Website California College of the Arts

Senior Director of Planning, Design, and Construction

R505285

San Francisco

The Senior Director of Planning, Design, and Construction (D-PDC) serves a critical role for the College and is responsible for managing facilities planning, design, and construction to ensure that the unique college facilities of an arts college support the educational mission and the college community. The Sr. Director PDC will be responsible for long and short term planning activities for all college facilities; for the oversight and management of all capital projects – from inception through construction completion, including new building, renovation, and infrastructure projects; will work collaboratively with academic and administrative departments with development and implementation of long range capital plan to assure that the complex needs of a wide range of departments are met; will oversee space planning and space utilization for all campus spaces in collaboration with other College department; and will work directly with all College departments and a range of non-College associated constituent groups to assure that all valued input is obtained for informed decision making.

The Sr. Director PDC ensures the College’s compliance with building requirements and standards, applicable codes; and will work with Facilities ongoing maintenance and operations to assure that necessary and appropriate projects are identified and implemented. The Sr. Director PDC will be responsible for creating and maintaining College design, materials and systems standards.

Integration of sustainable design into all elements of planning, design, construction, particularly utilizing new and innovative approaches, will be a hallmark of this position.

An exciting and challenging aspect of this position, particularly over the next several years, will by the implementation of a multi-project master plan that will unify CCA at the San Francisco location.

The Sr. Director PDC ensures the College’s compliance with building requirements and standards, applicable codes; and will work with Facilities ongoing maintenance and operations to assure that necessary and appropriate projects are identified and implemented. The Sr. Director PDC will be responsible for creating and maintaining College design, materials and systems standards.

Integration of sustainable design into all elements of planning, design, construction, particularly utilizing new and innovative approaches, will be a hallmark of this position.

An exciting and challenging aspect of this position, particularly over the next several years, will by the implementation of a multi-project master plan that will unify CCA at the San Francisco location.

Institutional Information:

Founded in 1907 by Frederick Meyer, California College of the Arts attracts promising students from around the world who want to attend one of the best art and design schools in the U.S. The college currently operates at two campuses – in San Francisco and Oakland, California; within the next few years the college will be realizing a significant Unification Project at the San Francisco campus to incorporate most of the College’s programs at one primary location.

Reports To:

This position will report to the Head of Operations and Campus Planning and will provide support to various College departments and offices as necessary. Two positions – Space Planning Manager and a Project Manager – report to this position.

Application Deadline: The closing date to apply for this position is October 18, 2019.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

Planning – Short and Long Range (20%)

• Initially works with various CCA administrators on knowledge transfer related to long range planning that has been ongoing over the past several years to prepare for the Campus Unification Project and to understand the complex implementation of this project.

• Develops and implements planning procedures and practices for all campus planning activities, utilizing best practices in college planning, particularly related to arts colleges.

• In collaboration with the VP – OCP, the CIO/Senior VP of Operations, the Chief Financial Officer and a range of College stakeholders across the academic and administrative areas, develops, evaluates and implements strategic short and long term planning for campus facilities, with an integral and comprehensive financial plan for all planning activities.

• In conjunction with the architect, developer or external project manager, serves as the College representative with all governmental agencies during planning related to entitlement efforts, permitting and similar review and approval processes.

Design and Standardization (20%)

• Oversees the development and implementation of design procedures and practices for a wide range of projects; works with the Facility Operations Manager on design procedures and practices for significant infrastructure and renovation projects.

• In collaboration with the VP – OCP and other internal and external constituents, utilizing an established selection process, selects architects, engineers and other consultants for various capital projects.

• Oversees the design of projects ranging from small renovation projects through the large capital projects, utilizing the input from the various constituents during the planning process and with regular review of the design by these constituents; develops cost estimates, project budgets and schedules.

• Assesses the financial status of each project – both in terms of consultant fees and periodic construction cost estimates – throughout the design to assure that the design is within the prescribed budget.

• Assures the understanding by the College community about the scope and timing of all projects, including various stages of the multi-project Unification (substantial portions of which have completed design and are currently awaiting construction).

• Develops and maintains College standards for design, signage, FFE, equipment, finishes, etc which will be utilized and implemented by CCA Facilities and consultants; makes this information available to the College community for reference.

Construction Oversight (30%)

• Serves as the primary College representative with oversight of a range of construction activities; while external construction managers, project managers and developers may be involved in various projects, the Sr. Dir. PDC, along with the CCA Project Manager will be the primary College contacts.

