Director of Physical Plant

Physical Plant Department

Blackburn College, a unique four-year liberal arts college with a student-managed work program located in Carlinville, IL, seeks applications for the position of Director of Physical Plant. The Director is responsible for and oversees the operation and maintenance of all existing facilities, the maintenance of campus grounds, the construction of new facilities, the control of the department’s annual operating and capital budgets, all facilities related planning and departmental reporting, and promotes and maintains student labor as a value to the student and the to the Department. The Director supervises and trains all departmental professional staff in areas of campus custodial services, grounds, and campus maintenance (including carpentry, new construction, utilities and HVAC).


  • 5 to 7 years work experience in a comparable role preferred
  • Professional degree or comparable experience in facilities operation and management
  •  Working knowledge of campus maintenance including carpentry, new construction, utilities and HVAC
  • Valid driver’s license and proof of safe driving record

Blackburn College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks to build an inclusive community that can engage the interests of a diverse population. We are committed to fostering, cultivating, and sustaining a culture that reflects the diversity of our country, and as such we particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups such as women, people of color, LGBTQ+, veterans, and those with disabilities.

Send resume, cover letter including a diversity statement describing what diversity means to you and why it is important, and the names/addresses/phone numbers of three current, and professional references to: Human Resources, Blackburn College, 700 College Ave., Ludlum 215, Carlinville, IL 62626 or email Employment-based immigration sponsorship is not offered for this position. Phone calls or walk-ins not accepted. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and the position will remain open until filled.