Director of Campus Planning and Development (MB2021-EC2694)

  • Cal State University (CSU) Monterey Bay
  • Seaside, California
  • Aug 15, 2021
Full Time Administration and Management Planning and Development

Job Description


Powered by an inspiring Founding Vision Statement, California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is a

mid-sized comprehensive baccalaureate and masters granting university whose staff and faculty help transform student lives through a focus on student success and engagement through project-based learning, service learning in its regional community, and the promotion of multicultural and global perspectives on and beyond campus.CSUMB is both a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) and an Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and has a vibrant, diverse student body of over 7,600 students. The university's Strategic Plan prioritizes inclusive excellence through recruiting and investing in the development of a diverse body of faculty, staff, and administrators. CSUMB's sustainability initiative is to be carbon neutral by 2030.

PURPOSE : Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Facilities Management, the Director of Campus Planning and Development is responsible for the planning, development, design, construction, and inspection of campus facilities. The incumbent provides leadership and administrative oversight of this critically important team.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following :

  • Supervises and mentors planning, design and construction team staff. Establishes expectations, goals and objectives. Evaluates and prioritizes work assignments and associated financial resource allocation. Ensures the professional development of staff members. Works with the Associate Vice President to develop and implement policies and procedures. Serves as the campus administrator and the liaison to the Chancellor's Office in the coordination of programs/projects with the CSU system Office of Capital Planning, Design, and Construction.

  • Capital Projects : Directs development of short- and long-term planning and annual submission of the University's Capital Outlay Program (e.g., Five-Year Facilities Renewal and Capital Improvement Plan). Creates and oversees a collaborative process that identifies and prioritizes all projects included in the 5-year CIP, minor capital and deferred maintenance budgets. Identifies and oversees pursuit of extra funding (including but not limited to public-private partnerships, grants, donor events etc.) required to build the most innovative and sustainable projects. Collaborates and partners closely with Facilities Services and Operat
    ions Department on project life-cycle costing through planning, design, and construction and maintenance phases. Functions as the liaison between the campus and the CSU Chancellor's Office. Ensures compliance with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), including oversight of consultant-prepared Environmental Impact Reports.
  • Stakeholder/Client Engagement: Manages stakeholder engagement and development of project scopes. Represents campus end-users, project clients, campus technical staff, and the university community on all assigned capital projects. Ensures all project scopes reflect approved stakeholder input and ensures decision-making process documentation.
  • Major Plan/Project Development : Oversees development of project feasibility studies and resulting projects into the CIP. Translates project specific and campus wide visions into prioritized capital projects that are consistent with the long-term Master Plan goals. Ensures all projects and plans help the campus reach climate neutrality and that the appropriate plans are in place. Manages plan creation as necessary.
  • Planning Processes Creation and Outreach : Oversees the implementation of an official, clear and transparent planning and approval process for all physical campus projects. Ensures projects are initiated in and receive review and approval. Creates and oversees an internal integrated planning, design and construction process that clearly defines responsibilities, review and approval periods and timelines. Collaborates with the key stakeholders, such as academic colleges, independent auxiliaries and corporation, and Chancellor's Office in the development and recommendations of campus projects for approval.
  • Space Planning : Provides vision and leadership in the development of the University Physical Space Plan. Oversees development of the campus physical space needs and feasibility studies for major capital projects. Oversees the databases and information systems necessary to assess needs, make project decisions and produce reports.
  • Energy and Utilities : Ensures technical, programmatic, and administrative support for the University's energy efficiency planning and operations, including development of utilities budget information, status reporting, and all utility infrastructure planning and development; and formulates and administers energy and utility policies and programs. Ensures effective collaborations and partnerships across the University; and facilitates alignment and strengthens synergies between planning, design, construction, maintenance and operations, and other campus departments.
  • Oversees architectural and engineering consultant contract scope of work/request for proposal development and that work implementation is consistent with initial project definition and campus plans, goals and aesthetics. Identifies and provides Planning and Design project reviews and approvals at key points from conception through commissioning. Ensures cohesive aesthetic and design implemented throughout the campus physical environment.
  • Develops and implements design guidelines, standards, and procedures. Employs management systems to ensure that all projects are managed in accordance with the State University Administrative Manual (SUAM) and CSU guidelines.
  • Ensures campus design guidelines and standards are continuously updated and made available to architectural and engineering consultants and the Facilities Management Department.
  • Architect/Engineering/Contractor Selection - Ensures that the design documents, Request for Proposal/Qualifications and interview selection criteria meets the project scope.
  • Responsible for all construction projects. Oversees architectural and engineering consultant contract scope of work/request for proposal development and that work implementation is consistent with initial project definition and campus plans, goals and aesthetics. Identifies and provides Planning and Design project reviews and approvals at key points from conception through commissioning. Ensures cohesive aesthetic and design implemented throughout the campus physical environment.
  • Manages the preparation of Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and Request for Proposal (RFP) for consultants and design professionals. Supervises the negotiations and bids for construction and renovation contracts, and administers the contracts.
  • Provides input on budget development for the Planning and Design functional areas. Manages assigned budget for the Planning and Design team and ensures compliance with University policies. Allocates resources to meet competing and changing priorities or needs of projects/programs within the Planning and Design functional areas.

