Director of Architecture

Austin Independent School District Austin Independent School District Employer:
Austin, TX, USLocation:
Wed, Aug 31 '22Posted on:


A Bachelor’s degree in architecture, civil or architectural engineering, construction science, or a related field from an accredited college or university is required. Five (5) years of related experience in architectural, engineering, or construction science is required, A license to practice architecture or engineering in the State of Texas is required. A minimum of five (5) years project management experience is required. Five (5) years supervisory experience is preferred.

This position requires a thorough knowledge of design, planning, construction, and project management procedures and techniques. Incumbent must have the ability to manage time and
resources effectively and efficiently. This position requires creativity and adaptive thinking to match programs and objectives. This position requires knowledge and skill in the use of personal computers and their software. Employees in this position must be proficient in
Microsoft Office and in other computerized applications. Employees in this position must be able to read, write, and speak/communicate in English in order to receive and to provide work-related information in a timely manner to other employees, supervisors, principals, school
personnel, volunteers and where appropriate, visitors and students.

This position is responsible for assisting the Executive Director(s) of Construction Management
by developing standards and overseeing the design, planning, and implementation of
construction projects within the Austin ISD Construction Management Department. Incumbent 

must provide instruction and technical supervision to staff on non-routine and policy matters,
especially in areas where there are significant problems.


  1. Establish planning and design responsibilities among construction management program staff and consultants for optimal workflow. Convene work groups for special problems, training, and other activities as needed. Facilitate decision making processes to balance project needs during planning and design.
  2. Develop and maintains design standards, updating them as needed to ensure they meet stakeholder needs and are aligned with Austin ISD mission and vision.
  3. Manage the design process working with project managers and design stakeholders to ensure project success including design reviews with technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  4. Participate in Request for Qualification (RFQ) and Request for Proposal (RFP) processes for professional and construction services respectively.
  5. Attend and participate in meetings with directors, project managers, and other administrative personnel to address issues as they relate to the department—including, but not limited to, planning and coordination with other departments and within department areas.
  6. Evaluate and appraise work of staff. Provide formal and informal feedback in written and oral form regarding strengths and weaknesses, as well as ways to improve weak areas.
  7. Continually review the department for identification and development of improvements, particularly regarding the construction program.
  8. Review department for compliance with District, State, and Federal rules and regulations.
  9. Determine staff training needs; arrange or establish programs and participate in those programs. Provide guidance programs through group and individual meetings.
  10. Provide counseling on professional development matters and individual problems. Monitor, and assist as necessary, in the development of problem resolution methods.
  11. Participate in interview process as appropriate. Assist in the establishment of methods for employee development and/or career advancement.
  12. Attend Board and Subcommittee meetings as necessary and at the discretion of the Executive Director.
  13. Provide an exceptional customer experience for all AISD stakeholders with intentional and professional practices that promote a culture of respect and focus on achieving equitable outcomes. 

Work is performed primarily in an office setting, but site visits for project scoping, problem resolution, and construction observation will be required. Some travel may be required. This position may involve rare exposure to blood or body fluids. Regular attendance is required for
this position.

This position reports directly to the Executive Director of Primary Campuses and Construction Services. Incumbent provides information and status reports and/or receives instruction and
guidance. Incumbent has regular contact with administrators, outside vendors, consultants, and other Austin ISD staff.
This position requires contact with the broader community to support efforts of individual partnering projects and to communicate bond project progress, boundary process progress, and other pertinent information related to bond program progress.

The Director of Architecture manages the following direct reports:
▪ Senior Project Manager
▪ Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment (FF&E) Manager
▪ Project Controls Manager
▪ Contract Management Specialist
▪ Computer-Aided Facility Management (CAFM) Manager
▪ Other project managers, clerical staff, and technical staff


Apply directly by following THIS LINK

Consideration for this position requires two additional steps: 1) complete the application on the school's website and 2) complete an initial screening video interview. 

The district is reviewing applications on Sept. 14, 2022.

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