee will be required to submit documentation to support the request for an exemption. Employees who secure an exemption may be required to take additional precautions in the workplace and will be required to participate in weekly COVID-19 testing through the university's Wellness Center.

    EEO Statement

    Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.

    Salary Range $80,000-$90,000

    Posting Detail Information

    Posting Number S00924P

    Open Date 02/14/2023 Application Review Start Date Close Date 03/15/2023 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants

    Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position: a minimum of one (1) employment history entry. a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.

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    Documents Needed To Apply

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Equity and Inclusion Statement
  • Optional Documents

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