Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Construction/Planning, Public Policy and Planning, Planning/Project Management

Department: Campus Planning & Facilities Management
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $60,000 – $70,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA07-Fiscal Year 2023-2024
FTE: 1.0

ALL applications MUST be submitted here, https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/534137/planning-associate

Application Review Begins
July 25, 2024; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a complete application, which includes an online application, resume, and cover letter that addresses how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications.

We are interested in finding the best candidate for the position. We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t think you meet every one of our preferred qualifications–use your application to let us know what is meaningful to you about the role and what transferable skills or other qualities you would bring.

Department Summary
Campus Planning and Facilities Management (CPFM) is a vibrant department, which comprises five units, and approximately 270 employees: Facilities Services, Utilities & Energy, Campus Planning, Office of Sustainability, and Design & Construction. CPFM plans, builds, maintains, and operates the infrastructure that supports the University of Oregon’s mission of exceptional teaching, discovery, and public service. As stewards of a physical legacy, CPFM enables the university community to achieve its potential by providing a campus that is safe, clean, beautiful, inspiring, and environmentally responsible.

CPFM values its commitment to collaboration, service excellence, diversity, problem-solving, and stewardship. CPFM takes pride in the campus’ ability to function seamlessly, while fostering an environment for educational excellence.

Campus Planning guides the planning and design of campus to accommodate growth and change while preserving its heritage and enriching environments that support the university’s mission. We work collaboratively to create an exceptional and special campus experience through the physical campus environment. Campus Planning offers services in campus planning, community and transportation planning, historic preservation, real estate management, and space planning.

Position Summary
The Planning Associate provides facilities planning services for the University of Oregon on issues related to the development of the campus. Specifically, the position holds primary staff duties related to the oversight of the Campus Plan and its maintenance, the work of the Campus Planning Committee, specialty plans and studies, and periodic campus area studies. The position provides leadership, expertise, and advocacy related to the planning, policy, and design elements of the Campus Plan and at least one specialty area relevant to campus planning (e.g., architectural or landscape design, GIS land use planning, or community and regional planning). Related tasks include: staffing the Campus Planning Committee, formulating reports, policies, and studies; performing liaison and monitoring duties associated with those activities; and acting as a channel of communication for planning and design issues at the university. This position is responsible for interpreting and implementing the policies of the Campus Plan and educating campus leaders, capital project design teams, and others about the design elements and policies of the Plan.

This position also creates and updates planning related documents and manages planning projects and processes undertaken by the Campus Planning Office.

Examples include:
• Preparing sub-plans of the Campus Plan describing development and design policies in greater detail.
• Managing site selection processes for proposed capital projects (comprehensive site selection analysis).
• Serving as the Campus Planning representative on capital projects, providing campus planning and site design guidance to those projects by participating in the management of the design process.
• Completing feasibility studies for potential projects.
• Developing periodic diagnostic studies of areas of campus by documenting their physical characteristics and analyzing their health, in particular as it relates to the policies set forth in the Campus Plan.
• Serves as the Campus Planning staff to facilitate the Campus Planning Committee.

This position interacts with a wide range of individuals who have a role and/or interest in the development of campus, including but not limited to colleagues in Campus Planning, Facilities Services, and Design and Construction, and representatives of departments sponsoring capital projects, design teams, university leadership, faculty, students, and local government staff.

The Planning Associate reports to the Assistant Director – Campus Planning. This position works with the Assistant Director to set priorities and performs tasks independently while also working as a member of a team. The work schedule is typical office hours. In conjunction with other Campus Planning staff members, this position supervises student employees.

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Planning, Public Administration, or a related field.
• One year of professional experience in architectural or landscape design, planning, and design issues which involve public processes.

Professional Competencies
• Demonstrates competence in architectural and/or landscape design, planning, and the creation of planning documents.
• Possesses the ability to assemble, organize, and present information, both in written and graphic forms, derived from a variety of original and secondary sources.
• Demonstrates an ability to communicate well, both orally and in writing, with varied groups and to work effectively with university administrators, students, faculty, and staff, as well as with governmental entities, community groups, and the general public.
• Possesses strong organizational, time allocation, and project management skills.
• Demonstrates an understanding of the objectives, components, and structure of a research university.
• Leads by example and maintains the highest ethical standards within the department and within the university.
• Demonstrates an ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience and/or education that provides an understanding of university planning policy issues and processes as related to campus design.
• Experience and/or education in planning policy issues and processes related to the University of Oregon.

FLSA Exempt: Yes