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Associate Vice President for Facilities, Development & Operations   

JOB TITLE:

Associate Vice President for Facilities, Development & Operations

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Bellingham Western Australia United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Position Title
Associate Vice President for Facilities, Development & Operations

About the University

Western Washington University, with over 16,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty.
The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 90,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range.
The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia.
Western is the highest-ranking public, master's-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2022 U.
S.
News & World Report rankings.

Western Washington University is committed to achieving excellence through advancing inclusive success, increasing our Washington impact, and focusing on transformational education grounded in the liberal arts and sciences and based on innovative scholarship, research, and creative activity.
Western's greatest strength is the outstanding students, faculty, staff, and alumni/ae who make up its community.
Western supports an inclusive governance structure for all and provides a learning and working environment in which everyone can thrive.
In pursuit of this excellence, individual employees are expected to establish and maintain productive and effective inclusive working relationships amongst diverse populations including staff, faculty, administration, student, and external constituents.
Further, individual employees are expected to have the ability to operationalize sustainability concepts (economic, societal, environmental) into all aspects of performing their job duties.

Western Washington University is one of six state-funded, four-year institutions of higher education.
The university is located in Bellingham, a city of approximately 87,500, situated in the northwest corner of Washington State.
The University is 90 miles north of Seattle, 55 miles south of Vancouver, B.
C.
, and an hours drive from the ski area on 10,778-foot Mount Baker.
Western maintains over 60 permanent buildings on a 212-acre campus that sits along Sehome Hill overlooking Bellingham Bay and many of the Salish Seas San Juan Islands.
Among other properties, Western Washington University includes an additional 88 acres of off-campus laboratory and classroom facilities at Shannon Point Marine Center in Anacortes, Washington, and a 9.
8-acre student-owned facility at nearby Lake Whatcom.



About the Department

The division of Business and Financial Affairs supports Westerns mission, which states that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement.



About the Position

The Associate Vice President for Facilities Development and Operation (AVP for FDO) provides strategic leadership for all aspects of the universitys built environment, including planning, space management, capital budget, physical development, operations, preservation, and maintenance.

The individual will lead the universitys two main facilities functions: Capital Planning and Development, and Facilities Management staffed by over 270 employees in various departments.
These units support the mission of the seamless delivery of services, including site acquisition, planning, budgeting, design, construction, operations, space management, maintenance and renewal of the universitys buildings, infrastructure, and grounds.
This individual will also be responsible for strategically managing the public sector capital and operational financial systems to support these functions.
An understanding of the skills and strategies necessary to develop and support public sector budget proposal requests and mixed resource capital projects is key.

It is essential that the AVP for FDO can manage, inspire, and lead a diverse team of dedicated professionals in planning, design, skilled trades, and support staff.
The individual should have demonstrated experience in creating and maintaining a workplace that supports and respects accessibility, equity, inclusion, and diversity.
An understanding of the key performance metrics and strategies to improve the delivery of services and projects is essential.
Clear, persuasive, and proactive communications are critical to achieve the strategic goals of the unit.

Opportunities and Expectations for Leadership

The AVP for FDO will join Western Washington University at an exciting time.
Western is recognized as the best masters-granting comprehensive institution in the Pacific Northwest and one of the best in the nation for the quality of its academic programs and emphasis on social mobility, research, and public service.

Recognizing the challenges facing our society, the university has developed an ambitious strategic plan (Strategic Plan 2018-2025) to advance inclusive student success, increase impact in Washington state and beyond, and enhance academic excellence.
To that end, the successful candidate will bring innovative solutions to the following areas of opportunity.

Drive a vision of integrated service delivery.

This is a unique opportunity to foster a cohesive unit that provides integrated services to the university.
This will require the ability to engage various employee groups and enhance a culture of mutual respect and trust, continuous improvement, transitional change, and operational excellence.
A demonstrated track record of integrity and success in leading organizations through transformative improvement, including capacity to originate change, impact results, and foster a continuous improvement environment is key.
The successful candidate will ensure that services offered by the unit are supported by the most appropriate systems, processes, and tools.
The AVP for FDO must have an understanding and support of forward-thinking approaches to ensuring environmental sustainability in facilities planning and operations.
Demonstrated knowledge of the methods, practices and procedures of facilities planning, space management, construction and design, maintenance, and operations, as well as capital outlay and funding policies and practices is also essential.

Foster a culture of collaboration.

