Reporting to the Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration, the Vice President (VP) of Facilities Management directs the following functions for Brown University: planning, design, and construction;sustainable energy and environmental initiatives; facilities systems and services; operations and maintenance; and university events and conference services.
The VP leads a staff of approximately 400 employees, manages an annual operating budget of $68M and a typical annual capital budget of $80M, which varies from year to year. He or she works collaboratively with Brownâ™s senior administrative leadership team and members of the Brown University Corporation to provide overall strategic direction and participates as a Brown representative on community-and university-wide planning groups, and neighborhood activities related to the planning, inter-institutional coordination, and improvement of the Jewelry District.
Â·Provides strategic leadership, coordination, and administrative oversight to facilities planning, engineering, design and construction, renewal, and the efficient operation of the physical plant.
Â·Identifies opportunities and challenges in shaping Brown's facilities to the current and future needs of education and research.
Â·Works collaboratively with academic departments, administrative leadership, and the Corporation, to develop and manage transparent and inclusive master and capital planning processes, to prioritize master planning initiatives and align critical priorities with funding projections including philanthropy, debt capacity, and other sources of income.
Â·Ensures proactive project management and oversight of all major capital projects, delivering high-quality, on-time and on-budget results.
Â·Ensures that facilities are maintained at a high level commensurate with a major research university and provide Brownâ™s faculty, students and staff with the environment and functionality required to perform at the highest levels of achievement.
Â·Promotes a culture of continuous improvement, customer-service orientation and a commitment to diversity within the Facilities Management organization.
Â·Develops and delivers physical planning presentations for members of the Brown Corporation, administration, and faculty audiences; performs a consultative function for program planning and evaluation for Brown academic and administrative departments.
Â·Consistent with the Provostâ™s academic priorities, manages space allocation for faculty, academic, and administrative units on campus; monitors compliance with the Universityâ™s policies regarding efficient space utilization; manages a comprehensive database of space resources, conditions, and uses.
Â·Cultivates and maintains working relationships with relevant neighborhood, city and state, and federal agencies and building trade union officials.
Â·Supervises the planning, approval, and execution of capital projects.
Â·Makes effective hiring decisions, sets expectations, and clarifies roles and responsibilities of direct and indirect reports.
Â·Leads initiatives related to planning and facility activities of the University (e.g. Space Planning Committee, Capital Planning Committee, Risk Management Committee and the Core Crisis Committee).
Â· Ten to fifteen years of successful, extensive, and increasingly responsible management experience in facilities planning, design & construction and/or facilities operations and engineering.
Â·Previous experience in higher education (preferred), healthcare or another research-intensive environment.
Â·Seasoned experience in developing a client-focused, service-oriented facilities organization at a complex and well-respected institution.
Â·Demonstrated experience in financial planning and analysis and effective business and organizational planning skills.
Â·An appreciation for, and experience in, managing highly effective processessuch as Brownâ™s highly efficient and collaborative integrated project delivery (IPD) process.
Â·A comprehensive understanding of managing a large organization with a diverse spectrum of employees including bargaining unit staff.
Â·A proven track record of leading organizational change and creating a facilities operation committed to optimizing operations, continuous improvement and delivering services in a cost-effective, transparent and efficient manner.
Â·Experience in leading energy sustainability and environmental programs.
Â·An appreciation for the mission of Brown University as a teaching, research, and service institution where excellent facilities planning and management are designed to facilitate those goals.
Â·A bachelorâ™s degree is required. An advanced degree in management, engineering, architecture, or planning is strongly preferred.
CRITICAL LEADERSHIP CAPABILITIES
Â·Provides visionary leadership and oversight in the areas of facilities and capital program planning and delivery, energy and sustainability, and physical plant stewardship. Ensures compliance with applicable federal, state, municipal laws and regulations and facilities requirements driving progress in the efficient use of space. Is able to translate university strategies into clear specific objectives and plans, while balancing conflicting requirements.
Collaborating and Influencing
Â·Demonstrates a consultative demeanor to build rapport and establish credibility within the university as well as across the local community. Develops and manages relationship with local community organizations, regulatory agencies of the City of Providence and Rhode Island and representatives from local building trade unions. Exhibits a style that solicits input, listens well, and incorporates feedback, yet can make the difficult decisions.
Operational Leadership Â· Provides discipline and focus on efficiency, effectiveness, transparency and continuous improvement, always mindful of balancing mission-driven priorities and financial realities. Attracts, retains, mentors, and develops high-quality staff and creates an environment that fosters collaboration, partnerships, excellence and respect. Demonstrates flexible and diplomatic management style through collaboration that empowers staff, setting expectations and holding colleagues accountable.
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Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Engineering, Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership and the IE Brown Executive MBA.