Requisition ID:  29186

Assistant Director of OOR Space and Facilities

Job Summary

The Assistant Director of OOR Space & Facilities is integral in advising and interfacing with university officials including Deans of Colleges, the Executive Vice-President for Research, Purdue University in Indianapolis, University’s Physical Facilities Department, Auxiliary Services, Facilities Operations, Environmental Health and Safety, and more. This position will serve as a primary point of contact with university officials for capital construction, renovations, security, insurance, space infrastructure upgrades/repairs and other facility related functions; including coordination of activities associated with relocations of personnel and equipment when necessary.  You will ensure the day-to-day operations of facilities managed by the Office of Research are maximized and optimized to meet the needs of researchers, faculty, and staff, also including the communication of facilities-related activities and programs.  


About Us:

Purdue University is a land-grant university with a mission to lead through technological innovation and by bringing to the capital Purdue’s unique strengths in tech diplomacy, national security, and semiconductor talents. 
Purdue University recently invested $1.3 billion in capital projects to support these and other initiatives. Insert attached pdf to support the growth of the university. The Office of Research has over 300,000 square feet assigned for its use in 25 buildings across campus including on-campus laboratory, classroom and office space, related infrastructure systems, and core laboratories. By leveraging knowledge and information regarding these facilities and the people using these facilities, emerging and future opportunities for expanding and creating new research opportunities will be identified, documented, nurtured, and communicated to university leadership.

The Assistant Director of the Office of Research Space and Facilities is a newly created position to continue supporting bringing more students and faculty to public service. This position will lead the charge with the Purdue Applied Research Institution regarding maximizing approximately 100,000 square feet throughout four buildings including high tech laboratories and secure space. PARI will also have a sustained physical presence in Washington, D.C., working to connect critical partners for vital advances in national security, defense, and innovation.  

What We're Looking For:

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, management, science/engineering or related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of six (6) years of relevant experience to include:
    • Demonstrated:
      • ability to understand building plans
      • experience managing multiple complex projects that have budget, staff, and construction components  experience in creating and execute project work plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements


Skills Needed:

  • Self-motivated and exercise sound judgement in prioritizing tasks 
  • Effective facilitation of team and client meetings 
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail 
  • A strong commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Ability to:
    • communicate and collaborate effectively with faculty, staff, and administration of all levels to keep projects on schedule
    • effectively manage the process of innovative change
    • develop and manage team members to ensure project success
    • build mutually beneficial relationships and integrate well into a highly collaborative, and results-driven culture


Additional Information:

  • Purdue University will not sponsor employment authorization for this position  
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply
  • Benefit Statement: Purdue University offers a substantial Benefit Package including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as a generous paid time off package for sick and vacation days

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