The Assistant Vice President of Planning and Project Management is responsible for the facilities planning, design, and construction of all University facilities including buildings, grounds and infrastructure. The position is also responsible for the Capital Project Planning process which is currently adding one million square feet of new and renovated space to the existing 3.8 million square feet of facilities on the American University campus which provides service to 15,000 faculty, staff and students. The Assistant Vice President of Planning and Project Management will also manage the university's sustainability program. This position reports directly to the CFO, Vice President and Treasurer.
Bachelor’s degree in architecture, engineering, management/business discipline or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience that demonstrates the necessary skills and abilities to perform the job. MBA preferred.
Fifteen to twenty years’ experience in planning and developing facilities in a large campus-like organization, preferably within a university setting or closely equivalent experience. Skilled in gathering, analyzing, and presenting financial and management information in a clear and coherent manner. Must have experience communicating within a complex organization. Strong writing and technology skills required. Skilled at developing and delivering complex presentations in different settings.
This position requires the successful completion of a pre-employment background check.
American University is committed to acting on our values through social responsibility, service, and an active pursuit of sustainability. AU recently received a 2012 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and is one of only four universities nationwide to receive the award. AU's new School of International Service (SIS) is seeking LEED Gold certification, and thirty other campus buildings are seeking Silver certification or better. Staff, faculty and students enjoy AU's beautiful campus that is also recognized as an award-winning registered arboretum.
American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. More importantly, however, such compliance stems from the history and tradition of the university, which embrace and express the deepest values of the human community—equality, openness, and the dignity of every individual .