The University of Texas at El Paso Assistant Vice President for Facilities

The University of Texas at El Paso Assistant Vice President for Facilities

locationEl Paso, TX, USA
PublishedPublished: 1/25/2024
ExpiresExpires: 3/25/2024
Administrative Staff
Full Time

The University of Texas at El Paso

Assistant Vice President for Facilities

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) seeks a dynamic and results-oriented leader with outstanding strategic, operational, and interpersonal skills and extensive expertise to lead the facilities function in the role of Assistant Vice President for Facilities.  

The Position

The Assistant Vice President for Facilities Management (AVPFM) is the principal administrator responsible for the planning, design, renovation, construction, efficient operation, and maintenance of all UTEP facilities and infrastructure, including the development of project budgets, manage operational budgets including fiscal impacts and long-range facilities plans based on forecasts of current needs.

Facilities Management is responsible for overall University facilities maintenance and related operations, planning and construction, campus master plans and space management.The department has over 170 personnel with an annual operating budget of over $53 million and a capital budget of over $350 million. Facilities Management services over 5 million square feet of space in more than 107 structures over a span of approximately 420+ acres.

Reporting to the Senior Associate Vice President for Business Affairs (SAVPBA), Guadalupe Valencia, the AVPFM leads a multifunctional team of dedicated professionals in both their daily execution efforts and their long-term initiatives. 

Direct Reports to the AVPFM include:

  • Associate Director, Custodial and Grounds
  • Associate Director, Building Maintenance
  • Associate Director, Operations
  • Associate Director, Research Support
  • Director, Planning and Construction
  • Manager, Space Management
  • Safety Coordinator

With over $350M in capital projects, the AVPFM is poised to be a key leader in growing and maintaining the physical plant of UTEP’s academic and research enterprises.

UTEP is one year into the 2030 Strategic Plan implementation which focuses on the University’s strategic advantages – the place, the people, the culture of care and partnerships – and lays out a roadmap to leverage those advantages to achieve four goals tied to the mission during the next decade. 


Minimum qualifications include:

  • A bachelor's degree from four-year college or university within area of assigned responsibility.
  • Eight to ten years at an administrative level leading a complex facilities organization, progressive experience, and training.
  • A valid driver's license issued by the State where the applicant resides and must be insurable as defined in the UT System Policy UTS157.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • A master’s degree in facilities management or a closely related field (e.g., architecture, engineering, or construction management).
  • More than 10 years of progressively responsible industry experience in building projects, construction and renovation management and facilities management.
  • A registered architect or professional engineer license.
  • Experience managing facilities within Higher Education or a similarly complex organization with a shared governance environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of diversified construction management with experience in alternate delivery methods including (but not limited to) Design Build RFQ/RFP, CM at risk, competitive sealed proposals, and invitations for bids.
  • Demonstrated experience in campus master planning (manage, development and maintenance), professional services management, sustainable building design and facility programming for new buildings, renovations, and capital improvement projects. 
  • Familiarity with current industry benchmarking practices, and/or experience with computerized maintenance management systems.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)

For a full description of the position, please see here.

To Apply

The University of Texas at El Paso has retained Opus Partners to support the recruitment of this position. Katie Dean, Associate Partner; Kenna Boyd, Associate Partner; Chris Stadler, Senior Associate, are leading the search. Applications, and nominations should be sent by email to: chris.stadler@opuspartners.net.  Applications should include a cover letter and resume that should address the candidate’s experience related to the responsibilities and qualifications outlined in the position description.

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or sexual orientation and gender in employment or the provision of services in accordance with state and federal law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes an employee’s or prospective employee’s right to be free from sexual harassment under Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972.