Director of Campus Planning and Real Estate
University of Washington Tacoma
|Job at a Glance|
|Job Category||Planning Management, Budgeting and Finance|
|Job Level||Senior (8-10 years)|
Req #: 100408
The University of Washington Tacoma is a growing, urban-serving university that is deeply invested in its local communities. As one of three campuses of a world-class university, UW Tacoma is dedicated to interdisciplinary and innovative teaching and scholarship and to engaging the community in mutually beneficial partnerships. UW Tacoma's commitment to diversity is central to an environment where students, staff, faculty and South Sound residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.
The Division of Finance and Administration has an outstanding opportunity for DIRECTOR OF CAMPUS PLANNING AND REAL ESTATE. The Director of Campus Planning and Real Estate will serve as the principal advisor to the Vice Chancellor on campus planning and real estate matters and has responsibility for policy leadership.
The Director is responsible for overseeing all space management planning, physical/facility planning, and sustainability efforts for the University of Washington Tacoma campus. This includes long range campus and facility planning, capital project development, maintaining inventory of campus facilities, and developing, coordinating and reporting on sustainability efforts. This position has the overall responsibility to ensure that campus programmatic growth needs and sustainability goals are met.
The Director will also oversee the real estate program for the campus, which requires working closely with campus leadership, the UW Real Estate Office (REO), and City of Tacoma leadership to define and implement a retail strategic plan and to ensure that leasing, investment, and operating decisions are aligned as appropriate with the campus needs, the campus capital and deferred maintenance programs, and share campus-community goals for the ongoing development of the campus district.
The Director is responsible for developing financial and business plans for new collaborations/partnerships, projects and programs to support campus growth and decision making. The Director is responsible for research and complex financial and operational analyses which involve application and interpretation of rules, regulations, procedures and policies, problem solving, and analysis/interpretation of qualitative and quantitative data. This position will be responsible for planning to ensure that operations are effective and efficient, assets are safeguarded, reliable financial and operational data is maintained, and applicable laws, regulations, policies, and procedures are complied with.
The work of this position is critical to the University's future as this individual will work to ensure that adequate facilities are provided to carry out the University's mission. Finance and Administration is committed to actively supporting the campus mission of a growing urban-serving institution of higher education. In order to respond to the needs of the campus and to provide the next level of service as the campus footprint and student, faculty and staff FTE grow; the Division is cultivating a culture of effectiveness, continuous improvement and accountability. Every leader is responsible for managing and leading their units or programs to develop and reinforce this culture by: providing strategic direction; utilizing planning and assessment; developing effective communication strategies; focusing on continuous improvement/LEAN and customer service; establishing necessary processes and structure; implementing successful performance management; supporting learning and development; and modeling ethics and integrity.
• Master’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field and a minimum of 10 years of administrative experience, supervising personnel, budgeting, planning, financial analysis and program review preferably in a university or educational facility setting.
• At least five years’ experience managing real estate, auxiliary, administrative, or other self-sustaining operations and supervising staff in a higher education setting;
• Demonstrated leadership ability and effectiveness in developing a vision and executing steps to accomplish it successfully;
• Demonstrated ability to collaborate and negotiate with municipal, business, and community partners to share resources and achieve shared planning and program goals;
• Experience implementing and leading continuous improvement processes;
• Familiarity with statistical methods, including quantitative and qualitative analysis and interpretation of data;
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse staff to set and achieve program growth and development goals;
• Demonstrated excellent communication skills, both interpersonal and written;
• Strong customer service focus;
• Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access;
• Excellent report writing;
• Excellent organizational skills in identifying and prioritizing work activities.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Condition of Employment:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
Application Process: All applications must be submitted online at http://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/eng/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=100408