The Operations & Facilities Management Department (OFMD) at Washington University School of Medicine is committed to delivering a comprehensive range of services to support the medical campus.

We oversee maintenance and operations for 65 buildings, covering more than 10.1 million gross square feet of space. This includes the 11-story, 609,000-square-foot neuroscience research building, which houses one of the world’s highest concentrations of neuroscientists. Some of our responsibilities include operational and administrative support, strategic planning, and project management.

Furthermore, as the School of Medicine continues to expand its presence both on and off campus in areas such as teaching, clinical care, and research, our team remains instrumental in ensuring the seamless delivery of clinical care, advancing research initiatives, and facilitating educational endeavors.

We currently employ over 500 individuals who each contribute to our collective success. We are collaborative, team-based, skilled, and motivated to support each other, the department, the school, and our community. It takes a diverse and talented workforce to accomplish our mission. To find out more about careers available on our team, please stop by our career fair on Saturday, June 29.

We have current and future openings in each of our service areas. To see what areas may interest you, please review sample job descriptions or apply online by going to and searching the keyword OFMD.

  • Administration (Continuous Improvement, Real Estate, NRB, Support, HR, Sustainability)
  • Business Operations (Accounting, Purchasing, Auxiliaries)
  • Capital Projects
  • Physical Planning
  • General Services (Custodial Services, Mail and Receiving)
  • Facilities Operations
  • Transportation & Parking
  • Protective Services and Emergency Management


To view open positions within our department please visit WashU jobs.

Referral Program

OFMD employees could be paid a referral bonus upon the referring employee’s completion of 12 months of employment (with no corrective action). To submit a nomination and for more information, please fill out the employee referral form. This form must be filled out and returned to Melanie Strowmatt prior to hiring in Olin, room 212.

Internship Program

Contact Brad Rickert for more information.

The Operations and Facilities Management Department (OFMD) Internship Program at Washington University allows students to have the opportunity to contribute to the efficient operation of our university’s facilities, develop valuable skills, and make a positive impact on the campus community. OFMD believes that internships play a vital role in preparing students for a successful career in facilities management and related disciplines.

“We strive to hire for drive, aptitude, and attitude and work to teach real-life skills and provide a professional experience that will help you frame future career.”

Melissa Rockwell-Hopkins,
Associate Vice-Chancellor, Associate Dean of Operations and Facilities Management