San Jose State University (SJSU) has retained Helbling & Associates to conduct an executive search to secure an Associate Vice President, Facilities Development & Operations (AVP). The AVP is the principal facilities administrator at SJSU. Reporting to the Vice President for Administration and Finance / Chief Financial Officer, this position is responsible for leading and directing the strategic operational and developmental planning of all campus facilities to support the mission of the university. The AVP provides vision and leadership for Facilities Development and Operations, which includes the following departments: Planning, Design, and Construction; Maintenance and Operations; Environmental Health and Safety; as well as the Financial and Administrative Services unit supporting the needs of the department.
As the university's senior facilities administrator, the AVP is responsible for the successful operation, maintenance, and development of the university's physical plant. The AVP will play a key role in establishing and directing the strategic goals of the department and will ensure operational objectives are achieved. The university occupies 19 blocks in downtown San Jose, as well as 62 acres that make up the South Campus housing the Spartan Stadium and athletic fields. In total, the facilities inventory comprises of approximately 6M SF of buildings on approximately 160 acres of land.
The AVP engages collaboratively with campus administration and the campus community to provide superior customer-focused services while advancing the university's goals. The AVP plays a significant role in creating the campus master plan and the multi-year capital outlay program as the university continues to go through a major facelift. These new and renovated projects complement existing campus services and develop an enhanced and integrated student-friendly campus environment.
Founded in 1857, SJSU is the oldest public institution of higher education in California. It is conveniently located in downtown San Jose, midway between San Francisco and the Monterey / Carmel area at the sunny southern end of the San Francisco Bay, and is easily accessible from area freeways.
With average enrollment of 32,000 students, the university offers 160 bachelors and masters degrees in 89 concentrations. As the largest and most diverse of the area’s colleges and universities, SJSU graduates fuel the business, industrial, community, and cultural needs of the Silicon Valley and beyond.
San Jose is a newly revitalized city which hosts major sports, the arts, museums, and restaurants serving a wide variety of cuisines. The Santa Cruz coastline is less than an hour away and San Francisco is one hour to the north.
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