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Under the general direction of the Associate Vice President for Campus Planning and Development, the Director of Planning and Design is responsible for directing and managing the staff and resources of the Planning and Design Team. Develops and implements design guidelines, standards, and procedures. Employs management systems to ensure that all projects are managed in accordance with the State University Administrative Manual (SUAM) and CSU guidelines. Directs development of short- and long-term planning and annual submission of the University's Capital Outlay Program (e.g., Five-Year Facilities Renewal and Capital Improvement Plan).
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:
Supervises and mentors planning, design and construction team staff. Establishes expectations, goals and objectives. Evaluates and prioritizes work assignments and associated financial resource allocation. Ensures the professional development of staff members. Works with the Associate Vice President to develop and implement policies and procedures to most efficiently manage Campus Planning and Development efforts.
Capital Projects: Creates and oversees a collaborative process that identifies and prioritizes all projects included in the 5-year CIP, minor capital and deferred maintenance budgets. Identifies and oversees pursuit of extra funding (including but not limited to public-private partnerships, grants, donor events etc.) required to build the most innovative and sustainable projects. Collaborates and partners closely with Facilities Services and Operations Department on project life-cycle costing through planning, design, and construction and maintenance phases. Functions as the liaison between the campus and the CSU Chancellor's O?ce.
Major Plan/Project Development: Oversees development of project feasibility studies and resulting projects into the CIP. Translates project specific and campus wide visions into prioritized capital projects that are consistent with the long-term Master Plan goals. Ensures all projects and plans help the campus reach climate neutrality and that the appropriate plans are in place. Manages plan creation as necessary.
Planning Processes Creation and Outreach: Oversee the implementation of an official, clear and transparent planning and approval process for all physical campus projects. Ensures projects are initiated in and receive review and approval from Campus Planning and Design. Creates and oversees an internal integrated planning, design and construction process that clearly defines responsibilities, review and approval periods and timelines. Chairs and further develop the Project Review Committee as an engaged committee that vets and recommends campus projects for approval.
Oversees architectural and engineering consultant contract scope of work/request for proposal development and that work implementation is consistent with initial project definition and campus plans, goals and aesthetics. Identifies and provides Planning and Design project reviews and approvals at key points from conception through commissioning. Ensures cohesive aesthetic and design implemented throughout the campus physical environment.
Provides vision and leadership in the development of the University Physical Space Plan. Oversees development of the campus physical space needs and feasibility studies for major capital projects. Oversees the databases and information systems necessary to assess needs, make project decisions and produce reports.
Provides input on budget development for the Planning and Design functional areas. Manages assigned budget for the Planning and Design team and ensures compliance with University policies. Allocates resources to meet competing and changing priorities or needs of projects/programs within the Planning and Design functional areas.
Performs other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Has work experience in department functions. Strong oral and written communication skills. Excellent customer service and public relations skills. Leadership and management skills to lead project committees and manage large and complex professional teams.
Ability to: Ability to learn, interpret and apply a wide variety of Federal, State, and University regulations, policies and procedures independently, and use judgment and discretion to act when precedents do not exist. Anticipates the impact of office administration problems and solutions on other areas; analyzes operational and procedural problems and develops, recommends and evaluates proposed solutions. Analyzes budgetary data, and makes accurate projections requiring some inference. Writes and presents own reports. Effectively handles interpersonal interactions at all levels. Uses negotiation and persuasion skills verbally and in writing in a professional and tactful manner to achieve results and expedite projects.
Bachelor's degree in City and Regional Planning, Urban and Regional Planning, Community Planning, Architecture, or Engineering. Ten (10) years progressive related experience and at least five (5) years in a supervisory position within the subject field, or any combination of education and experience required to perform the essential duties and responsibilities and the KSA’s listed above.
Must have patience and flexibility, with the ability to communicate the needs of the campus.
Proactively leads the inception of major planning initiatives on campus, and must be capable of generating big ideas, working with others to find the best solutions, and mobilizing his/her team to achieve a desired result.
Needs to manage well in all directions (up, down, laterally, and externally) within the institution and beyond, using his/her awareness, technical expertise, and emotional intelligence to understand each unique challenge and customer need in order to provide a valuable service.
