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Associate Vice President for Facilities
Florida State College at Jacksonville

The Associate Vice President for Facilities (AVP) is responsible for planning, coordinating, and oversight of construction and maintenance for all College-wide facilities. The AVP will maintain oversight of the College’s Facilities Maintenance Program providing general direction, organization, planning and management oversight of Florida State College at Jacksonville’s college-wide multi-campus facility maintenance operations, and oversee planning and execution of all facilities-based capital projects. For more information regarding this position, please click here to review the full job description.

At a minimum the selected candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, building construction, business or a related field from an accredited institution and ten (10) years of directly related experience. Demonstrated competency in project management, facilities maintenance, capital projects, and supervision. Proven exceptional ability to communicate both orally and in writing to individuals at all levels of an institution. Administrative competency in Microsoft Office Products. Ability to negotiate large contracts and to keep contractors on task and on time. Additionally, the preferred candidate will have a Master’s degree in business, engineering or building construction from an accredited institution. Experience in higher education construction and maintenance as well as proven experience with building automation controls, CMMS systems and energy management software systems.

Review of applications for this position will begin in January, 2020 and continue until a candidate is selected.  Interested candidates must submit a Florida State College at Jacksonville online application. A resume will not be accepted in lieu of submitting an online application.  Please visit to learn more about this position and to complete the required online application.

Florida State College at Jacksonville is an equal access, equal opportunity College and affirms its commitment to ensure that each member of the College community shall be permitted to work in an environment free from any form of discrimination or harassment based upon race, disability, pregnancy, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, age, sex, sexual orientation/expression, marital status, veteran status, or genetic information. The College recognizes its obligation to work toward a community in which diversity is respected and appreciated and equal access and equal opportunity is provided. Florida State College at Jacksonville maintains a smoke-free/drug-free environment.



Executive Director, Facilities Management, Tempe



Job Description:

Facilities Development and Management seeks an Executive Director for the Tempe Campus. Under general direction, the Executive Director, Facilities Management (FM), Tempe Campus, will provide professional leadership as site director for facilities management support activities and customer interface/engagement for Tempe Campus.  Responsibilities include project development, budgeting, prioritization, resource allocation, customer engagement, direction of facilities services personnel, and managing external partnerships.


Salary Range:



Close Date:



Essential Duties:

  • Direct and oversee Tempe campus facilities planning management activities including maintenance/operations of the structural trades; develop and implement plans to meet short and long-range needs in accordance with all federal, state and Arizona Board of Regents laws, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Provide leadership and establish a management structure.
  • Develop department strategic plans; prepare and contribute to reports based on careful study of planning issues and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Provide oversight of all Tempe campus facilities planning and operational budgets totaling $29 million per year.
  • Maintain day to day leadership and assign work related to activities, projects and programs; review and evaluate work processes, methods and procedures of all department and contract personnel.
  • Supervise directly and through subordinate supervisors all department staff; participate in the hiring/training/evaluation of department staff; determine and take appropriate corrective action.
  • Manage and report on performance of assigned area; oversee and monitor applicable safety compliance and safety training for assigned staff.
  • Direct and oversee the development and evaluation of department programs; use performance management techniques to monitor and demonstrate achievement of agreed service levels.
  • Administer campus maintenance service contracts, grounds maintenance, construction services, general and deferred maintenance services, and minor repair and renovation projects on a campus with 322 buildings and over 18 million gross square footage (GSF).
  • Develop and implement an effective energy conservation program and sustainability initiatives to meet consumption reduction and zero waste goals.
  • Work closely with faculty, academic staff and students to minimize impact of conservation measures on educational programs and activities.
  • Collect necessary technical data and preparation of justification to support budget approval for energy conservation measures, deferred maintenance items, special improvements and facility renovation or upgrading.


Minimum Qualifications:

Master's 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.  Employee must possess a valid US Driver’s license of the appropriate class and required endorsements throughout employment.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Evidence of a professional license in architecture, engineering, or other design-related field.
  • 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 facilities operations.
  • Evidence of an:  APPA Certification (e.g., CEFP, FMEP), CFM (Certified Facility Manager), CEM (Certified Energy Manager), LEED GA (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Associate).




To apply go directly to:


CEFP preferred.