The AVP for FDO must have strong interpersonal skills, the ability to influence at all levels within the university and local community, and the capacity to function as an effective change agent.
The successful candidate will model a collaborative way of working, both within the unit and with university stakeholders.
This means that the individual must be very effective at cultivating and establishing trust and credibility with others.
The successful candidate will model and promote a culture where accessibility, diversity, inclusion, and equity are highly valued and integrated in capital planning and facilities management.

Lead efforts to advance accessibility, diversity, equity, and inclusion (ADEI), which are fundamental principles integral to the success of Western Washington University.

The division undertook an assessment of the culture and climate in 2022 which led to a report outlining the steps necessary to develop and maintain a Culture of Care and Open Accountability (attached).
The successful candidate will be expected to continue this work throughout the FDO unit.
They should be able to demonstrate a record of fostering an equitable workplace that is inclusive of internal and external stakeholders, with advocacy on behalf of those holding diverse cultural backgrounds and social identities.

The successful candidate will have the skills and experience to apply these values across planning, design, contracting, and procurement processes.
They will model and promote a culture where accessibility, diversity, inclusion, and equity are embedded in capital planning and facilities operations.
They will help ensure that all unit employees have the support, tools, information, ability, and motivation to reinforce this culture.
The AVP for FDO must be an exceptional developer of talent, motivated by facilitating the success of others.

Demonstrate a strong commitment to service improvement and excellence.

The AVP for FDO will be a results-driven leader who can assess current systems, resources, practices, and processes to develop a vision for a modern and forward-looking facilities function.
The AVP for FDO will foster an environment of strategic thinking and apply data-based decision making.
They will need to establish metrics to generate baselines and implement tools to evaluate results and assess impact.
They will need to build and measure a set of key performance indicators, sharing outcomes with staff to identify areas to improve.



Required Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree in Engineering, Architecture, Business Administration, Management, Public Administration, or related field.
  • Demonstrated relevant experience in property development, design, construction, and operations with a minimum of five years in a senior leadership role in a complex organization.
  • Proven record of leadership and collaborative skills in inspiring, leading, supervising, and developing a team of effective facilities planning and operational professionals.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to form and deliver a persuasive line of reasoning.
  • Demonstrated financial management experience overseeing complex budgets with various funds.
  • Familiarity with consultant and construction procurement, legal matters, and real estate.
  • General understanding of purchased utilities and renewable energy.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Graduate degree in Engineering, Architecture, Business Administration, Management, Public Administration, or related field.
  • State of Washington professional engineering or architecture license or the ability to obtain such license.
  • Experience working in higher education.
  • Experience with alternative construction contract delivery types, i.
    e.
    , GCCM, CM at Risk, Design-Build, Progressive Design Build, Integrated Project Delivery.
  • Certifications or designations that align with the requirements of the position.
  • Experience working within a collective bargaining environment.

Conditions of Employment
All employees must comply with our Immunization policies, including Proof of Rubeola Measles Immunity within 60-days of hire.
Please reach out to HR@wwu.
edu if you need information regarding medical or religious exemption and applicable accommodations.

Salary
$179,139 - $232,880/year depending on qualifications and experience

Benefits Information

Benefits Overview for Administrative Professional Position.



Application Instructions

Western Washington University is being assisted in this search by Another Source.
Nominations, applications, and inquiries may be sent in complete confidence to Dayna Brown, Senior Talent Strategist, dayna@anothersource.
com.

Initial screening of applications will begin immediately.
Applications received by March 1, 2024 can be assured full consideration.
The position salary range is $179,139 - $232,880.

Application materials should include:

  • Letter of interest that addresses how the candidates experiences match the position requirements.
  • Resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Diversity statement.
    Westerns strategic plan places Access, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ADEI) as a core value and a core goal of the institution.
    Please address what role the AVP for FDO has in advancing ADEI.
    In addition, please share an example of how your work has advanced ADEI at a previous institution or workplace.
  • Five professional references (references will not be contacted without prior permission from the applicant).

Nominators and prospective candidates also may arrange a confidential conversation about this opportunity with Another Source.

Upon receiving your application, we will share the 09/06/2022 Creating a culture of Care and Open Accountability, Business and Financial Affairs for your information.

For more information about WWU please visit: www.
wwu.
edu.

For more information about Facilities Development and Operations, please visit https://fdo.
wwu.
edu and the Division of Business and Financial Affairs at: https://bfa.
wwu.
edu/.


Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff.
Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.
In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs.
See WWUs Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation.
Inquiries may be directed to the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Western Washington University, Old Main 126 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.
650.
3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); crtc@wwu.
edu

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.
650.
3303 or 711 (Washington Relay).

