Associate Director - Architect, Planning, Design and Construction
Missouri State University
Location: Springfield, Missouri
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: 4 Year Degree
Salary: $70,400 - $90,000
The Associate Director – Architect, Planning, Design and Construction assists the University Architect in the planning and execution of capital projects and physical improvements undertaken by the University, ensuring that they meet state and federal regulations and procedures and are effectively managed from concept through planning, design, bidding construction, and up to occupancy. The Associate Director – Architect, Planning, Design and Construction supports the integration of sustainable design, a respect for the environment, and conservation of resources of every project the University undertakes. The Associate Director –Architect, Planning, Design and Construction provides supervision of other professional staff in Planning, Design, and Construction. The Associate Director –Architect, Planning, Design and Construction provides management of assigned projects within the University system, including coordinating all activities from programming and concept through occupant move-in, with the primary focus on the application of architectural knowledge as it applies to the design of commercial and institutional buildings. The Associate Director – Architect, Planning, Design and Construction serves as a delegate to the Board of Governors and other campus entities when the University Architect is not available.
Experience: At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience as an Architect is required. Experience in operations, administration, personnel management, and supervision with institutions of higher education or with similar large organizations is required. Construction industry experience with institutions of higher education is required. Demonstrated experience working effectively in a diverse environment is required. Experience in all aspects of the architectural profession is preferred including programming ability, conceptualization, visual presentations in various media, and preparation of construction documents that clearly convey the requirements of intended designs for the purpose of bidding and constructing commercial and institutional facilities.
Licensure: Architectural registration is required. Missouri registration is required or must be obtained within twelve months of the date of hire. Accreditation through the United States Green Building Council in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is preferred.
Skills: Strong knowledge of building codes, industry standards, building accessibility requirements, contract language applicable to the construction industry, and applicable statutes of the State of Missouri is required. A strong knowledge of materials and methods of construction, including proper detailing of architectural building systems is required. Knowledge of CAD and other graphic programs is required. The ability to prepare sketches and renderings in various forms of media to adequately convey the concepts of projects or prepare representations of expected final constructed results is required. Preparing presentations and experience in presenting to large groups is required. The ability to review plans and specifications and to coordinate the contract documents between responsible parties is required. Management skills are required, particularly the ability to develop and manage budgets, analyze, organize, plan, and delegate. Demonstrated skills in problem-solving, decision making, and conflict resolution are required. Supervisory skills are required, particularly the ability to train, orientate, instruct, and evaluate others. Computer literacy with word processing, spreadsheet, and similar applications is required. Strong verbal and written communications skills are required. The ability to communicate with the University community, the public, and the media regarding planning, design, and construction issues is required. The ability to gather and thoroughly analyze information to make well-founded recommendations to the University’s senior administration is required. The ability to work collegially with a wide variety of constituencies possessing various levels of planning and design knowledge is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
Effort: Requires the ability to move throughout the campus on foot, including climbing stairs in all University buildings, and stairs and/or ladders on construction sites.
Other: This position is designated “sensitive” as defined by University policy. The scope of the job frequently requires responding to emergency or unforeseen situations around-the-clock and may require working in the evenings and on weekends to fulfill job functions.
Missouri State University is a diverse and inclusive community of expert faculty and staff members who are forward-thinking educators, learners and leaders. We share and celebrate the public affairs mission of Missouri State and foster a culture that celebrates open dialogue.
We provide a generous benefit package to help make Missouri State a preferred workplace in Springfield, Missouri.