Associate University Architect, Design & Construction

Cedar Falls, Iowa

Posted: 3/4/21
Deadline: 3/19/21
Reference Number: 52209

About This Organization

The University of Northern Iowa provides a high-quality and diverse educational experience, purposefully guiding students to find and develop their strengths and prepare them for success after college. Building on its historic excellence in teacher education, the university has developed outstanding programs in business, natural sciences, humanities and fine arts, and social and behavioral sciences with advanced degrees available in many programs.

One of three state universities, UNI enjoys national recognition for its high educational standards and possesses a distinctive mission of being the comprehensive state university for Iowa. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks UNI in the top two among Midwest public universities.

The university’s attractive size, nearly 10,500 students, allows it to offer faculty, facilities and academic choices characteristic of a much larger university while retaining a friendly, small-college atmosphere on a park-like campus.

The university provides a comprehensive benefits package. Our benefits package enables us to be highly competitive within the Cedar Valley and within the state.

UNI is located in picturesque Cedar Falls, Iowa, a riverfront town with many recreational, cultural and entertainment opportunities. Downtown Cedar Falls was named one of the “30 Most Charming College Town Main Streets of 2019” by Best Value Schools. The metro community of Cedar Falls/Waterloo has a combined population of 170,000 and offers a pleasant residential setting with a strong and growing industrial base. Cedar Falls is a friendly, affordable community located about 300 miles from Minneapolis, St. Louis, Kansas City and Chicago. For more information about our community, visit the Cedar Falls/Waterloo Community webpage.

Job Duties

Provides senior leadership in planning, design and management of campus capital projects; ensures the quality, service and efficiency of the daily operations of the Facilities Management design staff; organizes, coordinates and performs programming, design, contract documents, and field inspection duties on a variety of projects, including major project development, through meetings and coordination with University clients; and provides direction and leadership to design staff.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in architecture; at least seven years of architectural work experience; professional license to practice architecture or ability to obtain within one year of hire; experience in budget management and capital project planning; experience with sustainable and accessible design and construction standards; ability to communicate and work with University clients, professional consultants, and contractors; ability to manage several projects simultaneously; and ability to provide leadership and direction in programmatic, budgetary, and operational functions required. Knowledge of AUTOCAD and other computer programs used in architecture estimating and construction preferred.

Criminal and other relevant background checks required.

Other Info

UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.

The University offers an excellent benefits package including a vacation plan, employer sponsored retirement plans, health and dental insurance, and life and disability insurance. Application materials received by March 19, 2021 will be given first consideration. For more information or to apply, visit

UNI is a tobacco free campus.