Director II, Capital Programs, Planning and Design

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Job Description

The Director of the Office of Capital Programs, Planning and Design Services manages the design and construction of facilities for the division. The Office develops and executes the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) which responds to requirements for new facilities, additions, renovations, major maintenance and minor capital improvement needs. Develops, plans and manages the CIP budget for immediate, short-term and long-term projects, including facilitating major long-range facilities planning efforts. Procures and organizes the work performed by architectural, engineering and construction firms to maintain project scope, schedule and budget. The position supervises a diverse and multicultural, full-time, part-time and contractor staff. The Director routinely coordinates with schools and departments, city offices and community organizations.

The position reports to the Executive Director of Facilities.


Education: Bachelor's degree in architecture, engineering, business administration or related fields preferred. A combination of education, training and experience may substitute for educational requirement. Master's degree preferred.

Certificates & Licenses: None required. Relevant designations preferred (e.g. AIA, PMP, AICP, etc.).

Experience: Minimum of five years of progressive and significant experience in school facility planning, design and construction, or related experience is required. Experience with the supervision of personnel, public sector finance and budgeting, contract administration, and capital-project procurement processes and capital program management in a school system preferred. Experience with a capital improvement program of $50M or more is preferred.

Essential Functions
  • Manages CIP program and project management and ensure requirements of scope, schedule and budget as it relates to new facilities projects or complete facility modernization projects (referred to as ACPS's Capacity projects in the CIP).
  • Procures, coordinates and manages architectural/engineering (A/E) services, other planning and design services and construction managers.
  • Conducts capacity planning and other space planning needs
  • Develops enrollment forecasting, incorporating impacts of residential development and housing
  • Collaborates with relevant City departments on future development and joint planning efforts
  • Follows the respective procurement process, contract administration, and personnel management procedures for the respective program, project and office requirements
  • Serves on, or as designated staff representative on steering committees, task forces, joint conferences or other groups
  • Oversees land acquisition to include coordination with developers, realtors, attorneys, city officials and other stakeholders.
  • Provides redistricting and 5-Year boundary analysis to include GIS analysis
  • Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, local agency requirements
  • Develop CIP 10-year budget formulation
  • Organize, lead and manage to support the Division strategic plan
  • Develop and maintain a Long Range Facilities Plan to project future modernization projects
  • Supervises assigned personnel. Organizes and implements an orientation program for new staff
  • Supports the Department of Facilities and Operations to ensure communication, coordination and collaboration among its six offices.
  • Must be available for contact on a 24/7 basis for emergencies.
  • Performs other duties as assigned to support the needs of the division.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Must have knowledge and previous experience using current software technologies, spreadsheets and word-processing for project and facility management (e.g. Excel, AutoCAD, GIS, BIM, FMX, School Dude, etc.)
  • Must be skilled in working with an urban, economically-diverse, multi-cultural community.
  • Must have the ability to take initiative, accept responsibility and be held accountable; motivate staff and develop teamwork; and maintain effective working relationships with various stakeholders (staff, administrators, students, parents, outside agencies, business and community groups, and the public).
  • Able to meet collaboratively with school staff, government officials, and the general public.
  • Ability to remain calm, flexible, and collaborative in stressful conditions
  • Problem-solver mindset
  • Understand and support diversity, equity and inclusion goals of the division
  • Demonstrated passion for precision, accuracy and timeliness of reports
  • Superior organizational skills
  • Effective oral communication skills
  • Must learn and follow ACPS policies, processes and procedures for internal controls to comply with industry standards, legal, state and local laws.

Physical Demands
  • May occasionally work during inclimate conditions
  • May operate a district-provided vehicle around the division and surrounding areas

  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance.
  • Tuberculosis Skin Test.

Public Health Compliance
  • Proof of COVID vaccination. Exemptions for religious/medical will be reviewed.
  • Must follow safety and health protocols.


Primary Location:
Central Office
Salary Range:
$111,007.20 - $170,215.20 / Administrator SAS-12
Shift Type:


Alexandria City Public Schools is one of the most diverse school systems in the country and we celebrate that diversity. Our students come from more than 80 different countries, speak more than 60 languages, and represent a rainbow of ethnic and cultural groups. They are economically diverse, but all are rich in that the residents of Alexandria are dedicated to ensuring that each and every one of them achieves success.

The children of Alexandria have benefited significantly from the strong support of City Council and the Alexandria community over the years. Tremendous gains have been made in student achievement and ACPS continues to be in the forefront of technology integration.

T.C. Williams High School is on the cutting edge, both inside and out. The award-winning building features numerous environmentally sound features, such as a 450,000-gallon underground cistern that collects and stores rainwater for building use, and a rooftop garden that provides stormwater management. The redesigned educational program at T.C. consists of smaller learning communities designed to increase academic achievement and the level of student engagement. Students feel more connected to caring adults, and teachers have more opportunity to know and support their students.

The City of Alexandria was recently named one of the Top 100 Communities for Young People by America's Promise, partly because of the quality of our schools and programs. A recent City survey indicates that the number of people who made the decision to live in Alexandria based on the quality of the schools has increased since 2004. We have many reasons to celebrate. ACPS is truly an urban success!

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2000 N Beauregard St

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