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Director of Campus Management


At the Monterey Bay Aquarium, we are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that celebrates and values diversity. We firmly believe that having a team of diverse backgrounds and voices, working together, increases our capacity to serve our visitors and fulfill our mission.  We welcome people from all walks of life into our team and strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.

Job Summary: 

With limited oversight and broad authority, manage, plan and direct resources required for the design and construction of large and/or complex capital construction projects, the design and installation of staff work spaces and the maintenance of all Aquarium buildings.  Perform other duties as required.

Core Activities:                                                                                                                                 

  • Develop the overall strategy and plan for construction, remodeling, repair, and preventative maintenance projects for all MBA facilities/buildings, with consultation from other departments and divisions as required.
  • Oversee the operations for facilities maintenance staff and contractors who repair and maintain MBA facilities/buildings.
  • Oversee the team that designs, manages and installs staff work spaces.
  • Work closely with team from Animal Care, Exhibitions and Guest Experience to identify projects, assign PMs and other internal staff, and monitor progress against timelines and budgets.
  • Lead cross-functional project meetings with internal staff and contractors, managing overall project communication, coordination and compliance issues.
  • Communicate expectations across key collaborators and provide constructive feedback to individual team members to ensure deadlines are met and quality standards are achieved.
  • Develop and manage (or direct others to) project goals, scopes of work, requests for proposals and written contracts maintaining organization’s standard operating procedures.
  • Provide technical assistance to other departments as required to develop their capital construction projects or other construction projects.
  • Chair the Aquarium Properties Committee.
  • Develop and train other staff on new processes, standards and procedures to implement strategic project goals completely and efficiently.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

  • BA or MA in business administration, engineering, architecture, management, or a related field; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Minimum 10 years of project management experience and supervisory experience
  • Project Management, LEED, AIA or PLA certification required or equivalent experience
  • A long standing professiona/expert project manager with a track record of delivering successful projects and providing guidance and oversight for other staff
  • Ability to identify high-risk aspects of major projects and develop effective strategies to address these risks
  • Ability to keep large and/or complex projects focused, on track, and in line with Aquarium goals and mission
  • Exemplary leadership qualities with strong team building, communication and active listening skills required
  • Advanced experience with facilitation and design thinking, and ability to train others on these processes
  • Adept at creating structure around collaborative teams to create an environment where everyone can do their best work while adhering to project and institutional constraints
  • Experience establishing transparent accountability through all project phases with project team members, outside contractors and Aquarium leadership
  • Experience supervising and mentoring staff throughout the Aquarium who participate in, and contribute to, projects.
  • Proven experience prioritizing complex workloads across multiple projects, delegating appropriately and adhering to critical project timing while using good judgment, problem-solving skills and follow-through
  • Proven experience maintaining safety standards on all site work for projects, including internal staff and contractors
  • Ability to work with contractors to recognize and direct remediation of common construction hazards such as elevated work, confined spaces, hazardous chemicals and the hazardous release of stored energy
  • Competence with various software applications (e.g., Google docs, PowerPoint, budget spreadsheets, project management, email)
  • Experience preparing and managing large project budgets from conceptual square-foot budgets and detailed estimates, through cost-to-complete tracking
  • Mastery knowledge and experience reading, interpreting, and notating architectural and technical drawings
  • Mastery knowledge with construction and specialty exhibit fabrication
  • Mastery knowledge of Agile, Waterfall, and/or Sprint project management methods
  • Experience with AutoCAD
  • Ability to work within and maintain Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Core Values

Physical Requirements to Perform Essential Job Functions:

  • Typical office equipment
  • Constant sitting, standing, walking, bending
  • Occasional unassisted lifting up to 50 lbs
  • Typical office environment, main aquarium and exhibits, occasional offsite events

Annual Compensation Range:

$120,600- $154,000 USD annually. Starting rate will vary based on previous experience and relevant skills/knowledge set.




Associates or better.

Bachelors or better.

High School or better.

Masters or better.