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Western Carolina University
  • Position Number: 5099462
  • Location: Cullowhee, NC
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

Assistant Director of Maintenance - 240980

Western Carolina University

Department: Facilities Management

About WCU: Western Carolina University continues to rank high on Forbes Best Employers lists each year. Including: 2024 - Ranking in the top 8.5% on Forbes Americas Best Midsize Employers list, WCU was ranked 34 out of the top 400 employers across all industries. 2023 - Ranked in the top 20% on Forbes Americas Best Midsize Employers list, WCU was ranked 97 out of the top 500 employers across all industries. 2022 - Ranked 14th in the top 100 employers in North Carolina in Forbes Americas Best Employers by State list. Western Carolina University is the UNC systems westernmost campus and has been consistently ranked as one of the top 15 public regional institutions in the South. Employees of WCU are provided a comprehensive benefits package as well as other resources, policies and programs to ensure a happy and healthy work/life balance. Benefit eligible employees have access to dental, vision and health insurance plans - eligibility begins on the first of the month following date of hire. Retirement plan contributions begin on the eligibility date following election and include employer contributions for either a defined contribution or a defined benefit plan. Optional disability plans are also available. Eligible employees have access to tuition waivers for up to three courses per academic year; employee may enroll at any of the constituent UNC System campuses. Also offered are free group exercise classes multiple times per week, a discounted membership to the campus recreation center, free vaccine and booster shots offered on campus, pretax flexible spending accounts, 12 paid holidays and 24 hours of paid community service leave each year. Paid vacation and sick leave accrual begin after first month of employment. Paid parental leave after 12 months of continuous service. WCU offers an abundance of training and development programs, certifications, workshops and conferences - many of which are offered free of charge.

Position Summary: The primary location of this position is the main Cullowhee, NC campus. This position is designated as being exempt from the State Human Resources Act (EHRA).

The Assistant Director of Maintenance oversees and manages the operations of various maintenance shops, including electrical, HVAC, plumbing, carpentry, paint, and lock/access control. This role involves leading and supervising a team, establishing goals and priorities, and managing communication with both internal staff and external contractors. Additionally, the Assistant Director is responsible for project planning and management, infrastructure assessment and planning, financial management, training and development of personnel, safety oversight, emergency management, and decision-making in the absence of higher-level management. Overall, the role ensures the efficient and effective functioning of maintenance operations while prioritizing safety, compliance, and long-term infrastructure planning within the university campus.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required for this position:

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors degree and two years of experience in general facilities work; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.Must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications:

Position Type: Permanent Full-Time

Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered, you must apply online. Please include a cover letter, resume, and a list of at least three professional references (include complete contact information for each).Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a candidate has been selected for hire.For questions or additional information, please contact Jason Turner at

Western Carolina University is 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 or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at

University Safety
The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 227 HFR Administration Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7147) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.

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