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Assistant Director – Space Planning & Management

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Space Planning

Job Description

Space Planning and Management's mission is to translate MU's instruction, research and public service programs into physical facility needs. This office provides and maintains an accurate set of campus floor plans, space inventory data and campus maps for all campus-owned and leased facilities. This office also recommends space assignments and reassignments to the Chancellor and Provost.

The Assistant Director of Space Planning & Management will report directly to the Director of Space Management & Client Relations and help to provide quality space solutions for the University of Missouri campus, negotiating space assignments and reassignments with Deans, Directors, Vice Chancellors, and other administrators on campus. Will also collaborate with various campus units such as the university registrar (classroom centralization) and the provost as well as outside consultants (Eastley + Partners).

Will assist in the continuation of the Mizzou Space Reduction and Strategic Relocation Initiative that to date has reduced poor performing building space by 684,000 gsf, thereby eliminating $137 million in deferred building maintenance and capital improvement needs through divestment or demolition and saving nearly $4.7 million in annual operating costs. Assist and support project programming efforts to coordinate with campus guidelines, developing scope and order of magnitude budgets for future project implementation. Provide support for the annual Space Utilization Inventory campus space survey, the MU building and infrastructure database, the building document archives and GIS/mapping initiative including the official MU campus map.

The Assistant Director will work closely with SP&M staff to provide guidance and assistance as needed. This position will also work on the following current or upcoming initiatives:
  • Provide additional support for various campus departments that may have more specialized space needs (School of Medicine, MUHC, Office of Research, etc.).
  • Evaluate and recommend standard operating procedures for receiving, logging and tracking space requests received from our clients.
  • Evaluate and recommend digital/electronic filing and archiving system in order to organize past and future documents related to the numerous space planning projects undertaken each year.
  • Help guide the reorganization of our plan and document archive space in GSB and look at options for digitization of older documents to allow for convenient electronic access of those documents in the future for both internal and external customers.
Key Position Responsibilities for Facilities Space Planner/Analyst:

Assist the Director of SP&M with staff support and supervision, client relations and ongoing collaborations as needed

Work with internal clients (Vice Chancellors, Deans, Dept. Chairs, Faculty and Staff) to assess current space utilization and determine future space needs

Develop strategic facility planning documents including, but not limited to floor plans, site plans spreadsheets, studies and reports

Assist with conceptual space programming efforts for building renovation and new construction projects

Prepare space related reports, charts, graphs, & drawings for both internal and external clients

Analyze, interpret and synthesize information from space data files and communicate findings for administrative decision making and planning

Provide conceptual space planning solutions to include:
  • Conceptual floor plan drawings using AutoCAD or similar drafting and design programs
  • Conceptual “per square foot” cost estimates for space modification projects
  • Conceptual project scheduling using Gantt charts or similar project scheduling programs
Collaborate and coordinate with in-house and consultant architects, interior designers, project managers and construction managers

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Strong and creative design skills demonstrated experience with AutoCAD or similar computer-aided design and drafting software application, comprehensive computer knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, etc.), basic understanding of the International Building Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act Standards for Accessible Design, project management, organizational skills and communication skills.


7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 5 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary

Preferred Qualifications

Professional registration in Architecture, Interior Architecture or Planning is preferred.

Anticipated Hiring Range

Salary Range: $65,000 - $90,000 Annually

Grade: GGS-011


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Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. As part of your total compensation, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, short- and long-term disability, paid parental leave, paid caregiver leave, and educational fee discounts for all four UM System campuses. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at .

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research, and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit or call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-2146.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.




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