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National Search: Vice President of Facilities Management, Capital Planning, and Sustainability (FMCPS)

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Montgomery College (Maryland) invites inquiries, applications, and nominations for the position of Vice President of Facilities Management, Capital Planning, and Sustainability (VP/FMCPS).

Reporting to the senior vice president for Administrative and Fiscal Services, Mr. Sherwin A. Collette, the VP/FMCPS provides leadership, vision, and direct oversight of the College’s facilities, capital projects, and sustainability efforts. The VP/FMCPS manages and leads a workforce consisting of approximately 220 employees on three (3) campuses and the Central Services Building. Seven (7) positions report directly to the VP/FMCPS, including three (3) campus facilities directors and two (2) directors overseeing collegewide functions and services in the areas of capital planning, design, construction management, engineering, and sustainability.

About the College

Our Mission
Montgomery College is where students discover their passions and unlock their potential to transform lives, enrich the community, and change the world.

Chartered in 1946, Montgomery College has served the community with distinction and achieved a position of national prominence. Located in Montgomery County, Maryland—a vibrant, diverse, and economically robust community of more than one million people—adjacent to Washington, D.C., and 30 miles south of Baltimore.

The College pursues a student-centered approach with a heightened intentional focus on equitably enhancing student access, completion, and post-completion success. Montgomery College is governed by a 10-member Board of Trustees appointed by the governor of Maryland. The College is deeply committed to equity and inclusion as a grounding for all its work and serves over 40,000 credit and noncredit students on three campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, a collegewide Workforce Development and Continuing Education unit with centers in Gaithersburg and Wheaton, an East County Education Center, a central administrative services center, community engagement sites, and other off-campus locations.

Racially and culturally diverse, the College enrolls students from Montgomery County, the greater Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area, and more than 160 countries. MC has more than 490 full-time instructional and counseling faculty members, 700 part-time instructional faculty members, and 120 Workforce Development and Continuing Education faculty members. In total, more than 1,200 full- and part-time well-qualified and talented faculty members and 1,100 staff members and administrators are dedicated to student success.

The Position

The responsibilities and duties of the Vice President of Facilities Management, Capital Planning, and Sustainability’s position include:

  • Serve as the College’s chief facilities, capital projects, and sustainability, providing vision and leadership in defining, executing, and advancing comprehensive and coherent facilities, capital projects, sustainability, and fiscal strategies to enhance and support the College’s teaching, learning, programs, services, and operations. 

  • Administer the College’s Office of Facilities Management, Capital Planning, and Sustainability (FMCPS), ensuring that services and operations align with the College’s academic and administrative needs and provide a safe, clean, and well-maintained environment for students, employees, and visitors.

  • Cultivate and lead a highly skilled, collaborative, and dynamic FMCPS workforce by fostering a culture of excellence through best practices, service delivery, accountability, learning, and professional growth.

  • Effectively allocate and manage resources to support and advance the improvement, maintenance, and sustainability of the infrastructure and facilities across the College’s campuses and locations, creating environments that are conducive to high-quality teaching, learning, and working.

In this role, the VP/FMCPS will plan, construct, maintain, and operate safe, innovative, and inspiring physical environments that encourage successful teaching, learning, and working for students, educators, and staff. Through innovation and effective leadership, the successful candidate will create a sustainable business model to catalyze the College’s strategic plan and beyond.

The VP/FMCPS should possess exceptional leadership skills and be capable of inspiring a vision for technology's role in advancing the community college mission. They bring expertise in enterprise architecture, data analytics, and information security, along with a creative approach to solving technological, organizational, and budget challenges.

The ideal candidate for this position will possess leadership characteristics that include a deep commitment to student access, successful completion, and post-completion success. Additionally, they will be dedicated to effective collaboration and communication, nurturing equity, inclusion, and belonging, modeling accountability for results, planning for constant change, stewarding resources to fuel coherent innovation, and fostering entrepreneurship and creative partnerships to transform the county and enhance student success.

The Vice President of Facilities Management, Capital Planning, and Sustainability should hold a bachelor's degree in a relevant field from an accredited institution (e.g., facilities management, architecture, engineering) with a minimum of ten (10) years of experience leading and managing large-scale capital construction, facilities, and sustainability operations or an equivalent master's degree and five (5) years of experience.

Learn more about the Vice President of Facilities Management, Capital Planning, and Sustainability role by reviewing the VP/FMCPS search prospectus and leadership profile.

VP/FMCPS Search Prospectus Profile



January 11, 2024
Position announcement posted.

February 12, 2024
The best date by which to submit application materials.

February 12–21, 2024
Candidate Interviews.

April 1, 2024
A new Vice President of Facilities Management, Capital Planning, and Sustainability will assume the position.*

*An earlier or later start date may be considered.