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Senior Campus Planner - Campus & Capital Renewal Planning
Tufts University

Date Posted Feb. 28, 2022
Title Senior Campus Planner - Campus & Capital Renewal Planning
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department Campus & Capital Renewal Planning
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Institutional Advancement


About Tufts University Operations

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.  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.

What You'll Do

As part of a small, passionate team the Senior Campus Planner role will provide technical planning expertise and leadership for a wide range of projects across the University.  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, strategic thinking, and a strong “client” service focus are essential qualities for success in this position. 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. 

Key responsibilities

  • Develop planning solutions that demonstrate knowledge in the principles and practices of the fields of planning, design and construction particularly in regard to University research laboratories (vivarium, dry, wet), clinical facilities, office and learning environments.
  • Assume a lead role in the implementation of planning solutions, such as program fit, application of space allocation metrics, preliminary cost estimates, technology needs, code requirements, schedule and enabling constraints, and campus impact. 
  • Summarize data, draw conclusions and inferences, and prepare reports and/or presentations in graphic and tabular formats to aid the decision making of School and University leadership
  • Develop project scopes; prepare RFQs/RFPs; participate in selection of planning, architectural, & engineering firms.  Manage planning studies with external consultant teams, School and Operations representatives.
  • Provide support with design development, equipment/furniture planning, move planning, finish selection and other services that may be needed for the implementation of Capital projects.
  • Assist in the development of the Schools’ ten-year capital plans. 

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Experience in the field of architecture or campus planning including space planning, programming, project development, and construction experience with a focus on research laboratory and clinical design.  
  • Ability to communicate, both verbally, graphically and in writing, with members of the academic communities to understand and discuss specific teaching, research, and clinical programs. 
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple relationships, and to work effectively as a member of a project team. 
  • Proficiency with Autodesk products, Microsoft Office Suite, and Adobe Creative Suite.  Experience with data analytic tools (PowerBI, Tableau) preferred. 
  • Demonstrates ability to work with a diverse workforce and population and to respect and value differences.  An ability and commitment to work effectively in a culturally diverse and inclusive environment.

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.


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