Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: P6007 / Dir,Capital & Space Strategies
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 15
HR Review/Approval:RVIEW

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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.


Directs all aspects of Capital and Space Strategies initiatives to include overseeing the University's annual capital improvement priorities. Provides strategic planning and guidance in the development, coordination, and implementation of capital renewal and modernization projects. Oversees and advises on university policies regarding space utilization and management across the University. Leads campus-wide capital renewal and deferred maintenance projects.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Collaborates with University senior leadership to ensure that the planning, programming, and presentation of the University's capital renewal needs are coordinated with the institution's broader capital agenda and legislative presentation strategy. Represents and prepares presentations regarding the university's interests to government and community agencies and constituencies in all matters of facilities planning significance.
  2. Establishes and implements short- and long-range organizational goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies, and operating procedures; monitors and evaluates programmatic and operational effectiveness and effects changes required for improvement.
  3. Provides strategic direction, coordination and leadership on behalf of institutional facilities units on the evaluation of facility infrastructure renewal projects designed to sustain the University's capital building inventory, as well as in the selection and programming of restoration projects required to address routine physical depreciation. Develops intra-departmental processes to ensure that facility renewal and modernization needs are integrated into annual capital plans.
  4. Manages the space inventory and allocation database of record and space reporting.
  5. Establishes programs to manage the University's capital portfolio. Develops strategies and standards for university space allocation. Develops, oversees, and presents on institution's Annual Capital Priorities proposal for integration into the 5-year capital plan.
  6. Designs, establishes, and maintains an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the organization's goals and objectives; oversees recruitment, training, supervision, and evaluation of unit staff.
  7. Oversees the development of annual operating budgets and performs cost and productivity analysis.
  8. Represents the institution in planning activities with internal agencies that share campus facility management responsibilities. Works in partnership with the Directors of Facilities Management and Planning, Design and Construction in the planning and construction of all new buildings, and major renovation and repair of existing facilities.
  9. Recommends and participates in the development of University policies and procedures; may serve on University planning and policy-making committees.
  10. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; at least 5 years of 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

  • Ability to lead, guide, coordinate, and facilitate strategic planning processes.
  • Knowledge of all aspects of building design and construction, to include architectural, mechanical, and electrical systems, and their related renewal costs.
  • Knowledge of space allocation practices and principles.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and/or projections.
  • Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Knowledge and understanding of computerized facility management systems, applications, and tools.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of strategic facilities development concepts and principles at an institutional level.
  • Ability to prepare comprehensive and detailed life-cycle cost reports and engineering assessments.
  • 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.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • 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: 06/26/2022