Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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Capital Planning & Development ("CPD") is forming a new organization Capital & Space Management (CSM) to integrate management of its capital resources, its physical assets, and its space information through a unifying strategic portfolio management approach branded as the One Capital Plan. In this mission-critical organization, the Executive Director works across schools, colleges and campuses with executive stakeholders, academic and administration leadership, and within CPD to develop this approach to assess, position, leverage, and allocate capital resources including physical space.
We have an outstanding opportunity for an Executive Director, Capital & Space Management.
Under the general direction of the Associate Vice President for Capital Planning & Development, the Executive Director for Capital & Space Management (CSM) serves as the individual responsible for planning, developing, and managing the UW's capital (built environment) portfolio. This portfolio requires robust space planning and management programs, and space-related information management practices. The position is directly accountable for creating and improving key business functions that ensure the capital portfolio is an integral contributor to the UW Mission; core capital portfolio responsibilities include:
-Delivers leadership, advocacy, foresight, and risk analysis on behalf of the institution; -Provides vision for planning, analysis, recommendations, and execution of UW's six-year, $2.4B strategic capital plan; -Mature a capital resource allocation model that is supported by effective business processes; -Oversees and improves the UW space portfolio and space utilization for 25 million square feet affecting over 70,000 faculty, students, and staff.
To achieve this, the Executive Director creates a structure and work environment that leverages information, analysis, and sound business practices to incorporate a variety of internal sources and peer institution best practices, city and regional urban planning considerations, and emerging trends to balance opportunities with near-term and long-range academic and facilities planning and management needs.
The Executive Director leads and mentors a newly formed staff of 15 - 20 individuals, and is responsible for developing and maturing a service organization which delivers key practices and information to the work of stewarding the built environment.
The roles and responsibilities for this position are dynamic and challenging due to the UW's increasing program and infrastructure demands for capital resources, substantial deferred maintenance backlog, lack of available space, reductions in state funding, unpredictable fund sources, and disparate information sources. To meet these challenges, this individual must design and lead efforts to strategically leverage capital funds, enforce efficient use of space, institute modern data management practices, build a culture of trust, and develop strategies to meet the UW's near and long term goals through effective, sustainable capital resource planning and management.
The successful candidate will be strategic, creative, politically aware problem solver who is excited by leading with vision, forging new processes, building trust, facilitating iterative decision-making processes, and contributing to key near-term and long-term planning decisions.
-Create the structure and environment for the organization to assume the role as an effective partner with peer leaders to ensure capital resources, facilities space planning, and space information management are effectively incorporated into UW business and academic planning at all levels within the enterprise. -Set expectations with peers and team for strong financial management and portfolio management competencies, by bringing extensive experience with evidence-based decision making at the portfolio level. -Develop policies and procedures to support successful and transparent planning and management of the University's capital resources. -Oversee the evolution of the UW's six-year rolling One Capital Plan and its biennial budget cycle, publishing updates as appropriate. -Actively advocate to ensure institutional priorities are aligned with the portfolio of work in progress. -Represent the One Capital Plan and the institutions priorities to internal and external communities. -Accountable for the vision and development of a space planning and management program that is fully integrated with the One Capital Plan and that supports UW-wide program and infrastructure requirements. -Oversee the monitoring and reporting of current and past capital allocations and recommend changes based on Enterprise business requirements. -Work across organizations to develop long term financing strategies and practices to encourage investment in alignment with UW mission and CPD strategic goals. -Oversee the creation and execution of a new unit to create business applications information management tools and processes to support capital planning and space management. -Use excellent communication and relationship management skills to navigate a complex and sensitive capital resources environment. -Stay up to date and advocate for industry best practices around capital and space planning and management.
Minimum requirements include:
Master's Degree in Urban Planning, Architecture, Real Estate, Business Administration, Public Administration, Construction Management or equivalent work experience.
10+ years' experience leading teams in complex organizations from a senior level management position.
Demonstrated experience working in long range planning with variables in timing, funding availability, budgetary constraints.
Demonstrated experience managing multimillion dollar budgets.
Proven experience planning higher education or large corporate facilities, space design, learning space, research laboratories, and implementation of workplace strategy and change management.
Demonstrated experience leading or facilitating change management.
Knowledge of project construction, renovation, timelines, and impacts.
Proven ability to work successfully with diverse audiences from a variety of backgrounds in a consensus-based environment.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Desired Qualifications include:
Familiarity and experience with private sector practice of corporate real estate.
Familiarity and experience with higher education capital budget processes.
Conditions of Employment include:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
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