Oregon State University seeks an innovative and entrepreneurial associate vice president for university facilities, infrastructure and operations (AVP-UFIO). This prominent leadership role provides exciting opportunities for an ambitious and collaborative individual to develop a clear vision and provide leadership to the position and grow OSU's facility and infrastructure operations.
The AVP-UFIO is a highly visible role that interacts with top-level administration in strategic planning, long-range infrastructure planning, and development of the capital forecast for the future benefit of the University and the citizens of the State of Oregon.
Founded in 1868 and one of only two land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the U.S., Oregon State is an internationally recognized public research university that draws people from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. OSU is Oregon’s statewide university. With its main campus in Corvallis, a branch campus in Bend (OSU-Cascades) and a presence in Newport (Hatfield Marine Science Center), Portland (OSU Portland Center) and online (Ecampus), the University offers more than 200 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs. It is the largest university in the state with a total enrollment exceeding 32,000 and has more majors, minors and special programs than any other university or college in Oregon. More than 250,000 degrees have been awarded from OSU since its founding. Oregon State has earned the national distinction for Carnegie Classifications for “community engagement” and for “very high research activity.” OSU’s research expenditures have steadily risen in the recent past, with annual expenditures ranging from $380 to $440 million. OSU is distinguished by several very highly ranked programs and colleges, such as its programs in forestry, oceanography and robotics. As a member of the Pac-12 Conference, OSU offers seven men’s and 10 women’s NCAA Division I sports.
Oregon State has a steadfast commitment to engage in exceptional 21st-century teaching, research, discovery, innovation and engagement and to integrate that research and engagement mission with the delivery of a high-quality, globally relevant and affordable education for the people of the state and beyond. OSU is committed to the ideal that higher education is a public good and that education of the kind it provides, as a research-intensive land grant institution, is uniquely important and should be accessible to all learners. Leaders across the state — within healthcare organizations, community-based not-for-profits, industry, community colleges and local governments, among others — know OSU as an institution that is highly collaborative and inclusive, one that values its partnerships, seeks input and works constructively to advance solutions that address issues of vital importance to Oregon and beyond. These issues include promoting economic prosperity and social progress through access to education, improving the sustainability of earth ecosystems and advancing health and wellness.
The associate vice president for university facilities, infrastructure and operations provides leadership for Oregon State University’s (OSU) built environment with emphasis on five functional areas: campus planning, project delivery, operations and maintenance, capital renewal and transportation services. Units that support these functions include: Capital Planning and Sustainability; Capital Resource Management and University Architect (land use planning and space management); Leasing and Strategic Real Property; Project Delivery (design and construction); Facilities Services (operations and maintenance); Capital Financial Services; Information Systems Services; Communication Services; and Transportation Services (transportation options, parking and motor pool). This position is responsible for leading the planning, project delivery, operation and maintenance and physical infrastructure of OSU. The AVP-UFIO oversees a team of 165 talented staff and reports to the senior associate vice president for administration (SAVPA).
The AVP-UFIO oversees the care, maintenance and development of OSU’s Corvallis campus spanning 570 acres, operates and maintains around 200 principal buildings and numerous other smaller structures and manages 13,756 acres north and west of Corvallis. The AVP-UFIO is also responsible for capital planning and development responsibilities associated with the Hatfield Marine Science Center located in Newport, Oregon. OSU has over 100 leases as lessee for land, storage, research rental, housing and other facilities. The University's 10-year Capital Forecast for 2017-2027 includes over 35 major projects (>$5M), an estimated 200 minor capital projects (<$5M) and totals nearly $2 billion. This role will have an emphasis placed on sustainability and total cost of ownership. Priorities for all projects focus on capital improvement and renewal, limited new construction, enhancing and preserving infrastructure and ensuring accessibility.
Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by September 25, 2019. Candidates should provide, as separate documents, a curriculum vitae and a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Statement, which can be found at www.wittkieffer.com. Materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to the Oregon State University’s consultants Kim Brettschneider, Zachary A. Smith Ph.D., and Ashlee Winters at OregonStateAVP-UFIO@wittkieffer.com. Questions may also be directed to the consultants through the office of Laurie Adams at 630-575-6152.
OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.