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Vice President for Infrastructure and Sustainability

Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
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Jul 28, 2021

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Vice President for Infrastructure and Sustainability

Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, GA

The Georgia Institute of Technology, also known as Georgia Tech, a top-ranked public institution and one of the leading research universities in the United States, seeks an accomplished and innovative leader to serve as its inaugural Vice President for Infrastructure and Sustainability (VP for IS).  The Vice President will lead the Office of Infrastructure and Sustainability (OIS), a newly-established unit, and will exercise leadership in the evolution and improvement of Georgia Tech’s physical presence with responsibility for the physical and energy sustainability plans for the campus as well as the infrastructure including design, planning, and operations.

The purpose of OIS is to help Georgia Tech become a world leader and innovator in utilizing sustainable practices to develop healthy, safe learning/working spaces of the future and to plan, design, construct, and operate the infrastructure and facilities that comprise the physical campus.  The inaugural role of the Vice President  presents an opportunity to bridge the academic and research functions with facilities and safety to augment and leverage campus sustainability for the campus and resiliency.  It is launched at an exciting time, as Georgia Tech just completed a comprehensive strategic planning process under new leadership.  Founded in 1885, Georgia Tech is one of the leading research universities in the country.  Currently ranked 4th among Most Innovative Schools and 8th among Top Public Schools by US News and World Report, the Institute provides a technologically focused education to nearly 40,000 undergraduate and graduate students in fields ranging from engineering, computing and sciences, to business, design, and liberal arts.  Georgia Tech is also one of the nation’s largest industrial and engineering research agencies.  The Institute’s beautiful 400-acre, tree-lined campus is located in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia.

Reporting to the Executive Vice President for Administration and Finance (A & F),  the VP for IS collaborates with the institution’s academic and research leadership to exercise leadership in the management of the campus’s physical environment.  The Vice President has responsibility for architecture, design, and construction; space planning, infrastructure, data collection and optimization of operations; the operation and maintenance of all campus facilities; workplace accident prevention and the creation of a safe working environment; regulatory compliance, environmental health and safety; and environmental sustainability.  The Vice President also fulfills a significant role in representing the campus to internal and external constituencies related to issues such as university/community relations, campus outreach, campus capital and deferred maintenance projects; campus sustainability, and legislative and regulatory affairs.  

The VP for IS will be responsible for developing and managing a department with  an annual operating budget of $65 million and approximately 700 employees.

In leading Georgia Tech’s infrastructure and sustainability efforts, the inaugural Vice President of Infrastructure and Sustainability will address a set of key opportunities and challenges. These include exercising leadership and bringing vision, direction, and a strategic view to the Office for Infrastructure and Sustainability; leading campus capital planning and construction efforts and ensuring that facilities operations are both cost-effective and high quality; developing the implementation of the Institute’s sustainability strategy; fostering a collaborative and inclusive culture within OIS;  integrating the diverse departments within OIS under one cohesive unit while building the team; and providing effective stewardship of Institute resources.

The successful candidate will have significant leadership and business management experience, excellent written and spoken communication skills, strategic planning knowledge, experience with program administration and budgeting, and the ability to foster key relationships.  A commitment to diversity and inclusion is a priority.   

Georgia Tech has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this recruitment. All applications, inquiries, and nominations should be directed, in confidence, to

Dan Rodas, Partner

Gregg Glover, Senior Associate

Isaacson, Miller


Georgia Tech is an equal education/employment opportunity institution dedicated to building a diverse community. As part of our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, we strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. We strive to be and promote a family-friendly environment and recognize that supporting this culture, at times, includes assisting dual-career couples with employment needs.

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