The Operations Division serves four Tufts University campuses: the Medford/Somerville campus, the Boston Health Sciences campus, the Boston School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts and the Grafton Veterinary campus together encompassing 170 buildings and 5.1 million gross square feet. This division comprises not only Campus and Capital Renewal Planning, but also includes peers in Capital Programs, Facilities and Engineering Services, Dining, Auxiliary Services, Public Safety, Real Estate, and related services. Together, these functions are responsible for the efficient, cost effective and safe operations of our university as well as the maintenance and management of our university assets to support our research and educational mission, vision and values.
Campus & Capital Renewal Planning strategically links planned renovations and expansion of University physical resources with academic, research, and clinic priorities and community life. We collaborate across the University to develop integrated, innovative, and feasible near- and long-planning solutions. As a service entity, Planning’s activities include, for example, collaborating with Schools and Divisions on programming efficient solutions to requests for space, developing projects for implementation by Capital Projects Managers, supporting the development of the University’s capital plan, leading master planning processes, responding to inquiries about existing space use, and providing information in graphic and data format with regard to campus properties. The Planning department strives to use our physical resources to advance strategic goals for the University including Tufts’ goal to decarbonize the institution by 2050. To progress toward this goal, Tufts is developing a decarbonization plan for capital projects, a long-term pathway that supports short- and medium-term objectives that align with the University’s goals, priorities, and capital plans.
The Campus Planner/Senior Campus Planner will provide technical planning expertise and leadership for various-sized research laboratories, clinical facilities (Dental), office, and learning environments across the University in the areas of programming, space use analysis, design, equipment/furniture planning, project formulation, and building infrastructure integration. As a steward of University assets, this position will meet with campus constituents to understand needs and advocate for functional and achievable solutions. Creative problem solving, leadership, strategic thinking, and a strong "client" service focus are essential qualities for success in this position.
This position requires the ability to work independently, manage multiple projects and relationships, and to work effectively as a member of a project team. Reporting to the Director of Campus & Capital Renewal Planning, this position will work in close collaboration with colleagues in the Operations Division, Finance, Tufts Technology Services, and School leadership.
One position will be hired, at either a Senior Campus Planner or Campus Planner level.
For full consideration, applications should include a cover letter, resume, and prior work examples. (A full portfolio is not required.)