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Executive Director, Facility Services

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Executive Director, Facility Services

The University of Windsor is a student focused, active research institution offering a much broader range of undergraduate and graduate programs than most universities its size, yet it remains small enough to provide a warm and welcoming environment for individual students, faculty, and staff. Located at the busiest intersection in North America, the University plays a leading role in the future of the region and the province of Ontario, with an evolving network of cross-border and international academic and industrial partnerships, in particular with leading American universities in Michigan.

The University of Windsor’s strategic plan provides a vision “to enable people to make a better world through education, scholarship, research and engagement”. Key to the achievements of this bold vision is the availability and effective operation of modern and efficient infrastructure. The University is in the latter stages of a significant Campus Transformation and renewal, which includes extensive renovations to current facilities, construction of new research and learning spaces, expansion of a downtown campus, and far reaching greening initiatives.

The Executive Director, Facility Services is a key leader in supporting a positive student experience, enabling the University to attract and retain students, and in providing faculty and staff with the efficient and comfortable work environments. The portfolio for this position encompasses over 2.5 million square feet of offices for academic and administrative department heads, residences for students, library, athletics, and 125 acres of grounds.

Equally adept with the technical and management facets of facilities, you will report to the Vice-President, Planning & Administration, and reinforce a responsive, service-oriented culture. Working with a diverse group of University executives, faculty leaders, department heads and managers, you and your team will take a best-practices, forward-thinking approach to managing the physical infrastructure of the University, including land and buildings, capital planning and construction, deferred maintenance, preventative and corrective maintenance programs, custodial services, building systems and central plant operations, energy conservation, environmental protection and sustainability.

A member of the University’s administrative management, you will bring to the role a record of complex facility management and planning, financial acumen and significant project management expertise. Responsibilities in a leadership role have given you the confidence to make thoughtful strategic and administrative decisions. As an effective, persuasive communicator with a highly developed service orientation, this is your opportunity to join one of Canada’s most personal comprehensive universities at this exciting transformational time.

The University of Windsor is a welcoming community that is committed to equity and supports diversity in its teaching, learning, and work environments. In pursuit of the University's Employment Equity Plan, members from the designated groups (Women, Aboriginal Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, and Sexual Minorities) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify.

If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify Odgers Berndtson ( Should you require further information on accommodation, please visit the website of the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility (OHREA). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

To apply, please submit your CV and a cover letter in confidence online at or to - review of candidates will begin immediately.

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