University Director of Real Estate and Strategic Initiatives
The University Director of Real Estate and Strategic Initiatives will be accountable for a diverse portfolio of responsibilities including; 1. The leadership and administration of the University’s portfolio of real estate and facilities; 2. The participation with University leadership in identifying and cultivating and securing individual, corporate and foundation philanthropic relationships that support the financial needs of the University; 3. Provide the continued sponsorship of the CDL School proposal while working to identify additional workforce development and corporate educational revenue opportunities for the University.
- Provide the operational leadership and forward ownership strategy for the University’s portfolio of real estate and facilities.
- Work cooperatively with University Leadership in developing programs and donor specific strategies in support of the University’s advancement objectives.
- Continue to serve as the sponsor and initial business unit leader for the proposed CDL School through the programs economic stabilization.
- Leverage personal and professional relationships to create educational and instructional revenue opportunities for the University.
Real Estate and Facilities-
- Develop priorities and strategies for system-wide facilities planning and operations.
- Develop and maintain internal standards and policies for operations, life and safety compliance on each campus.
- Directly manage construction/renovation, capital improvements and the provision of furniture, fixtures and equipment.
- Manage long-range facility planning, capital repair/replacement budgeting and implementation.
- Assume responsibility for the negotiation and management of leases, service contracts and capital purchases in coordination with Legal Counsel.
- Service as the point of contact for consultants and contractors, providing timely updates of this activity to the VC/CFO.
- Coordinate facility related regulatory issues and compliance in coordination with Legal Counsel.
- Provide administrative support and subject matter expertise to the Board of Governors and the various RETF subcommittees.
Advancement, Community and Governmental Relations-
- Develop a deep knowledge base of the University’s programs and funding priorities in order to be an effective communicator when meeting with alumni, friends of the University and corporate funders.
- Identify and secure partnerships with individuals and organizations that further the University’s programs and strategic initiatives.
- Stand prepared to serve as the key relationship manager with prospective donors where the incumbent’s professional experience and/or background add value in securing gifts.
- Represent the University with local, state and federal elected officials that are in a position to help advance the University’s strategic initiatives.
- Actively identify and cultivate community relationships for engagement with University leadership that will build brand awareness and advocacy.
CDL/Workforce Development Initiatives-
- Continue to refine and prepare the CDL Driving School business plan for presentation and approval by the; UAC, ULC and Board of Governors as soon as practicable.
- Continue to identify and cultivate transportation industry executives that are in a position to endorse, advocate and endow the program.
- Represent the University with local, state and federal elected officials that are in a position to help advance the University’s CDL School initiative.
- Identify opportunities and individuals for University Leadership to engage with in the greater Dayton community to build brand awareness.
EDUCATION, SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
- Bachelor’s degree (Master’s level degree preferred) from an accredited college or university with an emphasis or concentration in business, finance, marketing, or related field that produces a well-rounded individual.
- Minimum of ten years of experience in an executive capacity within a matrix business environment.
- A candidate with a higher education background is preferred but not required.
- Demonstrated record of success in a leadership capacity for one or more viable organizations.
- Significant experience in successfully working with all potential constituencies – volunteers, employees, staff, corporations, foundations and community members.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to develop and execute a plan of action through the effective management of staff, volunteers and contractors to a successful outcome.
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Compensation is competitive and commensurate with ability, experience, and subject to negotiation.
HOURS OF EMPLOYMENT:
This is a part-time position (minimum of 30+ hours per week), which will require travel for business purposes as well as working in off hours or the weekends depending upon the situation. Must be available 24 hours per day 7 days per week for emergency phone calls, texts, and emails when needed.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Antioch University reserves the right to change the duties of the job description at any time.
Antioch University provides equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected classification.
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