Founded in 1897 and uniquely situated only 30 minutes north of the U.S.-Mexico border on Kumeyaay land, San Diego State University (SDSU) is the oldest higher education institution in San Diego and has grown to become a leading public research university and a federally-designated Hispanic-serving Institution. Each year, SDSU offers 203 degree programs for more than 36,000 students, with the opportunity to participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with faculty and an international emphasis that prepares them for a global future.
Aztec Shops, Ltd., founded in 1931, is a non-profit corporation that functions primarily as an auxiliary of San Diego State University. The corporation provides a diverse portfolio of products and services, including the operation of the SDSU Campus Stores, SDSU Dining, and commercial and real estate properties surrounding the campus.
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and actively participating in the overall management of Aztec Shops, the Director, Real Estate & Business Development, is responsible for the comprehensive oversight and direction of a dynamic division that includes management of the real estate portfolio, conference services, and the facilities department. The director effectively administers the division’s strategic planning process and all facets of budgeting and forecasting, including an annual budget of $23 million and a portfolio of real estate assets with a market value of over $200 million. As the division’s leader, the director is responsible for hiring, training, directing, and providing professional development for four direct reports and an overall staff of 15 full-time employees. The director negotiates and supervises property management contracts, develops and implements long-range capital improvements for Aztec Shops-owned properties, explores and evaluates new retail business opportunities in existing and planned retail developments, and supervises the construction and facilities functions for all Aztec Shops businesses and locations. Additionally, the director manages campus vending contracts and agreements for other non-traditional vendors; fosters the strategic initiative to grow conference services revenue; supports and remains active in SDSU’s shared governance; and engages as an active member of the SDSU community and professional industry associations.
Requirements include a bachelor’s degree and at least ten years of related experience in the management of real estate and contracts or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Other requirements include computer literacy skills with specific knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Workspace products and strong communications, supervisory, and organizational skills. The successful candidate must comply with all SDSU COVID-19 vaccine policies and procedures.
Review of applications will begin June 5, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website atwww.spelmanjohnson.com/open-positions.Nominations for this position may be emailed to J. Scott Derrick at email@example.com. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aztec Shops is committed to providing equal employment opportunity (EEO) decisions solely upon an individual’s qualifications relating to the requirements of the position for which the individual is being considered, in regard to recruiting, hiring, training, transferring and promoting the best-qualified persons for all jobs without regard to ancestry, age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression hair style or texture associated with race, marital status, medical condition (genetic characteristics (GINA), cancer or a record or history of cancer), national origin, race, religion (religious dress/grooming practices), sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions, reproductive choices), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, victimization of domestic violence (includes sexual assault, and/or stalking), or any other categories protected by law. Aztec Shops ensures this applies to all personnel actions such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, company-sponsored training, promotions, terminations, and disciplinary actions.
Aztec Shops, Ltd. is also committed to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace culture. Our organization embraces the many dimensions of diversity that make individuals unique and harnesses a variety of perspectives in order to create better outcomes that will benefit everyone.