Vice President, Facilities and Construction
Job Number 2009044
Vice President, Facilities and Construction
Closing Date: 10/23/2020
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Position InformationLocationService CenterHoursStandard hours are 8am-5pm, M-F. However, the nature of this job can frequently require worktime outside of "standard hours".SalarySalary Commensurate Upon Experience.FLSA StatusExemptReports ToEVP, Finance & AdministrationCriminal Background CheckPre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC's College Police department.College Profile
Austin Community College (ACC) is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each fall and spring semester. We embrace our identity as a community college as reflected in our mission statement. We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriately applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area. As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:Reflects the diversity of our community.Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching.Is attracted by the college mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities.Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for underrepresented populations.Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others.Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC.
The Austin Community College District promotes student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training in its service area. For more information, see http://www.austincc.edu/about-acc/mission-statement.Commitment to Equity and Inclusion
ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and underrepresented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes. As an open-access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds of our students. The College values and is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout the College community.General Statement of Job
To direct and administer facilities planning and construction, including: acquisition and disposition of real estate, new construction, remodeling, and furnishings; management of leased property: and management of the College's sustainability program.
Description of Duties and TasksEssential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.Provides leadership and oversight of staff, coaches, directs, mentors, evaluates, and counsels personnel while adhering to organizational human resource policies and procedures as well as related employment laws. Recommends hire and termination personnel actions for positions managed.
Oversees long-range facilities and real estate planning, and development of new capital improvement programs.
Oversees planning and implementation of environmental stewardship efforts, including reduction in the use of energy and potable water, reduction in the production of waste and greenhouse gases, increases in recycling, the use of renewable energy, and recycled products.
Promotes the integration of these sustainability efforts into the district's operations.
Represents the district on external community planning advisory bodies.
Develops and maintains standards for facilities; including the selection and provision of furnishings, fixtures, and equipment.
Administers operational and capital budgets in support of planning and construction activities.
Provides managerial direction and control of departmental activities; plans, directs, and reviews the activities and operations of the department; provides leadership and supervises directly and through subordinate supervisors all department staff.
Directly manages the planning of construction projects which include development of an appropriate scope of work, including direct management through design, construction or post-construction phases; collaborates with other departments ensuring that work planned by Facilities meets user needs.
Coordinates with regulatory authorities and city and state advisory committees regarding issues such as land use, building code/safety issues, accessibility issues, historic landmark requirements, and others.
Coordinates issues related to infrastructure capacity such as transportation and utilities, and future plans for such capacity.
Evaluates properties for acquisition or disposition; manages the process of such transactions .Negotiates, renews, manages, and terminates leases.
Coordinates contracts and other legal issues including development of standard contracts, negotiating and administering contracts for services; assesses legal implications relating to other work activities.
KnowledgeMust possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Architecture, planning, project management, and construction practices and techniques. Technical aspects of facilities planning and construction. Planning and project management practices and techniques. Laws and ordinances regulating building construction and operation. Budget preparation, bid and purchasing procedures, and expense control. Regulations regarding accessibility and handling of hazardous materials in building materials. Principles of environmental stewardship, including energy use, water use, transportation, recycling, air quality, etc. Real estate acquisition, management, and disposition. Handling the demands and requirements of senior-level management in higher education. Understanding of the community college philosophy and mission. Effective management and leadership models and techniques, including Servant-Leadership Principles.SkillsMust possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Maintaining an established work schedule. Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials. Preparing budgets and monitoring the disbursement of funds. Effectively managing, leading, and delegating tasks and authority. Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills, including tact and diplomacy. Effectively using organizational and planning skills. Analyzing highly conceptual issues and problems and providing creative solutions. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships and working in a collaborative manner. Collaborating effectively with diverse constituencies. Meeting deadlines and handling multiple projects. Providing leadership to all levels of the college. Delivering effective presentations.Technology Skills
Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, scheduling, and presentation software including facility management software.Required Work ExperienceFive years related work experience including managerial experience.
Preferred Work Experience
Ten or more years related work experience in the design or construction of institutional buildings, including five years of project management experience.Required EducationBachelor's degree in Architecture or Engineering or a related field of building design/construction. Experience cannot be substituted for required, applicable educational level.
Master's degree.Special RequirementsLicenses/Certifications; Other
Licensure as architect or engineer in a specialty related to building design and construction. Valid Texas Driver's License and reliable transportation for local Austin area travel.Other Preferred Qualifications
Accreditation as LEED AP or equivalent certification of expertise relative to application of principles of sustainability.Physical Requirements
Work is performed in a standard office or similar environment. Work involves visits to active construction sites. Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling. Occasional lifting of objects up to 10 pounds.SafetyProvide resources for safe operation of units. Create and support workplace safety.
ACC Benefits OverviewFull-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.
ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law. DisclaimerThe above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.
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