Facility Director - University
SSC Services

SSC Services for Education is a Nationwide Best in Class Facility Service Provider.  As a member of Compass Group, North America, we want you to be as great as you can be. We empower our associates to direct their own future, keeping them confident that we support them every step of the way.  As a result, our associates embody greatness through their actions, natural passion for quality, and a can-do attitude. The opportunity for greatness is real at SSC and throughout the Compass world. 


As a Facilities Director, you will administer and direct program to maintain buildings, custodial and grounds. Maintains equipment and to procure or generate utilities and their distribution systems. Also coordinates construction and renovation programs, as contract with client provides for.



  • Plans, organizes, and controls functions and activities of all support services under the scope of the contract.
  • Reviews and evaluates existing programs, services, and procedures.  Develops implements or guides implementation of new and/or modified property maintenance programs, services, policies and/or procedures.
  • Meets with client administrative and supervisory staff, as well as community groups, agencies, contractors, architects, and engineers to plan, organize, coordinate, and/or communicate programs, services, policies and/or procedures.
  • Monitors flow and quality of work to assure timely completion of workload and adherence to the contractual Scope of Work, Service Level Agreements for each site, Key Performance Indicators, and the client’s standards and regulations.
  • Plans, coordinates, and monitors construction and development of physical facilities. Administers Project requisition and approval processes with client, as specified in client or owner agreements.

Preferred Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred (or equivalent formal education) in Engineering, Property / Facilities Management, or related fields
  • Minimum 5 years responsibility at a management level in areas of property management, engineering, maintenance,  construction, custodial and grounds in a Education Facility.  

How to Apply:


Senior Director, Construction & Facilities Services
Brandeis University

The Senior Director of Facilities Services, reporting to the Vice President of Campus Operations, is the chief steward of the University's physical assets.  Responsible for the overall vision, strategy, financial oversight, and leadership of Brandeis’ facilities services organization with 140 staff in the areas of Design & Construction, Campus Services, Operations & Maintenance, Business Operations, and Sustainability. The position requires a hands-on manager who is able to implement and sustain best practices in customer service, capital project reporting, and the control of building operational expenses.  The ideal candidate will also have significant experience in successfully managing the complexity of demands for deferred maintenance while increasing opportunities for preventive maintenance.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for the stewardship of 100+ campus buildings that total __ gross square feet, which entails routine, preventive, and emergency maintenance, and renovation.  Processes for communication with building occupants is an important factor in this role, including a responsive work order process, regular updates on capital projects, and relationships with occupant groups.
  • Oversees the design and construction for $20-30M per year in capital projects, primarily deferred maintenance but also renovations, landscape improvements, new construction. Building types include a broad mix of residential, laboratory, performance, athletics, office, dining, libraries, and utility plants. 
  • Implements an approach to ongoing building investment based on metrics such as building condition, utilization, modernization opportunities, and academic priority. 
  • Develops and advocates for the Facilities Services annual operating budget and the University’s 3-year capital budget, with consideration for the university mission, energy cost reduction opportunities, and improving the condition of the campus buildings.
  • Oversees the recruitment, supervision, and performance of technical, craft, project management, and administrative staff along with the selection/coordination of work by outside contractors and consultants.


  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in engineering, construction, or facilities management Advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 10+ years in facilities management or complex project management, including 5+ years of supervisory experience

Knowledge and Skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative nature are essential,
  • Proven ability to bring individuals and groups together to resolve issues and achieve positive outcomes.
  • Excellent managerial and supervisory skills, ideally within higher education.
  • Strong commitment to customer service with experience in creating, monitoring, and use of key performance indicators as tools to drive efficiency and customer service level improvements;
  • Understanding of and ability to work effectively with unions;

Physical/Environmental Demands

  • Office environment/no specific or unusual physical or environmental demands.
  • Some travel required and may include supervision of events on nights and/or weekends.

