Planning Associate/Space Analyst

University of Oregon
Campus Planning & Facilities Management

Salary: $60,000 - $78,000 Annual

Application Review Begins
March 8, 2021; position open until filled.

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 planning and space management. This position advises university administration on issues related to space allocation and works closely with the Campus Planning Space Management Team and the Space Advisory Group to perform services related to space programming and space planning.

Responsibilities include establishing and implementing "best practice" standards for projecting space utilization and needs; researching, analyzing, organizing and directing analytical space studies including departmental/college space use reports; coordinating space programming and space planning projects; assisting with the university's biennial capital construction needs submittal to the State of Oregon; and developing goals and metrics for achieving space management objectives set by university leadership. This position also engages in general university or specific project planning efforts.

Interactions/contacts occur daily with the campus community in the course of performing work and responding to requests. The position will need to work effectively with faculty, staff, students and outside customers from a variety of diverse backgrounds.

Position works as a member of a team while frequently performing tasks independently. Decisions may be made about the best method and materials necessary to perform a particular task. They may also include setting priorities, assessing customer needs and responding to those needs.

Work is reviewed directly by the supervisor to ensure it is performed efficiently, safely, and meets both expectations and applicable requirements. A performance appraisal is conducted annually.

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelors degree (or higher) in Architecture, Interior Architecture, Planning, or a related field; AND
• Two years of professional experience in architectural programming, space planning, planning, and design issues with public processes.

Professional Competencies
• Demonstrates competence in architectural programming, planning, space planning, and group facilitation.
• 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.

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

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