Job Description

University Planner

Requisition IDreq11189
Working TitleUniversity Planner
Position Grade15
Position Summary

The University of New Mexico’s (UNM) Planning, Design & Construction (PDC) seeks a University Planner to join our vibrant, committed team of professionals who support the built environment at UNM. Under the direction of the University Architect the University Planner will analyze, develop and coordinate the University’s campus master plans and facility planning efforts to improve and maximize the efficient use of campus spaces in the service of creating a physical environment that advances UNM’s academic, research, and community service missions.

UNM PDC provides seamless delivery of professional support services to internal clients using best practices in capital project planning, development, and construction.

Duties of the University Planner will include, but are not limited to:

  1. Leading, organizing and coordinating the University's efforts to analyze, develop, maintain and implement campus master plans for UNM main campus, branch campuses and other UNM owned lands, as needed.
  2. Facilitating internal and external committees, seeking community input, engaging campus constituents, and consulting with external consultants regarding planning for University landscapes, facilities, urban development, utilities, transportation systems, information technologies, and open spaces.
  3. Developing and implementing institutional processes, guidelines, and standards to ensure campus planning efforts align with the University's established missions, objectives and strategic plans, as well as regulatory requirements.
  4. Managing campus planning and facility development projects. Providing client leadership in the management of external consulting resources.
  5. Supervising a team of technical and professional personnel which will include recommendations for hiring, firing, performance evaluation, training, work allocation, and problem resolution.

UNM employees enjoy a great benefits package, including: 4 weeks of vacation, paid holidays, sick leave, retirement benefits, tuition remission benefits for yourself and additional education benefits to spouses or domestic partners, and dependent children of eligible employees and retirees.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a directly related field of study; at least 7 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

· Master’s degree in Urban/Environmental Planning, Architecture, or Landscape Architecture.

· Demonstrated leadership in long-range planning and strategic problem solving to address campus facility, land-use, and development issues.

· Experience in leadership of University landscapes, facilities, urban development, utilities, transportation systems, information technologies, and open spaces.

· Experience in facilitation of design processes and projects with participation from diverse communities.

· Demonstrated project leadership skills gained at a managerial or supervisory level.

· Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.

· Demonstrated knowledge in the arenas of planning and urban design, sustainability, space planning, site design and/or landscape architecture.

Additional Requirements
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentCapital Projects Office (250A)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeRegular - Full-Time
Term End Date
Pay$4,738.93 - $7,108.40 / Month
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check Required
For Best Consideration Date11/30/2019
Application Instructions1.Please complete the online application and submit a cover letter and your current resume: ?Your resume should include a complete work history with beginning and ending dates (month/year). Please include any certificates or education directly related to construction cost estimating.?In your cover letter, address how your qualifications and work experience match the position and the preferred qualifications detailed in this job advertisement. 2.Upload your cover letter and resume as separate PDF files.3.Applicants must provide names and contact information for at least three (3) supervisory references with your application materials.Finalists should be prepared to provide official educational transcripts for highest level of education completed, if selected for hire. Please see minimum qualifications for specifics

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

Application Instructions

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