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Senior Director of Capital Planning, Design & Sustainability

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Department: Facilities Admin & Planning
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Stanislaus - Turlock
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time

    • Position Summary
    • Full-time position under the Management Personnel Plan (MPP) available for Facilities Planning & Administration.


      Under the general direction of the Associate Vice President of Capital Planning and Facilities Management, the Sr. Director of Planning, Design & Sustainability is responsible for administration of capital planning, design and sustainability programs for the campus. The incumbent is responsible for capital planning for state and non-state projects and programs; performs a variety of duties and activities related to the physical planning, reporting, tracking, budgeting, cost estimating, sustainability and design of capital projects as related to University activities. The position serves as the principal advisor to the AVPCPFM on campus master planning, sustainability and design projects.

    • Job Duties
    • Duties include but are not limited to:
      • Coordinate and oversee the design professional selection process for capital projects of all sizes. Assists professional staff in negotiating and administering consultant agreements with architects and other design professionals, monitoring consultant’ performance and determining appropriate resolution of complex contract problems. Develop programmatic plans for use by architectural and engineering affiliations for new and renovation/remodel projects with cost estimates. Develops strategies to build and foster productive working relationships with the architectural community that provide services to the campus. Oversee development and maintenance of campus design guidelines and specification standards, including campus and CSU system-wide sustainable design standards.

        The SDPDS directs, creates, analyzes and maintains databases as necessary to ensure that physical planning is based upon University long and short-range goals, priorities and that needs are achieved. The position prepares and maintains a variety of narrative and statistical reports, records and files related to capital and department operational activities. The position communicates with administrators, University personnel, consultants, Chancellor's Office staff and other appropriate organizations to coordinate activities and programs, resolve issues and conflicts and exchanges of information. Directs and maintains the campus Space and Facilities Database program. The SDPDS is the primary position responsible for the development of projects for the Multi-Year Capital Outlay Program submitted annually to the Chancellor’s Office along with project financial plans, as required.

        The Sr. Director is fully responsible for administering allocations for deferred maintenance, minor capital outlay, major capital outlay, third party financing, grants relative to construction dollars in excess of $200 million. Provides fiscal accountability and support for allocation and usage of construction dollars as recommended by the AVPCPFM. Works with the University Controller, University Budget Director, Chancellor’s Office Capital Planning, Design and Construction, and Budget Planning regarding all special allocated resources related to projects.

        The SDPDS is responsible for directing the campus sustainability program. This position assists the VP of Business and Finance in overseeing the Campus Council for Sustainable Futures and directs the work of the Sustainability Coordinator. The position directs the work involved in adhering to the AASHE Stars Program reporting. The position is responsible for establishing and implementing campus priorities to move California State University Stanislaus and its community towards a more sustainable future. The position fosters widespread student, staff, and faculty engagement in sustainability initiatives and scholarly activities.

        The position oversees the Energy Manager in the management of the university’s energy program to procure utility services, monitor costs/usage, and implement projects and strategies to improve the effectiveness of campus energy use and utility consumption and performs other duties as assigned.

    • Minimum Qualifications
    • Education:  Professionally accredited bachelor’s degree in architecture or other relevant field.  (See additional license/certification requirements, below.)

      Experience:  Eight (full-time equivalent) years of experience in architecture or planning at an institute of higher education or related environment, with at least four (4) years in a management/supervisory role.  

    • Preferred Qualifications

      • Eight (8) years of progressively responsible professional and administrative experience involving public facilities planning, design, and sustainability is highly desirable.
      • Architecture license in California or architecture license and registration in one of the 55 U.S. jurisdictions with a NCARB Certificate.
      • Thorough understanding of planning and design procedures and policies in the California State University system
      • Comprehensive knowledge of, and significant experience with, construction procurement and delivery.
      • Experience researching and preparing technically complex executive level documents, position papers, reports, proposals, and presentations on a variety of strategic topics.
      • Familiarity with facilities management software.
      • Additional degree or advanced certification in building construction, architecture, sustainability, business, management, or a related field.
      • Relevant professional credential or registration.
    • Required Qualifications

      • • Thorough knowledge of the methods, practice and procedures of a facilities environment, with understanding of planning, sustainability and design; central office perspective of administrative and capital project policies and practice as related to educational or public institutions.
        • Experience working in a collective bargaining environment.

