Associate Vice President for Planning, Real Estate, and Facilities, Oakland Campus
Location: Oakland, California
Type: Full Time
Search for the Associate Vice President for Planning, Real Estate, and Facilities, Oakland Campus
Building upon a decade of expansion in the United States and beyond, Northeastern University merged with Mills College in July 2022 to have a broader impact across its global campus network. Northeastern University’s Planning, Real Estate and Facilities (PREF) Division now seeks an accomplished leader to serve as Associate Vice President (AVP) for Planning, Real Estate, and Facilities in Oakland, CA to assist in their growth. This is an exciting opportunity to provide leadership in the development, planning, design, and construction of various types of projects at a dynamic, top-tier, urban research university with the ambition and resources to augment the Oakland Campus’s footprint.
The new AVP will join the University as it continues a more-than-decade-long trajectory of unprecedented growth in student enrollment, faculty, staff, and physical space, along with tremendous advances in academic and research rankings. That impact is powered by Northeastern’s renowned experiential learning model and world-class research enterprise and strengthened by Mills’ legacy in women’s leadership, equity, and social justice. With several hundred Northeastern undergraduates joining hundreds of continuing Mills students, Northeastern is now the only university with comprehensive residential campuses on both U.S. coasts.
Northeastern’s Oakland campus is a 135-acre green oasis with deep connections to a vibrant urban community. The campus features 65 historic and contemporary buildings, many of which are award-winning. These buildings house 47,600 square feet of academic and laboratory space. As part of the City of Oakland, the campus affords students and faculty the opportunity to study, work, and live in one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the U.S.—one with an avant-garde art scene, science and cultural opportunities, excellent cuisine, and a progressive, engaged community.
Reporting to the VP & Chief of PREF in Boston, and collaborating closely with colleagues on the Oakland and Boston Campuses, the AVP will be a key strategist in the implementation of the University's Oakland California Vision Plan, which provides the key framework for the priorities for the current and future portfolio of facilities and real estate at the Oakland campus. They will be responsible for the effective use of the existing 135 acres of grounds and 65 buildings on the Oakland campus, as well as pursuing exciting growth opportunities through partnerships, leases, and the acquisition of new resources.
A minimum of 15 years of experience in a capital planning, master planning, capital project, real estate management role, preferably in a higher education setting, is essential. A degree or professional certification is desirable, but not required.
The anticipated hiring salary range is $225-$250K.
Northeastern is an EEO/AA Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Northeastern is an E-Verify Employer.