Assistant Vice Chancellor, Real Estate Services/Chief Real Estate Development Officer
Job Category: Managerial/Professional
Unit: Office of Planning & Budget
Position Code: SPB5015A
Closing Date: 12/18/2013
Salary: $130,000 - $255,900 Annual. Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Promenade 767 E. Yosemite, Bldg B, Ste A/B
Background check: Background check and fingerprinting may be required
The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***., Merced is the newest and tenth campus of the **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. system and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With close to 6,200 students, UC Merced has planned for additional student growth until we reach an enrollment of approximately 25,000 students. With undergraduate, graduate, and PhD programs, plans for a future medical school program, partnerships and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving, requiring talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.
The Assistant Vice Chancellor, Real Estate Services / Chief Real Estate Development Officer will serve as the lead business official for all real estate transactions entered into by the Merced campus and will manage the Real Estate Services Group. The Real Estate Services Group supports several campus permanent committees, including the Campus Physical Planning Committee and the Campus Space Advisory Committee.
The Real Estate Services Group will be responsible for all campus real estate development and transaction support services. The Real Estate Services Group will administer the acquisition and disposition of real property, manage the development of new campus buildings through public/private partnerships, and provide asset management services for all leased space.
Responsibilities of the Real Estate Services Group include, but are not limited to:
• Real property selling and/or purchasing;
• Support executive management and the Office of the President in ground lease management;
• Direct inclusion area planning, marketing, interaction with outside developers, user groups, and profit forming ventures to improve the endowment of the University;
• Financial analysis;
• Real Estate development and contract negotiation for nontraditional capital improvements with outside vendors;
• Develop and negotiate licenses and other contract forms for property use and real property easements;
• Provide internal and external consultation as it relates to all aspects of real estate issues;
• Faculty Home Loan Programs; and
• Provide assistance in grant development when space will be occupied using grant funds.
2020 Project Development. The 2020 Project represents the ensuing phase of development of the Merced campus and constitutes what was envisioned as the next portion (Phase 2) of the long-term development proposed under the 2009 LRDP. The 2020 Project includes the facilities needed to support an enrollment level of 10,000 students, including academic, administrative, research, and recreational buildings, student residences and student services buildings, utilities and infrastructure, outdoor recreation areas, and associated roadways, parking, and landscaping.
The incumbent will be responsible to orchestrate and facilitate the development of the 2020 Project. This responsibility will include the management and coordination by and amongst campus stakeholders, representatives of the Office of the President, and the day-to-day work of external consultants that the campus may hire to assist with the development of the Project. The incumbent will be responsible for facilitating collaboration across all campus disciplines, stakeholders and departments. This position will require strong experience and skill in bringing together varied interests, perceptions and opinions to form a team that will collectively and collaboratively move the 2020 Project and other real estate development and asset management related issues forward. The incumbent will also have strong leadership and decision making skills; and thereby be comfortable and experienced in finding and developing solutions over the course of a large and complex development project.
The incumbent will work closely with the project stakeholders and contract subject matter experts to identify and develop the 2020 Project concept(s), evaluate their feasibility, develop financial and operational analyses, maintains project budgets, coordinate personnel, green building designs, and resources needed to complete the 2020 project.
In addition to knowing the technical aspects of development, the incumbent also knows how to keep an eye on the big picture, and position UC Merced and its real estate asset portfolio for the long term. This will require the incumbent to form a cohesive team among all real estate groups within the Division of Planning and Budget, including Academic Facilities Planning; Physical and Environmental Planning; and Space Management. It will also require strong collaboration with real estate groups in other divisions, including Design and Construction and Facilities Management. In addition the Real Estate Service Group will need to form strong relationships with real estate occupants across campus, including all academic schools and units, the Academic Senate, and all administrative divisions.
• Bachelor’s degree in related area or equivalent combination of education and experience. Advanced degree preferred.
• Highly sophisticated skills in strategy development, systems planning and change management.
• Ability to establish mission and goals at the macro-level; to lead subordinate management to develop goals in alignment with mission.
• Expert leadership abilities to establish department goals, and motivate and influence others to achieve.
• Highly sophisticated knowledge of administrative management theory and ability to translate into practice.
• Ability to establish metrics for department and employee goals which measure effectiveness of contributions to efficient operations of department.
• Expert project management skills, including capital projects.
• Expert skills to work collaboratively and act persuasively in sensitive situations; skills in conflict management techniques.
• Knowledge of financial analysis and reporting techniques; human resources and risk management planning; accounting and payroll.
• Demonstrated skills in employee supervision and HR administration.
• Interpersonal skills to effectively lead, motivate and influence others.
To Apply: ****If you do not have internet access you may mail your application, resume, and cover letter to: **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***., Merced, 5200 North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the subject line.
The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. Merced is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff and students.
The University does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, access to, or operation of its instruction, programs, services or activities, or in its hiring and employment practices. The university provides reasonable accommodation to facilitate the participation of individuals with legally protected disabilities.