Associate Vice President, Facilities Planning, Design & Construction

Kennesaw, GA

Posted: 1/24/20
Deadline: 2/22/20
Reference Number: 117336985

About This Organization

Kennesaw State University

A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. KSU offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 38,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties, entrepreneurial spirit, and Division I athletics draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Ranked a top choice for students by U.S. News, Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status.

Job Duties

Works under broad, administrative direction with responsibility for providing strategic leadership and direction in planning, implementing, improving and evaluating the areas of architectural design, construction management, environmental health and safety, campus master planning, space planning and real estate.
• Provides leadership and direction for the division and works with campus stakeholders to carry out facilities planning, design and construction across the campus
• Provides strategic guidance to the Vice President for Administration and other campus leaders on facilities planning and projects
• Establishes budget guidelines and prepares annual operating budget; implement and allocate resources following budget approval
• Organizes and manages the division through proper planning and policy formulation to achieve maximum productivity and efficiency; advise the Vice President of all institutional policies and procedures related to the management of the physical resources of the University.
• Provides the University with a well-designed, safe, reliable and functioning physical learning environment
• Designs and implements large and small-scale construction and renovation projects in support of the institutions strategic direction
• Acts as agent for the University in coordinating work with Architects, Engineers, Consultants, Contractors, KSU Foundations, Athletic Association, University Community, GA Board of Regents and GSFIC
• Ensures cross-functional coordination among facilities units and effective communication and customer service with all stakeholders
• Provides leadership in the development and support of a campus-wide energy management program
• Ensures customer satisfaction with the delivery of services from the various departments within the Division
• Gathers information and prepares the Divisions Annual Report for the Vice President for Administration
• Provides leadership in the development of the institutions lists of capital projects and major repair and renovation (MRR) priorities.
• Develops, coordinates and maintains the campus master plan with the VP for Administration, University Community, KSU Foundations, Athletic Association and GA Board of Regents
• Provides leadership and support to the Executive Space Planning Group & Space Planning Working Group
• Provides leadership and supervision to key management employees including but not limited to interviewing, training, planning, assigning and directing work, rewarding and disciplining employees, performing performance evaluations, and addressing complaints and resolving problems
• Develops, implements, maintains and supports professional development of staff
• Ensures division follows all federal, state, local laws, safety and other risk management policies in performance of work
• Maintains and improves communications to campus, customers, departmental employees and related departments to improve efficient delivery of services and encourage use of existing work request system, planning services, events request system and decrease the need and disruption of exceptional handling of concerns and problems

Required Qualifications

• Strong leadership and management skills
• Ability to think strategically and solve complex problems
• Knowledge of regulations and policies governing facility planning and construction
• Knowledge of Board of Regents procedures, standards, and principles for pre-planning
• Understanding of GA BOR project guidelines and procedures related to capital projects
• Understanding of GA BOR/USG and KSU procurement procedures
• In-depth knowledge of facilities planning practices
• Knowledge of a broad range of sustainability issues, especially as they impact universities and colleges
• Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines
• Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills
• Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e. Microsoft Office suite)
• Strong attention to detail and follow up skills
• Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette
• Bachelors degree from an accredited institution of higher education in architecture, engineering, construction or related field
• Ten (10) years in progressive roles in facilities planning, design and construction with at least five (5) years in management role
• Current, valid, and unrestricted Georgia drivers license
• Professional Architectural or Engineering license.

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