Campus Planning Director

Milwaukee, WI

Posted: 12/16/20
Deadline: 1/19/21
Salary: $120,000 - $130,000
Reference Number: 00030815

About This Organization

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is a doctoral research-extensive university in the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System, all broadly governed by the State’s Board of Regents. It was founded on the belief that if Milwaukee were to be a great city, it would need a great, urban public university. The themes of educating students, excelling in research, and serving its urban community are echoed in all University activities. The University offers more than 180 degree programs, serving 26,000+ students. The 104-acre main campus is located in a residential neighborhood near the shores of Lake Michigan, just minutes from downtown Milwaukee.

The Division of Finance and Administrative Affairs (FAA) delivers essential business services that provide a foundation for UWM’s student success, research excellence, community engagement, climate and culture, and visibility and image.
The departments within Finance and Administrative Affairs provide a wide array of services to steward and facilitate the management of the university’s primary resources: human capital, finances, facilities, and information technology. FAA staff perform the accounting functions, plan for building construction and remodeling, provide technology infrastructure and enterprise IT services and resources, maintain healthy and safe research environments, provide security and protective services, clean and maintain the campus buildings and grounds, ensure fiscal integrity of campus financial operations, and provide legal advice and representation.

Consistent with UWM’s guiding values, we strive in all we do to model and promote innovations and collaboration, integrity and responsibility, positive transformation of individuals, transparent and inclusive decisions, a caring community, stewardship of resources, diversity in all it definitions, and pride in our vital role.

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Job Duties

Reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor of Facilities, Planning, and Management, the Director of Campus Planning has a leadership role in the planning activities related to the physical aspects of the University’s environment including new building design, space management/utilization/planning, construction and management, major and minor campus remodeling projects, preparation of the capital building budget, and campus liaison with related UW System Administration and other State offices and agencies affecting campus facilities. The position defines appropriate teams for each project and drives plans and decisions to maintain adherence to schedules and budgets.

Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
-Bachelor’s in Engineering, Architecture, Urban Planning or related
-Evidence of knowledge of methods, practices, and procedures of planning, design, and construction management
-Demonstrated supervisory experience involving the management of professional staff (engineers, architects, etc.)
-Minimum of 10 years of project management experience (financial planning, project development, facilities administration, and budget management)
-Minimum of 2 years master planning experience (long-range development planning, programming, and space planning)

Preferred Qualifications:
-Master’s degree in Business Administration, Engineering, Architecture, Urban Planning or related
-Experience in a public agency or higher education setting
-Exceptional communication skills, interpersonal skills, diplomacy, and the ability to effectively interact and build trusted relationships with diverse internal and external constituencies.


$120,000 - $130,000

Other Info

Lauren Cigale

Required Application Materials

Resume, Cover Letter, Reference