Executive Director of Campus Planning

Austin, Texas

Posted: 7/14/21

About This Organization

Facilities Planning & Management (FPM) is an organization with over 1,000 staff, employed in the departments of Capital Projects and Construction; Project Management and Construction Services; Facilities Services; Campus Real Estate Office; Sustainability; and the Office of the Associate Vice President. The mission of FPM is “providing excellence in facilities and services” and the organization is committed to promoting respect and civility in the workplace, and to creating an engaged, inclusive and diverse workforce.

Job Duties

Executive Director of Campus Planning
Facilities Planning & Management

The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) welcomes nominations and applications for the position of Executive Director of Campus Planning.

The Executive Director role is a newly restored position that will oversee a reorganized Office of Campus Planning professionals. The Executive Director will be responsible for leading all aspects of campus planning, design of landscapes, land use, new buildings, as well as additions and modifications to existing buildings and landscapes, in support of the mission of the University of Texas at Austin.

Working under the general supervision of and reporting to the Associate Vice President (AVP) of Facilities Planning & Management (FP&M), the Executive Director will provide vision, direction, technical expertise, and assistance to building programs, and is responsible for establishing and evaluating appropriate campus standards for facility planning, design, construction, and related services consistent with the Campus Master Plan. This position supervises and coordinates the long-range planning, project programming, cost estimating, staff, and technical assistance required to develop and implement the annual capital budget. Currently, the University of Texas at Austin has major capital projects in excess of $2 billion in design and construction.

Required Qualifications

The Executive Director will work closely with university leadership, colleges, campus business units, and others to lead an integrated approach to planning and development that ensures excellence and contextual consistency within specific functional areas and across the institution. This position promotes proactive coordination and collaboration between departments responsible for planning, real estate management, capital project delivery, renovations, utilities, maintenance, and operations.

For best consideration, please send all nominations and applications to:

Susan VanGilder, Managing Director
Kenna Boyd, Managing Associate

For more information, please visit UT Austin’s home page at and the full position description INSERT LINK HERE

The University of Texas at Austin is committed to providing an inclusive educational environment in which all students, faculty, and staff can learn, research, create, work and thrive free from all forms of harassment, discrimination, and misconduct. As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UT Austin complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Other Info

Susan VanGilder, Managing Director
Kenna Boyd, Managing Associate