The University is seeking an ambitious, creative, experienced, and equity minded capital planning professional. The director serves as a senior member of the Division of Operations team and collaborates extensively with the division’s budget manager and the university’s Finance Division. Working interdivisionally for the benefit of our students, the successful candidate is proficient in dialogue that encourages and realizes capital plans that uplift and support the racially diverse campus community. The successful candidate will be able to infuse culturally responsible practices such as human and financial resources to strategically support the division’s mission to improve resource management and operational efficiency across the University while creating the teaching and learning environment envisioned in the University’s Strategic Plan.
• The director is responsible for applying a racial equity lens for all capital planning related to the University.
• Develops short and long-term financial plans and funding models for both new construction and adaptation and renewal; with a primary focus on large-scale mechanical efficiency projects and phased upgrade projects.
• Serves as project leader for the university’s master plan, to be aligned with the university’s strategic plan and racial equity goals.
• Collaborates with the Division of Capital Asset Management & Maintenance (DCAMM) and the Massachusetts State College Building Authority (MSCBA) on deferred maintenance, renovation and new construction.
• Collaborates with vice president for operations to improve operational efficiency across campus to create a safe and welcoming environment to all individuals.
• Meets with executive officers of the University to develop plans to meet programmatic needs, operational improvements and strategic initiatives.
• Represent the division on specific project teams and review committees, providing continuity as the designated operational planner to other institutional units.
• Oversees all aspects of capital planning and construction for the university, responsible for applying an equity lens to all projects .
• Develops and manages schedules and pro-forma budgets for capital projects.
• Engages with the Department of Higher Education to determine capital budgets for deferred maintenance and capital projects.
• Consults and builds relationships with a diverse constituent portfolio to develop plans and specifications for projects that support a diverse university population.
• Bachelor’s degree
• Five (5) to seven (7) years of related field experience with demonstrated familiarity of finance options and development and implementation of complex construction contracts
• Commitment to customer service excellence/support to enhance an environment of equity, diversity and inclusion
• Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds
• Prior capital planning and physical plant operations management experience
• Ability to understand, communicate and interpret the university’s strategic goals and aspirations and help develop responsive and integrated master plans
- Master’s degree in business, finance, architecture, or related field
- Ability to conceptualize, plan, develop, coordinate and prioritize academic space needs and operational facility needs in a campus environment based on understanding higher education trends, economic development patterns, and academic growth
- Experience working with Massachusetts Division of Capital Asset Management & Maintenance staff developing deferred maintenance funding plans
- Experience managing projects with DCAMM project team members representing organizational/institutional needs and requirements and building BSU-DCAMM teamwork
- Experience managing Massachusetts state funded projects with knowledge of Massachusetts Public Purchasing requirements associated with Massachusetts General Law chapter 149, and chapter 30
- Experience entering and manipulating project information using CAMIS Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS) software
- A proven track record of understanding university operations including facility services, EH&S, auxiliary services, and asset management
- Ability to gather, analyze and synthesize data as well as be able to communicate the impact of such data to various audiences
- Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to cultivate strong and collaborative internal and external relationships
- An unquestionable personal code of ethics; possessing qualities as integrity, optimism, inclusiveness and sound judgment
- Ability to positively impact decision making and outcomes through superior interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to be open and respectful of other’s ideas and perspectives
- Proficiency in AutoCAD, Archibus, Photoshop, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, Word, Excel and other applicable software, evidencing effective verbal, graphic and written communication skills