Director of Faculty Staff Housing

Aug 15, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Director of Faculty Staff Housing

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Faculty Staff Housing is a group within the Provost's Office that develops and administers Stanford's housing programs and residential real estate primarily for faculty but also for executive level staff and other specific communities within the University. This office also oversees rental resources that are available to both faculty and staff. Housing faculty and staff is one of the primary challenges facing the University today due to the extraordinarily high cost of housing in the Bay Area and the very low inventory of available homes.

The Director of Faculty Staff Housing (FSH) reports to the Provost and is a member of her senior staff. The Director's primary responsibility is to work closely with the Provost's Office and the Schools of the University to develop housing solutions to support the successful recruitment and retention of the faculty. The Director coordinates actively with the Provost's Office to:

  • Develop and implement strategy, policies, programs, and projects to support housing faculty and, in a more limited way, staff;
  • Oversee a residential loan portfolio of over $650M;
  • Oversee the University's growing inventory of over 1100 homes and residential leaseholds both on and off the campus; and
  • Oversee an office of 16, several third-party management firms, and an expense budget of $41M.
The communities served by FSH include faculty and faculty who are being recruited, executive and senior staff at the University and Hospitals, Clinician Educators who are physicians in the Hospitals, staff and post-doctoral students who rent Stanford properties, retirees and their families on the campus, the Provost's Office, the University Deans and administrative staff. Responsibilities of the FSH office include:

  • Implementation of financial assistance programs;
  • Processing loan applications, loan subordinations and repayments or prepayments of loans;
  • Administration of Ground Leases, including the Restricted Ground Lease and related issues (trusts, amendments, etc.);
  • Oversight/support of the faculty residential subdivision, entailing approval of home improvement projects and coordination with Santa Clara County, the cities of Palo Alto and Menlo Park, SCRL, and the HOA's;
  • Audit of the Ground Rent Budget which supports the residential subdivision;
  • On-campus residential property acquisition and, in coordination with Lands, Buildings and Real Estate, off-campus residential acquisition;
  • Housing lotteries for faculty and the subsequent property sales;
  • Property renovation;
  • Construction of faculty homes both on and off the campus, in partnership with LBRE; and
  • Oversight of rental programs, rates, properties and management firms: Stanford West, Colonnade, Welch Road, inventory of single family homes.
*Other areas of responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree required, an advanced degree in a relevant field is desired. A minimum of 15 years' experience in an academic setting in increasingly more responsible positions is required as is a minimum of 5 years in a senior management position. Experience with residential real estate development or community planning is also desired.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • A highly developed understanding of client service in an academic environment, including the ability to respond quickly to questions and concerns;
  • Understanding of the University's dynamic and diverse environment and the need to be both flexible and creative when addressing issues and problems;
  • Proven ability to think critically and develop solutions to complex problems with legal, financial, political, and strategic implications;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with others and as part of a team;
  • Demonstrated ability to encourage and motivate others to do their best work; and
  • Strong organizational and communication skills;
  • Strong leadership and management skills, consistent with those required to direct a complex organization;
  • A broad and flexible (conceptual and analytical) thinker with exceptional interpersonal skills who shares the institution's values of inclusiveness and respect for all;
  • Superior communication skills (written and oral); highly articulate with the ability to listen and to persuade, influence empathize and educate through words and style;
  • Ability to make difficult high-profile decisions under considerable pressure and to maintain a high-energy level and graceful demeanor despite a strenuous schedule;
  • Exceptional respect for and understanding of the needs of a highly diverse and complex university community;
  • Ability to establish collegial relationships within and outside of the University, to work collaboratively on matters of policy, to appreciate the needs and priorities of other University units;
Physical Requirements:
  • Frequently stand/walk, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Occasionally use a telephone, writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
  • Rarely sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.
  • Ability to use voice to present information/communicate with others.
  • On-campus mobility.
* Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

Working Conditions:

  • May work extended hours, evenings or weekends.
Work Standards:
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,
  • Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
*The final candidate will need to successfully pass a background check to be considered for this position.

About Stanford University

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000 which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability to promote healthy and fulfilling lives. An award-winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job: Administration

Location: Faculty Staff Housing
Schedule: Full-time
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Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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