Advertised Summary Job Description: The Associate Director is responsible for overseeing the preparation and renewal of apartments, suites and units occupied by students, post-doctoral research fellows, faculty and staff. He/She will lead a team of CUF&O staff, consultants, building staff, contractors and student employees in the development of duties which include - inspecting and preparing residential spaces; determining scope of work necessary to prepare spaces; preparing bidding documents, project budgets and construction schedules; managing SOGR projects in the undergraduate and residential portfolios; working closely with other senior administrators to develop long term improvement/SOGR plans for the residential and commercial portfolios; working closely with CUF&O staff to implement improvement/SOGR plans; coordinating completion dates and move in dates; and ensuring that incoming and current residents are provided with excellent service.
This position will focus on larger projects and infrastructure upgrades, including public area rehabilitation, large equipment replacements and MEP services updates. Will, as needed, manage senior faculty renovations and assist in the retention and recruitment of faculty. The Associate Director ensures that work is done in compliance with New York City, New York State, and federal laws and regulations including those pertaining to building codes, lead paint and asbestos. Works closely with building operations staff, outside consultants and clients to establish priorities for State of Good Repair work. Work closely with operations staff in the development of strategic plans for the University's residential portfolios.
Closely monitors and supervises SOGR projects/work and is responsible for updating information to be provided to senior management on the status of work. Perform additional duties as required.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required. Advanced degree desirable. Minimum five to seven years' experience in the management of building operations, construction and renewal work or related experience required.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to supervise staff, consultants and contractors required. Must be able to effectively manage high volumes of work on very tight schedules. Ability to work with computerized data base and scheduling systems required. Experience in residential operations and knowledge of NYC codes and construction practices required.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It... seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.