• Assistant Provost for Space Programming and Planning

    Requisition # 2018-8975
    Date Posted 3 weeks ago(7/2/2018 9:38 AM)
    Institutional Research and Planning
    Full-Time / Part-Time
    Application Deadline
  • Overview

    The Assistant Provost for Space Programming and Planning (APSPP) assists the Vice Provost for Space Programming and Planning (VPSPP) in the management of- and planning for- space assets and associated resources for the University. This position provides for counsel and expertise in the planning and management of space, funding administration, programming, and construction guidance while ensuring that critical space-related infrastructure elements are deployed efficiently and effectively in keeping with the University’s mission and values. The position also provides backup and representation for the VPSPP when he/she is not available.  The occupant of this position is responsible for advising academic and administrative managers in space organization and planning. The occupant of this position is also responsible for providing guidance and help in a variety of projects as an executive sponsor for those projects.  The APSPP will be responsible for the administration of classroom spaces and the annual funds associated with classroom maintenance and upgrades.  The occupant is also responsible for managing and supervising swing space as it is available to service temporary needs, including space for emeritus faculty, units displaced by construction, and overflow needs as they arise. The APSPP reports to the VPSPP.


    Resumes and cover letters will be accepted until Friday 7/27 @ 11:59pm.


    Provide guidance and monitoring of projects as assigned to the VPSPP. This includes some projects for which the AVSPP will be executive sponsor; some, where the VPSPP is executive sponsor; or where the VPSPP represents the executive sponsor.  Independently manage/sponsor a number of smaller scope projects (e.g. single-unit involved construction projects.) with updates to the VPSPP as necessary.


    Interface with academic and administrative units as assigned to determine need for assistance in space or space related resources. Analyze and evaluate the request, in conjunction with key stakeholders in Facilities (e.g. OUA and ODC.)  Coordinate with  stakeholders on recommended solutions to the requests and discuss analysis and decision with the requestors. Generate or assist units in generating a project request, as needed.


    Administer classroom spaces and funding associated with the maintenance and upgrade of these spaces, including teaching lab spaces.  Be aware of the needs of the academic departments for teaching spaces and take action to realize the improvement and utilization of these spaces.  Coordinate with the Office of the Dean of the College, the Registrar, McGraw Center, Council of Science and Technology, academic departments, Office of the University Architect, the Office of Design and Construction, the Office of Information Technology and Conference and Event Services to ensure up to date and relevant teaching spaces with the appropriate infrastructure, AV systems, furnishings and availability.


    Develop space plans for requests for reorganization of space. Manage swing space.


    Participate in the weekly project request database review meeting. Provide recommendations on disposition of new requests and updates on ongoing work as necessary. Follow progress on projects that require updates in this meeting.


    Other tasks as directed by the VPSPP.


    Represent the VPSPPP in situations where he/she is unavailable. This requires that information and acquaintance with important matters is up to date on the general activity of the office. Deliver key information to the VPSPP on matters relating to these instances.


    ** Please submit a cover letter in addition to a resume**


    Essential Qualifications


    * Bachelor's degree and 7+  years of relevant experience

    * Strong writing, analytical, computational, management, and leadership skills
    * Experience in project management, budget analysis, complex systems, and process improvement
    * Experience leading enterprise-wide initiatives or projects
    * Demonstrated experience in consulting, strategic planning, and process improvement.

    * Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office.


    Preferred Qualifications


    * Advanced degree preferred
    * Experience with operations in one or more academic departments is greatly preferred.
    * 7-9 years of relevant experience, preferably in higher education


    Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

    Salary Grade

    ADM, 080

    Standard Weekly Hours


    Eligible for Overtime


    Benefits Eligible


    Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


    Physical Capacity Exam Required


    Valid Driver’s License Required



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