For More Information and to Apply


Assistant Director of Environmental Services/Custodial Operations Manager
Elon University

Elon University, a selective, mid-sized private university renowned as a national model for engaged and experiential learning, is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant Director of Environmental Services/Custodial Operations Manager. The Assistant Director of Environmental Services/Custodial Operations Manager provides oversight for approximately forty employees of the University’s first shift custodial operations, helping to maintain over three million square feet of building space to include Academic, Administrative, Residential, Dining and Athletic facilities. The successful candidate will provide leadership & guidance; departmental planning & direction; scheduling for assigned ENVS staff performing cleaning and floor care functions; fiscal responsibility; supply inventory control; work-order and event management; proper file maintenance; disciplinary & appraisal procedures. Bachelor’s degree required. Minimum of five years related supervisory experience and or training or equivalent combination of education and experience. Basic working knowledge of PC’s and Microsoft Office Applications such as Office 365, MSWord and Excel are preferred. The position will remain open until filled. Apply at Elon University is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.


Associate Director for Student Housing Facilities & Maintenance
Mississippi State University

Associate Director for Student Housing Facilities & Maintenance

Department of Housing & Residence Life, Mississipppi State University


Position Function

The Associate Director for Facilities & Maintenance is responsible for the leadership, supervision, coordination, and administration of maintenance, facilities, custodial services, and project management in on-campus residence halls and apartments

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following examples are intended as illustrations only of the various types of duties assigned in positions allocated to this classification. The absence of specific statements of duties does not exclude those tasks from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment of the position.

1.                  Directly oversees the functional areas of maintenance, custodial services, security systems, project management, and inventory and property control.

2.                  In conjunction with the departmental leadership team, develop and implement the departmental facilities master plan

3.                  Directly supervise maintenance and custodial supervisors, projects coordinator, support staff, IT Coordinator (including security systems) and inventory and property control coordinator. Indirectly supervise maintenance and custodial staff workers, including custodians, trades, and student workers of over 60 full-time staff members

4.                  Support departmental staff in coordinating the operation of on-campus residence halls and apartments

5.                  Develop, administer, and maintain a strategic plan for construction, major replacement, repair, equipment, and renovation projects. Assist in the management of plant fund accounts for capital improvements

6.                  Serve as the departmental liaison with campus services, facilities, maintenance, environmental health and safety, crisis/emergency management, property control, parking services and outside agencies  as needed

7.                  In conjunction with departmental leadership, develop and administer outside service contracts (i.e., services such as painting, pest control, cleaning, minor construction, etc.)

8.                  Oversee annual inventory and property control audits on local, state, and federal levels

9.                  Manage departmental fleet manage, maintaining vehicles and purchasing additional vehicles and equipment when needed

10.              Administer facets of daily operations ensuring compliance with department, University, state, and federal laws, policies, and regulations.

11.              Implement and maintain facilities management database applications and management systems

12.              Perform other related duties as assigned


Supervisory Responsibility Supervise full-time staff and indirectly supervise student staff


  • Working knowledge of computer applications
  • Excellence communication and interpersonal skills
  • 7 years work experience


To apply: go to Preferred deadline February 16, 2020 for committee review.

Questions: contact Executive Director for the Department of Housing and Residence Life and committee chair, Dr. Dei Allard at or 662.325.8180.


CEFP Certification and EFP preferred.

Manager, Maintenance and Operations
College of the Desert

Manager, Maintenance and Operations

College of the Desert


Full Position Details:


BASIC FUNCTION: Under the direction of the Director, Maintenance and Operations, understand and support the District’s mission, values and goals. Plan, coordinate, direct, and participate in the activities of the maintenance, groundskeeping, and other M&O personnel in the maintenance and operation of the Districts buildings, grounds, and related systems and facilities; assure a high quality condition of District facilities; effectively communicate with subordinates, District faculty, staff, and supervisor; train supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff.



Full time position

Classified Supervisor Leadership VII

This position is located at the Palm Desert Campus.

Travel to all campuses as necessary.


Work Control Manager
University of South Carolina

The Work Control Manager position is a key leadership position within Facilities Operations in the Housing Department at the University of South Carolina – Columbia Campus. It provides the overall leadership for our 24/7/365 FIXX Work Control Center, which is supported with 3 full time employees and 20 student workers. The call center is the first means of communication with our customers and this position is responsible for scheduling and maintaining a well-trained staff that correctly responds to customer maintenance and custodial requests and emergencies. The Work Control Manager is the liaison with our customer and the rest of Facilities Operations. Through collecting and reviewing data and producing accurate and timely reports, this position guides process improvements and quality delivery of service. The normal work hours for this position are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. To meet the demand for training new and existing staff and provide oversight and guidance for all team members, this position will need to periodically flex their work week. This position has been designated as essential personnel during inclement/hazardous weather and other emergencies.

