Director

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Classification:Administrative Management 4
Grade:Grade 83
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Statewide
School/Business unit:Land Management
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Other

Position Summary:

Facilities and Land Management’s (F&LM) primary role is to convert the University’s grant land assets to revenue to support the University’s educational mission and to prudently manage land dedicated for educational purposes consistent with campus goals and directives. Responsibilities of this position include a wide range of complex and high priority projects including development projects, property acquisitions, leases, permits, easements, site inspections, environmental remediation, and contract management.

Duties:

10Direct, lead and manage the UA Land Management department. Accountable to UA administration for all real property matters. Responsible for maintain an inventory of, and accounting for, all UA real property assets. Lead new project development & planning. Represent, negotiate and make decisions on real property matters on behalf of UA. Ensure all university real property is managed for the exclusive benefit of UA, in accordance with sound trust management principles.Essential
10Represent the University on investment property matters to the general public, state and federal agencies, developers and other land owners in Alaska and outside the state. Investigate and resolve contamination and trespass issues on University lands. Initiate environmental assessments & monitor cleanup of contaminated properties. Resolve trespass issues with solutions appropriate to each case. Contact & build networks with other agencies.Essential
10Responsible for (and delegated signatory authority for) all real property transactions on behalf of UA. Responsible for long-term planning, development and disposal of UA investment property assets (approximately 400,000 acres), with an emphasis on maximizing economic benefits and assuring proper development of the property while balancing the interests of UA, the environment and local communities. Responsible for all education real property (12,000 acres) transactions, including all acquisitions and disposals system-wide. Acts on behalf of Chief Strategy, Planning and Budget Officer (CSPBO) for land management.Essential
15Negotiate and draft real estate documents including purchase agreements, leases, escrow instructions, property management agreements, land exchange agreements, and other major documents required to manage real property & land.Essential
20Identify, evaluate & develop residential, recreational & commercial projects: write proformas, RFP scopes of work, rezoning request & vacations. Secure agency approvals. Resolve title problems. Negotiate & manage professional services & construction contracts. Represent UA Facilities and Land Management at public hearings and workshops, agency reviews & to the press. Market land.Essential
20Responsible for leadership for one System Office functional areas: land and natural resources assets. Works collaboratively with System Office staff & university leadership critical to the success of those activities. Provide long-term planning for the development of investment properties, with an essential emphasis on determining highest and best use based on economic feasibility maximizing economic benefits and assuring proper development of the property while balancing the interests of the University environment other agencies and local communities. Land Management includes natural resource management & is defined as management of mineral, forest, oil, gas, agricultural and related surface and subsurface resources.Essential
5Assists the CSPBO in the preparation of policy, regulations and other strategic documents concerning the operation & expectations for the office. Includes presentations to the public, agencies, and University administration. Identify, research and discuss issues scheduled for presentation before the Board.Essential
5Assists the CSPBO in the preparation of the annual budget and workplan includes regular re-assessment of priorities and accountability for project completion & achieving revenue targets.Essential
5Attend or conduct public meetings or hearings that require a high level of representation to address controversial issues or to present sensitive material. Undertake active conflict resolution with civic and political leaders, specializing in contracts with legislators, media representatives, community leaders and similar organizational leaders.Essential

Salary will be determined based on experience and education. The University develops, leases, and sells land and resources to generate revenue for the University’s Land Grant Trust Fund. Facilities and Land Management’s (F&LM) primary role is to convert the University’s grant land assets to revenue to support the University’s educational mission and to prudently manage land dedicated for educational purposes consistent with campus goals and objectives. The Director will report directly to the Chief Strategy, Planning, and Budget Officer and will set the strategic direction for the unit. This position is responsible for long-term planning and negotiations in the acquisition and disposal of all University lands/resources. Decisions made by this position include; issues related to mining, timber, material sales, oil & gas leases, road construction, building construction and removal, commercial leases, and subdivision development. This person will provide supervision for four Regional Resource and Senior Property managers and day-to-day guidance and training for all staff.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
Extensive professional experience in; Identifying, developing and managing diverse land and natural resource projects and transactions; managing a large and diverse portfolio of real property balancing institutional missions with land and resource development; demonstrated leadership & management skills. Experience in preparing briefing documents for executives; proficiency in written & oral communication.

Required Experience:
At least 10 years, expert knowledge and understanding of resource and land development principles and practices, real estate law, Alaska Statutes, land title issues, survey practices and principals, aerial photography, financial trust principals and practice. Proven history generating revenue from land, real property, and natural resource assets. Proven history of controlling revenue, expense ratio; background in change management & innovative thinking.

Typical Education and Training:
Master’s degree in relevant field and ten years’ experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience in land and natural resource planning and development, managing a large portfolio of real property, negotiating, contracting, finance, business.

 

To apply, please provide a resume, cover letter, and three professional references. To ensure consideration for this position, please apply prior to the review date of Friday, October 26, 2018.

 

Background Check:
The successful applicant is required to complete a background check.  Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Probationary Period:
Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment.   During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason.  Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Training Policy:
It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF.  The policy can be located at:  http://www.uaf.edu/chancellor/policy/04.07.010/

Tobacco-Free Campus:
UAF Campus is a tobacco free campus.  For more information, please go to: http://www.uaf.edu/tobaccofreecampus/

Notice of Nondiscrimination:
The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution.  The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

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