Assistant Director of Space and Capital Planning
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and
the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our
world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students,
faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the
confines of discipline, degree, and campus.
Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London;
Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto;
Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and
Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through
this network, we expand opportunities for flexible,
student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused
Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate
programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to
degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among
these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees
designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and
About the Opportunity:
The Assistant Director, Space and Capital Planning works with the
Director and broader Campus Planning & Real Estate team to
predict and align university space and capital resources with
demand; envisioning and defining options for potential projects
that enable the institution to meet its goals and fulfil its
As part their primary responsibility, the Assistant Director will
be responsible for physical planning for research hires and
directly supporting STEM and other academic units in their planning
needs. They will be a key contributor to evolving our learning
environments and workplaces, and supporting a global university.
The Assistant Director self-performs, directs consultants or
participates as part of a team; translating academic priorities
into physical planning scenarios, and assuring program and planning
goals are maintained from concept through design.
As an experienced planner, the Assistant Director will also apply a
broader planning lens and use their skillsets to support key
initiatives of the university. These may include forecasting space
demand, develop scenarios for space allocation, or contributing to
the University's Long Range Plan development. The ability to apply
a flexible approach and provide effective space use alternatives is
essential to providing the university the best outcomes for use of
this valuable resource.
o Bachelor's degree in Architecture, master's preferred. A minimum
of eight years working for or with higher education
o Significant experience in designing and/or planning research labs
o Ability to incorporate relevant operational and cost data into
planning scenarios, with a focus on providing context for cost
control and planful investment in physical planning
o Ability to create compelling communication materials.
o Ability to work both collaboratively on teams and/or with a high
level of independence, as the situation requires. Individual should
be able to set priorities and meet deadlines.
o Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including the
ability to work effectively with faculty, consultants, staff and
clients at all levels to achieve outcomes.
o Must be skilled in use of design programs such as AutoCAD, Revit
and using Excel to parse and analyze data.
o Experience with CAFM systems, database tools & report
development is a plus.
Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking
to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and
staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its
forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect
that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, religion,
color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability
status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable
To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and
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