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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Director of Residential Renewal and Renovation in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Director of Residential Renewal and Renovation

  • Job Number: 23253

  • Functional Area: Construction Project Management

  • Department: Housing & Residential Services

  • School Area: Dean for Student Life

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

  • Schedule: M-F, 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

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    Job Description

DIRECTOR OF RESIDENTIAL RENEWAL AND RENOVATION, Division of Student Life (DSL)-Housing and Residential Services (HRS), to serve as a member of the senior leadership team and provide leadership, strategic planning, oversight, and supervision of residential construction and renovation projects, day-to-day repair and maintenance needs, and smaller program space upgrades. MIT residential facilities house a range of living environments and distinctive communities actively led by faculty heads of house and student house governments. The residences include over 2.8 million sq. ft. and approximately 6,000 bed spaces and apartments. MIT will be undertaking significant renewal projects in older buildings over the next several years. Will ensure that all projects align with MIT and DSL standards, quality, customer service, and value to campus residents and the greater MIT community; collaborate with MIT Dining to support residential dining-related projects as needed; and represent the interests of DSL and HRS during the planning process for all residential construction projects managed by MIT Campus Construction and serve as liaison to the Department of Facilities for capital renewal and repair and maintenance needs. Will report to the senior associate dean for HRS. A full job description is available at

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in a related field; ten years of relevant experience; knowledge of architectural principles related to design, construction, and operations; knowledge of construction and building systems (structural, life safety, mechanical, electrical, plumbing systems, etc.); and ability to read and interpret construction documents and blueprints. PREFERRED: master’s degree; progressive experience in capital project planning and management, strategic financial planning, and design/construction supervision; and experience working in higher education administration and campus housing. Job #23253-11 Salary range: $140,000 -170,000, depending on experience Some weekend and evening work may be required. This position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement. Only candidates who submit a cover letter and resume will be considered for the position. This search is being conducted by Helbling, an executive search firm. In addition to applying for the position via the MIT website, please also submit an application at Employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background check. 9/28/23