Director for Housing Capital and Facilities Planning
March 31, 2018
Reporting to the Executive Director of Housing and Residence Life, the Director of Housing Capital and Facilities Planning is responsible for representing Housing & Residence Life staff and students in the design and construction of multiple and complex facility renovation and construction projects. This position also provides support and assistance with Facilities Management and acts as a liaison to examine auxiliary facility needs, residence hall maintenance, custodial, and ground concerns as they transform into larger facility needs, and renovation projects. This position is responsible for directing and planning workforce needs for Interior Services including training and development of staff; management and recommendation for budgets and financial resources; and recommendations for future planning, efficiencies, and improvements. The incumbent will also provide support and oversight for labor relations issues, resolve customer concerns, develop and implement special projects, and interpret and implement policies and procedures for all related needs providing architectural, construction and project management, interior design services, support and assistance ensuring optimal physical conditions for all Housing and Residence Life Facilities, approximately 2.3 million gross square feet on 147 acres.
Primary accountabilities: 1.Capital Planning – Assist with on-going development and planning for the department of Residential Housing's master plan including submitting recommendations for major/minor renovations, enhancements to facilities, and new construction on over 42 facilities. Provides management for assessments, design, and development document requirements, reviewing project estimates, bid reviews, and assistance for construction document planning. Provides input for project calendar to meet the service needs of Residential Housing. Responsible for budgets in excess of 6 million; continually review and monitor the accounting functionality of the capital and plant projects. Responsible for coordinating the summer capital project schedule, identifying capital improvements, renovations, maintenance, room furnishing updates, and act as a liaison with facilities management, in-hall staff, Divisional staff and students. Accountable for monitoring capital efficiencies using established goals and metrics (LEED, coordinated project savings, accessibility, etc.). Also responsible for project budget planning, preparation, coordinating budget transfers, closing out projects, and forecasting.
2.Facilities Management – Provide support and assistance with Facilities Management and act as a liaison to examine auxiliary facility needs, residence hall maintenance, custodial, and ground concerns as they transform into larger facility needs, and renovation projects. Resolve issues, communicate and provide follow-up.
3.Design and Construction – Liaison to assess auxiliary and residence hall projects. Resolve issues, provide communication and follow-up, and represent Residential Housing. Keep apprised of changes in construction codes, legislative changes, accessibility guidelines, LEED certifications, etc.
4.Interior Services/Bargaining Unit Oversight- Charged with direct oversight of work force changes and plans in compliance with AFSCME Union Contract for operational units. Interpret and implement policy and procedures. Evaluate shop processes and work orders, review billings, reporting requirements, and continue to evaluate training needs of manager and skilled laborers. Evaluate opportunities to increase shop income by 10% over the next 12 months. Responsible for maintaining an inventory of all Residential Housing furniture, determining surplus of residential furniture, maintaining contemporary furniture, meeting with furniture representatives, and procuring furniture for residential housing. Directly supervise Manager of Interior Services (administrative direct report) and indirectly the 2 bargaining unit employees.
The Director must be a good critical and creative thinker, demonstrate excellent judgment, display excellent interpersonal and communication skills, have a high standard of integrity, and be motivated to incorporate best practices into their daily practice. A strong commitment to diversity and social justice is essential. Ohio University values a very collegial workplace and emphasizes the relational nature of a healthy workplace. In keeping with student trends, a comfort with technology and social media is also important. This position will have a high profile at Ohio University as the Director works collaboratively with a wide variety of institutional stakeholders and participates with multiple work groups and committees.
Bachelor’s degree required in Construction, Project Management, Interior Design, Architecture or related field of study;
At least three years of project management experience (prefer 5+ years) at the administrative level;
At least one year of leadership or supervisory experience;
The successful candidate must have experience with budgeting and financial management of capital projects.
Master’s Degree preferred in Construction, Project Management, Interior Design, Architecture or related field of study;
Ideal candidate will have professional experience in residence life and/or housing department in a higher education environment.
Preference will be shown to candidates with capital project management experience.
Experience in human resources;
Experience working in a union environment is preferred.
Experience in a university setting along with a good understanding of a residential campus and student services is required.
Planning Unit: Vice President for Student Affairs
Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position: Peter Trentacoste, email@example.com, 740.593.4087
Employment Type: Full-Time Regular
Commensurate with education and experience. Employees also enjoy a generous benefits package including health benefits and education benefits for employees and eligible dependents.
Internal Number: 26213
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