Senior Director of Planning, Design, and Construction

San Francisco, CA

Posted: 10/1/19
Deadline: 10/18/19
Reference Number: 1628896

About This Organization

California College of the Arts

Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) is an independent art college with 21 undergraduate programs in architecture, design, fine arts, visual studies, and writing. The college also has graduate programs in architecture, comics, curatorial practice, design, design strategy, film, fine arts, visual and critical studies, and writing. Through these programs, the college has created a dynamic and interdisciplinary environment. Diverse cultural perspectives enrich the CCA community and the college believes that continuing to expand the horizons of the students and faculty is essential to achieving its educational objectives. With campuses in Oakland and San Francisco, CCA currently enrolls 1,950 full-time students.

Job Duties

The Senior Director of Planning, Design, and Construction (D-PDC) serves a critical role for the College and is responsible for managing facilities planning, design, and construction to ensure that the unique college facilities of an arts college support the educational mission and the college community. The Sr. Director PDC will be responsible for long and short term planning activities for all college facilities; for the oversight and management of all capital projects – from inception through construction completion, including new building, renovation, and infrastructure projects; will work collaboratively with academic and administrative departments with development and implementation of long range capital plan to assure that the complex needs of a wide range of departments are met; will oversee space planning and space utilization for all campus spaces in collaboration with other College department; and will work directly with all College departments and a range of non-College associated constituent groups to assure that all valued input is obtained for informed decision making.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, Urban Design, or a related field is required.

• Licensed engineer or architect (California licensure preferred), with significant experience working with various San Francisco City government agencies is strongly preferred.

• 8 – 10 years of proven accomplishment in facilities planning and design, construction, renovation, architecture/engineering and project management with experience in property development, urban design and landscape architect also beneficial, or some similar combination of education and experience.

• Experience in planning and zoning issues and processes, particularly in San Francisco and California.

• Experience in higher education, particularly associated with the arts, or comparable size and type of organization.

• Experience in creating and administering RFQs, RFPs, bid solicitations, service agreements, construction contracts and various consultant contracts.

• Experience in institutional planning (long and short range), capital programs, space management and/or land use.

• Strong management skills – both people and projects – and excellent written and oral communications.

• Substantial skill in understanding, formulating and utilizing as an integral part of the planning and decision making processes, complex project financial and funding information.

• Experience communicating innovative, sometimes complex ideas to a wide range of constituents within the College community, from the city community, from government entities, consultants and design professionals and soliciting creative, thoughtful input.

• Demonstrated experience incorporating sustainability into all planning and design decisions and the ability to set and reach sustainability goals for an institution.

• Advanced computer skills, primarily cloud based, including AutoCad or similar, space planning and management systems, project planning and scheduling platforms, as well as daily computer usage for documents, spreadsheets, presentations, etc..

• Comprehensive knowledge of building codes, state and local requirements and construction standards.

• Understanding of, and alignment with, the College’s values and mission.

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