Careers at Columbia University Facilities and Operations

Making Things Work at a World-Class University

At Columbia University Facilities and Operations, our primary mission is to support the core educational and research mission of the University.

Our team maintains a safe, beautiful, and functional campus environment, and we provide services and spaces for both academic life and activities outside the classroom.

Across both the Morningside and Manhattanville campuses, our team of approximately 2,000 people manages building design and construction, operations and maintenance of buildings and grounds, campus public safety, residential and retail dining, apartment housing and residence halls, event catering and venue management, printing and mailing services, transportation, and University-wide sustainability initiatives. 

We also provide certain services and support to Columbia’s Irving Medical Center, Nevis Labs, and the Baker Athletics Complex.

Learn more about our mission and values.

Life on Our Talented, Award-Winning Team

With experts in custodial and maintenance, grounds, urban planning, architecture, engineering, operations, energy and environment, real estate, public safety, dining and catering services, transportation, and more, Facilities and Operations boasts some of the best professionals in their respective fields.

When you work with us, you are part of a team of award-winning industry leaders who are committed to the highest standards of quality and performance. We take great pride in creating campus environments where our faculty, students and colleagues can thrive.

Learn more about our organization and our outstanding staff in our Annual Report, or browse our News stories.

The Work We Do

These brief videos show a small part of the work we do across the University.

Each year, months in advance of Commencement, Facilities and Operations begins the complex process of transforming our campus into a series of auditoriums and event spaces to celebrate our graduating students.
Willie and Rody share what they like best about working with us at Columbia Dining.
Check out our growing Manhattanville Campus!

Benefits and Perks

In addition to generous vacation and holiday paid time off, Columbia offers comprehensive benefits packages that help you achieve a work/life balance and meet the overall total goals you identify for your respective needs. 

You also may be eligible to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

And, Columbia offers a vibrant campus life, including events and lectures open to the entire University community.