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Assistant Director of Space and Capital Planning

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Jul 29, 2021

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs
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Assistant Director of Space and Capital Planning

About Northeastern:
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 research.

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 careers.

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 academic plan.

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 institutions.
o Significant experience in designing and/or planning research labs (wet/dry/computational).
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 decisions.
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.

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Additional Information:
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 law.

To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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