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Boston Campus Planner

Company: Society for College and University Planning
Location: Boston
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Posted: 1/13/23
Deadline: 5/1/23
Salary: 80,000 - 100,000

Reference Number: R111290About This OrganizationNortheastern UniversityJob DutiesNortheastern University's Planning, Real Estate and Facilities (PREF) division is seeking a Campus Planner to join a talented team of planners, architects, and designers at a dynamic, top tier, urban research university.The Campus Planner will join the University as it continues a more-than- decade-long trajectory of unprecedented growth in student enrollment, faculty, staff, and physical space along with tremendous advances in academic and research rankings. The mission of PREF is to shape and care for Northeastern University's physical environment in support of learning and discovery. It is in this context that the Planner, reporting to the Associate Vice President for Campus Planning and Design, will be responsible for managing space and campus planning studies in Boston and select global locations.The Planner will use their skillset to manage planning studies, develop space program options and approaches to solve specific space needs and goals of the University. Utilizing their background in architecture, space or urban planning and design thinking, the Planner will evolve program needs into practical short- and long-term options, develop graphics to visualize these options and approaches, and assemble graphically clear presentation and communication materials to provide decision support for senior university leadership.The Campus Planner will ensure that the program and design decisions reflect the experiential components of successful projects at Northeastern, the input of critical members of the university community, and the innovation and flexibility that Northeastern has come to demand in the creation of new spaces.Successful candidate will be expected to be adept in understanding space planning, campus and urban design, the local permitting processes, community engagement, transportation and economic issues, and the housing market in Boston.Required QualificationsWork requires a completion of Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Urban Planning or a closely related field with 4 years of experience in space design or planning. Master's Degree in Architecture, Planning, Urban Design or a related field is preferred with a minimum of 2 years of experience.Prior experience working in urban planning with a municipality or higher education campus planning is preferred. Work requires the ability to solve space and site planning issues, to understand urban planning context, to communicate clearly in written, verbal, and graphic form, and to collaborate effectively as part of a team.Working at a range of planning scales from campus-wide approaches to capital renewal, to smaller project level planning, being able to easily pivot between each is critical. Strong project management skills as well as the ability to apply creative planning approaches and design thinking in a fast-paced environment to support multiple planning activities concurrently is essential.Knowledge of databases in Excel is a requirement of this position. In addition, proficient use of AutoCAD, Geographic Information Systems, Adobe Creative Suite, PowerPoint and other tools to design and assemble graphically compelling presentations is highly desirable.While no one person will embody them all, the successful candidate will bring many of the following personal and professional qualifications, skills, and experience:--- Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Urban Planning or a closely related field with 4 years of experience in space design or planning. Master's degree in Planning, Architecture, Urban Design or a related field is preferred with at least 2 years of experience.
--- Strong graphic visualization and presentation skills are essential for this position.
--- Must be based proximate to Northeastern's Boston campus to carry out this role. Ability to work in a hybrid environment where key stakeholders engage via technology is a must.
--- Commitment to the highest ethical and professional standards; personal and professional integrity above reproach.
--- Demonstrated interest in urban issues and opportunities and an appreciation for the potential of sustainability efforts on a large, complex campus.
--- Experience using data as well as qualitative analysis to manage planning studies.
--- Action-oriented, tempered by an appreciation for the culture and tempo of a university.
--- Flexibility, resilience, and a sense of humor.

Keywords: Society for College and University Planning, Boston , Boston Campus Planner, Other , Boston, Massachusetts

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