• Oversees and coordinates, in conjunction with the CCA Project Manager, all consultants, vendors, etc. on various projects, providing direction and support throughout the project.

• Works with those involved in each project – CCA Project Manager, contractors, developers, etc – to assure that the project is flowing smoothly and is on-schedule and within budget; and communicates project status to various College constituencies.

• Assures that the design integrity and code compliance of the project is maintained throughout the construction process

• In conjunction with the architect, developer or external project manager, serves as the College representative with all governmental agencies during the construction.

• With the VP – OCP, reviews construction financials on a regular basis.

Space Planning and Utilization (10%)

• Works with the Space Planning Manager and various stakeholders across the academic and administrative areas, to assure that best practices for space management within arts colleges, are being created, implemented and adhered to, as well as assessed on a regular basis for applicability.

Community Engagement and Understanding (10%)

• Establishes and maintains collegial and collaborative relationships throughout the College community.

• Establishes and maintains positive, collaborative relationships with various federal, state and local governmental agencies so as to develop a very good understanding of CCA’s various compliance requirements and obligations and to understand opportunities for involvement by CCA in innovative governmental initiatives.

• Establishes and maintains good relationships with local area businesses, such that CCA remains a positive and contributing neighbor.

General Department Information (5%)

• Plans and formulates the budget for the Planning, Design and Construction department.

• In collaboration with College IT staff, assures that a PDC webpage is regularly maintained and that it provides interesting, current and valuable information to the College community and beyond

Other responsibilities as assigned (5%)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Architecture, Urban Design, or a related field is required.

• Licensed engineer or architect (California licensure preferred), with significant experience working with various San Francisco City government agencies is strongly preferred.

• 8 – 10 years of proven accomplishment in facilities planning and design, construction, renovation, architecture/engineering and project management with experience in property development, urban design and landscape architect also beneficial, or some similar combination of education and experience.

• Experience in planning and zoning issues and processes, particularly in San Francisco and California.

• Experience in higher education, particularly associated with the arts, or comparable size and type of organization.

• Experience in creating and administering RFQs, RFPs, bid solicitations, service agreements, construction contracts and various consultant contracts.

• Experience in institutional planning (long and short range), capital programs, space management and/or land use.

• Strong management skills – both people and projects – and excellent written and oral communications.

• Substantial skill in understanding, formulating and utilizing as an integral part of the planning and decision making processes, complex project financial and funding information.

• Experience communicating innovative, sometimes complex ideas to a wide range of constituents within the College community, from the city community, from government entities, consultants and design professionals and soliciting creative, thoughtful input.

• Demonstrated experience incorporating sustainability into all planning and design decisions and the ability to set and reach sustainability goals for an institution.

• Advanced computer skills, primarily cloud based, including AutoCad or similar, space planning and management systems, project planning and scheduling platforms, as well as daily computer usage for documents, spreadsheets, presentations, etc..

• Comprehensive knowledge of building codes, state and local requirements and construction standards.

• Understanding of, and alignment with, the College’s values and mission.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

The Sr. Director of Planning, Design and Construction will primarily work on the San Francisco campus but may be required to travel to Oakland campus. This position typically holds office hours Monday – Friday, TBD am – TBD pm but should expect to respond 24/7 to emergency needs. Flexible schedule required. Must be able to work weekends.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

The closing date to apply for this position is October 18, 2019.

Location

San Francisco

Additional Locations

Oakland

Application Instructions

Applicants are required to attach a cover letter and resume. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Recommended document file formats are Word or PDF. If there are multiple attachments, we recommend compressing/zipping your files into a zip format file. There is also a place in the application for you to provide a link to large documents. Please submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions.

Application Deadline

For staff positions, screening begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

EEO Statement

As an educational and cultural institution, California College of the Arts has a responsibility to provide access and opportunities for all people, with special attention to supporting groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

We believe that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence, and our student, faculty, staff, and trustee bodies should reflect the diverse world in which we live, with attention to race, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and ability.

California College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.

Questions?

Please address any questions to hr@cca.edu.

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/1628988.

Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) is an independent art college with 21 undergraduate programs in architecture, design, fine arts, visual studies, and writing. The college also has graduate programs in architecture, comics, curatorial practice, design, design strategy, film, fine arts, visual and critical studies, and writing. Through these programs, the college has created a dynamic and interdisciplinary environment. Diverse cultural perspectives enrich the CCA community and the college believes that continuing to expand the horizons of the students and faculty is essential to achieving its educational objectives. With campuses in Oakland and San Francisco, CCA currently enrolls 1,950 full-time students.

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