Senior Advisor Institutional Space Planning

Toronto, Ontario

Posted: 12/2/19
Deadline: 1/31/20
Salary: $106,024
Reference Number: 100374

About This Organization

York University

York University champions new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Through cross-disciplinary programming, innovative course design, diverse experiential learning and a supportive community environment, our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and more than 300,000 alumni.

Job Duties

You will be responsible for ensuring a thoughtful approach to space creation by the University and that assignment, utilization and planning reflects University policies and priorities. Responsible for making sure that appropriate facilities are available to support the academic and research enterprises of the University. You will provide leadership expert advice and support for all institutional space projects by ensuring that user space needs are well defined, working with users as required, and then by ensuring that the space plan and related space design best meets the requirements of users and the operating practices and standards of the University.

Required Qualifications

To be considered for this opportunity, you will bring the following:

Degree(s) in Urban Planning, Architecture or Engineering or another related field. Project Manager or Facility Management accreditation preferred. Graduate degree an asset. In addition, you will bring a minimum 7 years progressive experience and leadership in institutional space planning, urban planning, or planning in large institutional, industrial or commercial enterprises.

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PLEASE NOTE: All applications must be received by 11:55 pm EST on the posted deadline date, if applicable.