Director of Design and Associate University Architect
University of Nevada, Las Vegas - UNLV
April 11, 2018
Las Vegas, Nevada
Full Time - Experienced
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for DIRECTOR OF DESIGN AND ASSOCIATE UNIVERITY ARCHITECT R0108869
PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY
UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 29,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on line at: http://www.unlv.edu
COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY
The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.
ROLE of the POSITION
The Director of Design and Associate University Architect (Director of Design) directly supervises UNLV Planning and Construction project management staff focused on project design and related items, to manage design projects, support campus design activities/initiatives, oversee and manage campus design standards and to provide design support and design management during the bidding/buyout and construction of projects. The Director of Design, working with project management staff, also oversees FF&E standards, planning, delivery and installation. A major component of the responsibilities of this position is to deliver projects with an appropriate, suitable and acceptable level of design and overall quality, to achieve the project's objectives, that is in compliance with UNLV standards, while working within scope, budget and schedule parameters established for the project - all in support of meeting the functional and strategic objectives of the university through the delivery of the project.
The Director of Design communicates and collaborates with university and external departments/agencies to support project design and delivery; provides regular updates to the Executive Director on project status, priorities, areas of concern, items in need of attention, staff professional development and other items to support the successful outcomes of projects related to scope, schedule, budget/cost and quality level; a highly functioning, responsive and collaborative team of design project management staff; and support of the overall success related to department efforts in support of university goals and strategic initiatives.
This position requires a Bachelor's of Architecture or equivalent degree(s) from a National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) accredited college or university; a National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB) certification; a license to practice Architecture in a jurisdiction in the United States; within one (1) year of hire, a State of Nevada Architectural License/Registration, 12 years minimum of comparable professional experience (10 years minimum with a Master's degree in architecture or other relevant/applicable discipline (i.e. Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Public Administration, other), and 5 years minimum of comparable supervisory experience.
Experience working in higher education or similar settings, as an employee or as a professional service provider/consultant, is preferred. LEED-AP certification is desired but not required. Having a Nevada Architectural License/Registration by the first working day in the position is desired but not required.
Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.
Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.
Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on April 16, 2018 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to David Frommer Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online (www.unlv.edu/jobs) as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or firstname.lastname@example.org.