Associate Planner, Real Estate and Planning

New York City, New York

Posted: 3/8/23
Deadline: 4/7/23
Salary: $70,000-$80,000

About This Organization

City University of New York (CUNY)

Job Duties

Job Title Associate Planner, Real Estate and Planning
PVN ID VC-1908-003250
Category Administrative Services

Department Real Estate and Planning
Status Full Time
Annual Salary $70,000-$80,000
Hour(s) a Week 35
Closing Date (Until Filled)

General Description


The Facilities Planning Unit of the Office of Facilities Planning, Construction, and Management (FPCM), is responsible for:

• Developing and managing planning initiatives for each of the 25 CUNY campuses.
• Working with the colleges to develop capital project requests for funding from the State, City, and other sources.
• Partnering with Capital Budget Unit in the preparation of the University’s annual Capital Budget Request.
• Performing space needs analyses, project programming, and feasibility studies.
• Coordinating with the Real Estate Transactions Unit on the identification, analysis, and development of space and project opportunities in non-CUNY-owned space.
• Managing and updating the space inventory system and providing support, updates, and reports on facilities lifecycle assessment for all CUNY campuses.
• Developing and maintaining CUNY-wide space and planning guidelines.
• Managing, optimizing, and improving space/move request interface.
• Responding to and providing guidance for space and move requests, with a focus on Central Office space
• Analyzing and reporting on utilization and occupancy rates across multiple Central Office Locations
• Ability to tailor data and information into formats presentable to a variety of audiences
• Providing database and report development support for all FPCM departments.


Reporting to the Planning Manager, the Associate Planner is responsible for:
• Assisting in the management and development of planning initiatives and other studies
• Supporting campuses with the development and documentation of capital project requests for inclusion in CUNY’s annual Capital Budget Request to the State and the City
• Working closely with FPCM’s Department of Design, Construction, and Management to provide project planning, programming, and conceptual design support on capital projects at assigned campuses.
• Participating in the development and maintenance of CUNY-wide space and planning guidelines.
• Responding to and providing guidance for space and move requests, with a focus on Central Office space
• Self-managing a schedule that involves travelling and working out of multiple Central Office or Campus locations, with the ability to be flexible based on day-to-da

Required Qualifications


Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Architecture, or a related field.
• Three years of professional experience in institutional planning.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Excellent computer skills, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
• Self-starter with the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
• Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines.
• Ability to see the “big picture” while paying attention to details.
• Strong interpersonal skills with attention to customer service, diplomacy, and discretion.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in Planning, Architecture, or a related field.
• Higher education planning experience.
• Public-sector experience.
• Project management experience.
• Professional license or certification.
• Experience with database and reporting software.
• Experience working with floor plans
• Experience working with AutoCAD or other CAD software, creating or review programming diagrams, schematic, and/or construction drawings
• Experience preparing and reviewing budgets

Core Competencies

Good organizational and planning skills. Excellent written and verbal communication.
Ability to work on multiple projects at one time.
Excellent organization skills and the ability to multi-task
Ability to work under pressure and to multiple deadlines. Ability to prioritize competing work.
Ability to set project priorities and adjust implementation strategies.
Ability to work effectively with staff, associates, and internal and external constituents.
Alert and observant and looking for ways to improve processes.
Out of the box thinker, creative, inventive and adaptable to situations.