Associate Vice Chancellor, Physical Planning, Development and Operations
Location: Santa Cruz Job ID: 17287
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The Initial Review Date (IRD) for this job is: 05/02/2021
Dept Marketing Statement The AVC oversees five units:
Capital Planning and Space Management
Design and Construction Services
Physical Plant Services
Physical and Environmental Planning Services
PPDO Business Services
The AVC reports to the Vice Chancellor for Business and Administrative Services.
The successful candidate will provide strategic leadership for the physical planning, development and operations of campus facilities. This includes acquisition, planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance and renewal of campus buildings, deferred maintenance, systems, infrastructure and grounds, as well as capital planning and space management.
The Associate Vice Chancellor (AVC) will have a record of facility and planning experience, and possess the qualities needed to lead change, manage resources, streamline processes and advance customer service. They will be a visionary leader who can bring together a diverse team to advance the campus physical plant needs and goals.
The AVC must be able to successfully collaborate with campus leaders and stakeholders to address challenges and capitalize on opportunities.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule Salary Information: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: This position is eligible for Full benefits
Schedule Information: Full-time, Fixed Percentage of Time: 100% Average Hours Per Week: 40 Days of the Week: Mon-Fri Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Job Duties 45% - Physical Planning and Development:
Directs overall management of the entire construction process, including design, budgetary costing, standardized construction, and final inspection.
Serves as technical advisor and assists senior leadership on all planning and related project matters, exercising independent judgment and initiative when rendering opinions and making decisions having long-term impact on the organization.
Provides leadership expertise and engineering / architectural consulting services.
Recommends architectural and engineering planning and design procedures and standards.
Provides expertise in selection of design and construction professionals, in fee and contract negotiations, in project code compliance and regulations, in engineering and technical support, in organizational policy and procedures, and in guiding project development.
Evaluates construction design and ensures adherence to the level of architectural quality and state of the art infrastructure reflecting the organization's vision.
Ensures adherence to building codes and zoning requirements.
Oversees the preparation of architectural, engineering, and cost estimates, functional studies, construction plans, specifications, and schedules.
Oversees negotiation of contracts and verifies adherence to schedules, terms and conditions.
35% - Physical Plant:
Manages professional staff, including union represented staff.
Manages operational budgets.
10% - Capital Planning and Space Management:
Ensures adherence to building codes and zoning requirements.
Leads campus in developing and evaluating financing strategies and in coordinating with the Office of the President, the legislature, state, county and local agencies.
Directs the capital planning program.
Manages the capital review process for capital improvement proposals and the development of priorities for the campus capital improvement program.
Develops and coordinates annual and multi-year capital improvement plans for state and non-state projects, including short and long-range facilities and infrastructure needs and associated resource requirements.
Advocates campus needs with the Office of the President, budget officials, and at and all external agencies on budgetary matters.
Manages independent contracts for the preparation of capital plans.
Coordinates planning studies related to the development of the campus long-range plans.
Provides capital planning and space utilization analyses to the Chancellor and CP/EVC to support decision-making.
Develops campus space allocation plans.
Reviews, recommends, and implements space assignments and annual space allocations; responsible for the official campus facilities inventory as well as the preparation of external reports on space and space utilization for federal and state government and other agencies.
Serves as campus liaison with the Office of the President in the area of space planning and utilization.
10% - Operations:
Ensures the ongoing safety and security of campus buildings and grounds.
Manages deferred maintenance program, facilities management and operations, and infrastructure maintenance
Develop long-range strategic plans, measurable goals and performance metrics for all unit operations.
Bachelor's degree and / or equivalent experience / training in a related field such as architecture, engineering, urban design, city planning or landscape architecture.
Expert skills to lead, direct and manage personnel including selection, training, evaluating and, as required, taking corrective action.
Expert written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, including skill to work effectively with multiple constituencies to advance organizational objectives.
Ability to develop, lead and inspire a diverse team across a broad grouping of functions and employee categories, including union-represented staff.
Strong record of organizational development and process optimization.
Ability to cultivate trust and credibility in all operational areas.
Skill in developing staff and providing opportunities for growth and professional development.
Broad knowledge of facilities management and operations, infrastructure, landscape and building construction and design.
Ability to develop long-range plans for the physical environment.
Knowledge of economic development and facility investment, start-up and project/program development experience.
Familiarity with construction procurement.
Project management skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Ability to work with campus leadership and project clients to develop a clear understanding of the risk tolerance for projects and then clearly track, navigate and report on risks throughout a project life-cycle.
Strong experience with fiscal management and stewardship of resources.
Experience with financial structures to support facility development and ability to creatively address project funding and revenue generation.
Ability to think creatively and develop an environment that drives innovation.
Established record of working with a diverse array of constituents and providing strong customer service.
Ability to develop long-range strategic plans, measurable goals and performance metrics for all unit operations.
Understanding and support of forward-thinking approaches to ensuring environmental sustainability in the design of new facilities and of the physical plant and operations.
Skill in being flexible and responsive in the face of a changing environment and emerging opportunities.
Strong track record in managing business and industry partnerships.
Ability to successfully navigate a large and complex organization, that includes shared governance of decisions and procedures managed at both the local campus and systemwide Office of the President.
Knowledge of and experience with a diverse set of delivery models and structures for achieving the capital needs of an organization.
General understanding of purchased utilities and renewable energy.
Strong understanding of complex factors related to land use and capital projects development.
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