Austin Community College (ACC) is a nationally recognized two-year college. ACC welcomes applications for this great opportunity.
The future incumbent of this position opportunity will be responsible for directing and administering facilities planning and construction, including acquisition and disposition of real estate, new construction, remodeling, and furnishings; management of leased property: and management of the College's sustainability program.
Provides leadership and oversight of staff, coaches, directs, mentors, evaluates, and counsels personnel while adhering to organizational human resource policies and procedures as well as related employment laws. Recommends hire and termination personnel actions for positions managed.
Oversees long-range facilities and real estate planning, and development of new capital improvement programs.
Oversees planning and implementation of environmental stewardship efforts, including reduction in the use of energy and potable water, reduction in the production of waste and greenhouse gases, increases in recycling, the use of renewable energy, and recycled products.
Promotes the integration of these sustainability efforts into the district's operations.
Represents the district on external community planning advisory bodies.
Develops and maintains standards for facilities; including the selection and provision of furnishings, fixtures, and equipment.
Administers operational and capital budgets in support of planning and construction activities.
Provides managerial direction and control of departmental activities; plans, directs, and reviews the activities and operations of the department; provides leadership and supervises directly and through subordinate supervisors all department staff.
Directly manages the planning of construction projects which include the development of an appropriate scope of work, including direct management through design, construction, or post-construction phases; collaborates with other departments ensuring that work planned by Facilities meets user needs.
Coordinates with regulatory authorities and city and state advisory committees regarding issues such as land use, building code/safety issues, accessibility issues, historic landmark requirements, and others.
Coordinates issues related to infrastructure capacity such as transportation and utilities, and future plans for such capacity.
Evaluates properties for acquisition or disposition; manages the process of such transactions.
Negotiates, renews, manages, and terminates leases.
Coordinates contracts and other legal issues including the development of standard contracts, negotiating and administering contracts for services; assesses legal implications relating to other work activities.
Required Experience and Knowledge
Five years of related work experience including managerial experience.
Architecture, planning, project management, and construction practices and techniques.
Technical aspects of facilities planning and construction.
Planning and project management practices and techniques.
Laws and ordinances regulating building construction and operation.
Budget preparation, bid and purchasing procedures, and expense control.
Regulations regarding accessibility and handling of hazardous materials in building materials.
Principles of environmental stewardship, including energy use, water use, transportation, recycling, air quality, etc.
Real estate acquisition, management, and disposition.
Handling the demands and requirements of senior-level management in higher education.
Understanding of the community college philosophy and mission.
Effective management and leadership models and techniques, including Servant-Leadership Principles.
Maintaining an established work schedule.
Maintaining confidentiality of work-related information and materials.
Preparing budgets and monitoring the disbursement of funds.
Effectively managing, leading, and delegating tasks and authority.
Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills, including tact and diplomacy.
Effectively using organizational and planning skills.
Analyzing highly conceptual issues and problems and providing creative solutions.
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships and working in a collaborative manner.
Collaborating effectively with diverse constituencies.
Meeting deadlines and handling multiple projects.
Providing leadership to all levels of the college.
Delivering effective presentations.
Preferred Experience, Education, and Licensure
Ten or more years of related work experience in the design or construction of institutional buildings, including five years of project management experience.
Licensure as architect or engineer in a specialty related to building design and construction.
Valid Texas Driver's License and reliable transportation for local Austin area travel.
Accreditation as LEED AP or equivalent certification of expertise relative to the application of principles of sustainability.
Internal Number: 2009044
About Austin Community College
Austin Community College is a nationally recognized two-year college that serves a diverse population of approximately 70,000 credit and non-credit students across 11 campuses in the Austin Metropolitan area. We embrace our identity as a community college and we promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training.
As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that
reflects the diversity of our community and values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching.
We desire to have a workforce that is attracted by the college mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities as well as individuals who care about student success and collaborate on strategies to facilitate success for under-represented populations. ACC welcomes differences and models respectful interaction with others. We seek interested candidates who wish to engage with the community both within and outside of ACC in accordance with the mission of the College.