        • Comprehensive knowledge of, and significant experience with, all phases of planning and design.
        • Demonstrated commitment to accessibility and inclusion. Knowledge of accessibility issues and planning mechanisms specific to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Universal Design Principles.
        • Demonstrated patience, reliability, composure, and stability under pressure as well as a strong personal ethics commitment.
        • Exceptional communication skills, interpersonal skills, diplomacy, and the ability to work collaboratively and build trusted relationships with diverse internal and external constituencies.
        • Must have strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills to manage complex tasks and/or those that require the balance of competing interests.
        • Extensive leadership and team-building skills with a demonstrated ability to work independently and with minimal supervision, while also exhibiting consistent professional judgement, excellent organizational, and delegation skills.
        • Champion of a responsive staff that embraces a culture of continuous improvement, self-assessment, and accountability.
        • Demonstrated commitment to data-driven decision making and the use of key performance indicators in the execution of responsibilities.
        • Knowledge of: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP System); university master planning principles; strategic enrollment management planning; continuity planning; public contract law; green building and sustainable operations; bargaining unit contracts; principles of supervision and training; principles and practices of safety management; office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as AutoCad and MS Office Suite; pertinent local, state and federal laws, ordinances and rules, particularly those related to the Office of State Fire Marshal.

        Ability to:
        • Create, manage and maintain complex, analytical spreadsheets
        • Interpret contracts
        • Use good judgment in the scope of assigned authority; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
        • Effectively analyze situations and develop effective course of action
        • Establish and maintain effective relations with campus community, Chancellor’s Office personnel, architects and consultants
        • Prioritize competing demands and provide deliverables on time and within budget
        • Interpret and explain pertinent department policies and procedures
        • Demonstrate excellent management, interpersonal and organizational skills
        • Demonstrate tact and diplomacy with student, faculty and staff and the extended community.
        • Manage, train and evaluate assigned staff
        • Communicate clearly and concisely in English, both orally and in writing
        • Establish, foster and promote a positive, cohesive work environment
        • Work independently with little management oversight

    • Special Conditions
    • CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at:
    • License or Certifications

      • Architecture license in California or architecture license and registration in one of the 55 U.S. jurisdictions with a NCARB Certificate, preferred.
    • Physical Requirements

      • Work is typically performed in an indoor office setting, although some travel across campus to project sites in inclement weather may be required.
    • Compensation & Benefits
    • Commensurate with qualifications and experience.  As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year. Link to (Bargaining Unit: MPP) Benefits Summary: CSU Employee Benefit Summary
    • How to Apply
    • To be considered, qualified candidates must submit a completed Stanislaus State online employment application, cover letter, and resumé. Applications are accepted electronically only.  Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.  To apply online, please click the “Apply Now” button on this page.
    • Application Deadline
    • Criminal Background Clearance Notice
    • Satisfactory completion of a background check (which includes checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records; and may include motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.
    • Additional Information
    • Campus & Area

      California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion – one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

      Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West’s No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

      Clery Act Disclosure

      Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the annual security report (ASR), is now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Stanislaus State for the previous three years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the office of the Clery Director located at One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382.

      Equal Employment Opportunity

      The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.  The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised 7/21/17, as a condition of employment.

      Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (209) 667-3351.  California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD.  As a federal contractor, we are committed to attracting a diverse applicant pool.  Please consider completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (your response will not be shared with the search committee) at:  Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability PDF Form.

      CSU Stanislaus hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.  In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

    • The individuals who appear to be the best qualified for this position will be contacted by telephone or email for an interview.



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