Associate Vice President for Campus Operations

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Work type: Non-Classified/Professional
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Administration and Business Operations, Facilities Maintenance, Engineering and Architect

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Boise State University is building an inclusive community of faculty and staff whose unique skills, cultural contributions, work history, and perspectives create a rich and rewarding academic experience for our students. Research demonstrates that people thrive when they feel welcome, respected, and inspired. We seek applicants who are committed to helping us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. Applications from members of historically marginalized groups, including women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), those with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those who have served in the military, and members of other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged.

Job Summary/Basic Function:

The Associate Vice President for Campus Operations (AVP) provides leadership and vision in the planning, direction, budget development and administration of University Campus Operations. Responsible for overseeing facilities and the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of campus buildings, as well as oversight of campus master planning and space planning.

Reporting to the Vice President for University Affairs and Chief Operating Officer, the AVP directs the strategic planning and development of best practices for all aspects of Campus Operations, builds collaborative relationships with campus units to support and enhance instructional, research, and administrative strategic goals, and maintains a strong working relationship with executive leadership and external constituents.

The AVP advocates for university needs with external agencies, including the Division of Public Works, the Permanent Building Fund Advisory Council, the Department of Administration, the Association of General Contractors and trade groups.

Level Scope:

Directs through subordinate Managers multiple large and complex critical programs impacting broad constituencies across major portions of campus. Identifies objectives, manages very significant human, financial, and physical resources, and functions with an extremely high degree of autonomy. Accountable for formulating and administering policies and programs for major functions. Operational or program results can affect overall campus wide performance and reputation. Directs through subordinate Managers the development of strategic goals and objectives to achieve accountability and stewardship of university resources in a manner consistent with campus and system wide objectives and initiatives.

Essential Functions:

60% of the time:
● Supports the development and accountability of the leadership team
● Develops and fosters relationships with agency heads, legislators and other governmental or industry leaders to advance University goals
● Oversight of the development and execution of the University’s Master Plan in alignment with the University’s Strategic Plan
● Develops and formalizes facility and space planning program and procedures to meet campus needs by working with executive management, deans, faculty and staff.
● Active participant in the University’s Administrative Council

35% of the time:

● Management of the capital program process including
o Development of the University’s capital budget requests
o Development of design standards for all campus remodel and construction projects
o Oversight of cost estimates and timeliness of construction for capital projects and remodels of current facilities
o Development of capital project information for State Board of Education approval; attend and present at State Board of Education meetings as required
o Develop and improve relationships with the Idaho Division of Public Works and the Permanent Building Fund Advisory Council
o Strategic coordination of space allocation, including space remodeling to accommodate occupation
● Effective personnel management practices and supervision including motivation, training, professional development, conflict resolution, and progressive discipline, with the demonstrated ability to effectively model appropriate professional behavior
● Representation of the University and its interests in a professional and conscientious manner

5% Other duties as assigned. 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

● Demonstrated ability to develop and foster relationships with agency heads, legislators and other governmental or industry leaders
● Knowledge and understanding of campus operations within a public university
● Knowledge of the goals, objectives, structure, and operations of a public university
● Knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures for a complex organization
● Solid budgetary and financial management of large, multi-dimensional organizations with an emphasis on higher education as well as strong advocacy for operating costs and projects
● Strong advocacy and a voice for Campus Operations
● Strong analytical and critical thinking skills and the ability to analyze, summarize, and effectively present data
● Demonstrated history of leading, organizing, and motivating a team
● Demonstrated ability to be part of a collaborative leadership team committed to advancing the institutional mission and the strategic plan
● Effective management of paths to future funding to meet demands and cost increases
● Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with academic leadership, faculty, and staff at all organizational levels
● Demonstrated ability to develop employees as leaders, and effectively manage performance of individuals and teams
● Advanced verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to present effectively to small and large groups
● Ability to foster a cooperative team environment
● Demonstrated ability to maintain high quality/standards of work, leadership, ethics, commitment, and professional responsibility and judgment
● Demonstrated ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
● Excellent computer skills and proficiency with a variety of computer applications including Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, databases, and industry specific software

Minimum Qualifications:

● Master’s Degree from an accredited institution of higher education in architecture, construction management, or professional engineering, or in a relevant field OR a combination of a relevant Bachelor’s Degree and at least ten (10) years of leadership in a similar multi-disciplined operations environment overseeing multiple offices and programs
● Ten (10) years industry experience to include five (5) years of supervisory experience in a higher education environment

Preferred Qualifications:

● At least ten (10) years of leadership experience in one (1) or more of the following areas: facilities operations and maintenance, architecture and engineering services, or construction management in a similarly complex institution
● Working knowledge of facilities management, space planning/design (interior/exterior), project estimating/budgeting, and known limits to maintain health, safety throughout the university
● 5 years’ experience working with agency heads, legislators and other governmental or industry leaders
Salary and Benefits:

Salary range $150,000 to $172,000/year; commensurate with experience. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at

Required Application Materials:

Cover Letter
3 References



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