Campus Planner

Towson, MD

Posted: 4/19/24
Deadline: 4/30/24
Salary: Starting at $85,000
Reference Number: 24000087

About This Organization

Towson University

Job Duties

The Campus Planner assists the Assistant Director in the coordination and development of campus planning projects, space planning, space management, & campus standards. Generates MD Part I and Part II programs & oversees Campus Master Planning and Master Plan updates, Classroom Master Planning and GIS implementation. Works to ensure planning projects meet end-user requirements, institutional goals, and strategic mission.


Architectural Planning: Conducts space planning efforts to support campus projects and other space planning needs and complex planning studies. Evaluates and develops CAD plans to address campus needs through space reallocations, alterations, renovations, and new construction. Conduct space planning research to inform planning and design projects. Directs consultants working on planning efforts for TU. Prepares necessary presentations or visual aids to acquire leadership approval. Directs student employees to help with work production.

Programs: Generates and oversees the development and writing of State of Maryland Part 1 & Part 2 Programs which justify and outline TU’s need for major campus projects.

Master Plan: Develop programming documents, space, and resources studies, and assist in the development of the Campus Master Plan.

GIS: Supports exploring and growing TU’s GIS Database.

Classrooms M.P.: Support planning, research, and documentation to develop and implement a Classroom Masterplan.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree with five years of related work experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Prior experience in higher education, campus planning or space planning, facilities management, architecture, design, or related field preferred.

Ability to apply advanced planning concepts to resolve complex space planning issues.

Contributes to the architectural quality and design excellence through the lens of campus planning & institutional goals.

Ability to participate in the development of best practices.

Knowledge and experience in construction processes.

Knowledge of principles, methodology, practices of research and data collection.

Knowledge of GIS programs and applications.

Group facilitation skills for use with community workshops/ meetings.

Knowledge of philosophies, principals, practices & techniques for planning.

Knowledge of one or more planning disciplines, such as land use planning/zoning, transportation planning, environmental planning, urban design.

Knowledge of effective writing techniques.

Knowledge of relevant computer programs and applications.

Excellent oral and written communications skills for preparing and presenting planning reports and projects.

Excellent interpersonal skills for facilitation relationships.

Ability to evaluate space needs, develop space programs and recommend alternative solutions.

Ability to provide a thorough pre-project analysis to include: program development, test fits, utilize space allocation formulas, cost estimates, initial code requirements, schedule, constraints and campus impact.

Ability to coordinate with internal teams and third-party service providers such as design firms & consultants.

Ability to handle sensitive materials with discretion and tact.

Ability to create visual/graphic presentations.

Creative problem-solving skills and ability to gather relevant information needed to present solutions.

Ability to independently handle multiple tasks, set priorities and meet deadlines.


Starting at $85,000

Other Info

TU offers a rich benefit package.

Generous leave which includes accruing:

22 Days of Annual Leave
15 Days of Sick Leave
15 Holidays
3 Personal Days

Tuition Remission:

8 credit hours per semester
Tuition remission at TU for eligible dependents after two years of FT employment

Additional Benefits:

Life and disability insurance
Retirement plans (including the choice of joining the pension plan)
Professional development opportunities
Wellness opportunities
& Much more

Required Application Materials

Please apply via this link.