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Director of Facilities, Planning and Management

Closes: Open Until Filled Facilities Planning & ManagementOffice of the Vice President for Business Affairs

Eastern Illinois University is seeking applications and nominations for an experienced facilities professional and excellent leader to serve as the University’s Director of Facilities, Planning, and Management. The Director reports directly to the Vice President for Business Affairs and is responsible for the overall operations, maintenance, construction, renewal and continuous stewardship of campus physical facilities. This position requires knowledge of and experience with managing facilities personnel, and projects in a multi building environment, preferably in higher education or governmental environment, as well as excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to impart quality customer service principles into the organization.

Required Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Start Date: July 1, 2024, desired; appointment date negotiable.

CLOSING DATE: Review will begin immediately and continue until filled. Candidates are encouraged to submit materials no later than March 18, 2024, for full consideration.

APPLICATION: Applications must be submitted through the University's “Interfolio" application system Submitted materials should include: 1) a cover letter addressing the candidate's experience and qualifications as related to the position description; 2) a resume describing the candidate's professional work history, education, and other qualifications; and 3) a list identifying the names, addresses, and contact information (phone and email) for four professional references.

UNIVERSITY CONTACT: For questions regarding the search, contact Angela Helmuth, Screening Committee Chair at

Diversity and Inclusion: Eastern Illinois University is committed to fostering a learning community where all members feel welcomed and valued. The university provides equality of opportunity in all areas of campus life and we strive to recognize and appreciate the unique value of our students, faculty, and staff. Every member of campus has the right to learn and work in an environment free of discrimination and harassment, and beyond that, our goal is for all members of our community to develop a strong sense of belonging to Eastern Illinois University.

The University and Community: Eastern Illinois University takes pride in creating a warm, welcome environment for all faculty, staff and students. Established in 1895, EIU boasts a rich, tradition of preparing students for their personal and professional goals. A traditional regional residential institution, EIU offers a superior education at a relatively low cost while consistently earning high rankings and distinctions for its affordability, academic program quality, career placement rates, campus safety, online degree options, student support, and sustainability initiatives. EIU focuses on individualized attention and superior student relationships, and has earned recognition as the highest- ranking independent public regional university in Illinois and a place among the Midwest’s top public regional universities according to U.S. News and World Report. Eastern offers faculty a wide range of research and public service activities. EIU hosts more than 175 student organizations on campus, and offers a variety of cultural events, NCAA Division I athletics, and active research opportunities for its students to enjoy and to thrive. EIU has become recognized for providing the resources of a large institution while creating the kinds of individual relationships that support student and alumni success.

The University is located in East Central Illinois, combines the benefits of a community of 20,000 with access to several large cities, including Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis.

Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/female/disability/veteran – committed to achieving a diverse community.

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