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Why the American University of Iraq—Baghdad?

Opening its doors in January 2021, the new American University of Iraq—Baghdad (AUIB) began as a dream of influential individuals in Iraqi and United States business, industry and government who want to see a world-class institution of higher learning established in the city, reminiscent of the days when Baghdad was an educational mecca and flourishing capital of the Muslim world. With a great library, palatial college buildings and student centers, state-of-the-art classrooms, laboratories, and athletic facilities, AUIB will be a beautiful campus, attracting students, faculty, and staff from throughout the world. We invite you to join us in this exciting new venture.

Job Summary

The Facilities Manager is responsible for strategic and operational team-oriented leadership of the physical plant while working collaboratively with third-party service providers that provide services to the university. The Facilities Manager plans, leads, and coordinates the construction of campus facilities with third-party providers, including facility renewal, maintenance, and repair.


The primary core responsibilities, as indicated below:

  • Develop long- and short-term plans for the construction, renovation, repair, and maintenance of physical plants, collaborating with third-party service providers.
  • Coordinate with third-party service providers to ensure that renovations, repairs, and maintenance are completed in a timely manner and that facilities are in excellent working order.
  • Serve as the university’s representative during the construction of major campus infrastructure projects.
  • Provide guidance and advice on the development of the university’s physical plant.
  • Provide schedule reports and other feedback as necessary on the progress of construction, renovations, repairs, and maintenance.
  • Support the use of technology to enhance operations, improve the campus infrastructure, and reduce energy costs.
  • Ensure projects are completed on schedule, within budget, and comply with applicable codes and regulations.
  • Provide formal and informal training programs as needed to provide relevant knowledge and skills to plant personnel.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related study. with a preference for Master’s degree
  • Five years’ demonstrated experience leading small to large projects.
  • A proven record of leadership in facilities management with budget experience.
  • The ability to lead with both a decisive and consultative style, foster open communications, and proactively build positive relationships.
  • A track record of overseeing the complex construction of campus facilities.
  • A team player who fosters collaboration across the organization and has a commitment to excellence.
  • Physical capacity for prolonged standing, walking and climbing stairs with exposure to outdoor elements.


To be considered for any role at the American University of Iraq—Baghdad (AUIB), applicants are required to submit the following documents:

  • Cover letter: This should detail how your skills and experience align with the specific requirements of the position you are applying for.
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae: Please provide an up-to-date resume or CV.
  • Identification: A valid national ID or passport is required for the application process.
  • Please note that applications missing any of these components will not be considered.

Shortlisted Candidates

If you are shortlisted for an interview, you will need to provide additional documentation:

  • Educational transcripts and certifications must be translated into English.
  • References: You must provide contact details for three references. These individuals should be those who have either worked with you or supervised your work.

We look forward to receiving your complete applications and appreciate your interest in joining our dynamic team at AUIB.

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