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University of Oregon Director of Capital Projects, Space Management, and Facilities in Eugene, Oregon

Director of Capital Projects, Space Management, and Facilities

Apply nowJob no:523796

Work type:Officer of Administration

Location:Eugene, OR

Categories:Administrative/Professional, Administrative/Office Support, Business Administration/Management, Construction/Planning, Executive/Management/Director, Research/Scientific/Grants

Department:Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation

Appointment Type and Duration:Regular, Ongoing

Salary:Commensurate with experience

Compensation Band:OS-OA08-Fiscal Year 2018-2019


Application Review Begins

April 29, 2019; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

In addition to the online application, please submit:

1) A cover letter describing how you meet the minimum qualifications, professional competencies, and, if applicable, preferred qualifications

2) Resume/CV

3) Provide three professional references. One must be a current or former supervisor.

Department Summary

The University of Oregon (UO), a member of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities, is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. In 2014, the university launched an ambitious fundraising campaign focused on supporting faculty excellence in teaching and research, creating access for outstanding students, and enriching the student experience. The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (OVPRI) holds administrative responsibility for numerous high-profile research centers and institutes and core research facilities. These units provide opportunities for faculty across the university to collaborate on research efforts that are inherently interdisciplinary, and of significant societal importance. The VPRI oversees sponsored research, research compliance, technology transfer, and research development, and represents the UO in national organizations such as the AAU (Chief Research Officers) and the APLU (Council of Research). The VPRI also serves as an advocate and catalyst within the university for expanding the range and impact of UO's research, scholarship, and creative endeavors.

Over the past two years, the University of Oregon has made considerable investments to enhance research, including an increase in the number of tenure track faculty, competitive startup packages, extensive laboratory renovations, and a high-performance computing facility. We recently received a $500M gift to launch the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact.

Position Summary

The Director of Capital Project, Space Management, and Facilities will serve as research’s representative for renovation and new construction projects, space planning and allocation, existing facilities maintenance and operations, field officer for the university’s Incident Management Team. The Director is the designated representative for renovation and new construction projects wholly or partially paid for and/or managed by the Office of Vice President for Research and Innovation. This position closely works with a variety of operating units across the university as well as partner units the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation. This position reports to the Senior Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation.

Minimum Requirements

• Bachelor's degree.

• Three years of professional experience in supporting and managing physical space planning and construction projects with organizations having an emphasis on technology / medicine / science / higher education.

• Three years of experience in a professional capacity working with construction, planning, and two of the following: physical space management, facility operations/management, continuity planning, project management.

• Demonstration of five years related and transferable skillsets such as working experience with building and infrastructure project management.

Professional Competencies

• Demonstrated excellent writing and analytical skills.

• Demonstrated ability to negotiate and collaborate with multiple stakeholders on and off campus.

• Demonstrated ability to work independently, set appropriate work priorities and require minimal supervision over regular work activities.

• Proven ability to handle conflict and difficult situations in a diverse setting using professionalism and consensus-based decision making.

• Demonstrated ability to manage issues that require judgment, discretion, integrity, and attention to detail, respecting confidentiality as appropriate.

FLSA Exempt:Yes

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us atuocareers@uoregon.eduor 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

Advertised:04 Apr 2019Pacific Daylight Time

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