The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) seeks applications for the Assistant Director of the Center for Architectural Innovation and Building Science (CAIBS), which is one of the Land-grant Centers of the University. The Assistant Director reports directly to the Director of CAIBS and oversees the work of the Architectural Research Institute (ARI), which is a funded institute within CAIBS. The Assistant Director designs, implements and coordinates programming that is consistent with the urban land-grant mission of UDC to advance green architecture, low impact development, and affordable housing initiatives that improve the quality of life and economic opportunity of residents and neighborhoods in the District of Columbia and beyond. The Assistant Director oversees the day-to-day activities of the CAIBS in close collaboration with the Center Director and faculty, staff, students in CAUSES to ensure alignment of Center initiatives with the strategic objectives of CAUSES and the University. The incumbent must be team player, work effectively and efficiently with diverse internal and external constituencies, be licensed as architect in the District of Columbia, perform all duties with a high degree of independence and initiative, communicate effectively, work well under pressure of deadlines and be familiar (or familiarize themselves) with the rules, regulations, policies and procedures of CAUSES, UDC, and program sponsors.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Manages a team of design professionals in ARI to provide architectural services to District government agencies with regard to affordable and low-income housing.
Works closely with the Co-Directors of CAIBS and the Associate Dean for land-grant Programs to identify priorities in program development, community outreach, and applied research.
Works with academic and land-grant program staff in CAUSES to foster a collaborative environment conducive to excellence in research, outreach and teaching relevant to professionals, students, residents, and agencies in the District of Columbia and beyond.
Supervises appropriate personnel including, but not limited to Senior Coordinators, Project Coordinators, and administrative staff.
Designs, implements, and coordinates architecture and building science activities that are effective and outcomes-oriented and support the mission, reach and effectiveness of CAUSES and foster regional, national recognition.
Identifies resources to support program development and develops successful strategies for assessing program outcomes to affect positive change and program effectiveness.
Communicates program goals and desired outcomes effectively to university internal and external constituencies as needed.
Teaches one course per semester in CAUSES or the equivalent in community outreach education programs.
Works closely with the Co-Directors of CAIBS, the Senior Coordinators of ARI, and the Associate Dean of Landgrant Programs to identify appropriate program locations, equipment and supplies to carry out achieve program goals.
Represents the Co-Directors of CAIBS in internal and external meetings and maintains strong working relationships with internal and external constituencies.
Performs all tasks in compliance with UDC, CAUSES, the ARI and their stakeholders.
Prepares and maintains documents and reports to track the effectiveness of activities and project outcomes.
Other duties as assigned
Minimum Job Requirements
Master’s degree (Doctoral degree preferred) in a field appropriate to the Center for Architectural Innovation and Building Science.
Licensed as Architect in the District of Columbia or ability to acquire licensure within six months of assuming the position provided you are licensed in another state.
Minimum of five years of experience in progressively more demanding positions in the field
Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of construction management and the requirements of sponsoring agencies
Demonstrated knowledge of regulations, policies and procedures related to property acquisition, improvement, and management.
Managerial experience (preferred)
Valid driver’s license
Dependable Vehicle (preferred)
Internal Number: 1344
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