Associate Vice President for Capital Planning and Campus Operations

Bowling Green, OH

Posted: 12/2/19
Deadline: 12/26/19

About This Organization

Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green State University (BGSU), a doctoral/research-high public university in northwest Ohio, seeks a creative and collaborative leader to serve as the next Associate Vice President for Capital Planning and Campus Operations (AVP). BGSU is on a strong upward trajectory: student success is at an all-time high; the University is in the midst of its largest ever fundraising campaign; resources are aligned with a deliberate ongoing strategic planning process; and with 30 new or renovated buildings, BGSU has invested over $500 million in the physical plant over the past decade. The AVP will capitalize on this success and lead the institution through its next phase of physical growth and development.

Job Duties

Working closely with the Presidential Cabinet, the AVP serves as the primary advisor to the Chief Financial Officer/Vice President for Finance and Administration (“CFO”) and the BGSU administration by providing campus master planning strategy, capital project planning, and project design and construction. The AVP will lead the initial development of project funding plans, project budgetary monitoring, and oversee all construction activities impacting BGSU’s physical environment and infrastructure. The AVP is also responsible for leading campus operations, including campus services, maintenance and trades, grounds, custodial, and campus sustainability. This person will lead the $15 million budget and more than 200 staff members across the Capital Planning, Campus Operations, Design and Construction teams.

The AVP will be responsible for the long-range strategic direction for all capital planning efforts as well as the daily, on-going physical plant needs. To this end, this new leader will work with a broad array of stakeholders (internally and externally) to envision and implement a Campus Master Plan 2.0. Successful development and execution of this plan will require an AVP who is savvy in a resource-constrained environment and is creative about generating new resources, including engaging in public-private partnerships. The AVP must also identify opportunities for operational efficiencies with regards to policies, processes, and technological systems. This person will be a visible, approachable, and collaborative leader. The AVP will place a high value on mentoring and developing staff; sustainability efforts; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and being part of a warm, familial, student-centered community.

BGSU has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Nominations, inquiries, and applications, including a letter of interest describing the individual’s qualifications for the position and curriculum vitae, should be sent in confidence to:

Rebecca Kennedy, Partner
Randi Alberry, Managing Associate
Keith Mason, Associate
Isaacson, Miller
To apply:
Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged.

Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. BGSU is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.

Required Qualifications