Director of Planning, Design and Construction

Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida
Posted Date
Jul 1, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Architecture, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering, Executive, Executive Directors
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Florida State University seeks an experienced, strategic, and collaborative facilities leader to serve as the Director of Planning, Design and Construction. 

Reporting to the Senior Associate Vice President for Facilities, the Director serves as a member of the Facilities Department's senior management team and is responsible for the operational management and administrative direction of the Facilities Planning, Space Utilization, Facilities Archives, GIS Mapping, Leasing, and Property Management, Construction, In-House Design and Project Management (major and minor projects). Across these teams, the Director is responsible for the overall supervision, leadership, direction, and coordination of approximately 30 people.

This leadership role performs work with broad managerial and strategic responsibilities in planning, organizing, directing, and advancing the culture of innovation across the university. As such this role serves as a vital leader on the Facilities team.  FSU Facilities is developing new Strategic Plans on how to best serve and support our new Transformed Campus that will emerge in the coming years. Creativity, forward-visioning, and engagement from the Director will be critical to creating, embracing, and leading these strategic plans.

Candidates for Director will have compelling leadership, management, and collaboration qualities and preferably experience working with executive management and governance boards. They will have the highest level of integrity and will demonstrate a track record of developing, mentoring, and supporting diverse and high-functioning teams and provide equitable and inclusive working environments to the staff they supervise and the faculty, staff, and students they work with.

Preference will be given to candidates with at least ten years of experience in the field of architecture, engineering, and/or planning and five years of supervision and management experience. A bachelor's degree in Engineering, Architecture, or related field is required, and licensure as a Professional Engineer or Registered Architect and LEED AP certification is preferred.

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Florida State University has retained Opus Partners to support the recruitment of this position. Katie Dean, Associate Partner and Chris Stadler, Associate, are leading the search.  Applications and nominations should be sent by email to:  Applications should include a cover letter and resume that should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications.

FSU is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed by clicking here.

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