Minimum qualifications include either a master’s degree and 2 years related program experience or a bachelor’s degree and 4 years related experience. A valid driver’s license is required. Experience with Training and Work Management processes and programs a plus.

University Housing welcomes interested candidates to apply now for the position.  Candidates can submit a resume at and use the posting number STA01120PO19 in the posting search field.

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, protected veteran status or genetics.


Senior Engineer
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

As one of America’s finest universities, UCLA has a tradition of advancing higher education and the common good through excellence in scholarship, research and public service. UCLA is California’s largest university and a model for public institutions of higher education. A leader in sustainability and energy conservation, the university is an award winning institution that creates its own energy through its Cogeneration Plant.

The Energy Services & Building Controls department, part of UCLA Facilities Management, has an outstanding opportunity for the following position:

Senior Engineer, Req. 31882

Responsible for analysis of complex campus utility systems, electrical and mechanical building systems to identify projects to achieve energy savings while avoiding future capital renewal expenses, reduce operating costs and enhance required service capacities, and recommend energy saving projects to the Energy Services (ES) Director and Energy Projects Team. In consultation with the ES Director, Utilities Manager, and other key Facilities staff, identify and document priority energy conservation projects to be considered for Deferred Maintenance, Purchased Utilities-Avoided Cost funding or other fund sources. Develop engineering information as part of the proposals to initiate requests for funds in order to implement major energy management and utilities-infrastructure enhancement projects. Conduct in-depth analyses of state-of-the-art energy management systems, techniques and processes; determine the best approaches, consult with management on overall strategies, and direct and track the implementation of approved measures. Assist in the development of energy management standards specifically for the use and application on the UCLA campus through written policies and procedures. Research, coordinate, and implement in coordination with ES Director a system to establish a data base which will record and monitor all Energy Management Program data. Provide technical assistance to the Energy Services Group. Develop, design and recommend to the Energy Team/Infrastructure Manager upgrade plans for control systems based on thorough analysis of technology options.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in engineering; Professional Engineering registration in the State of California; Certification as a LEED Accredited Professional preferred.
  • Detailed knowledge of HVAC principles, equipment and design practices. Ability to evaluate HVAC system performance efficiency and function and to establish and evaluate preventative maintenance programs.
  • Knowledge of energy management practices and techniques, CCR-Title 24, sustainable design and construction practices, Cal/OSHA regulations, and building codes related to HVAC.
  • Ability to track, understand and analyze budgetary information and use that information in making decisions; ability to analyze complex data, distill its significance and convey the significance to others.

Full information concerning the job qualifications are listed on the official UCLA job posting.


UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks of vacation per year; an average of 12 days sick leave per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan; various voluntary UC Savings Plans.

How to apply

Qualified applicants may apply for this position using the UCLA Career Opportunities website. Go to and search for requisition 31882. Alternatively, you may copy/paste the link below into your browser’s address bar:


