Western Washington University, with over 15,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
About the Department
This position is located within Facilities Development and Capital Budget in the Division of Business and Financial Affairs. The Office of Facilities Development and Capital Budget was established in 2011 by consolidating the following offices:
Capital Planning and Development
Facilities Design and Construction Administration
Capital Budget Office
In collaboration with Facilities Management, the Office of Facilities Development and Capital Budget provides leadership in planning, developing, and budgeting for high value, quality, cost-effective facilities and grounds.
We support the mission and strategic vision of Western, and embrace our partnership with our community and reinforce our stewardship of the environment. FDCB and the Division support Western's mission to bring together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university that develops the potential of learners and the well-being of communities. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.
About the Position
As our Associate Director, FDCB you will have a joint leadership responsibility for the full spectrum of programs administered by FDCB and will serve as the primary adviser to the Director. You will be responsible for professional planning, design and public works contract administration for all of Western's physical development construction and renovation projects. You will also serve as the institution's primary representative regarding public works contract administration, professional consultant services, design support services for projects constructed by Facilities Management, institutional facilities records management, and estimating capital requests.
Bachelor's degree or higher in architecture, landscape architecture, engineering or related field
Highly motivated leader demonstrating management experience with a professional staff encouraging team building, goal setting. self-motivation, delegation, and professional development
A State of Washington Professional Architect or Engineer license or the ability to obtain a Washington license within six months of beginning employment
Experience in capital development, planning, design, and construction
Experience in facilities budgeting and cost estimating
Experience in project management, contract management, and multiple project delivery methods
Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
Strong contract negotiating skills
Experience in dynamic work environments where multi-tasking and prioritization of tasks are required to meet tight or pressured deadlines
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with employees at all levels of an organization, as well as with outside agencies, and third party contractors
Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise and collaborate with individuals from diverse backgrounds
General working knowledge of architecture, landscape architecture, space planning and management, financial planning for capital development, statistical analysis, mechanical engineering, traffic engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, acoustical engineering, construction, hazardous materials abatement, and master planning
Intermediate working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite including Word and Excel
Working understanding of CAD, BIM, and GIS programs
Master's degree in architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, or business administration
Membership in the American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Proficient in the use of computers relating to CAD, BIM and GIS programs
Thorough knowledge of architecture, landscape architecture, space planning and management, financial planning for capital development, statistical analysis, database management, mechanical engineering, traffic engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, acoustical engineering, construction, and hazardous materials abatement
$95,186 - $121,626; depending on experience and qualifications
A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications.
Please ensure your cover letter specifically addresses how your past experience has prepared you to work effectively with employees of diverse backgrounds or include a separate statement, not to exceed one page.
Please include the names and contact information of three professional references.
Closing Date Notes
Application review begins January 25, 2018; position is open until filled
Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); firstname.lastname@example.org
WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).
All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.
With 15,000 students, 160 academic programs, and an energized campus community, Western offers the focus on students and the faculty access of a smaller college and the academic choice, resources, multicultural diversity, and room to grow of a large university. Western is located in beautiful Bellingham, a scenic coastal city of approximately 80,000 situated between Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia. With easy access to both the Cascade mountain range and the Pacific coast, the region is rich in cultural events and attractions as well as many recreational activities. Western is known nationally for its successes, including being named the top public master’s granting university in the Pacific Northwest by U. S. News and World Report and one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by the Chronicle of Higher Education.