Director of Capital Assets and Planning

Location: Lincoln, MA
Sanctuary: Lincoln Headquarters

Provide leadership and supervision of capital planning, design, and construction state-wide. Oversee major capital projects for Mass Audubon. Manage Department of Capital Assets & Planning, including staff, volunteers, consultants and contractors. Work closely with Regional Directors, Department Directors and other unit managers.  Consult to staff on facilities maintenance, green design and safety issues state-wide.


  • Supervise all phases of major capital projects including, consultant selection, master planning, design, permitting, bidding, and construction.   Prepare long-range plan for upcoming capital projects.
  • Implement annual state-wide Mass Audubon capital budget upon approval. Manage special funding for capital projects such as lead paint abatement, safety equipment, sewage disposal, and dam repair and removal.
  • Prepare budgets for major capital projects in collaboration with appropriate management unit and manage expenditures of these funds.
  • Prepare and execute an annual work plan for the department.  Prepare an annual operating budget for the department and operate within its limitations.
  • Oversee and manage the inspection of buildings, structures, and dams, including examining potential land projects for building and hazardous waste issues; recommend renovation, demolition or removal of buildings, structures, and dams; recommend state-wide maintenance projects.
  • Coordinate training for Mass Audubon staff on topics such as safety, right-to-know, chain saw operation, design standards, building inspection, green building standards, and energy/water conservation.
  • In conjunction with Regional Directors and unit managers, provide input and trainings for state-wide property staff meetings and serve as a resource to property staff on construction and maintenance issues.
  • Work with Vice President for Wildlife Sanctuaries and Programs and Regional Directors and Department Directors to ensure staff residences are inspected annually and well maintained.
  • Serve as staff liaison to Board Design Review Advisory Committee.
  • Serve as chief safety officer and lead staff person for Americans with Disability Act issues for Mass Audubon. Initiate safety programs, and conduct site safety inspections.
  • In conjunction with Manager of Administrative Operations and Vice President for Operations, initiate and manage water and energy conservation and efficiency projects and renewable energy projects.  Ensure Mass Audubon complies with the Board- approved Green Building Standards Policy.
  • Initiate and manage identification and removal of hazardous substances on MAS properties.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent and a minimum of seven years of related experience.
  • Knowledge of building design and construction, green building standards, contract management, local and state building codes and other related regulatory programs.
  • Proven budget management skills and ability to work independently required.  
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with outside consultants and professionals, contractors, staff, and volunteers and willingness to work a flexible schedule including occasional weekends and evenings.
  • Excellent communications and customer service skills.
  • Valid driver’s license. 
  • Requires successful completion of a CORI, SORI, and driver record check. 

Compensation and Benefits

This position’s base salary range is $110,000 - $132,000; actual salary will reflect level of experience and qualifications relative to position requirements.  Includes full benefits package. 

Additional Comments

Mass Audubon embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are dedicated to forming a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to:

Banks Poor
Job# 3489

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Mass Audubon is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. Mass Audubon prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.