Assistant Director of Facilities Planning and Architectural Services

Rank: Administrator IV
Search Number: S21-017
Job Posted: 12/28/2021

Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good. Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice.  Founded as a teacher’s college in 1893, Southern has evolved over the past century into a comprehensive public university of more than 10,000 students, offering graduate and undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. It is one of four universities in the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. The University is located in New Haven, a city rich with arts and culture, and less than 90 miles from New York City and 140 miles from Boston.

Under the direction of the Director of Facilities Planning and Architectural Services, the Assistant Director of Facilities Planning provides direction in the planning of improvements to campus buildings and sites. This administrator is responsible for furnishing, programming, planning architectural design and technical assistance on current and future capital projects.
Position Responsibilities:

Works on all phases of facilities planning to meet facility needs of the university including the development of plans, specifications and drawings.

Works on preparation of the university’s annual capital budget request and five-year facilities plan.

Manages and maintains CAD/CAM system containing inventory of university facilities.

Works with the university administration in recommending design alternatives and solutions to improve space utilization in accordance with building, fire safety and health codes.

Develops a system for tracking progress on all in-house capital projects from initiation to ensure timely
expenditure of authorized and allocated funds.

Oversees the work of outside contractors on minor capital construction and renovation projects.

Prepares cost estimates and preliminary designs for all minor capital projects.

Serves as staff liaison to the President’s Advisory Committee on Disabilities, the University Space
Committee and other committees and campus organizations as directed by the Associate Dean for Facilities Planning and Operations.

Performs other duties related to those enumerated above which do not alter the basic level of responsibility of the position.
Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in Architecture, Engineering or Construction Technology or a
combination of education and experience in the construction industry totaling not less than five years.
College or university experience preferred. These qualifications may be waived for individuals with
appropriate alternate experience. Experience in the operation and utilization of CAD/CAM systems.
Knowledge of the construction process, methods, building materials and building systems is essential.

Individual must have strong interpersonal skills and effective oral and written communication abilities.

For priority consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Paulette Philson at Review of applications will begin on January 24, 2022, and the position will remain open until filled. 


Southern Connecticut State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.