York University champions new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Through cross-disciplinary programming, innovative course design, diverse experiential learning and a supportive community environment, our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and more than 300,000 alumni.
In this role you will be strongly focusing on people leadership, continuous quality improvement, strategic planning, financial management of assets and standard operating policy development. This position is the lead subject matter expert in Property Management and is the senior advisor to senior management within the University in the areas of Custodial, Grounds, Preventative and Corrective Maintenance, Fleet Operations, Waste Management and Recycling programs, Pest Management.
To be considered for this opportunity, you will bring the following:
Professional designation such as Professional Engineer or equivalent experience. RPA and or CPM certification is an asset. MBA or Master's in a related field is preferred. Project Management Professional (PMP) designation preferred. Expert knowledge of building operating systems, building construction, maintenance activities is required. Detailed understanding of building infrastructure, utilities, mechanical, electrical, central district heating and cooling systems is required. Expertise in custodial and grounds management services, and fleet management. Minimum ten years of practical and strong leadership experience working in a unionized environment overseeing property management staff, including maintenance and licensed trades’ staff or contractors, facilities and resource management. Direct experience in leading transformational change with an increased emphasis on service excellence, continuous quality improvement, safety and sustainability. Direct experience in managing within unionized settings as well as experience working with joint health and safety committees. Experience in leading teams in corrective and preventative maintenance, facilities and resource management. Property management experience within an institutional setting, preferably of a post-secondary education nature is required.
Beginning with the May 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021 performance cycle, permanent York University employees in salary grades D through J are eligible for a performance dependent annual Merit Incentive Award as part of total compensation.
The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including, but not limited to women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities (racialized), aboriginal (Indigenous) persons and persons of any gender identity and sexual orientation. York University is committed to a positive, supportive and inclusive environment.
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We are committed to enhancing our environmentally and socially responsible practices for the benefit of all members of the York community. Our long-term perspective recognizes our responsibility to be innovators and to continually work as a community to reduce our ecological impact.
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PLEASE NOTE: All applications must be received by 11:55 pm EST on the posted deadline date, if applicable.
- Asset Management
- Project Management
- Property Management
7+ to 10 years
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