Capital Stewardship Manager

Job description

Amherst College invites applications for the Capital Stewardship Manager position. The Capital Stewardship Manager is a full time, year round position, job group and level PT-4. Working under the direction of the Director of Design and Construction and in collaboration with the Director of Facilities Operations, the Capital Stewardship Manager will design and implement a program to assess and document the condition of the Facilities portfolio. The Manager oversees projects that relate directly to asset reinvestment and capital renewal to ensure that the net asset value of the campus is maintained at optimal levels. These small to medium sized projects are anticipated to total $3M - $5M annually. The Manager will assist in preparation of budget submittals for capital projects; provide analysis to demonstrate the effectiveness of the college's capital renewal funding; collaborate with other key players in the Facilities department to ensure that capital renewal actions are consistent with the overall goals for facilities stewardship and enhancement.

Takes appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the college's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Key Responsibilities

Design and Project Management

  • Develop conceptual designs and budgets at the request of the Director of Design and Construction to provide budget information to departments for small to medium size projects
  • Oversee small to medium size renovation projects stemming from user requests that are too complex for Facilities Operations
  • Implement capital renewal projects that require advanced and complex project management skills
  • Oversee large scale energy conservation projects

Assessment and Documentation
  • Develop and implement process to assess the physical condition of the campus's facilities and predict capital reinvestment requirement according to various time horizons
  • Work with Facilities Operations trades supervisors and various consultants to facilitate the inspections, projection of need, and cost estimates for the required capital reinvestment projects
  • Document the facility conditions in a dynamic and fluid database that responds to renewal projects implemented and the ever changing condition of college facility condition
  • Use the database to perform sensitivity analysis that predict the college's net asset value over time for various levels of capital funding

Department Partnerships
  • Collaborate with project managers within Design and Construction to identify opportunities and strategies for how projects can be shaped to address capital renewal needs
  • Work with the Energy Manager to identify how projects can optimally address capital renewal and achieve energy reductions
  • Work with the Director of Facilities Operations (DOFO) to prepare capital budget requests for routine renewal as well as one-time capital renewal projects
  • Work with the DOFO and shop supervisors to provide guidance on the routine renewal projects that they implement and ensure that they are properly documented in the facility condition database

Budgeting and Finance
  • Prepare budget submittals for the capital budget process in cooperation with the Director of Campus Operations Finance
  • Track project expenditures via the job cost management system
  • Provide periodic updates on budget status for projects


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or architecture, or related field
  • An acceptable criminal offender records information (CORI) check
  • 10 years of project management experience in a facilities organization or closely related business.
  • Strong background with legal contact language especially negotiating terms, applying appropriate contract forms per project criteria, extra-contract legal understanding (labor, union, etc.)
  • Ability to read, understand, interpret formulate plans specifications and cost estimates
  • Knowledge or experience in developing and tracking budgets
  • Strong verbal and written communication, and collaboration skills
  • Background with codes and permitting processes
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Experience managing design and construction consultants and contractors
  • Strong organizational skills to be able to conceptualize and design a complex program
  • Experience with and commitment to working with a diverse community

  • 5 plus years in higher education

Interestedcandidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (email and/or telephone numbers) for three professional references. Review of applications will continue until position is filled.
Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college's community is composed of about1,800 students from 48 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college's scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm ; three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum , Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum ; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst the perfect place to work, learn and live!





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Posted: 11/7/2018
Application Due: 1/3/2019
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