Assoc. Vice Chancellor Campus Planning & Facilities Mgmt.

Colorado Springs, CO
Jul 01, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Associate Vice Chancellor (AVC) for Campus Planning and Facilities Management reports directly to the Senior Vice Chancellor of Administration & Finance (SVCAF). Leading a team of 200 career staff and student employees, the AVC provides overall administration of facilities strategic planning, capital planning, facility design and construction, capital construction projects, general and auxiliary funded building maintenance, custodial services, grounds maintenance and utilities management. The AVC provides overall guidance and direction in support of the sustainability programs of the university and the Parking & Transportation department. The AVC is an integral part of the campus community and the Senior Vice Chancellor for Administration & Finance team. This position is designated an officer of the administration.


The AVC provides direct support to the Senior Vice Chancellor of Administration & Finance as required. This includes representing the UCCS campus at the appropriate Board of Regents' subcommittees and other functions as requested. The AVC also works cooperatively and collectively with other campus offices and departments, key campus and university systems administration staff, the campus deans, faculty, associate vice chancellors, vice chancellors and the Chancellor. Position is also responsible for relationships with members of the University of Colorado Design Review Board, Colorado Springs City Utilities, community groups, neighbors, contractors, and architect/design teams.


The AVC will demonstrate a commitment to the principles of public higher education and the value higher education brings to UCCS faculty, staff, and students as well as to the City of Colorado Springs, the Pike's Peak region, the state of Colorado, and the nation at large. To this end, the AVC will invest in the men and women in his/her units that daily contribute to the success of the UCCS mission. The AVC must be a visionary leader who respects the subject matter expertise of team members by listening, evaluating, and collaborating with his/her employees and in turn effectively delegating, trusting, and supporting staff effort at all levels within the unit.

Officer of the Administration:

As an officer of the administration and the senior facilities executive for the campus, the incumbent in this position participates in the on-call rotation. When on-call, the AVC must respond to the campus in times of an emergency within a reasonable time.

Job Duties:

The AVC is the guiding force for the cost effective and expedient delivery of the overall capital program and general and auxiliary funded maintenance and services at UCCS, an institution that places special emphasis on the character of the physical environment and its contribution to the advancement and transfer of knowledge.

Direct Areas of Responsibility:

Overall management and strategic planning for all campus facilities;

Capital planning for the 5-year capital requests and 2-year cash list;

Capital project planning, design and construction;

Executive oversight of remodeling and renovation projects and controlled maintenance program;

Executive oversight and planning of general and auxiliary funded buildings for maintenance, custodial services and grounds operations;

Executive oversight and strategic planning of the Parking and Transportation Services Department;

Executive oversight of the university's sustainability programs.

More specifically:

Direct supervision of strategic, long-range planning and building program plans;

  • Assists the SVCAF in capital project budget development through oversight of effective cost estimating processes;
  • Oversees execution for Planning, Design and Construction to assure quality, budget, and schedule requirements are satisfied;
  • Assures appropriate fiscal, code, and safety controls for all capital and maintenance projects;
  • Works with the SVCAF and the Associate Vice Chancellor Administration to develop budget projections for auxiliary and general fund buildings. Responsible for the execution of these budgets in accordance with state law, University of Colorado fiscal rules, and bond document requirements;
  • Oversees campus liaison to the CU Design Review Board;
  • Oversees the State Delegate to the State Buildings Program;
  • Serves as the Principal Representative on behalf of the university for design and construction contracts;
  • Coordinates with the Office of Public Safety on mutual operations, maintenance, service and design and construction issues;
  • Represents the SVCAF at selected meetings and functions with state and local agencies;
  • Long-term planning for the Parking & Transportation department and provide executive leadership for that department;
  • Oversees the sustainability program in collaboration with the sustainability director, including energy efficiency improvements, LEED certification and high performance requirements for new facilities and renovations;
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, monitor, and comply with federal law, state law and policy and university policy and procedures.

Job Competencies:

  • Ability to identify and implement imaginative and entrepreneurial solutions to complex problems for the entire university
  • Skill in persuasively presenting issues and represent the University of Colorado Colorado Springs to constituents that include the Board of Regents, state and local agencies and the general public;
  • Skill in developing and managing capital construction budgets and schedules;
  • The ability to create and deliver effective presentations;
  • Skill in developing and managing building operations, maintenance and services;
  • Skill in developing and implementing standardized processes and procedures for physical plant operations;
  • Ability to identify and evaluate life cycle costs savings in capital construction projects;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and issues with multiple priorities.

For the purposes of FLSA this position has been determined to be exempt from (not eligible for) overtime under FLSA.

Salary Range: $150,000 to $175,000

The University of Colorado, Colorado Springs offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Minimum Qualifications A Master's degree is required. Either the master's or bachelors must be in one of the following: engineering, construction management, facilities management, architecture, or closely related field;
  • Minimum of 15 years progressively responsible experience in capital development, design & construction management, physical plant operations and utility operations. Five of these years must be in the education field, K-12 and/or higher education (public, private non-profit, or a combination of both);
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing high performance building standards and green building design;
  • Demonstrated Strategic Planning and Master Plan experience;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skill;
  • Excellent leadership skills as demonstrated by effective collaboration with others in a shared work environment;
  • Skill in human capital management to include investment in the men and women in the areas of responsibility to assure staff and student employees are valued, encouraged, and provided professional development opportunities;
  • Demonstrated commitment to and ability to work within a collaborative, multi-cultural environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, monitor, and comply with federal law, state law and policy and university policy and procedures;
  • Colorado driver's license or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Public higher education experience in broad university issues;
  • Public higher education experience in capital construction management;
  • Experience in the construction management and/or facilities management of Colorado state government buildings;
  • APPA Certified Educational Facilities Professional;
  • Graduation from APPA's Facilities Management Institute;
  • Graduation from APPA's Leadership Academy;
  • LEED professional credential (s);
  • Experience with parking and transportation services;
  • AIA Certified;
  • PE License.

Special Instructions to Applicants:• This position is open until filled. Applications submitted by May 23, 2017 will receive full consideration. • Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please apply at • Upon request, please be prepared to provide five professional references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including their email contact information. • Official Transcripts will be required upon hire.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Unofficial transcript(s)

Job Category: Executive

Primary Location: Colorado Springs

Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40092 - VC-Administration & Finance

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: May 2, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Carlos Garcia

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00411102


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