Senior Associate Vice President of Facilities Planning and Management (MPP III) (62915)

  • Pomona
  • Pomona, California
  • Mar 17, 2020
Full Time Administration and Management Planning and Development

Job Description

The successful candidate will provide visionary leadership for the University's Facilities Division with responsibility for shaping, guiding, directing, and leading strategically focused facilities solutions that support the mission and goals of the University in a manner that maximizes operational excellence, financial strength, sustainability and collaboration. The overarching goal of the Senior Associate Vice President for Facilities Planning and Management (SAVP) will be to create a best-in-class facilities model for Cal Poly Pomona. Other responsibilities include:
- Ensures short-and long-term facilities master-planning supports and is supported by facilities operations and maintenance programs
- Serves as liaison between leadership teams, planning design and construction, and facilities operations to foster a unified approach to facilities and space solutions
- Creates an environment that facilitates continuous innovation and focuses on efficiency and collaboration
- Responsible for the development of the Facilities departments into a cohesive, professional, customer-oriented organization that strives for continual improvement
- Plays a leadership role in continuing Cal Poly Pomona's strong commitment to sustainability in the planning, design, construction, and operation of the campus
- Continues to pursue efficiencies and innovations in operations and maintenance, engaging staff, stakeholders, and consultants as necessary to sustain excellence in campus stewardship within budget priorities
- Further develops the Facilities organization's use of data to plan, measure, and continually improve performance and reporting
- Skillfully applies a variety of CSU and Cal Poly policies and procedures

Reporting to the Vice President for Administration, Finance & Strategic Development & Chief Financial Officer, the SAVP leads a diverse workforce of over 160 staff members responsible for the physical campus which encompasses nearly 4.2 million total square feet of space, made up of 200 buildings, 1400 acres of land, a combined heat and power plant and comprehensive underground utility infrastructure, and the design and construction of capital projects. The Senior AVP oversees the University's capital planning process and manages over $400 million in capital expenses and over $11 million in operating and energy expenses annually. The SAVP has 5 direct reports: 2 Management Personnel II, 2 Administrative Analysts, and 1 Project Manager.

- A high level of personal integrity, ethics, initiative, and strong interpersonal skills
- An executive presence
- A demonstrated ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships with diverse campus stakeholders including the Chancellor's office, as well as the broader community, contractors, and consultants
- An ability to effectively work within the culture of a university environment, have intellectual curiosity and interest in participating in the academic and cultural environment, and have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
- Broad and deep domain expertise, strong communication and relationship skills, a commitment to transparency and service, and the vision and leadership capacity to enable the Facilities organization to manage the broad and evolving range of responsibilities and expectations established for it
- An affinity for organizational issues including staff recruitment, retention and development, and effective use of information technology
- An ability to effectively communicate complex technical concepts to a non-technical audience
- A demonstrated ability to bring a "best practice" approach to processes and procedures and foster a responsive service orientation within facilities management; thrives on change, pace, action, and accountability
- A dynamic, results-driven leader with extensive facilities services management experience in a collective bargaining environment
- Ability to promote a positive, productive, and proactive customer-oriented work environment that fosters openness and trust; and maintains and enhances productive relationships across campus and with the community in matters related to facilities

- An undergraduate degree from an accredited university, ideally with a focus on architecture, engineering, business, planning, or a related field
- A minimum of (10-15) years of experience in management and administration in a large complex academic, healthcare, or corporate organization
- Experience effectively managing a large and complex budget
- Experience with successfully completing large-scale capital programs
- Demonstrated success advising senior leadership on strategic investments in physical-plant assets and in the resources necessary to optimize them in a complex environment
- Experience supervising facilities planning/design, and/or construction
- Experience in change management, preferably within an institutional setting, and a track record of innovation in facilities-service delivery
- Experience creating meaningful initiatives to advance sustainability goals; familiarity with and experience overseeing energy conservation and environmentally sensitive construction and renovation initiatives

- Experience with facilities-management services and successful capital project delivery that advances mission, maximizes efficiency and return on investment, and demonstrates effective stewardship of assets
- Master's degree in engineering, architecture, real estate, facilities management or related field/discipline
- A valid California Architect's license or Professional Engineer's License

Please send complete application package to:
Joseph F. Wargo
Senior Managing Consultant
Helbling & Associates, Inc.
O: 724-935-7500 x107
M: 412-398-3762

A complete application package will consist of: (1) a letter of interest which explains in detail and, where possible, provides examples of how the candidate meets the qualifications specified in this announcement; (2) a current résumé or curriculum vitae; and (3) the names, titles, addresses and telephone numbers of three references who can provide assessments of the applicant's professional experience, accomplishments and prospect for success in this position.

A background check must satisfactorily be completed before a candidate can be offered this position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for this position. The background check consists of the following: Employment verification, education verification, reference checks, and checks of the following systems and databases: National Social Security Number/Address Locator, Felony/Misdemeanor, National Criminal Database, Federal Criminal, Department of Motor Vehicles, and National Sex Offender Registry.

Cal Poly Pomona hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal Poly Pomona Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at:

Cal Poly Pomona is a smoke and tobacco-free campus. Please refer to the link below for policy information.

The person holding this position is considered a 'limited 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 is currently on the List of Conflict of Interest Designated Positions for Cal Poly Pomona. This requires the filing of a statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every two years thereafter. Visit the Human Resource Services Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information on designated positions:

Cal Poly Pomona celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University's strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. Cal Poly Pomona subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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