Senior Operations Manager

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
School Of Medicine
SOM: Peds: Administration
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Facility Support & Building Maintenance
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
Campus Location (For Posting) : Location

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Emory University Department of Pediatrics is looking for an individual to oversee and manage two large research facilities consisting of office, wet laboratory, and dry laboratory spaces. 



  • Provides leadership in planning, implementing, coordinating and evaluating day-to-day building operations for a division or department including the following functions: maintenance, renovations, purchasing, security operations, special events, mail distribution, copy services and telecommunications.
  • Oversees all building maintenance needs, coordinates new and renovation construction projects with the contractors and serves as the liaison with Facilities Management and outsourced copy vendor.
  • Full participation in building committee and long term planning with faculty and lead administrator.
  • Ensures expenses are consistent with the budget for assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Charged with maintenance, selection and purchasing authority for all furniture and facility equipment.
  • Interviews, selects, supervises and monitors the work flow of department staff, work-study students and temporary workers.
  • Takes necessary actions to address issues and resolves problems related to safety, parking and other security issues.
  • Ensures coordination and setup of all special events, to include contract negotiation with caterers and other providers.
  • Hands on management of outsourced copy services, including personnel and accounting for cost allocations to various programs and departments.
  • Performs related responsibilities as assigned.


  • Duties include, but are not limited to, collaboration with principal investigators, laboratory personnel, and administrative staff to address maintenance needs within the research laboratories.
  • Oversee laboratory asset maintenance contracts for items, such as biological safety cabinets, ultralow freezers, and other lab based equipment.


  • A bachelor's degree.
  • Five years of operations experience in education or a related field.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.


  • Bachelor degree in a science related field is preferred.

NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location.  Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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