Senior Facilities Planner

Salary: $64,400 – $95,600
Title: Senior Facilities Planner
Category: Management and Professional
Department: Capital Planning
Date Posted: 11/16/2015
Schedule: 8AM – 5PM

Position Information:

Under the general supervision of the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Capital Planning, the Senior Facilities Planner is a member of the Capital Asset Strategies (CAS) division whose focus is to promote the creation of the spaces needed to achieve the strategic goals that support the teaching, research and public service mission of the university. The overriding mission of current campus leadership is improving the quality and health of the campus. This will be accomplished through strategic goals such as reshaping and growing enrollment, increasing faculty, and growing the campus’ research, scholarship and creative activity. These goals will require significant expansion of capital facilities, through strategic partnerships for innovation and investments in people, places and processes for campus success.

**Applicants will be required to submit a writing sample as part of the selection process.**

Additional Information:

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities’ air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #12 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life.

UCR is ranked 55th among top public universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

Minimum Requirements:

Strong organizational skills.

Thorough working knowledge / skill in city planning, architecture, or other planning-related fields.

Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen.

Strong analytical skills.

Possess thorough working knowledge / and skills in capital project planning, capital project coordination and or other related higher education planning knowledge and experience.

Demonstrated experience in effectively aligning resources with goals in an environment of competitive demand for resources. Ability to identify key issues in complex situations. Evaluate options and provide recommendations for project next steps. Demonstrated orientation toward information-seeking, including soliciting input of others. Demonstrated strong analytical and reasoning skills including data gathering, interpretation and analysis and reporting.

Ability to act as a catalyst for continuous improvement and to advocate on behalf of the Division of Planning and Budget within the campus environment. Ability to state own position clearly and constructively. Evidence of work style that emphasized teamwork, participation, partnership, communication, collaboration and team development.

Ability to draft technical reports using charts, data and graphs.

Ability to select, develop and implement a variety of direct and indirect strategies to influence desired outcomes. Ability to effectively articulate and advance organizational goals. Understand formal and informal organizational structures and constraints.

Preferred Requirements:

Thorough knowledge of the organization, including its architectural history, short and long range development plans, infrastructure and current, on-going and proposed design and construction plans.

Demonstrated professional work experience in higher education including multiple types of higher education planning, including space, capital, physical and environmental planning.

Relational data bases, graphics and financial spreadsheet experience, including Pivot Tables and presentation software such as: Power Point. Resourceful using the World Wide Web as a tool.

General knowledge of higher education funding, financing and budgeting.