Director of Design and Construction

Director of Design and Construction

Website American Civil Liberties Union

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), leading the nation in protecting and defending our individual liberties and freedoms, works tirelessly in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the Constitution’s promise of liberty for everyone in our country.

We seek a new Director of Design and Construction to lead the “the Project” which will consist of the design and renovation of the ACLU’s national headquarters in New York City, NY. The Project is a new, innovative opportunity where the director will lead and manage the design and construction project in the ACLU’s New York office to support our needs for effective workplace operations. This is a three-year term position.

Our ideal Director of Design and Construction will:

  • Assemble and manage project team of vendors, consultants, and staff
  • Coordinate the activities of construction managers and contractors to ensure that projects are bid, contracted and delivered as designed, on schedule and on budget
  • Assist in developing project budget and negotiating contracts and setting business terms with vendors and consultants
  • Possess strong experience managing construction projects including identifying project risks, solutions and mitigation strategies, providing change management strategies, and communicating and maintaining project status and finance reports
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity within the office using a personal approach that values all individuals and respects differences in regards to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstance, record of arrest or conviction

The ACLU takes pride in our near 100-year reputation of leading the resistance and standing up for people whose civil rights are challenged or denied.  As Director, you will be contributing your experience in design and construction management as a key player in ensuring the aesthetic representation of our mission in our workspace. Now is the ideal time to join us.

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