Assistant Director for Campus and Space Planning

Chicago, IL

Posted: 5/24/21
Deadline: 6/21/21
Reference Number: 144680

About This Organization

The University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), a major urban research university with an operating budget of over $2.3 billion, is seeking an Assistant Director for Campus and Space Planning to manage the campus and space planning work within the Office of Planning, Sustainability and Project Management. UIC serves over 33,500 students comprising what is among the most diverse student bodies in the nation with 16 colleges, 16,000 faculty and staff. UIC enrolled a record number of students at its campus again last fall, continuing a six-year upward trend. UIC/UIH is a major public medical center and serves as the principal educator of Illinois’ physicians, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, and other health sciences. Visit UIC’s website ( for more information.

Job Duties

Record and analyze space requests from colleges and units. Provide test fit analysis to director and prepare recommendations for senior leadership.
Create and administer policies and programs as well as databases required to develop and maintain accurate space and campus planning, managing consultants as needed.
Develop preliminary space and furniture layout plans for office and accessory spaces.
Coordinate with PSPM colleagues on conceptual design for new construction and renovation to ensure compliance with the UIC Master Plan
Update the Annual Space and Capital Plan.
Interface with the City of Chicago, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, etc. as needed for coordination and grant funding opportunities.
Research advanced topics and develop benchmark studies on campus, facility, and space planning topics. Prepare GIS mapping or CAD studies as needed.
Participate in campus-focused committees regarding grounds, transportation, as well as staff the University’s Space and Capital Plan Committee.

Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in architecture, interior architecture, or planning.
Four years of progressively responsible experience in interior architecture, architecture, planning
Working knowledge of interior architecture and space planning; ability to design floor plans and furniture layouts.
Proficient in use of CAD and GIS; Adobe Creative Cloud, PowerPoint
Able to work with data sets and organize into excel and other programs.
Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, manage projects to meet deadlines. Ability to analyze data and think critically. Ability to lead and motivate staff.

Preferred Qualifications:
Licensed or master’s degree in architecture, interior architecture or certified in planning.
Four years of progressively responsible experience in campus interior architecture, architecture, or university space planning
Working knowledge of general higher education space planning principles and capital planning.
Experience in use of planning and graphics software applications, including GIS, CAD, Microsoft Project, InDesign. Experience with space administration software such as Archibus.
Excellent communicator, time manager and skilled at graphic presentations. Skilled at communicating complex data through reports and/or dashboards.

Other Info

For fullest consideration, please send a letter of interest and current resume by June 21, 2021 to: (Ref: HireTouch Job ID 144680).

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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