PITZER COLLEGE is a top-ranked liberal arts institution and member of the prestigious consortium of The Claremont Colleges. With a student body of approximately 1,000 co-educational undergraduates, Pitzer’s core values include social responsibility, intercultural understanding, interdisciplinary learning, student engagement and environmental sustainability. Pitzer’s over 44 acres of facilities include eight award-winning LEED Platinum and three LEED Gold certified buildings, California native and drought-tolerant landscaping, a graywater system for irrigation, a three-acre native scrub preserve, the Conservancy, and a LEED certified President’s residence in the City of Claremont.
Pitzer College seeks an experienced, collaborative and innovative leader for the position of Assistant Vice President (AVP) for Campus Facilities. The AVP will champion and build upon Pitzer’s leadership in sustainable planning, design and innovative green building, water saving and carbon-reducing initiatives. The AVP will manage the rennovation of the12-acre historically-significant, former infirmary north of Pitzer’s campus into the new Robert Redford Conservancy for the Southern California Sustainability. In addition, the AVP will manage Phase III of the College’s Master Plan. The ideal candidate will have experience and talent in directing large construction projects, an appreciation for working collaboratively with the broader campus community, provide strong leadership to one of the College’s largest staff departments, and a good sense of humor is a plus. Initial review of applications will begin January 3, 2017.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Please note this is a summary of the main functions for the position. For a detailed description please visit our recruitment site at the web address listed below.
Reporting to the Vice President of Administration/Treasurer, this position manages all aspects of campus construction, maintenance, custodial, and grounds operations, including program planning and evaluation, landscape and building design, construction and renovation. This position is responsible for directing the routine and preventive maintenance of all buildings and the surrounding grounds, including the president’s house and the Conservancy. The AVP manages employee and environmental safety programs, oversees parking and space allocation, acts as a key member of the Campus Emergency Operations Committee, and works closely with other campus managers and the Central Facilities Services staff.
Responsible for advising, updating, and implementing campus master plans, real estate projects and LEED project certifications, including personnel management, resource allocation and budget control.
Prepare and manage the College’s operating budget related to facilities, including utilities, major and minor repairs, and recurring and deferred maintenance. Generate cost projections and provide data on financing options for capital projects.
Formulate and implement long- and short-range operational plans with regard to buildings and grounds maintenance, including preventive and deferred maintenance programs.
Participate in formulating facility design concepts; review and evaluate project drawings and specifications for appropriateness on capital projects.
Prepare specifications, solicit quotations, and inspect performance of maintenance, repair and construction work performed by outside contractors.
Administer the campus energy and water conservation programs.
Develop performance measures and standards by which to evaluate the effectiveness of all areas of supervision.
Act as principal College liaison with the Claremont Architectural, Traffic and Safety, Community Service, Environmental and Planning Commissions for construction, renovation, parking and pedestrian/vehicular circulation projects. Also, act as liaison between the College and consortium’s Central Facilities Services.
Serve as key member of the College’s Emergency Operations Committee and as a member of The Claremont Colleges Emergency Readiness Committee. Serve as Chair of the Pitzer College Safety Committee.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibility: Assistant Director of Facilities and Custodial Services, Assistant Director of Maintenance Operations and Construction, Manager of the Arboretum and Grounds, and Facilities Administration Supervisor.
Work Hours: The regular hours for this position are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. These hours may vary due to needs of the College or department. Must participate in on-call rotation with other department managers. May be required to work evenings, weekend and holidays.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: The individual must possess knowledge, skills and ability to be able to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
Current knowledge and understanding of state and federal regulations as they relate to physical facilities.
Knowledge of effective facilities management principles and practices. Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently with effective communication and follow-through, leading them to completion on time and within budget. Strong ability to do long-range planning.
Working knowledge of construction, purchasing and contracting. Ability to effectively communicate and work with engineers, architects and contractors. Knowledge of plant systems operations, equipment, utilities, hazardous materials, environment safety programs and necessary training requirements. It is essential to have working knowledge with architectural plans and specifications, and experience in construction management.
Must be a team builder and possess innovative problem solving skills. Superior performance management, coaching and leadership skills. Ability to recruit, develop and manage skilled and empowered staff to achieve expected results.
Proven ability to manage department and project budgets.
Speak and write English clearly, accurately and persuasively with consideration for the target audience.
Spanish language skills are a plus.
Demonstrate skills for conducting presentations for large and small groups, and leading productive meetings.
Interact congenially and productively with diverse individuals from various constituencies in a highly participative environment, remaining open to the ideas of others, exhibiting a willingness to try new things and demonstrating maturity and composure in all situations. A commitment to diversity and to excellence in service.
Adapts to and manages changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and handles change, delays or unexpected events with aplomb.
Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed, travel locally, and provide own transportation to local off-campus appointments, projects and/or events.
Strong computer literacy. An understanding of technology and its applications, including spreadsheet and other software applications related to facilities security, space scheduling, work order control, and utilities management.
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse constituencies.
Education: A bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture or other related field; an advanced degree in engineering, management or related field is desirable.
Experience: A minimum of 10 years of administrative and managerial experience in progressively responsible positions that demonstrate the ability and knowledge to provide leadership for planning, development and operations of facilities.
Licenses/Certifications: A California driver’s license and driving record acceptable to the colleges’ automobile liability insurer. A LEED AP (BD+C, O+M, ID+C) and CFP or CEFP certifications are a plus.
Physical Requirements: This is a physically active position, including:
Work in various indoor and outdoor climates.
Standing, walking, bending, climbing, pushing, pulling, stooping, twisting, and climbing ladders up to 20 feet with assistance and 10 feet unassisted.
Ability to use hand and power tools, and other equipment as needed.
Work on feet for prolonged periods of time.
Lift up to 50 pounds from the ground to waist-level unassisted.
This position requires satisfactory results on a post-offer, pre-employment physical test.
TO APPLY: Please visit our web site at https://pitzer.peopleadmin.com/ to complete the online application and have the following documents ready to upload:
A Letter of Interest describing your reason for interest in this position and any relevant qualifications not captured in the application form;
A list of three Professional References, including their names, business titles, phone numbers, email addresses, and a description of how you are acquainted with them (e.g., former supervisor, coworker, etc.). Please note that references will only be contacted for top applicants and advance notification will be provided; and
A Resume listing relevant experience with dates.
Additional Salary Information: RATE OF PAY: Monthly salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications, plus excellent benefits which can be viewed at http://pitweb.pitzer.edu/human-resources/benefits/.
The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges, two graduate institutions, and Claremont University Consortium, which provides shared institutional support services, is reminiscent of the Oxford-Cambridge model. The undergraduate colleges include Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, and Pitzer College. The two graduate institutions include Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute.