Executive Director of Space Management

Riverside, CA
Mar 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Salary: $65,700 - $129,300
Title: Executive Director of Space Management
Category: Management and Professional
Department: Capital Planning
Date Posted: 01/12/2017

Position Information: 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.

Minimum Requirements: Strong skills in verbal and written communications.
Strong skills to facilitate and collaborate with various internal and external constituencies on long- and short-term facilities planning and management.
Strong skills in leadership, motivation of staff and team-building.
Strong analytical, research and report preparation skills to meet regulatory and budgetary reporting requirements.
Experience and knowledge to inspect construction in progress of general and specialty structures, read, sketch and interpret plans and specifications.
Broad knowledge in the areas of facilities management, space planning and allocation, security, fire and safety and emergency preparedness.
Strong skills in management, regulatory compliance and operations planning.
Demonstrated ability to extract, analyze, and interpret complex data utilizing technology tools for office and data management, as well as evaluate data to produce reports in the most appropriate format to highlight principal concepts or conclusions for an audience of varying levels of expertise and knowledge
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills. Skill in using a broad range of communication methods (verbal, written, formal presentations) to shape and advance management initiatives, and build alliances and partnerships; analyzing policy issues to form solid recommendations. Proven ability to interact effectively with diverse populations at all levels within and outside UC, including faculty, researchers, administrators, and outside contractors. Ability to achieve consensus on complex issues.
Ability to learn and operate sophisticated computer applications for space database tracking and analytics, including such programs as: Excel, Word, Access, Primavera, Archibus, Facilities Management System, Computer Aided Design (CAD), and Geographic Information System (GIS); design effective performance measures for teams, processes, and services, and use the results to help shape successful space assignments and environments.
Ability to effectively read and interpret architectural plans and specifications as related to space, space characteristics, and assignments.
Demonstrated leadership ability and management skills with a record of progressive and responsible management experience including developing appropriate policies and procedures related to space management and facilitating a collaborative environment between leadership and a diverse set of constituents.
Demonstrated ability to manage in a dynamic environment of constantly changing priorities without compromising work quality and productivity.
Demonstrated excellent analytical and problem-solving ability. Ability to provide leadership in addressing highly complex and sensitive issues. Demonstrated keen critical and innovative thinking skills.
Extensive supervisory experience, with the ability to promote team building and best management practices.

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of UC budget and accounting policies.

Construction industry experience in a university or public sector environment and knowledge of relevant regulations and requirements (e.g., GASB, OMB Circulars).

Comprehensive knowledge of the policies, procedures, and governance of the University of California. Ability to coordinate work of individuals in a variety of campus offices, vendors and/or committees to meet deadlines.

Additional Information: In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #12 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life.

UCR is ranked 55th among top public universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview


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