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Senior Asset Development Manager

Department: Buildings
Location: Santa Ana, CA

Anser Advisory, is a premier California-founded program, project and construction management consulting firm providing services nationwide.

Our mission is clear. We help clients solve challenges by providing top talent to develop the right solutions at the right time. With forward-thinking and utilization of the most advanced technology on the market, we’re leaders in project management strategy and execution; providing the visibility our clients want to see. Our relationships are built on our credibility to deliver on our commitments, with unbeatable service levels to our clients, at Anser Advisory; we let our work product lead the way.


  • Establishes the structures, procedures and assumptions to implement the pre-construction planning for multi billion campus modernization programs.
  • Manages and oversees the stakeholders and community engagement process for planning and master planning architects and in-house staff.
  • Works with Board staff to translate policy direction into actionable staff instructions.
  • Manages multiple comprehensive campus modernization pre-construction projects through interaction with various departments including local school district offices, community groups, board offices, project controls, demographics, real estate, community outreach, project execution, Office of Environmental Health and Safety from project conception, through draft to final review, approval, and hand off to construction.
  • Coordinates with the Office of Environmental, Health and Safety (OEHS) for California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and other agency environmental clearances and evaluations.
  • Protects the long- term asset values and uses of district real estate and other assets.
  • Formulates strategies that increase the flexible use of district assets.
  • Regulates appropriate resources and energy toward high priority, high risk, high benefit projects for the Facilities Services Division of the Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Evaluates redevelopment opportunities with the Master Planning and Real Estate Department for District owned properties.

Minimum Requirements

Required Experience:

  • 15 years full time paid professional experience.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in planning and development, overseeing complex scope development activities of properties for physical attributes and current and possible future facilities uses, including prioritization and phasing that supports large scale master plans and programming.
  • Minimum 5 years overseeing planning and project development for public agencies, educational or institutional facilities.

Additional Preferred Experience:

  • Experience in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified projects and/or the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS).
  • Experience with Division of the State Architect (DSA) construction/design processes.
  • Experience with management of complex redevelopment projects in a highly political environment.

Required Education:

  • Graduation from a recognized college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management or any related field.
  • Additional courses in Business Administration, Public Relations, Accounting, School Finance, Personnel Management, Educational Facilities Planning and Communication are preferred. 

Preferred Licenses and Certificates:

  • A valid Certificate of Registration as an Architect by the California Architectural Board or Professional Engineer by the State Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.
  • LEED Professional Accreditation

We offer a competitive total compensation package including comprehensive health coverage, 401k and more!

We are an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to veteran status, uniformed service member status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.  Anser Advisory will consider for employment qualified applicants with a criminal history in a manner consistent with the requirements of the LA Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

The preceding functions have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this job classification. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind work assignments. This position is classified as exempt meaning more than 50% of the employee’s time is spent performing exempt job duties consistent with this job description. If the employee finds the actual job duties change from those described herein so the employee is not performing exempt duties more than 50 % of the time, the employee must immediately inform management. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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