Associate Director of Facilities Planning Employment Opportunity

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Associate Director of Facilities Planning Employment Opportunity

Internal Posting

Campus Title:                    Associate Director of Facilities Planning

Budget Title:                      Facilities Program Coordinator

Salary Level:                      SL5

Minimum Salary:               $83,500

The College at Brockport, State University of New York is accepting applications for an Associate Director of Facilities Planning. Reporting to the Director of Facilities Planning/Construction, the Associate Director of Facilities Planning is responsible to manage and/or assist the programming, planning, developing, scheduling, communicating, and constructing of minor and major projects averaging over $25 million annually. The incumbent should possess strong project management skills, and be an effective team player to assure integration between facility project planning, design, and construction with physical plant operations.

Major Responsibilities

The Associate Director will play a significant role in the successful growth and development of the institution. This person will assist campus leadership to establish short- and long-range capital goals for the campus and for the Office of Facilities and Planning. They will help to develop and maintain facilities policies, criteria, standards, and procedures for design services, space planning and project management services, periodic project status reports, and multi-media communication support.

The Associate Director will work collaboratively with College entities and New York State agencies to ensure effective project initiation, planning, design, bidding, and construction. They will be an active participant in processes and cohesive facility strategies to advance the facilities capital program, maintaining the College’s aesthetic and functional objectives, including timely and economical construction of low maintenance, long life, energy conserving, architecturally appropriate and functional buildings and infrastructure.

Provides support and guidance to the Campus-Wide Facilities Planning Committee and Joint Planning and Budget Committee to address long-range planning issues, site planning, prioritization of projects, space planning and space utilization, and campus community planning issues.

Updates the facilities master plan including identifying major land uses, building sites, aesthetics, height and bulk of buildings, location of utilities, parking and transportation, open and recreational spaces and community impact.

Performs campus facilities planning, evaluates space utilization, creates project scopes and other tasks to include special studies that involve technical investigations and analyses in support of the Facilities Master Plan. Works with facilities management software to track and analyze inventory of space and facilities equipment.

Recommends solutions to challenging planning, design, and administrative problems. Develops cost alternatives for proposed facility investments.

Investigates, establishes, and implements facilities design standards. Works with grants administration for pursuit of special project funding.

Estimates project costs which requires extensive knowledge of construction procedures, practices, and capabilities of available work forces. Works with College in-house construction crews to execute campus renovation projects.

Implements standardized design procedures and establishes policies regarding site, building and utilities system design while assuring preferred design features are incorporated, and preliminary scopes/drawings are coordinated and reviewed by all appropriate parties.

Facilitates the execution of architect and engineer contracts including: scope development negotiation, administration, review, acceptance, advertising, and contract award.

Develops details of project requirements and determines the most feasible methods and procedures to accomplish project goals.

Develops technical facility programs (project scope and justification), cost reports and projections, and general background information for capital projects.

Gains familiarity with the technical library, drawing files, and space management inventory for the Office of Facilities and Planning.  Leads efforts to consolidate and organize building documents.

Assists Project Managers in review of all project documents and resolution of design issues. Reviews regulatory agencies' requirements relating to project work. Monitors staff workloads and recommends staff priorities.

Serves on various College committees, provides briefs on status of projects and works with the campus community and Office of Facilities and Planning in developing projects.

Serves as a member of the Campus-Wide Facilities Planning Committee, and member of specific project implementation teams, to assure adherence to the Facilities Master Plan.

Complies with internal control requirements. Ensures that all approved SUNY policies and procedures are enforced as they pertain to the work of the Office of Facilities and Planning.

Addresses complaints and resolves problems and conflicts.

Promotes collaboration across all units of the College to support student learning and student success. Supports institutional commitments to an inclusive and accessible College community.

Monitors workloads throughout the unit and prioritize staffing needs accordingly.

Promotes collaboration with all units of the college to support student learning and student success


Fosters positive collaborative relationships with campus and community constituents in addressing matters of common concern, including the enhancement of institutional commitment to an inclusive and accessible community of learning.