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: This report is provided pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (\"The Clery Act\").
It includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on Western's campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Western; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus.
The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters.
You can obtain a copy of this report in printed or alternate formats by contacting the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services at vpsa.
office@wwu.
edu.
The report can be found at: Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.
S.
Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU.
A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires which includes a sexual misconduct background check.


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EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

232880 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707243518-84394d4b360cb87018fe2043c62363d3

LOCATION:

Western Australia United States

CITY:

Bellingham

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About the University

Western Washington University, with over 16,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 90,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master's-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2022 U.S. News & World Report rankings.

Western Washington University is committed to achieving excellence through advancing inclusive success, increasing our Washington impact, and focusing on transformational education grounded in the liberal arts and sciences and based on innovative scholarship, research, and creative activity. Western's greatest strength is the outstanding students, faculty, staff, and alumni/ae who make up its community. Western supports an inclusive governance structure for all and provides a learning and working environment in which everyone can thrive. In pursuit of this excellence, individual employees are expected to establish and maintain productive and effective inclusive working relationships amongst diverse populations including staff, faculty, administration, student, and external constituents. Further, individual employees are expected to have the ability to operationalize sustainability concepts (economic, societal, environmental) into all aspects of performing their job duties.

Western Washington University is one of six state-funded, four-year institutions of higher education. The university is located in Bellingham, a city of approximately 87,500, situated in the northwest corner of Washington State. The University is 90 miles north of Seattle, 55 miles south of Vancouver, B.C., and an hours drive from the ski area on 10,778-foot Mount Baker. Western maintains over 60 permanent buildings on a 212-acre campus that sits along Sehome Hill overlooking Bellingham Bay and many of the Salish Seas San Juan Islands. Among other properties, Western Washington University includes an additional 88 acres of off-campus laboratory and classroom facilities at Shannon Point Marine Center in Anacortes, Washington, and a 9.8-acre student-owned facility at nearby Lake Whatcom.



About the Department

The division of Business and Financial Affairs supports Westerns mission, which states that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement.



About the Position

The Associate Vice President for Facilities Development and Operation (AVP for FDO) provides strategic leadership for all aspects of the universitys built environment, including planning, space management, capital budget, physical development, operations, preservation, and maintenance.

The individual will lead the universitys two main facilities functions: Capital Planning and Development, and Facilities Management staffed by over 270 employees in various departments. These units support the mission of the seamless delivery of services, including site acquisition, planning, budgeting, design, construction, operations, space management, maintenance and renewal of the universitys buildings, infrastructure, and grounds. This individual will also be responsible for strategically managing the public sector capital and operational financial systems to support these functions. An understanding of the skills and strategies necessary to develop and support public sector budget proposal requests and mixed resource capital projects is key.

It is essential that the AVP for FDO can manage, inspire, and lead a diverse team of dedicated professionals in planning, design, skilled trades, and support staff. The individual should have demonstrated experience in creating and maintaining a workplace that supports and respects accessibility, equity, inclusion, and diversity. An understanding of the key performance metrics and strategies to improve the delivery of services and projects is essential. Clear, persuasive, and proactive communications are critical to achieve the strategic goals of the unit.

Opportunities and Expectations for Leadership

The AVP for FDO will join Western Washington University at an exciting time. Western is recognized as the best masters-granting comprehensive institution in the Pacific Northwest and one of the best in the nation for the quality of its academic programs and emphasis on social mobility, research, and public service.

Recognizing the challenges facing our society, the university has developed an ambitious strategic plan (Strategic Plan 2018-2025) to advance inclusive student success, increase impact in Washington state and beyond, and enhance academic excellence. To that end, the successful candidate will bring innovative solutions to the following areas of opportunity.

Drive a vision of integrated service delivery.

This is a unique opportunity to foster a cohesive unit that provides integrated services to the university. This will require the ability to engage various employee groups and enhance a culture of mutual respect and trust, continuous improvement, transitional change, and operational excellence. A demonstrated track record of integrity and success in leading organizations through transformative improvement, including capacity to originate change, impact results, and foster a continuous improvement environment is key. The successful candidate will ensure that services offered by the unit are supported by the most appropriate systems, processes, and tools. The AVP for FDO must have an understanding and support of forward-thinking approaches to ensuring environmental sustainability in facilities planning and operations. Demonstrated knowledge of the methods, practices and procedures of facilities planning, space management, construction and design, maintenance, and operations, as well as capital outlay and funding policies and practices is also essential.

Foster a culture of collaboration.

The AVP for FDO must have strong interpersonal skills, the ability to influence at all levels within the university and local community, and the capacity to function as an effective change agent. The successful candidate will model a collaborative way of working, both within the unit and with university stakeholders. This means that the individual must be very effective at cultivating and establishing trust and credibility with others. The successful candidate will model and promote a culture where accessibility, diversity, inclusion, and equity are highly valued and integrated in capital planning and facilities management.

