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Academic Space Planner (0488U) - 5362
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Jan. 29, 2020
Title Academic Space Planner (0488U) - 5362
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Educational Services
    Admissions/Student Records/Registrar

Academic Space Planner (0488U) - 5362

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Departmental Overview

The mission of the Division of Academic Planning is to facilitate excellence in research and education at UC Berkeley. We oversee the overall academic direction of the university, steward space in university facilities, and facilitate strategic international partnerships. In fulfilling these goals, we collaborate closely with the schools, colleges, departments, and organizations across the campus, looking for synergies across organizational and disciplinary boundaries, and supporting the growth and development of emerging academic disciplines

  • Applies advanced strategic concepts in planning, organizing, supervising and/or performs high level planning services to the VPAP and campus and/or University-wide administrative officers and planning staff engaged in academic space projects.
  • Provides long-range strategic space planning for the campus in alignment with the campus mission and financial objectives.
  • Evaluates space utilization based on existing State and University guidelines.
  • Collaborates in the development of campus space and surge plans incorporating UCOP mandates, enrollment trends, departmental reviews and other relevant metrics.
  • Leads projects and programs to encourage/incentive efficient utilization of campus space.
  • Develops and administers campus space policies.
  • Assists departments in developing local space management models and policies.
  • Represents the VPAP in the space allocation decision-making process.
  • Conducts space audits, provides expert analyses regarding space utilization, space move scenarios, and collaborates closely with campus partners to coordinate, implement, and complete space moves.
  • Collaborates in the management of the ongoing maintenance of building space data and the system that supports them.
  • Collaborates and supports the ongoing development of the Tririga system to support campus and UC-wide space management and planning efforts at the departmental and central administrative levels.
  • Collaborates in the facilitation of the utilization of space data to support cross-campus efforts.
  • Represents VPAP and academic interests on various campus planning committees representing diverse campus needs and interests.
  • Resolves difficult or complex problems/situations related to professional work in the development, revision, refinement and/or amplification of long-range development plans.
  • Identifies short and long-term solutions for pressing academic and administrative space needs.
  • Resolves competing demands for campus space.
  • Provides expert guidance regarding the strategic use of campus's limited physical portfolio.
  • Provides expert staffing support to the academic programming committees.
  • Directs and leads committee meetings as needed, supports the VPAP in directing committee meetings, provides expert consultation to committee members, documents and archives meeting discussions and decisions.
  • Serves as expert consultant to campus leadership.
  • Collaborates with the academic space planning team and divisional staff on academic space data entry, maintenance, reporting, and accuracy.
  • As needed, leads space data efforts.
  • Maintains space policy information on the divisional website.

Required Qualifications
  • Advanced knowledge/skills in city planning, architecture, or other planning-related fields.
  • Advanced written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including advanced political acumen.
  • Advanced analytical and project management skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of or ability to learn the campus, including its architectural history, short and long range development plans, infrastructure and current, on-going and future design and construction plans.

  • Bachelor's degree in related field and/or equivalent experience/training.

Salary & Benefits

This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $83,900.00 - $120,000.00.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
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