Department:Campus Planning & Facilities Management - Campus Planning Appointment Type and Duration:Regular, Ongoing Salary:$60,000 - $75,000 per year Compensation Band:OS-OA07-Fiscal Year 2017-2018 FTE:1.0
Application Review Begins Position closes August 22, 2017
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Department Summary Campus Planning is part of Campus Planning and Facilities Management (CPFM). CPFM is comprised of five units: Campus Planning, Design and Construction, Facilities Services, Utilities and Energy, and Sustainability.
The Campus Planning Office guides the planning and design of campus to accommodate growth and change while preserving its heritage and enriching environments that support the university's mission of teaching, research and public service. We are stewards of the legacy we have inherited and will leave to others, and we aspire to work collaboratively to create an exceptional and special campus experience through the physical campus environment. Campus Planning offers services in campus planning, community and transportation planning, historic preservation, real estate management, and space planning.
Position Summary The Landscape Planning Associate provides facilities planning services for the University of Oregon on issues related to development of the campus. Specifically, the position holds primary staff duties related to the oversight of campus landscape planning, policy, and design elements of the Campus Plan. A major aspect of this position is providing leadership, expertise, and advocacy related to the university’s open-space framework, landscape and site design, and landscape history. Related tasks include: formulating reports, policies and studies; performing liaison and monitoring duties associated with those activities; and acting as a channel of communication for landscape planning and design issues at the university. This position will be responsible for interpreting and implementing the policies of the Campus Plan and educating campus leaders, capital project design teams, and others about the landscape design elements and policies of the Plan.
Another major aspect of this position is providing primary authorship of documents and managing planning projects undertaken by the Campus Planning Office. Examples include:
- Preparing area plans (sub-plans of the Campus Plan describing development and design policies in great detail). - Managing site selection processes for proposed capital projects (comprehensive site selection analysis). - Completing feasibility studies for potential projects. - Identifying key campus planning landscape and site design elements in preparation for capital projects. - Developing periodic diagnostic studies of areas of campus by documenting their physical characteristics and analyzing their health, in particular as it relates to the landscape and open spaces using the policies set forth in the Campus Plan.
Other responsibilities include: managing and coordinating campus design standards and policies for landscape features (i.e., lighting, benches, exterior signage, etc.); and managing and coordinating campus planning base maps, and supervising student employees in conjunction with other Campus Planning staff members.
This position interacts with a wide range of individuals who have a role and/or interest in the development of campus, including but not limited to colleagues in Campus Planning, Facilities Services, and Design and Construction, representatives of departments sponsoring capital projects, design teams, university leadership, faculty, students, and local government staff.
The Landscape Planning Associate reports to the Campus Planning Manager. This position works with the Campus Planning Manager to set priorities and performs tasks independently while also working as a member of a team.
Minimum Requirements • Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture or a related field. • 5 years of professional experience in landscape design, planning, and design issues which involve institutional-level processes.
Professional Competencies • Demonstrates competence in landscape design, planning, and the creation of planning documents. • Possesses the ability to assemble, organize, and present information, both in written and graphic forms, derived from a variety of original and secondary sources. • Demonstrates an ability to communicate well, both orally and in writing, with varied groups and to work effectively with university administrators, students, faculty, and staff, as well as with governmental entities, community groups, and the general public. • Possesses strong organizational, time allocation, and project management skills. • Demonstrates an understanding of the objectives, components, and structure of a research university. • Leads by example and maintains the highest ethical standards within the department and within the university. • Demonstrates an ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
Preferred Qualifications • Experience and/or education that provides an understanding of university planning policy issues and processes as related to landscape design. • Experience and/or education in landscape and planning policy issues and processes related to the University of Oregon. • A license to practice landscape architecture.
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.
The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
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