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Associate Director for Planning and Land Use Affairs

Princeton University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 30, 2022

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus)
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Full Time
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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.

Director will:

  • 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 environment.
    • 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 processes.
    • 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 Affairs.


    Essential Qualifications

    • 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 public settings.
    • Excellent writing skills.
    • Ability to interact with at all times with tact, patience, and professionalism.
    • 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 weekends/evening.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and social media.

    Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW


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