Lead efforts to advance accessibility, diversity, equity, and inclusion (ADEI), which are fundamental principles integral to the success of Western Washington University.

The division undertook an assessment of the culture and climate in 2022 which led to a report outlining the steps necessary to develop and maintain a Culture of Care and Open Accountability (attached). The successful candidate will be expected to continue this work throughout the FDO unit. They should be able to demonstrate a record of fostering an equitable workplace that is inclusive of internal and external stakeholders, with advocacy on behalf of those holding diverse cultural backgrounds and social identities.

The successful candidate will have the skills and experience to apply these values across planning, design, contracting, and procurement processes. They will model and promote a culture where accessibility, diversity, inclusion, and equity are embedded in capital planning and facilities operations. They will help ensure that all unit employees have the support, tools, information, ability, and motivation to reinforce this culture. The AVP for FDO must be an exceptional developer of talent, motivated by facilitating the success of others.

Demonstrate a strong commitment to service improvement and excellence.

The AVP for FDO will be a results-driven leader who can assess current systems, resources, practices, and processes to develop a vision for a modern and forward-looking facilities function. The AVP for FDO will foster an environment of strategic thinking and apply data-based decision making. They will need to establish metrics to generate baselines and implement tools to evaluate results and assess impact. They will need to build and measure a set of key performance indicators, sharing outcomes with staff to identify areas to improve.



Required Qualifications
  • Bachelors degree in Engineering, Architecture, Business Administration, Management, Public Administration, or related field.
  • Demonstrated relevant experience in property development, design, construction, and operations with a minimum of five years in a senior leadership role in a complex organization.
  • Proven record of leadership and collaborative skills in inspiring, leading, supervising, and developing a team of effective facilities planning and operational professionals.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to form and deliver a persuasive line of reasoning.
  • Demonstrated financial management experience overseeing complex budgets with various funds.
  • Familiarity with consultant and construction procurement, legal matters, and real estate.
  • General understanding of purchased utilities and renewable energy.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Graduate degree in Engineering, Architecture, Business Administration, Management, Public Administration, or related field.
  • State of Washington professional engineering or architecture license or the ability to obtain such license.
  • Experience working in higher education.
  • Experience with alternative construction contract delivery types, i.e., GCCM, CM at Risk, Design-Build, Progressive Design Build, Integrated Project Delivery.
  • Certifications or designations that align with the requirements of the position.
  • Experience working within a collective bargaining environment.

Conditions of Employment
All employees must comply with our Immunization policies, including Proof of Rubeola Measles Immunity within 60-days of hire. Please reach out to HR@wwu.edu if you need information regarding medical or religious exemption and applicable accommodations.

Salary
$179,139 - $232,880/year depending on qualifications and experience

Benefits Information

Benefits Overview for Administrative Professional Position.



Application Instructions

Western Washington University is being assisted in this search by Another Source. Nominations, applications, and inquiries may be sent in complete confidence to Dayna Brown, Senior Talent Strategist, dayna@anothersource.com.

Initial screening of applications will begin immediately. Applications received by March 1, 2024 can be assured full consideration. The position salary range is $179,139 - $232,880.

Application materials should include:

  • Letter of interest that addresses how the candidates experiences match the position requirements.
  • Resume or curriculum vitae.
  • Diversity statement. Westerns strategic plan places Access, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ADEI) as a core value and a core goal of the institution. Please address what role the AVP for FDO has in advancing ADEI. In addition, please share an example of how your work has advanced ADEI at a previous institution or workplace.
  • Five professional references (references will not be contacted without prior permission from the applicant).

Nominators and prospective candidates also may arrange a confidential conversation about this opportunity with Another Source.

Upon receiving your application, we will share the 09/06/2022 Creating a culture of Care and Open Accountability, Business and Financial Affairs for your information.

For more information about WWU please visit: www.wwu.edu.

For more information about Facilities Development and Operations, please visit https://fdo.wwu.edu and the Division of Business and Financial Affairs at: https://bfa.wwu.edu/.


Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWUs Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Western Washington University, Old Main 126 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); crtc@wwu.edu

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3303 or 711 (Washington Relay).

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: This report is provided pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (\"The Clery Act\"). It includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on Western's campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Western; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report in printed or alternate formats by contacting the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services at vpsa.office@wwu.edu. The report can be found at: Annual Security and Fire Safety Report.

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires which includes a sexual misconduct background check.


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