Assistant Vice President for Facilities Management and Construction

Old Dominion University, Virginia's forward-focused public doctoral research university with approximately 23,500 students located in the City of Norfolk within the Commonwealth’s coastal region of Hampton Roads, invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Vice President for Facilities Management and Construction.

Facilities management is dedicated to supporting the operation, physical development, and growth of Old Dominion University.  This broad functional enterprise is committed to serving all University stakeholders including students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors by providing safe, clean, well-maintained, and functional buildings and grounds. This function is executed with personal integrity and civility to others and achieved by well-trained and motivated personnel with effective tools and equipment to assist the institution in meeting both short and long-term goals.

The successful candidate will be an experienced and compassionate leader who will provide effective, efficient management for all activities and operations in maintaining university facilities. The AVP will provide leadership in the development and implementation of the university’s master plan, six-year capital plan, maintenance plan, and all campus infrastructure and improvement projects to enhance and modernize campus buildings and grounds. The AVP will provide a positive, productive, and rewarding work environment for the over 225 staff in the organization. The AVP will develop and oversee operating budgets, project budgets, and the university lease budget. The AVP will serve as a member of the administration and finance leadership team and maintain good working relationships with university stakeholders across the institution. The AVP will have significant knowledge of facilities administration, energy management, maintenance and repair, budgeting, and fiscal administration and significant knowledge of governmental capital construction, contract management and procurement policies and procedures.

The ideal candidate will have the following professional qualifications:


  • A Master’s degree in engineering, architecture, business administration or any related field; or a mix of education and work experience that equates to a Master’s degree.
  • Experience and knowledge of facilities administration, energy management, maintenance and repair, budgeting, and fiscal administration.
  • Experience in developing and managing operating budgets and project budgets.
  • Knowledge of governmental capital construction, contract management, procurement policies, procedures and regulations, and project management.
  • Knowledge of skills in competitive negotiations for professional and non-professional services and construction contracting and administration.
  • Demonstration of strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, with the ability to make decisions with strong attention to accuracy, detail, and local context.
  • Demonstration of strong customer focus and responsiveness to service and operational demands.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects.
  • Demonstration of excellent organizational, leadership, and delegation skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively.
  • Demonstration of exceptional communication skills, interpersonal skills, diplomacy, and the ability to effectively interact and build trusted relationships with diverse internal and external constituencies.


  • Experience should demonstrate an understanding of public sector or higher education business issues and facilities services operations.

How to Apply

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. is assisting Old Dominion University in this search. Applications and nominations are now being accepted. For a full application package, please submit a cover letter, CV, and list of five references. For best consideration please submit all materials by September 15th, 2022. Confidential inquiries, nominations and application materials should be directed to Greenwood/Asher and Associates. Submission of application materials as PDF attachments is strongly encouraged. The search will be conducted with a commitment of confidentiality for candidates until finalists are selected. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made.

Please direct inquiries, nominations, and application materials to:

Betty Turner Asher, Co-Founder, Greenwood/Asher & Associates, LLC.

and Vice President & Managing Partner, Kelly



Lois Stetson, Senior Executive Search Consultant

Greenwood/Asher and Associates, LLC.




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It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.