The Associate Director for Planning and
Land Use Affairs reports to the Assistant Vice President for
Community and Regional Affairs. In cooperation with the Assistant
Vice President for Community and Regional Affairs, and in
partnership with representatives from across the campus community,
the Associate Director develops and carries out strategies for
effectively representing the University's land use and planning
interests at the state, regional and local level.
Work with others on campus to create and carry out a coherent,
long-term strategy through which Princeton University can
successfully fulfil the University's educational and research
mission through thoughtful development of facilities to meet the
changing needs for space.
Work closely with other
University departments to secure approvals and resolve problems
related to often complex and multi-jurisdictional construction,
land-use planning, zoning, and economic development issues.
This will be accomplished by:
- Monitoring and evaluating changes in the state, regional and
local regulatory environment to anticipate and identify impacts on
the University's real estate holdings and capital construction
projects. Providing information and analysis to campus partners;
develop and implement strategies for response to such changes.
Collaborating with on-campus experts to identify and execute
necessary outreach and advocacy.
- Developing and implementing strategies to help the University
execute its land use and planning goals in a complex regulatory
- Providing information, advice and analysis regarding approval,
permitting, and licensing issues.
- Developing and maintaining relationships with state, regional
and local agency staff, elected officials and staff, policy makers,
opinion leaders and advocacy organizations to support University
land use and planning initiatives and priorities.
- Planning and implementing outreach and communications efforts
to campus neighbors and project stakeholders related to University
land use and planning efforts.
- Informing and advising University leaders, campus partners,
including consultants, on state, regional and local review,
approval and permitting processes and participating as necessary on
behalf of Princeton University in regulatory and review
- Providing written and verbal testimony at public hearings,
meetings, and throughout the regulatory and land use approval
process on behalf of Princeton University.
Undertake special projects as
assigned by the Assistant Vice President for Community and Regional
- Bachelor's degree preferred.
- Five to seven years relevant experience.
- Deep familiarity with the New Jersey land use process and
regulatory environment and a network of contacts in the state,
central New Jersey and Princeton region.
- Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple
priorities in a fast-paced environment.
- Confident public speaker with ability to communicate clearly in
- Excellent writing skills.
- Ability to interact with at all times with tact, patience, and
- Ability to work independently with limited supervision and
exercise discretion; be proactive and demonstrate initiative.
- Flexibility; resourcefulness; adaptability to changing needs
and demands; willingness to work long hours and on
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and social
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