Assistant Vice President for Facilities and Campus Planning

Colby College

Assistant Vice President for Facilities and Campus Planning

Colby College, one of the nation’s preeminent liberal arts colleges, seeks a highly motivated leader with exceptional strategic, operational, and interpersonal skills and broad expertise to join the leadership team as Assistant Vice President for Facilities and Campus Planning. This is a unique opportunity to develop and execute a best-in-class facilities program to support Colby’s students, faculty, and staff.


The Assistant Vice President for Facilities and Campus Planning provides leadership and supervision of Colby’s facilities organization and is responsible for all facilities planning, operations, maintenance, renovation, and construction at Colby. Reporting to the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and working with the president and other senior administrative staff, they are responsible for planning, constructing, operating, and maintaining facilities in support of the College’s educational and co-curricular programs. The Assistant Vice President will play an important role in developing a long-term vision for campus development, architectural and landscape design standards, sustainable design and operations, and innovative approaches to ensure campus facilities support the educational mission and campus community. They will participate in campus planning groups, design teams, and project management teams from conception to execution of major projects.


The traits and experience of the ideal candidate include: demonstrated experience in capital planning and operations management; experience overseeing facilities management, capital programs, facilities planning, space management, and environmental health and safety programs and services for large high-volume/high-use education and research institutions; a significant record of administrative leadership and achievement; knowledge and experience of the operation of a large service-oriented organization comprised of a diverse employee population and a collegial, consultative, and forthright style of leadership.  A Bachelor’s degree required; master’s preferred; licensure as a Registered Architect or Professional Engineer in the state of Maine and accreditation as LEED Professional or LEED Green Associate or ability to obtain accreditation within six months is preferred.   


Colby College has retained Opus Partners to support this recruitment. Katie Dean, Associate Partner and Thomas Lapierre, Senior Associate & Certified Diversity Recruiter are leading the search. For more information or to apply, please contact Thomas at Applications should include a resume and cover letter that should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications.

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes personnel decisions based on the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate based on race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran’s status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and operates in accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination.