Assistant Director Campus Planning

Fort Worth, TX

Posted: 8/8/19
Deadline: 9/1/19
Reference Number: 2019-204

About This Organization

Texas Christian University

TCU’s Mission: To educate individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community.

This is a place where students learn how to adapt to whatever the future might bring, develop critical thinking skills and expand their creativity. With a choice of rigorous academic programs in 131 undergraduate areas of study, 49 master’s level programs and 20 areas of doctoral study, Horned Frogs have opportunities to search for meaning and examine values, yet graduate well-prepared for professional accomplishment.

Job Duties

The Assistant Director Campus Planning is responsible for assisting the Assistant VC of Campus Planning in developing and executing a long-term vision for campus utilization, growth and development in support of overall strategic priorities.

Duties and Essential Job Functions:

-Develops and maintains categorized historical cost data to be utilized in budget development of long range projects.
-Provides leadership to TCU employees and 3rd party consultants in the development of comprehensive feasibility studies and program development that inform future capital project budgeting and implementation strategies for projects related to the built environment.
-Develops and maintains categorized/prioritized listing of comprehensive needs identified through the facilitation of planning conversations across the University organizational structure.
-Works directly with finance professionals to integrate needs with the annual capital budgeting process.
-Develops processes and timelines for comprehensive stakeholder engagement to help establish an expedient, intentional, deliberate, informed, and defensible planning recommendations.
-Assists in the development of the Capital Projects Planning Committee (CPPC) agenda and support materials/presentations.
Identifies, quantifies (scope and cost), develops qualitative analysis, and develops a prioritization matrix to be used during the analysis of projects. Prepares a written summary needs based justification for projects for evaluation by high level administration in budget development.
-Coordinates with professionals related to space management to catalogue ongoing and projected domino space moves, budget projections, and benefit analysis to help inform planning.
-Represents the Assistant Vice Chancellor at Planning Committees and meetings when necessary.
-Develops written reports, graphics, and presentations that illustrate comprehensive planning efforts.
-Researches Best Practices, new pedagogical trends, and peer benchmarking to help inform planning recommendations.
-Develops and provides leadership to special planning initiatives associated with special topics such as universal design, sustainability and energy management, multi-modal transportation, property evaluation, safety, and coordination with the City of Fort Worth Planning Dept.
-Works to secure enterprise software solutions as necessary.

Required Qualifications

Required Education and Experience:
-Bachelor’s degree in architecture, landscape architecture, community/urban planning or related field of expertise.
-4 plus years’ experience in planning, program development, and/or design management
-Demonstrated experience leading planning initiatives in a collaborative manner consistent with shared governance practices and leading committee level discussions.
-Demonstrated experience in the development of professional level reports to inform high level administration about planning and design related initiatives, to include supporting data (e.g., utilization, financial, etc.).

Preferred Education and Experience:
-Planning and design and/or administrative experience in higher education.
-Demonstrated experience in the development of architectural business plans, financial feasibility studies, market analysis, and/or other data related project justification.
-Demonstrated experience in the development of material to support public presentations, in addition to performing public presentations to high level administration.
-Demonstrated experience leading and/or facilitating group and committee level discussions.

Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:
-Valid Texas Driver’s license. Must be insurable under the university motor vehicle requirements.

Preferred Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:
-Architectural registration or other Professional licensure in the State of Texas (or ability to gain such by reciprocity).
-Certification through the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) or the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) or other related certification
-LEED Accredited Professional.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
-Knowledge of planning and design principles for academic, institutional, research, performing arts, and athletic facilities.
-Knowledge of campus design that results in a cohesive and beautiful campus environment that serves its stakeholders well.
-Knowledge of project management techniques.
-Knowledge of job-related policies and regulations.
-Knowledge of customer service techniques.
-Knowledge of project management software.
-Skill in Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
-Skill in presentation related software such as In-Design or other related program.
-Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
-Ability to lead group and/or committee level discussions.
-Ability to remain organized and detail oriented, while also understanding the big picture and long-term goals.
-Ability to demonstrate strong analytical, problem solving and research capabilities and communicate results.
-Ability to work collegially and effectively with others.
-Ability to troubleshoot and recommend improvements.

Other Info

If you would like to view more information or to apply for this position, please visit the TCU Employment page at the following:

Required Application Materials

Resume and Cover Letter