Finance Job Description
Responsible for supporting a range of campus planning functions at
Smith College, with an emphasis on planning analysis and space
planning to support a more sustainable campus environment.
*Review of applications will begin on October 15,
Take appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and
participate in the College’s efforts to create a respectful,
inclusive, and welcoming work environment.
Campus Planning and Analytics:
Analyze and visualize quantitative and qualitative data to inform
planning and identify potential efficiencies and solutions.
Create and present visual content and written reports that convey
Plan and facilitate stakeholder interviews, client workshops, and
other engagement activities.
Lead the analytics effort on interdisciplinary projects and work
collaboratively with clients, analysts, campus planners,
architects, and consultants.
Contribute to business planning, process improvement, methodology
and content development, and technology tool development.
Remain well informed of higher education campus planning research,
trends, and issues.
Space Data and Systems:
Support implementation of an institutional space management
Assess current data management, data requirements and develop
recommendations for framework and system to utilize and manage
Develop an understanding of the multiple space data needs and
foster cross-institutional collaborations that result in increased
efficiency, improved management information and reduced
Assist with the implementation of the Learning Spaces Plan which
provides a strategic plan for campus formal and informal learning
spaces that support a broad range of approaches to teaching and
learning; including the development of inclusive design standards
for formal and informal learning spaces.
Collaborate with faculty, IT, Capital Projects and the Registrar’s
office to develop engaging and inclusive learning experiences that
integrate technology and elements of physical space.
Conduct quantitative/qualitative research on campus spaces to
assess usage patterns, faculty/student expectations, user
satisfaction, and future needs.
All employees are expected to participate in the College's efforts
to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work
Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills, education,
experience, certifications, licenses)
Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of 4 years of experience in
planning, feasibility assessment, programming and design, or
related area, 2 years with a relevant master’s degree or an
equivalent combination of education/experience.
Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Prior experience working for a consulting or architecture firm or
an institution of higher education is a plus. Autocad, REVIT
software, GIS, skills a plus.
Hands-on self-starter with a high sense of urgency who functions
well in a self-created environment.
Ability to establish effective working relationships and use good
judgment, initiative and resourcefulness when dealing with the
college community, the public, other employees, and governmental
Knowledge of the higher education enterprise and topics that
influence physical space needs.
Knowledge of academic or institutional planning, programming
principles and best practices.
Ability to synthesize complex information and communicate findings
for a variety of audiences.
Ability to critically assess situations, solve problems, work
effectively under stress, within deadlines, and in public
situations. Skill in oral and written presentation.
Software proficiencies should include database, Excel and
Please attach BOTH
a current resume and a cover letter in
order for your application to be considered for this position .
You may combine your resume and cover letter into a single file
or attach multiple files to your application, but BE SURE you have
provided all attachments BEFORE SUBMITTING your application.
You will NOT be able to attach additional files after you have
hit the Submit button.
Review of applications will begin
October 15, 2021
About Smith College
Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is one of the largest
women’s colleges in the country and is dedicated to excellence in
teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of
outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as
advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The
College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst,
Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of
Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty
cross-teach across the Five Colleges.
Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer
and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color,
religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender
identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and
employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its
programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and
regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with
disabilities are encouraged to apply.