Executive Director – Capital Programs Management Group

Tempe, Arizona

Posted: 8/20/19
Deadline: 9/20/19
Salary: To be determined
Reference Number: 54639BR

About This Organization

Arizona State University

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 80,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

Job Duties

Executive Director – Capital Programs Management Group
Arizona State University
FDM Capital Prgm Mgmt Group
Campus: Tempe

Job Description:
Facilities Development and Management, Capital Programs Management Group, seeks an Executive Director who, under the general administrative direction of the Associate Vice President, Facilities Development and Management, performs work of considerable difficulty to develop and direct strategic initiatives of the Capital Programs Management Group (CPMG) activities at all ASU campuses and locations, for capital planning and construction projects.

Salary Range:
To be determined

Close Date:

Essential Duties:
• Plan, direct, organize and manage the activities of multiple organizational units within Capital Programs Management Group.
• Coordinate and manage multiple complex capital projects by providing project management expertise and leadership to project professionals on higher education academic, healthcare, residential, athletic, infrastructure and research facilities throughout program development, project planning and design, construction management and contract administration.
• Through executive leadership and industry knowledge, assist with planning, directing and reviewing the activities and operations of the department which include, but are not limited to, programming adequacy and completeness; design; construction/renovation; code compliance; close out and warranty management; and financial compliance and building commissioning of all facilities at all ASU campuses.
• Generate, track and report CPMG performance metrics as well as monthly project status reports for all high visibility projects.
• Review and approve project expenditures for consultant services, service contracts, construction pay applications, and owner – approve technical services within authority limits.
• Establish policies, procedures, and operations consistent with current laws and university policies.
• Direct efforts to coordinate outreach activity with related institutions.
• Direct and oversee the supervision of employees including hiring, performance evaluations, training, approved and funded salary actions, discipline, etc. providing customer-focused services.
• Direct and oversee the preparation and execution of a multi-million dollar budget and monitors performance of budget to include forecast of workload and collection of project management fees.
• Develop department strategic plans; work cooperatively with University management personnel and direct efforts as appropriate relevant to all strategic initiatives; analyze relevant data and recommend strategies for improvement.
• Work closely with the Office of the University Architect and Facilities Management counterparts to ensure capital projects are in compliance with design guidelines as well as aligned with maintenance expectations.
• Work with liaison units and external consultants to develop University strategic plans and activities.
• Maintain effective working relationships with administrators of University academic, research, and support services units as well as various agencies and organizations, including professional societies, state and local planning, and maintenance and educational agencies.
• Ensure all applicable federal, state, and Arizona Board of Regents laws, regulations, policies, and procedures are known by CPMG personnel and complied with accordingly.
• Work with the Associate Vice President, Facilities Development and Management to develop long range strategic plans for area of assignment to include budget, staffing, resource requirements and training.
• Direct and oversee all aspects of campus construction planning, including identification, development and implementation of plans to meet short and long-range physical needs.
• Serve as a representative of the University at state, regional and national organizations, boards, councils and committees as assigned. Represent the Associate Vice President, Facilities Development and Management at meetings/conferences.

Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
Masters degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment, and eight (8) years of related administrative experience which includes five (5) years of supervisory experience; OR, any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications:
• Evidence of a Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Administration, or related field
• Registration as a Professional Architect or Engineer in the State of Arizona; OR, NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards) Certification and become a registered Architect in the State of Arizona within six (6) months after date of hire; OR, become a registered Engineer in Arizona within six (6) months after hire.
• Direct supervision experience directing senior level project management staff (10 years)
• Experience in working in and leading highly collaborative environments with a variety of stakeholders
• Experience in developing and maintaining effective and cooperative working relationships both within and across organizational areas
• Experience in developing, preparing and managing ad hoc, canned and enterprise reports that include financial analyses, projections, KPI’s and metrics
• Experience in Project Management of higher education, municipal, or commercial projects at multiple levels of complexity
• Experience managing group project budgets, schedules and work performance
• Experience in the operation of a large service-oriented organization comprised of a diverse employee population
• Experience with higher education, research institution, or other large campus and facilities operations

Working Environment:
Activities are performed in a variety of internal and external settings. Access various facilities and sites which involves walking, climbing stairs or ladders, standing and walking on uneven surfaces for long periods of time in extreme temperatures. Activities require bending, reaching, pushing, pulling, crouching, stretching, climbing, crawling and lifting up to 25 pounds. Participate in fieldwork which requires exposure to dirt, dust, and inclement weather. Fieldwork may also include exposure to central plant equipment and systems in a loud environment; dirty environment with inadequate lighting, extreme noise, confined spaces (e.g. tunnels, vaults), and restricted movement. Climb stairs, ladders and scaffolding at heights above thirty (30) feet. May also perform some activities in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse. Must be physically and mentally fit to respond to emergency situations. Specific vision requirements include close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust and focus in dimly lit areas. Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts. Ability to clearly communicate verbally, read, write, see and hear to perform essential functions. Drive university vehicles.

DAYS AND SCHEDULE: Monday through Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm

Department Statement:
Facilities Development and Management measures performance expectations and seeks candidates who are aware of, participate in, and encourage team support of Arizona State University’s sustainability programs. The University has made an institutional commitment to lead by example through the sustainable operations of its campuses. By demonstrating exemplary practices and sharing solutions, ASU stimulates changes in individual, institutional, and corporate behaviors to create a more sustainable world.

ASU offers tuition waiver (to include yourself, spouse and dependents), paid vacation and holidays, excellent benefit package, employee training and development opportunities, and an employee assistance program.

Facilities Development and Management at ASU employment requires current eligibility to legally work in the United States. Facilities Development and Management will not be a sponsor for this position.

This position is located at the University Services Building, 1551 S. Rural Road, Tempe, AZ (on Rural Road south of Apache Blvd).

Must possess a valid Arizona driver’s license (minimum of Class D) upon employment and maintain throughout employment. Post-offer of employment, selected candidate must possess an acceptable driving record which is 5 or fewer points in the most recent 39 month period from date of hire.

This position is dependent on the continuation of funding from a specific source other than state appropriations. As such, this appointment may terminate when the funding is no longer available.

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of all background, including fingerprint, checks.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
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ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement:
ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Fingerprint Check Statement:
This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

Instructions to Apply:
Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

Work reference history information for 3 current and/or former supervisors will be requested at time of interview.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.


To be determined

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