Assistant Project Manager
Bentley University

Job Description Summary
The Facilities Management Department at Bentley University is an interdisciplinary business sector made up of Building Operations & Maintenance, Building Custodial Services, Landscape Maintenance, Life Safety, Sustainability, Event Support, and Capital Projects. Our mission is support and maintain campus infrastructure while providing the highest quality service in a responsive and efficient manner to all our customers. Our team of dedicated employees tailors its services to meet the changing needs of our customers who occupy a wide variety of facility types, ranging from administrative and teaching environments, to athletics and residential buildings. We recognize our staff and students as our strength, therefore, we strive to build a respectful working and learning environment that aligns with the overall mission of Bentley.
The office of Construction Planning & Management is responsible for the planning and oversight of all construction projects on campus. This includes: selection of the contractor, monitoring design from design development through construction documents, budgeting, construction and project close out. APM also provides budgeting and schedule information for capital planning. 
The overall duties of the position are as follows:
  1. Develop and recommend project specifications, scopes and budgets for new construction, renovation, maintenance, contract service and energy savings projects for review and approval by the Director.
  2. Coordinate project reviews with multiple contractors, obtains bids, and issue purchase orders.
  3. Protect the College against defects and deficiencies in the work provided by the contractor by being present on the field site to monitor, track, and audit the various construction phases (start, middle, end, and post completion) of the project and by escalating issues to the Director and/or facilities management team.
  4. Provide a high level of customer service to the client.
Essential Duties
  • Determine project specifications, conducting project reviews with contractors, obtaining multiple bids, developing service contract requirements, soliciting bids for service contracts, and coordinating service schedules and emergency repair work for building systems, generators, elevators and other building components.
  • Perform on-site observations, inspections and documentation of the progress, status and quality of work to ensure appropriate completion and 100% transfer. Monitor project schedules; receive and respond to requests from the contractors as well as the College; highlight obstacles/dependencies/issues; identify/recommend alternatives as appropriate; and make modifications to scheduling, costing, equipment, and staffing as approved by facilities management.
  • Prepare and monitor project budgets for review and approval.
  • Attend meetings, including construction coordination meetings, as required and report to the Director on the proceedings.
  • Support space management by updating and maintaining paper and electronic drawing/plan sets, surveying the campus annually to update the space data, updating space data upon completion of project (in conjunction with updating the building summaries), and updating CAFM system key user
  • Organize and manage records for the department by distributing project documents and correspondence to the design and construction teams to include but not limited to contracts, purchase orders, invoices and various project related information, creating and maintain paper and electronic project files according to company, guidelines, and updating Key FileBound user
  • Develop policies and procedures to ensure process efficiency and compliance
  • Ensure that project processes are formalized, followed and improved as necessary
  • Develop and promote techniques to increase process efficiency and improve performance
  • Develop and maintain Planning and Construction’s department policies
  • Support basic financial functions including assisting the Budget & Financial Analyst with creating and following up on purchase requisitions, maintaining paper and electronic copies of Purchase Orders for the department, and working closely with vendors to ensure information accuracy on invoices
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, construction, architecture, or related field.
  • One to three years of experience which may include project management, construction internships, superintendent and / or owner's representative for general construction or facility management.
  • Experience with CAD and the ability to work with CAD to modify and maintain drawings.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills required.
  • Experience and knowledge of computers and project scheduling, spreadsheet, and word processing software.
  • Microsoft suite
  • CMMS/CAFM database experience (preferred)
  • Must hold and maintain a valid, unrestricted United States driver’s license with an insurable driving history as determined by Bentley’s insurance carrier.
Work Environment
  • Typical office setting with extensive computer work and sitting
  • Ability to travel to locations across campus for site visits, meetings and other work relevant functions

For More Information and to Apply


Associate Director - Facilities Services Operations
Washington State University

Washington State University is seeking an Associate Director of Facilities Services Operations. The Associate Director provides leadership, direction, customer focus, and program management for the University’s construction and maintenance division. Directly responsible for overall management and scheduling of in-house construction estimating and project execution by shops personnel. Responsible for deferred maintenance program, Minor Capital Preservation project development, and implementation of preventative maintenance program. Assists in managing schedules and activities of 115+ multi-skilled technicians.

Responsibilities: As one of the primary leaders of the Operations team, the Associate Director works closely and collaboratively with the University’s staff, academic departments, and key members of the campus community, and is responsive to students, faculty, and staff. This position is responsible for building and developing a team that consistently provides a high level of facilities stewardship, customer service, and communications, working with a diverse community to meet academic, programmatic, and research needs and priorities. Acts in the role of leader for the Operation unit during the Executive Director’s absences. Act as primary Superintendent for all in-house construction related projects, ensuring proper coordination and communication with City Inspectors, Project Managers, Construction Coordinators, and other shop leadership to keep all informed of schedule, budget, and scope adjustments.

This position will manage the development, prioritization and execution of the University’s Minor Capital Renewal (MCR) program. This includes consolidation of the requirements from all University sources, prioritization of those requirements, advocacy during the Capital Budget development cycles and eventual management of that budget once appropriated each biennium. Manage building operations data collection and reporting/coordination. Analyze the backlog of deferred maintenance and determine proper resource distribution. Make recommendations on new maintenance service contracts or adjustments to existing contracts. This position advises on policies, procedures and standards that relate to the management of campus facilities and infrastructure and manages data collection and reporting, both internal and external.

