Compensation Type: Salaried
The Executive Director oversees the planning, design, and
construction of capital projects for all facilities of Columbus
State Community College (CSCC), which includes the College’s
downtown Columbus campus, consisting of 30 buildings with an
average of 50,000 and a total of 1.5M square feet, and our Delaware
campus and other outlying facilities, consisting of 160,000 square
feet of additional real estate.
This leader is responsible for accelerating annual campus
construction project activity from approximately $7M delivered per
year to a desired ability to deliver over $30M per year in real
estate project completion.
The Executive Director supports master planning, capital planning,
space planning, and collaborates with internal and external
stakeholders to successfully execute capital projects in a timely
manner while following all federal, state, and local regulations
and laws. This leader develops and implements consistent best
practices related to the implementation of building design and
The Executive Director builds and oversees a team of internal
project managers as well as third-party project and program
management partners who are engaged by CSCC to expand capacities
and capabilities. This leader integrates with the College’s
Facilities Operations; Project Management; Change Management;
Marketing & Communications; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion;
Finance; and Facilities Operations teams to coordinate activities
and minimize impacts to staff, faculty, and students.
This leader, working closely with the President, ensures effective
communication with the College’s Board of Trustees, Columbus State
Community Partners, Columbus State Community College Foundation, as
well as other internal and external stakeholders, providing
strategic input to College leadership on capital planning
development and execution.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Strategic & Organizational Leadership
Department Administration & Collaboration
- Leads a comprehensive, multi-year capital planning process that
maximizes the impact of all the college’s financial resources,
including Franklin County bond proceeds, state capital dollars,
philanthropic funding, and other sources.
- Partners with the President to serve as the strategic leader in
transforming Columbus State’s facilities to meet the future needs
of students, the Central Ohio region, and the State of Ohio.
Reports regularly to the Board of Trustees and other leadership
- Ensures projects are delivered on time and on budget, and meet
the business needs and the standards of the college.
- Provides coordination and oversight of program and project
management partners supporting the development and consistent
delivery of capital projects on campus. Ensures that best practices
in capital project delivery are consistently applied across both
internal and external resources.
- Leads all bidding and contracting efforts related to capital
projects. Ensures appropriate contractual arrangements and manages
project accountability to ensure projects meet the business needs
and the standards of the college, diversity goals are met, and
contractual compliance is assured.
- Provides leadership and oversight for complex projects with
both internal staff, and external contractors and consultants that
may involve external partnerships and new business operations.
Evaluates and refines processes, resources, tools, and procedures
affecting ability to scale the essential work of the team.
- Coordinates review of project designs with Facilities
Management, Information Technology and other affected departments.
Oversees development and update of design standards and tools
related to classrooms upgrades, student support spaces, offices,
and other College spaces.
- Leads the College's capital planning and space planning
processes and related functions. Prepares, monitors, and ensures
compliance with departmental budgets. Develops and implements
departmental programs in accordance with the College’s mission,
vision, and values.
- Provides leadership for activities including site evaluations,
facilities assessments, bid management, and contract awards.
- Works collaboratively with other stakeholders, including
Columbus State Community Partners, a 501(c)(3) of the college, on
capital issues (acquisitions, leases, easements, etc.) and state,
city, and neighborhood development initiatives.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
- Provides leadership and management, and maintains
accountability for the Facilities, Design and Construction
department. Builds and manages a high-performing team of
professionals, including core staff and consulting partners
including owner’s reps, architecture firms, builders, and others as
- Manages the College's relationship with the third-party program
and project management team(s) supporting the Facilities, Design
and Construction department.
- Leads a cross-functional team of internal and external
stakeholders toward specific regional workforce and economic
- Partners with the College’s Business Services division with
budget development and management. Manages fiscal, operational, and
human resources, including staff needs, salary recommendations,
equipment and materials selection, facilities utilization, and
- Proposes the annual budget; revises the budget as necessary and
monitors expenditures within the department. Directs preparation
and approves capital equipment requests.
- Ensures a high level of community engagement in all projects,
consistent with the College’s responsibilities as a public
institution that serves a diverse community. Advances the College’s
priority in working with partners committed to equitable economic
opportunities and diverse participation in their employment and
ADDITIONAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Fosters and maintains a safe environment of respect and
inclusion for faculty, staff, students, and members of the
community. Develops and maintains strategic partnerships with
diverse groups and communities. Partners strategically with Talent
Acquisition to ensure the best Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
practices are utilized in hiring that results in the hiring and
retention of a diverse faculty and staff.
- Helps to ensure the College meets its responsibilities in
identifying problem areas and systemic concerns while reporting
complaints alleging discrimination.
- Creates a welcoming, inclusive, and productive work environment
where all employees feel valued and able to contribute to their
full potential, regardless of their differences.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
- Manages multiple assignments of varying complexity and meets
tight timelines and deadlines, with the ability to adapt to
changing needs of the College and business partners.
- Ensures College name and image is perceived positively by
external as well as internal audience/stakeholders.
- Hours may include working outside of a normal workweek schedule
as needed to meet workload demands.
- Knowledge of: construction and building codes; legal
aspects of construction; construction and architectural methods;
contracting processes and documentation; project management;
management principles and practices; budget management; program
practices, standards and administration. Experience with PLAs and
CBAs is a plus.
- Skill in: AutoCAD and other computer software, programs,
and applications; verbal and written communications.
- Ability to: apply experience in managing public and/or
publicly-funded projects, in coordination with local, regional and
state agencies, to Columbus State initiatives; apply management
principles to practical situations within a single department;
manage and accomplish results through delegation of accountability
and responsibility to management staff; maintain confidential and
sensitive information; develop and maintain effective working
relationships with coworkers, supervisors, students, general
public, and other job contacts; work with and effectively manage
persons of varying cultures and diversity; maintain accurate and
complete work records; monitor budgets; manage and coordinate
multiple projects; supervise subordinate supervisors and maintain
ultimate responsibility for area under authority.
- Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals
with disabilities to perform the essential job functions described
in this position description. While performing duties of this job,
the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering
data into computer. The employee frequently sits for periods of
time, stands, and walks. Employee converses verbally or manually
with others in person as well as by telephone. Vision demands
include close, relatively detailed vision when focusing on computer
screen. Employee occasionally lifts up to 30 pounds.
*CSCC has the right to revise this position description at
any time. This position description does not represent in any way a
contract of employment
Full Time/Part Time:
- Normal office working conditions with occasional exposure to
dirt, dust, debris, smells and wet, humid and outdoor weathers. The
employee occasionally works on the construction site.
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