Must be a team player, will also have the autonomy to provide leadership and drive charge within the Planning Office and set a new vision for its current and future impact at the university.
The following skills are essential for this leadership position:
Cooperation – Helpful and willing to help others achieve their goals/objectives; while achieving their own, in order to accommodate the needs and interest of their colleagues as well as the larger organization.
Delegation – Enlist and develop the talents of others to help meet organizational objectives by giving them important activities and sufficient autonomy to exercise their own judgement.
Passion – Operate with a good deal of positive energy. Display their enthusiasm, and have a capacity for keeping others enthusiastic, involved, and engaged.
Innovative – Feel comfortable in fast-changing environments, and are willing to take risks and consider new and untested approaches. Foster a climate of innovation and are open to new ideas.
Customer Focused – Makes the customers and their needs the primary focus of your attention; listens carefully to customer requests and inquires, and maintains an open mind when considering them; verifies customer satisfaction within outcomes in accordance with agreements, standards or protocols.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS/DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE:
Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning, Urban and Regional Planning, or Community Planning. Fifteen plus (15+) years of progressive experience in the subject field within either the higher education environment or related public or private sector; and ten plus (10+) years in a supervisory position within the subject field. Technical fluency with Oracle/ PeopleSoft—CSU Common Management System or equivalent information system; Microsoft Office Professional Suite, and G Suite (Gmail, Docs, Drive, and Calendar). Highly desirable: Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to CSUMB’s Vision.
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT & POSITION DESIGNATIONS:
All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).
The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
This position will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to victims of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking as required by CSU Executive Order 1095.
This position has been designated as a sensitive position with:
responsibility for the care, safety and security of people (including children and minors), animals and CSU property
authority to commit financial resources of the university through contracts greater than $10,000;
control over campus business processes, either through functional roles or system security access; and
This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority, will be required to participate in annual training, and to immediately forward to the Clery Compliance Officer all reports of Clery Act crimes brought to their attention.
Must possess and maintain a valid license to drive in the State of California, pass the Defensive Training Class, and be insurable under the University's liability coverage.
May require occasional evenings and/or weekend work.
This position is a designated position in the California State University’s Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file a Statement of Economic Interest subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.
Office environment with standard equipment and tasks. Position requires working at a computer and desk for extended periods. Requires travel between campus offices and off-campus locations.
Commensurate with experience. This is a management level position with an attractive benefits package, which includes: a vacation accrual rate of 16-hours per month; an excellent choice of medical, dental and vision insurance; long-term disability coverage; life insurance; educational incentives; and retirement benefits. For further information, please visit: Management Benefits Summaryat https://goo.gl/GN9XkH. The University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay also provides access to affordable campus housing, Employee Housingat https://goo.gl/g7VAZG.
TENTATIVE RECRUITMENT TIMELINE:
Week of October 29 Skype Interviews
Weeks of November 5 & November 12 On-Campus Interviews
For full consideration, submit the required documents by 5:00 p.m. on the priority screen date listed above. For assistance or if you require an accommodation, please call (831) 582-3389. For computer/online access you may visit the Tanimura and Antle Family Memorial Library (map).
CSU Monterey Bay is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to: Age, Disability, Race or Ethnicity, Gender, Gender Identity or Expression, Nationality, Religion, Sexual Orientation, Genetic Information, Veteran or Military Status.
All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.
Internal Number: MB2018-EC2456
About California State University Monterey Bay
Cal State Monterey Bay is a growing, dynamic, vision-driven comprehensive state university, with a strong culture of educational innovation and a deep commitment to its role as a steward of the region. CSUMB provides more than 7,600 students an extraordinary opportunity to learn on a residential campus just one mile from the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. Our campus is adjacent to one of the world’s most productive agriculture regions and some of its most attractive tourist destinations. The Pacific Ocean at our back door provides abundant recreational opportunities, as well as a site for innovative research that reflects our campus’s focus on environmental stewardship and sustainability. CSUMB has been voted twice as the “Best Place to Work” in Monterey County.
The University offers incredible opportunities for personal and professional growth. CSUMB also offers competitive compensation and a tremendous benefits package including housing opportunities.