Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: F8008 / Dir,Campus Capital & Space Pln
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 17
HR Review/Approval:COMP

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The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


In collaboration with Institutional Support Services leadership, directs and leads all aspects of the University capital planning process including operational processes, organizational structure, and associated positions. Provides strategic planning and guidance in the development, coordination, and financial planning for capital projects and long-term planning initiatives for the university. Ensures requested projects and near-term prioritized capital projects are programmed/planned and approved for implementation.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Leads the development and implementation of the University's capital plan, ensuring alignment with the institution's strategic goals and objectives.
  2. Oversees the planning and programming of capital projects, including new construction, renovations, and infrastructure upgrades. Interprets project requests within the broader context of the University's needs and opportunities.
  3. Works closely and collaboratively with University stakeholders, including senior leadership, academic and administrative departments, and other internal and external partners.
  4. Collaborates closely with Facilities Design & Construction to ensure smooth and efficient project transitions. Reviews early phases of design to verify project scope and intent.
  5. Develops comprehensive project plans, including scope, budget, and schedule. Works with key internal and/or external partners as needed.
  6. Manages the University-wide project intake process. Prioritizes and organizes requests and moves projects forward to appropriate work group(s).
  7. Coordinates with finance and procurement departments to secure funding for capital projects through grants, donations, bonds, and/or other financing mechanisms.
  8. Develops and monitors the University's prioritized project financials, including one- and five-year capital outlay plans.
  9. Manages the capital project budget, including forecasting expenditures, tracking costs, and identifying opportunities for cost savings and efficiencies. Develops and monitors spend down projections and plans.
  10. Communicates regular updates and reports to senior leadership and governing bodies on capital planning initiatives, project status, and key performance indicators.
  11. Oversees the supervision of personnel, which includes work allocation, training, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance.
  12. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 7 years of progressively higher-level experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of strategic facilities development concepts and principles at an institutional level.
  • Ability to lead, guide, coordinate, and facilitate strategic planning processes.
  • Knowledge of space allocation practices and principles.
  • Knowledge and understanding of computerized facility management systems, applications, and tools.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to analyze complex problems, interpret operational needs, and develop integrated, creative solutions.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and/or projections.
  • Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
  • Skill in business and financial planning and management.
  • Knowledge of capital expenditure budging policies and procedures as applied to public institutions.
  • Knowledge of budgeting, cost estimating, and fiscal management principles and procedures.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present effectively to small and large groups.
  • Employee development and performance management skills.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.

Conditions of Employment

  • Employees in this job title are subject to the terms and conditions of an employment contract. Employment contracts are typically subject to review and renewal on an annual basis.
  • Employees who provide services or work in patient care or clinical areas are required to be in compliance with the University's influenza vaccination requirement.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 03/01/2024