Other Functions :

Participates in university task forces and special projects as required.

Performs other job-related duties and special projects as assigned.


Thorough knowledge of design and construction. Leadership and management skills to lead project committees and manage large and complex professional teams. Has work experience in department functions. Strong oral and written communication skills. Excellent customer service and public relations skills

Ability to: learn, interpret and apply a wide variety of Federal, State, and University regulations, policies and procedures independently, and use judgment and discretion to act when precedents do not exist. Anticipates the impact of office administration problems and solutions on other areas; analyzes operational and procedural problems and develops, recommends and evaluates proposed solutions. Analyzes budgetary data, and makes accurate projections requiring some inference. Writes and presents own reports. Effectively handles interpersonal interactions at all levels. Uses negotiation and persuasion skills verbally and in writing in a professional and tactful manner to achieve results and expedite projects.


Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a related planning, design, construction, engineering, architecture, or closely-related field; and five years of work experience in capital projects with at least three years leading and/or supervising the work of others; or any combination of education and experience required to perform the essential duties and responsibilities and the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities listed above.


Advanced degree from an accredited college or university in urban planning, city planning, architecture, engineering, or closely-related; and more than five years of work experience in capital projects. Progressively responsible experience supervising the work of others and managing the activities of a building planning, design and construction operation and/or managing capital projects.


  • All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).
  • The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
  • This position will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to victims of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking as required by CSU Executive Order 1095.
  • This position has been designated as a sensitive position with responsibility for the care, safety and security of people (including children and minors), animals and CSU property; authority to commit financial resources of the university through contracts greater than $10,000; access to and responsibility for detailed personally identifiable Level 1 confidential information about students, faculty, staff or alumni that is protected, personal or sensitive as defined in the CSU Information Security Data Classification Standards and control over campus business processes, either through functional roles or system security access.
  • This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority, will be required to participate in annual training, and to immediately forward to the Clery Compliance Officer all reports of Clery Act crimes brought to their attention.
  • 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 a Statement of Economic Interest subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid license to drive in the State of California, pass the Defensive Training Class, and be insurable under the University's liability coverage.
  • May require occasional evenings and/or weekend work.


Office environment with standard equipment and tasks. Position requires working at a computer and desk for extended periods of time.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a management level position with an attractive benefits package, which includes: a vacation accrual rate of 16 hours per month; an excellent choice of medical, dental and vision insurance; long term disability coverage; life insurance; educational incentives; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS); and 14 paid holidays a year. For further information, please visit: Employee Benefits Summary. The University Corporation at CSU Monterey Bay also provides access to affordable campus housing, Employee Housing.


For full consideration, applicants must complete the required online application prior to the priority screen date found at Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned.

CSUMB is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting University Personnel at (831) 582-3389. All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.


CSUMB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States and is an E-Verify employer. In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal State University, Monterey Bay Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at:

CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.


CSUMB is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. We value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. We consider qualified applicants for employment for their anticipated contributions and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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