The Assistant Director, Physical Resource Management and Capital Asset Strategies is responsible for the planning, development and management of Health Sciences space management efforts. Responsible for the assignment, renovation, and utilization of 1.0 million assignable square feet of research, research support, office, and classroom space for Health Sciences. Responsible for the supervision and oversite of strategic space planning (space review, management of space portfolio), project planning (development of scope, budget and schedule), and capital project justification (financial, occupant research requirements, business case development) and internal controls (space data integrity, management of Health Sciences Space Advisory Committee decisions and internal agreements).
Creatively resolves unforeseen space crises using available facilities and monetary resources. Independently negotiates space reassignments with Department Chairs, ORU Directors, and Deans. The Assistant Director will independently develop a dynamic, multi-year projection based on an understanding of the educational trends, new research directions, and fiscal limitations. Monitors all phases of Health Sciences capital renovation and construction projects for the Sr. Director PRMCAS.
This position is data centric and requires utilization of space records (which are often incomplete or conflicting) coupled with field verification. While this is a leadership position the expectation is willingness to assist subordinates in the completion of their work while looking for process improvements and other solutions to decrease workload overall. This position uses advanced planning concepts and objectives to resolve highly complex issues and provide high level expertise and assistance to senior management o Participates in the development of short and long range development plans, and proposes/recommends revisions and/or refinements, including identifying and proposing solutions to potential problem areas.
Requires strong organizational skills, influencing communication with a sensitivity toward collaborating with clients to achieve win/win solutions, resourcefulness and innovative thinking, a sense of urgency to meet client's needs in a timely manner, and experience applying best practice supervisory/ management tactics to mentor and motivate subordinates. The Assistant Director is a collaborative partner who confidently articulates thoughts and ideas which demonstrates maturity and subject matter expertise and has the desire to fully support the department's mission and leader. The Assistant Director will be expected to assume more responsible management roles as required and must be capable to act on behalf of the Senior Director as needed.
A Bachelor's Degree in related area; or equivalent combination of experience/training.
Six (6+) or more years of relevant professional experience evidencing practical application of space management, facilities management, institutional research, complex analytics or other comparable areas to establish ability to perform key components of this role with minimal training and guidance.
Advanced knowledge/skills in city planning, architecture, or other planning-related fields. Strategic planning, space planning, master planning experience.
Ability to both work with current state data and complete projections and analysis to address future needs or otherwise develop plans.
Ability to effectively communicate, in written and verbal forms, with a broad spectrum of faculty, administrators, and other officials in the University system as well as a broad variety of people outside of the University.
Experience applying best practice supervisory/management tactics to mentor and motivate subordinates, a team player with confidence to articulate thoughts and ideas which demonstrate confidence and maturity.
Advanced analytical and project management skills. Strong problem solving ability including recognizing problems, developing potential solutions, implementing appropriate solutions, and monitoring and evaluating results or progress.
Advanced knowledge of the organization, including its architectural history, short and long range development plans, infrastructure and current, on-going and future design and construction plans.
Ability to work in CAD (floor plan hatching, ASF calculations, etc), ability to read and understand architectural plans and building blueprints. Knowledge of space planning techniques and tools particularly in research and academic spaces.
High level skill in excel (pivot tables), database programs (complex data analysis) and presentation software (power point, visio, etc.).
Proven ability to analyze complex situations, data and/or is
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