Primary College liaison to the House Renewal Project team, responsible for communicating College requirements and vision, understanding and explaining uniqueness of each House under construction, troubleshooting with the Project team to solve construction and programmatic concerns that arise during planning, coordinating with OSL staff on swing housing and other transitional logistics;
Convene and set agendas for the College House Renewal Advisory Committee, to enable college leadership and other subject matter experts to give coordinated and well-researched input and advise to the House Renewal Project team;
Primary College project manager on the Allston expansion, working closely with colleagues at the Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and University central administration to identify, trouble-shoot, and solve for obstacles that will prevent the seamless expansion of the Cambridge campus;
Responsible for maintaining a current inventory of space usage by the College, including outstanding needs and assessments of current space conditions;
As the primary College liaison with the FAS Office of Physical Resources and Planning (OPRP), collaborate with senior College leadership on space planning and allocation decisions, including renovations, acquisitions, and significant administrative capital projects;
Serve as a Learning Spaces Committee member, responsible for identifying and proposing recommendations improvement to College classrooms.
Special Projects –
Convene the College Policy Advisory Group to research the need for and develop College policies. Responsible for steering policies through various levels of revision and approval, and for ensuring wide dissemination and adoption;
Collaborate with program directors and administrative support offices to integrate appropriate infrastructure (systems, policies, processes) to ensure successful launches as they develop new programs and initiatives;
Research, propose, and oversee implementation of design, re-design, and/or improvements to administrative processes across the College that move the institution towards simpler, more innovative administrative approaches;
Lead assessments of administrative effectiveness, identify appropriate metrics, and periodically report on measures to the College Dean and Senior College Management and other stakeholders as necessary;
Negotiate with external vendors for solution delivery options. May negotiate contracts with vendors on cost, schedule, and other terms on behalf of senior College officials;
Serve on various FAS and University-level administrative committees as the College representative and is responsible for leading local change management processes as a result.
Support College offices and employees access University services such as parking, telecommunications and computing equipment and service, and other University benefits
Work with the Office of Student Life in implementing resident scholar and staff housing accommodations, as appropriate
Provides supervisory support to a variety of support staff, including contract, temporary and student employees, as needed to support routine work or special projects
Skills and Abilities
Project management experience, technical skills, and demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional, matrixed teams to produce outcomes
Process (re)design experience and expertise
Technical expertise with enterprise systems, integration with legacy systems, and emerging technologies
Working knowledge of administrative processes in various disciplines (information technology, space use, human resources, finance, budgeting, strategic planning, etc) in non-profit organizations
Competence with productivity tools (MS suite)
Experience and comfort working with external vendors for product and service recommendations and solutions delivery
Direct supervisory experience and finance management expertise
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