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management or a directly related field by time of appointment from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized college or university. 

Ten years related experience in Planning, Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management or a directly related field.

Five years experience with institutional physical planning and architectural/engineering design.  

Leadership and collaboration skills are a must; requires direct experience with clients.

Advanced knowledge of architectural, engineering and construction technology, theory, practices and principals; natural talents, acquired skills and accumulated knowledge in the general fields of architecture, aesthetics, interior design,

landscape architecture, engineering, facilities design and planning.

Experience with the basic principles of design and specification writing.

Experience with construction/renovation practices and maintenance programs.

Advanced communication, presentation and organization skills.

Computer skills such as scheduling, word processing, spreadsheet programs, Power Point presentations, CADD.

Knowledge of capital budgeting, economic analysis and life cycle cost analysis.

Knowledge of historic preservation principles and laws.

Knowledge of environmental and sustainability principles and laws. 



Preferred Qualifications

Master’s Degree preferred.

Higher education experience preferred.

LEED certification.

Registered professional architect (RA), registered Landscape Architect (RLA) or registered Professional Engineer (PE) (registration in N.Y.S.).

State of New York Code Enforcement Certification preferred.

Experience with agencies of the State of New York, including but not limited to State University Construction Fund, Dormitory Authority, New York Power Authority, Canal Corporation, Office of General Services, State Historic Preservation Office, preferred.

Department Description

Facilities and Planning oversees the maintenance and repair of the physical plant, construction and renovation to the facilities, and record keeping of campus facilities documents. The Facilities and Planning Office provides integrated and cost-effective facility services that enable the College to fulfill its educational, research, and public service responsibilities.

The College and Region

The College at Brockport, State University of New York, serves a diverse student body of over 7,100 undergraduate and 1,100 graduate students enrolled in 50 undergraduate majors and more than 50 masters’ programs, teacher certification programs and advanced graduate certificates supported by more than 750 instructional faculty and professional staff. The College is an inclusive learning community that inspires excellence through growth, engagement, and transformation.

The College is located along the famous Erie Canal, in the village of Brockport in western New York State, a region known for its low cost of living and stable housing market. The College benefits from a small-town atmosphere, even while located near major metropolitan cities. Brockport is:

• 16 miles west of the city of Rochester, which is the home of the Rochester Institute of Technology, the University of Rochester, the Eastman School of Music, the Strong National Museum of Play, and the Rochester Red Wings AAA baseball franchise;

• 45 miles east of Buffalo, which is the home of the University of Buffalo, the Bills NFL franchise, and the Sabres NHL franchise;

• 75 miles from Niagara Falls USA, which features the American, Horseshoe and Bridal Veil Falls;

• 140 miles from Toronto, the largest city in Canada and the home of the University of Toronto; and

• 350 miles from the many attractions of New York City.

• The area features a number of technology companies, including Paychex, Xerox, and Kodak, and other large companies such as Wegmans and Excellus. Rochester and its suburbs feature some of the highest-quality public, private, parochial, and charter schools in New York State. The region is known for its natural beauty, including Lake Ontario, the Genesee River (with three major waterfalls in Letchworth State Park), and the Finger Lakes region with its notable vineyards and wineries.

Application Instructions

This position is subject to the Brockport Professional Promotion Program Policy. Priority 1 internal applicants are given first preference and Priority 2 internal applicants are given second preference. Internal application materials will be accepted until 11:55pm on 3/19/20.  To apply, please visit and input requisition number 494593 in the Search field to access the position. For consideration, please complete the application and include your cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.

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Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Diversity Statement

We are part of an academic community committed to fostering integrity, civility, and justice.  We affirm that the dignity of our Brockport community is protected when free speech, academic freedom and individual rights are expressed within a climate of civility and mutual respect. Striving to learn from each other, we value human diversity because it enriches our lives and it is fundamental to the College’s commitment to teaching, learning, scholarship and service leading to student success.

The College at Brockport, State University of New York is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. The College actively seeks applications from women, veterans, individuals with a disability, members of underrepresented groups or anyone that would enrich the diversity of the College.



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