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Assistant Campus Planner

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Feb 2, 2023

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Executive, Other Executive
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Full Time

Assistant Campus Planner

About the Opportunity


Northeastern University Campus Planning and Design department is seeking an Assistant Campus Planner to join a team of talented planners to assist in the management of the Institutional Master Plan and support the planning team in drafting innovative solutions to space challenges and capital projects which will position Northeastern for continued growth and success as a research institution.

The mission of the Campus Planning and Design department is to connect people, space, and resources to prepare the university to thrive in the future. The Campus Planning and Design Team is responsible for the development of physical campus growth strategies for the Boston campus, suburban MA campuses and the growing global network of campuses.

Under direction from the Associate Vice President, the Assistant Campus Planner will report directly to one of the Campus Planners while providing broader support to the Campus Planning and Design team and the work related to the Institutional Master Plan, a broad range of strategic planning initiatives, and space and capital project support.

The Assistant Campus Planner will assist the team in developing communication materials that distill complex ideas into concise options and tradeoffs. As part of the campus planning team, the Assistant Campus Planner places high value on customer service, partnering with clients and connecting them to the broader planning vision.

Additionally, the Assistant Campus Planner will be required to assist in collecting and interpreting data, conducting planning research and analysis, and collaborating on active planning initiatives lead by the Campus Planning and Design team.

-Create strong visual communication materials including maps, presentations, and annotated floor plans to support departmental initiatives and project planning

-Conduct data gathering/coordination and research support, including precedents
-Create tools and generate materials to support and communicate multi-step space planning scenarios -Accurately survey and document field conditions for specific projects and planning initiatives

-Conduct research on urban and campus planning initiatives including but not limited to the Institutional Master Plan, accessibility, mobility, housing, equity and inclusion, as well as University space and capital project requests

-Generally support campus planning staff on specific projects and planning initiatives as needed (note taking, project and meeting coordination, etc.)

  • Strong graphic illustration skills and the ability to distill complex ideas into simple diagrams is a must (such as Adobe Illustrator and InDesign)
  • Strong Microsoft Office Suite skills (PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Demonstrated experience utilizing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) preferred
  • Creative problem solver interested in a wide variety of topics ranging from long-range planning related to sustainability, economic development, and the future of learning, to more immediate implementation of short-term projects such as office renovations
  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture or a related field.
  • At least two years of experience preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit for more 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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