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Senior Director, Facilities, Planning, Design & Construction

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Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: Los Angeles
Categories: MPP, Administrative, At-Will, Full Time

Job No: 524958; 2/20/2023



California State University, Los Angeles, invites applications for the above Administrator III position.


The University:  California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system.  The University is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. We offer nationally recognized programs and our faculty have a strong commitment to scholarship, research, creative pursuits, and service.

As a federally recognized Hispanic-serving (HSI) and Asian-American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-serving institution (AANAPISI), Cal State LA recognizes the transformative power of education and embraces its duty to identify and serve the needs of all of its students. The University is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff can thrive.  


The Position: Under the general direction of the Associate Vice President (AVP) for Facilities, Planning, Design, and Construction, the Senior Director provides direct management of Facilities Service and Planning, Design, and Construction and is responsible for administration of campus maintenance, operations, physical planning, and development of the campus physical environment. The Senior Director is responsible for the direct supervision of the Director of Planning, Design, and Construction and the Director of Facilities Services. The Senior Director will collaborate with the AVP for Facilities, Planning, Design, and Construction to support strategic planning and communication with the Chancellor's Office in the development and approval of the campus Delegation Plan and Capital Outlay Plan. The Senior Director develops complementary programs and initiatives to foster a culture of continuous improvement in areas of staff engagement, customer service, and professional development. The Senior Director fosters collaboration and process improvement while providing support and leadership for planning and committees. The Senior Director will oversee the campus strategic communications for the department via department website, internal and external communication, and reporting. The Senior Director serves on a variety of related campus committees as a representative of the A VP and engages with the Office of the President, Academic Affairs, Student Life, and University Advancement to ensure the university's strategic goals are integrated into the campus planning, physical development, and maintenance and operation.

Required Qualifications & Experience: Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year in a related field is required. Must have at least five to ten years of progressively responsible management experience in strategic planning, quality improvement, and capital outlay planning as they relate to public institutions. The incumbent must have experience with fiscal management (planning and control), workflow analysis, organizational design, and development in a large or complex organization. The incumbent must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and demonstrated ability to use technology in the development of solutions to complex issues. The incumbent must have a demonstrated interest and/or ability to work in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the California State University. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University employees who may apply for the position.


CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The system-wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to


California State University, Los Angeles, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.


As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Desired Qualifications: Master's degree from an accredited four-year college or university. Experience within the California State University system or other California higher education institution and with property management and development. 


Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Salary range is $6,250 - $20,063/monthly. A comprehensive benefits package is provided.


Appointment:  The Administrator III appointment will be made under the guidelines for management and supervisory employees of the California State University.  All rights and benefits associated with this appointment are governed by the Management Personnel Plan. 


Closing DateReview of applications will begin on March 6, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. A completed online Cal State University, Los Angeles employment application is required. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.


This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.


In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, California State University, Los Angeles is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, disability, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender, or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Candidates must demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. Certain positions require fingerprinting. The University actively encourages qualified minorities, women and persons with a disability to apply.  Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause an undue hardship. We are an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

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