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Senior Associate Vice President of Facilities and Capital Projects

University of the Pacific
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jan 24, 2024

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Position Type
Executive, Other Executive
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Senior Associate Vice President of Facilities and Capital Projects

Primary Purpose:
Serving as a Business and Finance leadership team member, the Senior Associate Vice President (SAVP) of Facilities and Capital Projects is responsible for all university facility operations, maintenance, planning, and construction within a multi-campus environment. The SAVP also directs and manages construction projects from conception to completion and oversees real estate management. The SAVP reports to the CFO/Vice President for Business and Finance.

The position requires a transformational, positive, forward-looking, accountable leader who can lead and collaborate in a fast-moving environment and support Pacific's goal of becoming the best student-centric comprehensive university in the country.

Essential Functions:
  • Lead and manage a team of 150 staff supporting the facilities, capital project, and real estate needs of three campuses: the University’s 175-acre, 2.3 million square foot main campus in Stockton; its 15-acre, 317,000 square foot campus in Sacramento; and its 358,400 square foot campus building in San Francisco.
  • Directly oversee the facilities organizations operations on the Stockton and Sacramento campuses that provide maintenance and repair, custodial, landscaping, renovation, and utility optimization services. Provide dotted-line oversight of the San Francisco facilities organization operations.
  • Develop and manage facility and capital projects from their conception/feasibility study to completion, including oversight of budgets, forecasts, and schedules, and selection, engagement, and management of outside engineers, architects, contractors, and consultants.
  • Oversee management of real estate functions including purchases, sales, and leasing of real property.
  • Develop clear, compelling, and financially sound rationale and advocacy for operating and capital budgets and be accountable and responsible for managing those budgets.
  • Proactively prioritize management of maintenance and capital projects and effectively deploy and manage resources in a fast-moving, high-demand environment.
  • Lead process improvement, implementation of best practices, optimization of customer service, and creation of operational efficiencies.
  • Develop and present materials related to areas of responsibility to university leadership.
  • Ensure compliance with governmental laws, regulations, and University standards, working with outside regulatory and governing agencies to ensure compliance with codes and regulations, and when appropriate, working with outside agencies to interpret existing or new codes and regulations that govern or impact the University.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested by supervisor.

University of the Pacific recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion is foundational to the success of our valued students and employees. We prioritize policy and decision-making that demonstrates awareness of, and responsiveness to, the ways socio-cultural forces related to race, gender, ability, sexuality, socio-economic status, etc. impede or propel students, faculty, and staff.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Ten (10) years of leadership experience as a facility and/or capital projects Assistant Vice President, Director, Assistant Director, or similar position. Combination of experience to include organization-wide facility planning, operation, and maintenance, or major construction management.
  • Fifteen (15) years of experience overall in facilities operations and/or construction management.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Higher Education experience.
  • Advanced degree in a related field.
  • Experience managing various construction and facilities projects, including athletic/recreational facilities, housing/dining facilities, classroom/meeting spaces, performance venues, laboratories/clinics, and office spaces.
  • Demonstrated ability to evolve/continuously improve large organizations.
  • Ability to develop and manage large capital and operating budgets and forecasts.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Accountable, collaborative, customer-focused, effective, professional, and results-driven.
  • Experience and sensitivity in working with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Demonstrated experience in advancing social justice, equity, and inclusion in a university setting.
  • Ability to engage and integrate culturally responsive practices and knowledge in their work.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Requires extended periods of sitting and repetitive hand/wrist motion while using computer keyboard and phone. Occasional standing, walking, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, and reaching. Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:
Work is primarily performed in a standard office environment. Occasional exposure to outside and varied climates. Work is performed during typical business hours and must be available to work to meet business needs or deadlines. Requires driving on behalf of the University and use of University vehicles.
Valid driver’s license required. Incumbent must also be able to meet the University’s fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business. The University’s insurance carrier reserves the right to exclude applicants based on their driving record.

Hiring Range: $225,000 - $275,000 per year. We consider factors such as, but not limited to, scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s qualifications, internal equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

Background Check Statement:
All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment are required to execute a release and authorization for a background screening.

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University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.


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