Director, Facilities Management


Director, Facilities Management

Date Posted: 06/04/2024
Req ID:37705
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Architecture,Landscape&Design
Department: Daniels Faculty of Arch., Land & Design
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


About us:

The Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto offers graduate programs in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, forestry, and visual studies — as well as unique undergraduate programs that use architectural studies and visual studies as a lens through which students may pursue a broad, liberal arts-based education.

Its mission is to educate students, prepare professionals, and cultivate scholars who will play a leading role in creating more culturally engaged, ecologically sustainable, socially just, and artfully conceived environments. The greater Toronto region serves as a dynamic laboratory for both its students and faculty, while the University of Toronto, which year after year ranks among the top universities in the world, provides a wealth of knowledge and expertise that they can draw from.

Like Toronto, Daniels students and faculty are incredibly cosmopolitan in sensibility, hailing from every part of the world, with their work crossing all sorts of geographic and cultural boundaries. The city’s multicultural networks and international connections make the Daniels Faculty a powerful place to start a career.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the CAO, the incumbent is responsible for the overall effective and efficient management of the operational infrastructure required to support the core business (research, teaching and administrative activities) of the Faculty.

The position focuses on ensuring the faculty’s needs related to facilities are met and are consistent with University policies and procedures.

With Central University units, the incumbent manages the operations of infrastructure, maintenance and physical of the Daniels Faculty, which encompasses 1 Spadina Crescent, North Borden building, South Borden building and Earth Sciences building. The position provides leadership and expertise in the planning, budgeting and execution of maintenance requirements including liaising with trades and building management.

The incumbent will also provide expertise and consult for infrastructure and maintenance requirements for research laboratories and oversee the support of exhibitions at the faculty.

The Director, in conjunction with the CAO, creates strategies for space planning for the Faculty by conducting space utilization studies, considering planned enrolments, staffing needs, project specific criteria. They prepare strategic plans for capital projects and infrastructure upgrades based on priorities established at the Faculty.

In conjunction with the CAO, the incumbent serves as the Faculty’s lead on all phases of capital and renovation projects at the Faculty, and develops strategic plans for the acquisition and maintenance of equipment and building support systems based on current and future research requirements, repair of existing equipment and infrastructure and technological trends.

The Director develops and implements policies, guidelines, and procedures in support of the University’s Health and Safety Policies and associated University-wide programs and requirements; and ensures that policies are in place and enforced.

They also regularly complete risk assessments for all event requests for Daniels Faculty spaces to ensure safety and proper protocols are followed for all students, staff, faculty and visitors attending events at the Faculty’s locations.



University degree in engineering or architecture, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Qualifications in facilities design and management (e.g. CFM with the IFMA or FMA (Facilities Management Administrator), BOMA) an asset.



Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in: facilities and space management; Experience managing and supervising a space management team in a unionized environment; Project Management experience. Experience in studio, workshop, research laboratory and teaching environments; Demonstrated experience in managing maintenance budgets and performing financial analyses of alternatives; Experience with strategic planning with an emphasis on capital projects; Demonstrated experience in Health and Safety issues, Fire Prevention, Emergency Planning and Emergency Response; Experience within a complex organizational environment would be an asset; Experience with management and supervision required; Project Management experience.



Understanding and extensive knowledge of building design, construction, engineering systems and practices; Familiarity with federal, provincial and local government legislation relevant to Environmental Health and Safety issue; Good numerical skills required; Ability to use CAD software for plans and 3-D drawings, and spreadsheets/analytical software proficiently; Ability to draw and interpret sketches and review architectural and engineering drawings; Proficient in using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint; Proficient in other IT computing areas; Knowledge of building and service contracts, and contracting processes and practices.


Excellent written and oral communication skills; Very strong interpersonal and analytical skills; good organizational ability; initiative; judgment and tact.

Closing Date: 06/13/2024,11:59PM ET
Employee Group: Salaried
Appointment Type: Budget – Continuing
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: PM 4 — Hiring Zone: $102,763 – $119,892 — Broadband Salary Range: $102,763 – $171,273
Job Category: Administrative / Managerial

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

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