Director, Facilities Management, MacroTechnology Works

Arizona State University invites applications and nominations for the position of Director, Facilities Management, MacroTechnology Works (MTW).  The Director is responsible for and oversees all aspects of operations and facilities management at MTW and will deliver highly reliable, customer-oriented, and collaborative services with a focus on effective and efficient operation.

ASU’s MacroTechnology Works (MTW), in affiliation with Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering is accelerating semiconductor, advanced materials, and energy device research. This unique resource combines the equipment, expertise, and training necessary to develop new technology from proof to concept to pilot scale. Core Research Facilities for Advanced Electronics and Photonics as well as Solar Fabrication provide comprehensive, industry-compatible resources to securely prototype, test and produce vital new technologies.

The Director, Facilities Management works collaboratively with key stakeholders including ASU’s Knowledge Enterprise and Facilities Development and Maintenance to direct and oversee all aspects of operations and facilities at MTW. The Director has technical and operational oversight for all construction projects and equipment installations and actively participates in the campus space, facility, and infrastructure improvement planning activities of MTW, including establishing lease rates, COOP plans, space utilization.  Additionally, the Director has oversight of the third-party property management company responsible for technical facilities operations and maintenance of the MTW building and is the primary contact for all MTW tenants.

Looking to the future, the Director is responsible for the development of future utilization and growth plans for MTW in coordination with other departments at ASU and leads the development of department strategic plans.

A full description of the role can be found here.

The Director must have the ability to collaborate well and supportively, with strong interpersonal skills, to build trust, cultivate understanding, personally exemplify a customer service orientation, and foster and maintain good working relationships with varied and diverse constituencies.

The successful candidate will have deep knowledge of semiconductor fabrication and cleanroom systems and design requirements, semiconductor operations, processes, and chemistries, and wet/dry laboratory space. They will have strong communication and relationship skills, a commitment to transparency and service, and the vision and leadership capacity to enable the MTW facilities organization to manage the broad range of its responsibilities and expectations.

Minimum qualifications include:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field and eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in Facilities Planning Management/Facilities Management which includes five (5) years in a management position;
  • Or twelve (12) years of progressively responsible experience in Facilities Planning Management/Facilities Management functions which includes five (5) years in a senior level management position;
  • Or any equivalent combination of education and/or experience which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


Arizona State University has retained Opus Partners ( to support this recruitment. Katie Dean, Associate Partner, and Abigail Maynard, Senior Associate are leading the search. Inquiries, applications, and nominations should be sent to The search process will unfold with the greatest possible attention to candidate confidentiality. Required application materials include a resume and cover letter.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.