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Campus Planning Analyst

Smith College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 2, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Urban & Regional Planning, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Distance Education Programs, Institutional Research & Planning, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology, Development & Advancement
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary

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, 2021.*

Take appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participate in the College’s efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Essential Functions

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 analysis findings.

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 system.

Assess current data management, data requirements and develop recommendations for framework and system to utilize and manage space data.

Develop an understanding of the multiple space data needs and foster cross-institutional collaborations that result in increased efficiency, improved management information and reduced complexity.

Learning Spaces:

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.

Other Functions

All employees are expected to participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

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.

Preferred Qualifications

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 units.

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 PowerPoint.

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

Compensation Grade:

Grade I

Position Type:

Fixed Term

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.

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