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Capital Strategies is a professional business unit in the Vice Chancellor for Finance unit. Capital Strategies is responsible for providing strategic and long range planning and for the programming, design, development and disposition of campus properties and facilities, including buildings, infrastructure and landscape projects. Capital Strategies is responsible for campus compliance with California Environmental Quality Act requirements.
The Assistant Vice Chancellor & Campus Architect, reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Capital Strategies, is a senior level leader of the department and manages a professional planning staff that researches, collects and analyzes planning data to develop campus planning policies and procedures; that prepares design and program guidelines; and that supports project development. The position leads campus architectural design review and works closely with external agencies on city and regional planning and development issues and initiatives. The position is the design expert for capital projects and works closely with other teams within Capital Strategies.
Manages, directs, and coordinates all planning and design programs to ensure implementation of comprehensive campus planning program, including developing project schedules, estimates, and budgets, identifying funding, scheduling reviews/approvals, and preparing/processing documentation.
Prepares long-term campus planning programs, including development strategies/plans and ensuring consistency with campus planning goals.
Oversees correct application of planning policies, procedures and governmental regulations, including California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and related regulatory compliance and represents campus in legal challenges.
Directs planning review activities with other governmental agencies and outside organizations and confers with relevant constituencies on and off campus who may have an interest or potential interest in campus planning programs/activities
Consults/coordinates with relevant campus constituencies; confers with off-campus entities, community groups, etc regarding campus planning and major master planning projects.
Prepares variety of reports for senior management and administration, faculty, staff, students and general public regarding planning and administrative activities for programs/project.
Directs/manages professional staff including selection, training, setting performance standards, evaluating, and as required taking corrective action.
Directs/participates in preparation/administration of Planning operating budget.
Represents senior management as required including attending meetings, responding to informational requests and assists in emergency response planning/training.
Advanced knowledge/skill in all aspects of managing complex planning operations.
Advanced knowledge of architecture, urban design, city planning and/or landscape architecture, including in-depth knowledge of building design or planning in a large-scale public or institutional setting.
Advanced knowledge of planning, design, construction, environmental issues, legal issues, federal, state and local laws, regulations and practices governing planning, and state/federal legislative processes.
Advanced knowledge/skill in financial/personnel administration and management, including strong leadership and problem recognition/avoidance/resolution skills.
Advanced organizational, analytical, written and interpersonal communication skills, including strong negotiating skills and highly developed political acumen.
Bachelors or Masters degree in Architecture
California architect license required or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire.
Knowledge of implementing sustainability principles and practices; commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Significant years of experience in architectural practice and/or client-side management responsibilities.
Salary & Benefits
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Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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