Assistant Vice Chancellor Campus Planning

Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 08, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
Presidents & Chancellors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Reporting to Associate Vice Chancellor of Facilities Management, the Assistant Vice Chancellor (AVC) Campus Planning provides strategic leadership, vision, coordination and administrative oversight to campus facility planning and the development of long range term strategies to meet the needs of the University. This is a highly visible position that interacts with top-level administration of the university in strategic planning, long-range physical planning and development, and advancement of the capital outlay program for the future benefit of the university. The AVC will translates project specific and campus wide visions into prioritized capital projects that are consistent with the long-term Master Plan goals. This position is responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining the Institutional and Campus Master Plans.

The AVC will also be responsible for coordinating university efforts to assure that facility and space needs are being met, and supporting compliance and aspirational efforts associated with accessibility and inclusion. This position is responsible for leading all project feasibility and programming studies to ensure that the direction of capital project program planning is integrated with long range physical planning. As a member of multiple executive committees, the AVC will work closely with senior leadership to provide strategic direction to all planning initiatives.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Bachelor's degree in Architecture, City/urban planning, or related area. 10 years of related professional experience.
- Uses skills as a seasoned, experienced planning professional with a full understanding of industry practices and organization policies and procedures and full range of planning skills and expertise; resolves a wide range of issues.
- Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Operates with considerable independence in concept planning, project definition and feasibility phases of assigned campus projects.
- Advanced knowledge and skills associated with planning principles including land use planning, urban and architectural design, open space preservation, entitlement procedures, and infrastructure and utility development as related to a large-scale public or institutional setting.
- Advanced skills required to research, analyze, and synthesize data from a variety of sources and generate reports including identifying and analyzing problems and viable solutions.
- Advanced communication and negotiation skills, including political acumen, to work successfully across all levels of the University, outside agencies, and with customers.
- Strong team orientation and collaborative style. Position requires an inclusive approach to engaging stakeholders across the campus in ways that lead to good business decisions and buy-in.
- Strong attention to detail.
- Advanced written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, including skill to work effectively with multiple constituencies to advance organizational objectives.
- Demonstrated analytic abilities, especially in the area facility planning and development.
- Direct experience with campus planning, project development, and capital project design and construction of higher education campus facilities.


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