The Associate Director of Planning is charged with supporting the planning and development of the campus in accordance with UNC Charlotte's Capital Plan, the Campus Master Plan and other strategic directives. This position directly handles all project intake inquires and ensures that work is assigned to the appropriate FM resource. This role is also responsible for providing strategic vision and oversight of the space management and utilization program. The Associate Director of Planning is responsible for: 1.Assisting in the development and implementation of the capital plan and supporting the preparation of a capital renewal annual report under direction of the Director of Planning, Design and Construction 2.Providing input on short, medium and long-range plans for the university under the direction of the Director of Planning, Design and Construction. 3.Overseeing the work of the Campus Landscape Architect and ensuring a comprehensive landscape vision for campus with associated processes that support this work. 4.Ensuring compliance with the University Design and Construction Guidelines. 5.Providing leadership for all UNC Charlotte integrated space management planning, policies, processes, guidelines, and procedures. The Associate Director of Planning will direct the work of the office of Space Management. 6.Managing the project intake process to provide initial evaluation of project requests and ensure coordination with the campus master plan, capital plan, approved projects and studies. 7.Coordinating with the project management team to ensure project scope, program and development is aligned with the capital plan, goals of the master plan, space needs and guidelines. 8.Providing oversight of the work of the Historically Underutilized Business (HIB) program to ensure compliance with university and UNC System goals.
Minimum Experience / Education:
1.Master's degree in Planning, Architecture, or Engineering, or Bachelors with equivalent experience. 2.More than 5 years of professional experience in planning institutional building and infrastructure projects.
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
1.Demonstrate expert level knowledge of planning concepts, space management for a college or university. 2. Direct the management of program and staff resources, providing support and guidance to staff. 3.Develop solutions for complex and unique projects. 4.Ability to work/interact effectively with persons from different backgrounds and cultures. 5.Use knowledge and experience in budgeting, financial management, estimating, scheduling, and planning. 6.Enforce University and departmental policies, regulations and performance dependability. 7.Possess strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to communicate problems, solutions, and processes effectively to customers, senior administration, and field technicians in various and constantly changing conditions. Strong skills in negotiation, conflict management, and the ability to create consensus, get buy-in, and solve problems quickly and effectively. 8.Possess intermediate to advance proficiency in Microsoft Suite. 9. Knowledge and skill with Google Applications and willingness to learn new programs. 10.Selected candidate must have the mental and physical capabilities to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Our campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 27,200 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home.