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We are the Communities we serve!

Are You a Strategic, Innovative Facilities Leader ready to help clients optimize their business?

Sodexo is seeking a Director of Facilities Operations to provide leadership at a campus account within the upstate New York region. This position requires 5 or more years of functional experience as Director of Facilities on a campus or university setting. Experience directly managing maintenance, custodial, and grounds teams in a union environment and partnering with the community are critical to success in the role.

Our successful candidate will develop excellent Client-Partner Relationships with the President of the College, the Board and Student Affairs, be invested in the campus culture and campus events and have a presence on campus during events that shows a strong commitment to our students.

This role will develop customer service strategies that go above and beyond the average, to prove to client-partners that we are invested in the success of our students, faculty, and staff. It is also important to have a track record of leading and inspiring your team into a group of great performers.

As the Director of FM on campus, you will develop partnerships with our clients by providing successful financial results. Your leadership will drive decisions based on data and changing needs, and by using your knowledge of budgets, balance sheets, profit & loss, budget projections, weekly operating reports and inventory, forecast, and cost expenditures.

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE is available for this exciting opportunity!

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong technical knowledge of the following: mechanical, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, structural, safety systems, architectural, custodial, landscape and energy management;
  • Experience in working on a college campus, or other large, complex properties with Integrated Facilities Management is preferred;
  • Demonstrated business and financial acumen with a strong P&L understanding;
  • Strong Leadership skills with a focus on staff development and team building;
  • Exceptional client relationship and communication skills;
  • Excellent financial acumen.

Is this opportunity right for you? We are looking for candidates who:

  • Have a flexible schedule;
  • Have experience leading, training, and managing a team and is a leader who develops and motivates a team to exceed the expectations of clients and customers in service delivery;
  • Are results and safety-driven;
  • Monitor compliance and reach project target dates of completion;
  • Have experience effectively managing projects within agreed-upon timelines;
  • Have customer service and/or guest satisfaction skills;
  • Possess strong leadership skills and has the ability to work independently to drive program;
  • Excel at accurate financial reporting, building automation systems, computers and other technology.

Sodexo offers a full array of benefits including paid time off, holidays, medical, dental, vision, 401K and access to ongoing training and development programs, tuition reimbursement, plus health and wellness programs.

At Sodexo, we offer Facilities Management positions in Corporate, Schools, Campus, Energy and Resources, Government and Agencies, Healthcare and Senior Living locations across the United States.


Working for Sodexo:
How far will your ambition, talent and dedication take you? Sodexo fosters a culture committed to the growth of individuals through continuous learning, mentoring and career growth opportunities.

Make an Immediate Impact.
Sodexo is the North American leader for Quality of Life Services. More than 150,000 Sodexo employees work to improve the quality of daily life for our 13,000 client sites in North America. Sodexo partners with clients to help them attain their strategic vision by developing Facility Management service solutions that increase the effectiveness of their people, enhance their business processes and optimize their infrastructure, which deliver tangible outcomes.


What We Offer

Sodexo offers fair and equitable compensation, partially determined by a candidate's education level or years of relevant experience. While the budgeted range for the position is posted, Sodexo salary offers are based on a candidate's specific criteria, like experience, skills, education and training.


Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement- Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

Basic Management Experience- 5 years

Basic Functional Experience- 5 years

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

Application Instructions

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