Director of Facilities Management

Posted On: July 08, 2013

Hours: Full Time


The Cooper Union is seeking a candidate who will supervise the day-to-day operations of Cooper Union's physical plant.

The duties and responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Supervise/operate and maintain all of Cooper Union's facilities (including dorm)
  • Supervise all Facilities Engineers and Mechanics
  • Coordinate with outside contractors, vendors and consultants
  • Responsible for keeping buildings and facilities in good status to comply with environmental, health, and safety policies.
  • Supervise/maintain Cooper Union's HVAC, life safety and mechanical systems in a safe and efficient manner
  • Perform reactive and emergency repairs as needed


  • Requires a bachelor's degree and at least 10 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
  • Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field.
  • Building Management System experience a must
  • Must possess superior trouble shooting skills
  • Ability to work overtime as needed is required for this position.

This is a non-union position.

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art is an AA/EOE by choice

Submit application to:
Human Resources
30 Cooper Square, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003

Or email to:

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.