Requirements and Qualifications: Positions require a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in a related field which has included at least two (2) years of management experience. A Master’s degree in a relevant field may be substituted for up to one (1) year of the required experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis. Bachelor degree should be in architectural, mechanical, electrical, civil, structural, business administration, public administration or related field, or equivalent experience. Eight (8) years supervisory or managerial experience in a facilities or utilities maintenance organization may be substituted for a bachelor’s degree. Six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in facilities maintenance management of a large industrial, health, or educational operation, including budgetary authority.

Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience. Background check required. For full description of position requirements and to apply, visit WSU is an EO/AA Educator and Employer. Application deadline is 1/19/2020.


Capital Construction Project Manager
University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky (UK) is continuing to build, transform and grow its campus into a thriving, residential research campus -- one poised to serve those students, scholars and staff today; one that is ready to serve the needs of the state and world tomorrow. To do this -- to create the best possible environment for the UK community's success -- the institution has invested, and largely self-financed, over $2.5 billion in a campus transformation, with new residence halls and classrooms, research facilities, dining facilities and athletic venues. UK is one of only eight institutions in the country with the full complement of liberal arts, engineering, professional, agricultural and medical colleges and disciplines on one contiguous campus.


To aid in these efforts the University of Kentucky - Capital Project Management is seeking an experienced Capital Construction Project Manager.


Reporting to the Capital Construction Director, this position is responsible for the management and coordination of assigned construction projects, including the coordination of multiple projects through the design and construction phases; budget development and management; identification and allocation of resource needs; selection and negotiation of design and construction related contracts; contract negotiations and administration; dispute resolution; schedule development and management.


The Capital Construction Project Manager represents the University of Kentucky and Capital Project Management as the liaison with designers, contractors, end users and other authorities having jurisdiction.

For more information about Lexington, and the University’s vital role within our community, please Click Here


To be considered for this position, individuals must submit a UK Jobs application through the following quicklink:


The deadline to apply is Monday, February 13th 2020.


For questions, contact University of Kentucky HR/Employment, phone (859) 257-9555 press 2.


The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and inclusion. Individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, women, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


Chief, University Planning and Design
Harvard University

Harvard University ( seeks a strong planning professional to assume the role of Chief, University Planning and Design and lead an approximately 35-person team in the management and provision of planning services to Harvard University Schools, administrative units, and the wider Harvard community. Reporting to the Executive Vice President (EVP) and working closely with direct reports and key stakeholders across the University, the Chief Planner will facilitate physical master planning for the Cambridge, Allston (including the support of the planning for the recently established Harvard Land Company) and the Longwood Medical Area. The Chief Planner will be a member of the EVP’s leadership team and will take responsibility for the coordination of the University’s overall physical planning processes. The incumbent will work in collaboration with Harvard’s twelve University Schools, departments, units and with external regulatory agencies. This will include leading the successful integration of the Harvard Planning Office and Harvard Allston Initiatives into one cohesive unit as well as advancing coordinated planning processes and procedures to be deployed across Harvard’s highly complex, urban, 27 million square foot campus. The Chief Planner will also serve as the subject matter expert for Harvard’s campus planning and design efforts.

The Harvard Planning Office enhances, sustains, and optimizes the physical assets—land and buildings—of Harvard University and provides analyses and context for decision making about the allocation of these resources in support of Harvard’s academic mission. Largely, but not exclusively, focused on the University’s Cambridge campus, the Harvard Planning Office provides physical planning services to promote excellence in campus planning and design and to optimize the allocation of its land and buildings.  It also offers the full range of technical expertise necessary to preserve and enhance the distinct character of Harvard’s campuses to address future growth and change in an environmentally and fiscally sustainable manner. Harvard Allston Initiatives is responsible for coordinating the planning and development efforts for Harvard’s Allston Campus, home to Harvard Athletics and the Harvard Business School for over a century.  In the Fall 2020 Allston will become home to the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Allston Initiatives supports the University’s Allston-related institutional and non-institutional strategies and projects including the non-institutional development of Harvard’s Enterprise Research Campus (ERC) within the Allston Campus.  Created in 2018 to spearhead the development of the ERC, that effort is led by the Harvard Allston Land Company (HALC) and as a separate entity is focused on the University’s development of the ERC.  HALC will rely upon the expertise and will work collaboratively with the new Planning and Design Office.

