Associate Vice-President, Capital Planning & Operations

Founded in 1785, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) is proud to be one of the first public universities in North America and the oldest English-language university in Canada. From its main campuses in Fredericton and Saint John, New Brunswick, UNB offers undergraduate and graduate programs in more than 75 disciplines and continuing education in a variety of fields. With full-time and part-time undergraduate and graduate degrees in Science, Education, Arts, Business Administration, Computer Science, Nursing, Engineering, Forestry, Law and Kinesiology, as well as certificates and diplomas, UNB’s innovative programs prepare students for the real world.


The Capital Planning and Operations department is responsible for the strategic management of the university’s land endowment, real estate development activities, capital planning and for the campus operations (facility management on both campuses and security Fredericton campus).


Reporting administratively to the Vice President, Finance and Administration while working closely with each of the two campus V.P.’s (Vice President, Saint John and the Vice President, Academic, Fredericton),the Associate Vice-President (AVP), Capital Planning & Operations (CPO) is responsible for the stewardship of UNB’s land endowment and physical assets and contributes to the development of the university’s overall strategic direction and plans for growth by establishing an overall vision for the CPO department. You will provide strategic leadership for the planning and design of UNB’s campuses through the development and maintenance of campus master plans and play a critical role in developing long-term plans for right sizing UNB.  You will also implement innovative approaches to ensure university facilities support UNB’s educational and research missions and create campus communities for students, faculty, staff and visitors.  The AVP will provide leadership on all real property matters and develop real estate strategies that support growth and sustainability and achieve long term value.  The AVP will be required to maintain a physical presence on both the Fredericton and Saint John campuses.


As the ideal candidate, you have a degree in architecture, engineering or planning and a successful track record of senior leadership experience in capital planning, real estate development and facilities/property management within a complex multi-facility environment. You have the ability to develop and communicate a vision, motivate a team and create a collaborative, innovative culture that stimulates creative thinking and encourages individual growth and development.  You have expert knowledge in all areas of design, construction and project management and can communicate technical information in a clear and practical manner.


If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Jeff Forbes or Jackie Nguyen at 1.866.822.6022 or If you know that this is the right opportunity for you, submit your application online at:


The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.


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