CUNY Campus Planning and Facilities Director - Campus Planning and Facilities in Bronx, New York


Lehman College, the senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY), is located on a tree-lined 37-acre campus. With more than 14,130 students and a wide range of academic offerings, Lehman prides itself on its excellent faculty and successful students that are empowered, engaged and educated. The mission of Lehman is to serve the Bronx and surrounding region as an intellectual, economic, and cultural center. Lehman College provides undergraduate and graduate studies in the liberal arts and sciences and professional education within a dynamic research environment, while embracing diversity and actively engaging students in their academic, personal, and professional development.

The Assistant Vice President for Campus Planning and Facilities serves as the College’s principal officer for the direction, planning and administration of the day-to-day operation of Buildings and Grounds, Campus Planning and Facilities and Property Management. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President for Campus Planning and Facilities, the Campus Planning and Facilities Director oversees short- and long-range planning, capital construction, in-house renovations, budget controls, staff management and basic operations. In the absence of the Assistant Vice President, serves as the College’s principal officer for the direction, planning, and administration of the day-to-day operation of Buildings & Grounds, Campus Planning and Facilities, and Property Management.

Duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Oversee and manage major projects, develops project objectives with senior administration, and establishes priorities on both capital and in-house projects.

  • Oversee the long-range physical planning for academic departments needs and participate in the planning of new academic department facilities.

  • Represent the College and act in the place of senior executives in matters related to space planning and capital projects.

  • Communicate with the college community regarding the status of projects and any interruptions in day-to-day activities.

  • Prepare College requests to the University, legislators, and donors for annual and long-range capital projects.

  • Coordinate with the University’s Office of Facilities Planning, Construction and Management, Dormitory Authority of the State of New York and the College’s Facilities and Buildings & Grounds Departments.

  • Represent the College at construction project meetings.

  • Review construction plans and architectural drawings to ensure they accurately reflect the requirements specified.

  • Manage staff responsible for planning moves, creating CADD drawings for space reconfiguration and furniture layouts.

  • Manage campus renovation and rehabilitation projects in collaboration with Buildings and Grounds superintendents and/or supervisors.

  • Plan and oversee renovation and relocation of offices as required by campus needs.

  • Provide direction to staff by applying specialized and technical knowledge in the execution of activities related to planning and construction projects.

  • Supervise the Chief Administrative Superintendent as well as Buildings and Grounds staff.

  • Mentor, coach, and train staff as needed.

  • Work closely with other campus departments on coordination of both in-house and capital projects.


Bachelor’s degree and eight (8) years of facilities, construction management, or other relevant experience required. Bachelor’s degree in facility management, architecture, engineering, or related field preferred. Progressively responsible leadership experience and successful track record in Construction Management of large or complex projects in institutions of higher education. Experience working in a unionized and public sector environment preferred. Must have a strong ability to establish priorities, manage multiple demands and projects, and meet deadlines. A strong customer service orientation and attention to details are essential along with excellent oral/written communication and interpersonal skills. Must have the ability to take the initiative to make decisions, resolve problems and work effectively with all levels of staff and constituents, and foster a cooperative/collaborative work environment. Familiarity with the Dormitory Authority State of New York and City University of New York capital projects procedures and funding preferred.

The ability to communicate in writing is an important job-related competency. All candidates will draft a writing sample as part of the interview process to demonstrate their ability to write memos and letters that are grammatically correct and express information clearly.


Directs, plans, and supports the facilities and space requirements of academic programs and other facilities as required.

  • Works with Directors and Department Chairs to determine short- and long-range facilities requirements

  • Facilitates the design and renovation of classrooms and laboratories

  • Participates in long-range planning for academic department needs

  • Performs space utilization and efficiency studies, determines space needs, and prepares master plans

  • Manages space inventory databases

  • Coordinating with University resources, assists in managing major design and construction projects

  • Performs other duties as required.

Job Title Name: Facilities Planning Director


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Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


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March 11, 2019 (Revised)


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


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Job Title: Campus Planning and Facilities Director - Campus Planning and Facilities

Job ID: 20089

Location: Lehman College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular