Associate Vice President, Facilities and Campus Planning
- Simon Fraser University
- Burnaby, B.C.
Simon Fraser University (SFU) is Canada’s engaged university, defined by its dynamic integration of innovative education, cutting-edge research and far-reaching community engagement and impact. SFU is unconventional, fearless, compassionate, approachable, and ready. SFU aspires to represent the diversity of people, ideas, and cultures to the fullest of ways throughout the institution.
SFU’s principles prioritize people and communities with a focus on academic and intellectual freedom, diversity, internationalization, respect for Indigenous peoples and cultures, a supportive and healthy work environment, and sustainability.
With an annual budget of $859 million, and a $471 million endowment fund, SFU has campuses in British Columbia’s three largest cities - Vancouver, Burnaby, and Surrey. The SFU community includes 2,500 staff and over 1,000 faculty that deliver world-class programs to approximately 35,000 undergraduate and graduate students. SFU has consistently been ranked as a top employer in Canada. Reflected by its footprint, SFU owns and manages a significant amount of land, buildings, and facilities, supported by a team of over 150. As the university continues to grow in size and complexity, there is a desire from leadership, faculty, students, and the broader community to progress campus experiences and project delivery. Leadership has also identified land/real estate development opportunities across its campuses, in anticipated partnership with development organizations, municipalities, and other third parties. The combination of these priorities has led to a need to reframe, elevate, and conduct a search for, the department’s new lead, titled Associate Vice President, Facilities & Campus Planning.
The Associate Vice-President, Facilities and Campus Planning will provide leadership, vision, strategy and direction for the University’s facilities and campus planning portfolios including Administration & Real Estate Services, Campus Planning & Development and Maintenance & Operations. They will provide stewardship of the environment, facilities, and resources and engage University leadership and cross-divisional teams to define and implement institutional facilities, and campus planning & development strategies to enable the students, faculty, and staff in pursuit of excellence in their academic teaching, research, and community objectives.
The role maximizes the academic and financial potential of the University’s real estate assets and addresses risks associated with the construction market and aging and problematic infrastructure. Facilities and Campus Planning is responsible for the full lifecycle management of Simon Fraser University’s facilities and utilities on Burnaby, Vancouver and Surrey campuses.
This is a fantastic opportunity for a development, urban planning, and/or creative facilities operations leader to make a significant impact on one of Canada’s largest academic institutions and its associated communities, while working across one of the most diverse sets of building/land assets. Notably, this is an opportunity for a leader to develop and deliver the campus planning and development strategy for SFU while leading a large team and engaging stakeholders across the institution. Ideally, candidates bring knowledge of, and experience with, institutional/academic/public sector facilities and development projects and has mastery of stakeholder and people leadership.
This position is located on Burnaby Mountain, offering convenient access to all that the Lower Mainland has to offer.
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Simon Fraser University respectfully acknowledges the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ(Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen peoples on whose unceded traditional territories their three campuses reside.
Equity, diversity, and inclusion are core values for Simon Fraser University. SFU encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities and expressions, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.
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