A Bachelor’s degree in architecture, construction engineering or related field, or equivalent related experience is required. In addition, the Chief Planner will bring:

  • Advanced knowledge of architecture, urban design, city planning or landscape architecture. Prior experience in building design or planning in a large-scale public or institutional setting.  Experience in a major city.
  • Ten years' experience managing multiple and diverse projects and five years of demonstrated management/supervisory experience in a matrixed environment and/or higher education.
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead, manage, develop, and inspire staff.
  • Advanced organizational, analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills. Strong negotiating skills and highly developed political acumen.
  • Ability to provide overall executive direction through a network of senior management leaders.

Harvard University one of the world’s preeminent research universities. Founded in 1636, Harvard is the oldest university in North America. The University has grown from nine students with a single master to an enrollment of more than 6,600 undergraduate students and over 14,000 graduate students in the University’s ten graduate and professional schools. An additional 3,000 students are enrolled in one or more courses in the Harvard Extension School. Over 18,000 people work at Harvard, including approximately 2,300 faculty. An additional 10,000 people have faculty appointments in Harvard’s affiliated teaching hospitals. 

Harvard University has engaged Opus Partners to support the recruitment of this position.  Jim Hess, Partner, and Katie Dean, Associate Partner, are leading the search. Confidential inquiries, applications, and nominations should be submitted by email to Marisea Rivera, Senior Associate, at

Harvard University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Interior Designer/Architect, Capital Project Planning
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Interior Designer/Architect, Capital Project Planning
Facilities and Services
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign


Facilities & Services (F&S) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is accepting applications for an Interior Designer/Architect. The Interior Designer/Architect, Capital Project Planning has primary responsibility for project planning at all levels, from project definition through design.

The Interior Designer/Architect will also be responsible for assisting in the evaluation and establishment of campus standards for project definition, planning, design, and methods of project delivery. The Interior Designer/Architect will be held accountable for meeting the Capital Planning metrics on all projects.


Required Education: Bachelor's degree.

Preferred Education: Bachelor's or master's degree in Architecture, Interior Design, or related field.

Required Experience: Five years of progressively responsible experience in facility/interior design project planning and execution.

Preferred Training, Licenses or Certifications:

1. National Council of Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certification is desired, but not required.
2. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accreditation is strongly suggested, but not required.
3. State (Illinois preferred) registration as an Interior Designer preferred, but not required.

Successful Candidates will have:
1. Ability to communicate well, delegate and coordinate the work of support staff.
2. Ability to make decisions regarding the quality and quantity of space needs of academic units.
3. Ability to negotiate solutions.
4. Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently.
5. Ability to develop priorities.
6. Ability to assist University clients with temporary or permanent space relocation projects.
7. Knowledge and expertise in classroom modernization and enhancement is desired.
8. Proven track record of successful problem and claim resolution.
9. Moderate skills with Computer Aided Drafting and facilities management systems.


This is a full-time Civil Service Program Coordinator position appointed on a 12-month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after February 3, 2020. Salary is commensurate with experience.


For a full job description and to apply, go to, click on Interior Designer/Architect, Capital Project Planning - Facilities and Services. Applications must be received by February 3, 2020.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit


Project Portfolio Manager
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Project Portfolio Manager


The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Project Portfolio Manager R0117866


Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV   is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine.  UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.  For more information, visit us on line at:


The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.


ROLE of the POSITION This Project Portfolio Manager (construction planning, design, infrastructure) position exists to manage the School of Medicine shared services (IT, Space and Facilities departments) project portfolio, day-to-day management of projects, change management and assurance of quality deliverables to all academic, clinical and research units. The primary responsibilities for this position are to strategically manage multiple projects simultaneously by leading and directing multi-disciplinary teams, contractors, vendors, managing risk, resources, budget control, and document management. Additionally, this position will develop project plans, manage projects, identify project metrics, perform risk assessments and provide presentations for stakeholders.


This position requires a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university and 3-5 years of experience.


Preferred qualifications

  • 5 years experience
  • Project management experience in academic, IT or health care
  • PMP Certification or CAPM


Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.


Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding. 


Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. To apply for the position, please submit to


Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on 8/16/19 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Vicky McClain, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or


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UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.