CSUN is strongly committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, active learning and diversity. Our values include a respect for all people, building alliances with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN actively encourages qualified candidates to apply who demonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse student population as well as a commitment to maintaining a respectful and inclusive work environment.
About the University
Serving approximately 40,000 students each year, CSUN is one of the largest universities in the United States, and it has an impact to match its size. Money Magazine recently named CSUN one of the top ten values in all of higher education, and the Social Mobility Index ranked CSUN fifth in the nation for elevating its students, economic and social well-being. CSUN ranks 10th in the country in awarding bachelor's degrees to underrepresented minority students, fifth nationally in awarding master's degrees to Hispanic students and enrolls the largest number of deaf and hard-of-hearing students of any U.S. state university. CSUN's 171 academic programs and engaged centers enjoy international recognition for excellence. CSUN currently partners with more than 100 institutions of higher education in 22 countries around the globe and attracts the largest international student population of any U.S. master's level institution. Situated on a 356-acre park-like setting in the heart of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley, the campus features modern educational buildings and world-class LEED Gold-certified performing arts and recreational facilities recognized as among the best in the country. CSUN is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American, Native American, Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and we value the diversity of all of our students and the campus community. CSUN is a welcoming university that champions accessibility, academic excellence and student success.
About the Department
The Facilities Planning, Design, and Construction (FPDC) Department consists of 15 professionals who are responsible for planning, design, construction, and inspection of the University's major and minor capital outlay projects across the 350-acre campus. FPDC is charged with planning, developing and delivering physical environments which support and enhance the University's academic mission. FPDC staff work closely with students, faculty, administrative staff, and community members in all aspects of capital project development.
As a direct report to the Associate Vice President for Facilities Development and Operations, the Capital Programs Manager is responsible for managing and developing the University's annual capital development program, as well as overseeing feasibility studies, conceptual planning, conceptual estimating, space use analyses, and architectural programming support of capital developments at the University. The incumbent occasionally oversees select projects from conceptual planning through design development; oversees the development and management of the University's Master Plan, compliance with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), including State Clearinghouse filings, Negative Declarations, and oversight of consultant prepared Environmental Impact Reports; manages the preparation of Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and Request for Proposals (RFP) for consultants and design professionals as needed; collaborates with the Academic Colleges, Academic Affairs, campus auxiliaries, Physical Plant Management, the campus community, and Chancellor's Office in the development and publication of the University's annual 5-year Capital Program, infrastructure, and deferred maintenance projects. Generally, the day-to-day work of this position includes oversight of feasibility studies, conceptual planning, conceptual estimating, space use analysis, programming, and managing capital projects through the design development phase, typically, projects are handed off to colleagues at the end of design development. Performs other duties as assigned.
Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Engineering or related field. Master of Architecture and/or California Registered Architect preferred. Equivalent to at least six years of experience in architectural planning and design work for a broad variety of building types; preferably including experience with planning, design, construction and renovation, over a variety of construction delivery methods. Experience in conceptual capital project budgeting and scheduling, project planning, design, and project development desired. Experience and knowledge of physical and environmental planning and with specific knowledge of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) (preferred). Direct experience in the management and supervision of consultants and/or professional staff direct reports in higher education capital program planning and management, preferably for a large institution.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
The Capital Programs Manager must have the ability to develop successful teams, motivate/inspire team members to achieve excellence, have strong negotiating and estimating skills, be a creative & innovative problem solver, possess exemplary communication skills (written and oral), and have the ability to collaborate effectively in a university environment. Experience and knowledge of physical and environmental planning and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) preferred. Knowledge of the National Environmental Protection Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and other pertinent federal, state and local regulatory requirements.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary is commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. The university offers an excellent benefit package.
This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU. The selected candidate must pass a fingerprint clearance (LiveScan).
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Additionally, the person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
How To Apply
Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application utilizinghttp://bit.ly/HR_CSUN link and must attach a cover letter that addresses the qualifications above and a current resume, including names of three professional references. NOTE: Internal candidates should apply through the portal by accessing the View Job Openings/Apply link on the Human Resources/Employee pagelet.
Applications received prior to April 17, 2017 will be considered in the initial screening and will continue until position is filled.
California State University, Northridge is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services.