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Assistant Director of University Renovations

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 9, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Management, Professional Fields, Other Professional Fields, Vocational & Technical Fields, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
Employment Type
Full Time
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VCU Facilities Management is seeking to hire an Assistant Director of University Renovations within the Construction Management unit.

Great Benefits to include the following:

Paid Annual and Holiday Leave, Competitive Health Benefits, Training, Virginia Retirement System, Tuition Waiver up to 2 Classes per Semester, Parental Leave, Caregiving Leave, Community Service Leave.

Facilities Management’s mission is to enable the university to carry out its mission of teaching, research and public service by providing cost effective and efficient planning, design, construction, and maintenance services.

VCU University Renovations is a sub-unit of Construction Management focused on active management of a wide range of mid to smaller magnitude construction projects. University Renovations is a fast-paced environment where a large volume of projects will be in varied states of progress at any one time. This position is the primary manager of VCU’s University Renovations unit responsible for overseeing critical unit resources and processes while personally managing select critical projects. This position is the primary manager of all University Renovations daily staff operations to include administrative, project management, and project inspection. Financial management and business operational decisions are key components of this position’s duties to ensure the Unit meets the needs of the University and individual clients effectively. Customer relations is a critical aspect of this position in communicating and resolving varied project scenarios and expectations as well as ensuring proper communication through all reporting levels. In addition to customer relations, this position negotiates equitable solutions with contractors, architects, engineers, and other stakeholders. This position strives to lead the University Renovations unit in providing great service and client experiences through quality construction management.

Minimum Hiring Standards
  • Requires extensive complex commercial construction management experience to include proficiency with project scheduling, negotiating contracts, and managing organizational and project budgets
  • Demonstrated ability to manage balanced operational budget and finances in a highly regulated environment
  • Above average written and oral communication skills and ability to draft project scopes and prepare bid documentation
  • Effective supervisory and personnel management skills
  • Ability to accomplish multiple tasks concurrently with minimal supervision
  • Strong proficiency with electronic construction management software and technologies
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience in building construction “means and methods” and construction estimating required
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU
  • Virginia Driver’s License is required
Preferred Hiring Standards
  • Ability to accurately interpret and communicate CPM schedules
  • Proficient knowledge of State of Virginia Construction and Professional Services Procurement
  • Proficient knowledge of State of Virginia – CO-7 Construction General Terms and Conditions
  • Proficient with virtual and remote operation technologies
Required Licensure/Certifications
  • Virginia Driver’s License
Physical and Cognitive Requirements

Physical Demands & Activities

Light Lifting (<20 lbs): Essential
Moderate Lifting (20-50 lbs): Marginal
Heavy Lifting (>50 lbs): Marginal
Pushing/Pulling: Essential
Standing: Essential
Sitting: Essential
Repetitive Motion: Essential
Walking: Essential
Climbing: Essential
Reaching: Essential
Bending: Essential

Environmental Conditions

Extreme heat/cold: Marginal
Extreme Noise: Marginal
Vibrations: Marginal
Fumes: Marginal
Mists/gases: Marginal

Emotional Demands

Fast pace: Essential
Average Pace: Essential
Multiple Stimuli: Essential
Intense Customer Interaction: Essential
Frequent Change: Essential

Mental/Sensory Demands

Memory: Essential
Reasoning: Essential
Hearing: Essential
Reading: Essential
Analyzing: Essential
Logic: Essential
Verbal Communication: Essential
Written Communication: Essential

Normal Work Days/Hours: M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm, some off-hour work when required by project needs

Salary Range: $80,000 - $90,000

Position Details:

Department: Facilities Management/FM Construction
Employment Type: UF - University Employee FT
Restricted Status: No
FTE: 1
Exemption Status: Exempt

Contact Information:

Contact Name: Channing Holloway

Contact Email:

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