The State of California's twin mission of providing well-qualified students access to quality higher education and guiding talented faculty to enhanced research infrastructures is at a crossroad: the number of potential students wishing to enroll at the University of California is fast outpacing public resources and the spectacular growth in extramural-funded faculty researchers is expanding faster than the availability of infrastructure and space. The University of California needs talented leadership to manage our physical space portfolio through innovative policies, metrics, analytics, and strategies. The mission of The Executive Director is to manage and optimize the physical environment which will support our next generation of top-tier students and faculty with qualitatively superior spaces while ensuring financial viability. We are looking for a scrappy and creative problem solver who wants to take on the challenge of transforming the University's strategy to acquire, build, occupy, and manage our physical asset portfolio. The Executive Director position is situated in the Vice Chancellor for Planning and Budget's organization as part of the Capital Asset Strategies team. The position efforts will directly influence and guide campus leadership by proposing space management policies, designing sophisticated utilization models, reviewing existing and future space assignments and uses, and making recommendations for reassignment to increase productivity. The results of the efforts will lead to data-driven decisions on how to align and maximize our physical asset resources to the outcomes that matter most: providing optimized space solutions to support student and faculty success in academia. Above all we are looking for an excellent communicator as the position will interface directly with Vice Chancellors and Deans on all space issues and lead diverse groups of people and interests throughout the campus community to reach consensus on space uses, assignments, and optimizations. The Executive Director will be the first person to visualize the solution that is needed, refine it by culling between good and bad feedback, and deliver critical development projects that will directly impact UC Riverside's future. Come join our leadership team and help transform our environment into the campus of tomorrow.
A University of Distinction and Diversity widely recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the nation, the University of California, Riverside current enrollment is more than 20,000 students, with a goal of 21,000 students by 2020. The campus is in the midst of a tremendous growth spurt with new and remodeled facilities coming on-line on a regular basis.UCR is loca...ted approximately 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. UCR is also within easy driving distance of dozens of major cultural and recreational sites, as well as desert, mountain and coastal destinations. UCR is one of 10 universities within the prestigious University of California system, and the only UC located in Inland Southern California.