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Assistant Director of Housekeeping

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Assistant Director of Housekeeping
Role Title: Housekeeping and/or Apparel Manager II
Posting Number: SW0170912
About Virginia Tech:

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Position Summary:

Reporting to the Associate Director of Facilities, the Assistant Director of Housekeeping directs the administrative, operational, and financial affairs for the management of all Housekeeping performed by the Planning and Operations department within Student Affairs. Planning and Operations manages approximately 2,400,000 square feet within Student Affairs. Administrative functions include but are not limited to hiring, personnel reviews and actions, scheduling, etc. Operational functions include supervision of an in-house workforce of over 85 personnel. Develops and enforces written business plans. Develops and provides management reports and customer reports, including details of services provided, standardized benchmarks, planned services, and financials. Maintains proficiency in green cleaning, sustainability, and environmental stewardship. Assists the Associate Director of Facilities with organizing housekeeping regions to align with needs of the organization. Keeps abreast of the latest in housekeeping related technologies and processes.

Required Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent experience in business, engineering, student affairs or related field
- Considerable years of management and leadership experience
- Experience managing a diverse workforce
- Experience developing and executing operations processes
- Must be detailed oriented, computer proficient, with demonstrated supervisory skills
- Must have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills for interaction with employees, students, and visitors at a large university campus.
- Strong communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects
- Excellent organizational and delegation skills
- Experience with commercial/industrial cleaning methods and safety.
- Working knowledge of safe and efficient operation of electrically powered and manual cleaning equipment.
- Ability and willingness to work an irregular schedule that may include evenings, mornings, weekends, and weekdays to accommodate event schedules.
- Ability to perform daily activities requiring continual physical exertion, including climbing stairs, safely moving and handling items weighing up to 50 lbs., bending, stooping, reaching (including above the head), pushing/pulling, performing repetitive motions, twisting, shoveling snow, walking and standing extensively.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Management of a facilities housekeeping or maintenance operation in an educational or institutional environment.
- Knowledge of LEED and green cleaning standards.

Employment Conditions: Must have an acceptable and safe driving record, Must have a driver's license check, Alternate work schedule - If other than M-F, 8-5 please describe below, Other (Describe Below)
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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Essential Personnel

After hours and weekend work may be required to meet the needs of the department.

Employment Comments:
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Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Band: 4
Pay Range: Commensurate with experience
Department: Planning and Operations
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: Varied to include nights, weekends, some holidays and as needed for high customer service.
Posting Date: 11/17/2017
Review Begin Date: 01/12/2018
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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Supplemental Questions

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  1. Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only).
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No
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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
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