Director, Strategic Infrastructure, Planning and Partnerships

University of Alberta

This place is excluded from the bargaining unit.

In accordance with the Handbook of Employment for Administration and Skilled Employees (Excluded) , this full-time persevering with place provides a complete advantages package deal that may be considered on our Advantages Overview web page and annual wage vary which will probably be commensurate with {qualifications}.

Location – This position in in-person at North Campus Edmonton. 

Working for the College of Alberta

The College of Alberta acknowledges that we’re situated on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to counterpoint our vibrant group.

The College of Alberta is teeming with change makers, group builders, and world shapers who lead with goal every day. We’re residence to greater than 40,000 college students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate applications, over 13,000 school and workers, 260,000 alumni worldwide and have been acknowledged as considered one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for over a decade.

Your work can have a significant affect on an enchanting cross part of individuals—from our college students and stakeholders, to our famend researchers and innovators who’re fairly actually curing illnesses, making discoveries and producing options that make the world more healthy, safer, stronger, and extra simply.

Working for the Division

The Unit consists of: Built-in Planning, Actual Property and Strategic House and Asset Planning. The general staff consists of actual property consultants, campus planners, lodging planners, analysts, stock specialists, managers and venture coordinators. The first objective of the Director is to help the Affiliate Vice President in operationalizing the imaginative and prescient of built-in asset planning, area optimization and administration in assist of the establishment’s strategic plans, capital plans, and associated outcomes and objectives.


Reporting to the Affiliate Vice President, Built-in Planning, Improvement and Partnerships, the Director of Strategic Infrastructure, Planning and Partnerships is liable for creating built-in strategic and capital plans that span the establishment, work with key exterior stakeholders and construct a compelling imaginative and prescient for the long run state of the establishment’s infrastructure, development and constructing life cycle renewal. This place is instrumental in envisioning the long run, whereas making certain cascading and operational plans are in place that understand the tutorial, analysis and scholar success outcomes and objectives of the establishment. The Director is liable for the oversight and implementation of the legislative technique of campus planning and growth, together with the Capital Plan, Capital Funds, Lengthy Vary Improvement Plans, Sector Plans, Campus Open House Plans, feasibility research and liaising with the College of Alberta Property Belief’s plans to make sure sturdy alignment. This planning would require constant engagement throughout colleges and departments to grasp their present and rising wants, aligning these must strong planning situations, and advocating for choices that finest align with the establishment’s mission of instructing, analysis and scholar success.

This place is liable for the oversight and administration of campus area, its stock, and strategic use. The Director will use their experience, finest out there proof and finest practices to steer growth of grasp planning and domino planning research, price analyses, cost-benefit research and state of affairs planning.


Chief (Operations/Program/Service)

  • This place is the first senior workers member liable for built-in capital planning throughout the College of Alberta. They may have a look at environmental scanning supplies, present traits in post-secondary, the native geography, and plenty of different inside and exterior stakeholders to grasp emergent capital wants. By this understanding, they may interact deeply throughout the establishment to grasp present and future capital wants and areas of development, making certain the capital plan finest aligns. The place can have sturdy and efficient working relationships and engagement throughout colleges and departments.
  • This place will work carefully with the Workplace of the Provost, VP Analysis and Innovation, Registrar, Deans, Administrators, Chairs, Administration, Pupil Union and Graduate Pupil Affiliation, to combine College strategic paperwork (Educational Plan, Institutional Strategic Plan) into the Capital Plan, associated plans and upkeep renewal planning. Works with workers to outline operational plans in alignment with the strategic course. Implements motion plans based mostly on these aims by assigning the proper assets to realize concrete outcomes and reply to organizational priorities.
  • The Director will probably be liable for main specialised research corresponding to Constructing Grasp Plans, Campus Grasp Plans, and analyzing the perfect use of land, buildings, area and lease area.
  • Management of asset administration experience and displaying management with respect to all elements of actual property because it pertains to the instructing, analysis and business actions of the UofA. These actions embody oversight of the leases and different types of area use or area sharing agreements each on and off campus.
  • The Director supplies recommendation to the college with respect to the ‘best-use’ of its actual property belongings, supplies steady evaluation of traits out there; liaises with different actual property and growth professionals; supplies recommendation on the sub-division of property and plans for actual property asset acquisition and disposition.
  • The Director will oversee and direct the acquisition of land or buildings by way of buy, lease or present together with creating the scope of required due diligence, conducts obligatory monetary evaluation, retains consultants as required and makes suggestions to senior administration.
  • The Director can have a essential position within the disposition (sale, lease, three way partnership) of college land and buildings. They may oversee the workers that undertake actual property market evaluation and coordinate the procurement course of and negotiate and put together agreements as required.
  • Direct and oversee the actual property portfolio, monitoring and offering enter into the College’s quick, medium and long-term asset necessities on and off campus.
  • Applies broad College insurance policies, precedents and procedures to creating choices inside areas of accountability which can require interpretation and the balancing between competing priorities. Escalates determination making when impacts are past the world of accountability or when choices are precedent setting.

Strategic Influencer

  • Contributes experience and perception to the event of College, portfolio and space methods.
  • Working collaboratively with Neighborhood Relations, College Relations in all legislated group engagement necessities in accordance to Session Protocol as articulated within the Lengthy Vary Improvement Plans.

Expertise Supervisor

  • Identifies, acquires, manages and helps collective and particular person expertise.
  • Develops the abilities of workers; builds capability and functionality. Identifies future competencies and experience required by the world and develops/ acquires expertise accordingly. Champions and fashions the significance of non-public and/or skilled growth.


  • Creates an surroundings that encourages innovation and permits change.
  • Champions change and innovation; Anticipates obstacles to the circulation of latest concepts; proactively addresses points and resistance.

Challenge Resolver

  • Champions revolutionary and novel options to assist consumer wants. Creates sensible and pragmatic options which can be affordable to implement. Engages others, together with practical consultants, in collaborative drawback fixing when obligatory.


  • Demonstrates persuasive, partaking, clear and credible communication to realize assist and dedication in different conditions from all kinds of audiences.
  • Skillfully handles complicated, on-the-spot questions from audiences. Addresses any battle with well-considered responses.
  • Communicates strategically, contemplating optimum timing, type, channel, medium and type of communication.
  • Reinforces a constructive work surroundings by selling transparency and open dialogue. Actively listens to grasp the problems and views of others and supplies a possibility to reply.

Relationship Supervisor

  • Fosters collaboration throughout the space and throughout the college. Shares data when acceptable. Identifies alternatives and develops methods for collaboration. Encourages workers to take part in collaborative initiatives.
  • Develops communities of observe internally and externally to the College.
  • Excellent negotiations and battle decision abilities.

Minimal {Qualifications}

A post-secondary diploma in a associated self-discipline, together with a profitable observe report in managing a wide range of enterprise operations and strategic planning, ideally in knowledgeable providers surroundings, is required. A minimal of 5 years in a senior management position can be required. 

Most popular {Qualifications} 

A Grasp’s Diploma in a associated specialty is most popular.

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