Planning Associate/Space Analyst

University of Oregon
Campus Planning & Facilities Management

Planning Associate/Space Analyst

Job no: 523663
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Planning/Project Management, Public Policy and Planning

Department: Campus Planning & Facilities Management
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $55,299 - $72,965 a year
Compensation Band: OS-OA07-Fiscal Year 2018-2019
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
April 15, 2019; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a complete application.
Complete applications must include an online application, a cover letter, and resume that address how the candidate meets the minimum and preferred qualification for this position.

For questions and a complete list of job duties, please email

Department Summary
Campus Planning and Facilities Management (CPFM) is a vibrant department, which comprises five units, and approximately 270 employees: Facilities Services, Utilities & Energy, Campus Planning, Office of Sustainability, and Design & Construction. The units of CPFM strive to provide excellent customer service to the University of Oregon campus and operate with the highest professional standards, communicating and collaborating with customers to support the stewardship of the campus.

Campus Planning guides the planning and design of campus to accommodate growth and change while preserving its heritage and enriching environments that support the university's mission of teaching, research and public service. We are stewards of the legacy we have inherited and will leave to others, and we aspire to work collaboratively to create an exceptional and special campus experience through the physical campus environment. Campus Planning offers services in campus planning, community and transportation planning, historic preservation, real estate management, and space planning.

Position Summary
This position reports to the Director of the Campus Planning office in Campus Planning and Facilities Management and participates with department leadership and staff in strategic planning on aspects of campus space management, including developing goals and metrics for achieving space management objectives set by university leadership. This position advises university administration on issues related to space management; works closely with the Campus Planning Space Management Team to perform services related to space planning; conducts analytical studies related to campus-wide and unit level space use; and facilitates and coordinates general university or specific project planning efforts.

Responsibilities include analyzing and interpreting physical space data to create unifying processes required by university leadership and government agencies; establishing and implementing "best practice" standards for projecting space utilization and needs; serving as a key participant in Facilities and Administrative costing teams; and, researching, analyzing, organizing and directing analytical space studies including classroom utilization and departmental/college space use reports. This position also facilitates and coordinates space programming and space planning projects; and engages in general university or specific project planning efforts. 

This unit provides essential services during times of emergencies and inclement weather. This position may be required to fulfill essential services and functions during these times.

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Architecture, Interior Architecture, Public Administration, Industrial Engineering, or a related field: AND 
• Two years of professional experience in space management analysis such as space utilization studies, organizational analysis, or other related efficiency and research studies; OR space planning, architectural programming, planning, and design issues with public processes.

Professional Competencies
• Demonstrates competence in physical planning, in particular space planning. 
• Demonstrates strong analytical skills and experience, including experience in generating reports, using spreadsheet applications, and reporting complex data and information in an organized and understandable manner.
• Possesses strong written, oral, and interpersonal communications skills and the ability to work effectively with department and university staff, and non-university professionals. 
• Able to work with sensitive, confidential information in a discreet and ethical manner and in accordance with university policies and local, state, and federal laws. 
• Demonstrates strong organizational, time allocation, and project management skills, and the ability to prioritize tasks and assignments.
• Demonstrates the ability to communicate and work effectively with a wide variety of community groups, internal and external stakeholders, and individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
• Performs duties in a way that advances and supports the mission of the department and university.
• Takes initiative, looks for what needs to be done and does it.
• Pays close attention to detail.
• Maintains a respectful workplace and models a positive and proactive attitude.

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience working with the functioning of a research university.
• Experience and/or education that provides an understanding of university planning policy issues and processes, in particular as related to space use and programming. 
• Experience in architectural programming. 
• Experience with group facilitation.

FLSA Exempt: Yes

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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