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We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.
Physical and Environmental Planning, part of the Capital Strategies team, has a unique role in influencing the physical growth of the campus. It works with community partners, including students, residents, and business owners to ensure campus projects are informed by existing context and to address concerns with new and existing development. It also maintains relationships with the City of Berkeley to align planning efforts affecting the built environment. This position will lead the development of short and long range campus development plans to support the needs of campus stakeholders and will manage multidisciplinary consultant teams in this effort.
Applies advanced planning concepts in planning, organizing, supervising and/or performs high level planning services to the Campus Architect and campus and/or University-wide administrative officers and planning staff engaged in physical and community planning projects.
Performs high level planning services to the Director of Physical & Environmental Planning, campus leadership, and University-wide administrative officers in complex physical and community planning projects, infrastructure and open space/landscape management; real estate development; transportation planning; facilities planning; environmental planning, and other similar physical planning activities.
Resolves difficult or complex problems/situations related to professional work in the development, revision, refinement and/or amplification of long range development plans or other campus planning frameworks/processes.
Attends program and project-related meetings, including meetings with external regional/local public agencies, related to the campus's physical development portfolio.
Provides regular updates and communicates information to senior management, peers, and subordinates.
Serves as technical specialist and provides expertise in campus planning and community planning programs relating to the campus strategic plans,. including urban design, landscape design, and transportation.
Leads and/or participates in the development of new tools and processes to help improve campus physical planning programs, including campus planning data records.
Maintains professional expertise through continued exposure and education on best practices and principles in the field.
Advanced knowledge/skills in city planning, architecture, or other planning-related fields.
Advanced written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, including advanced political acumen.
Advanced analytical and project management skills.
Demonstrated knowledge of architectural history, short and long range development plans, infrastructure and current, on-going and future design and construction plans in a large, higher education setting.
Comfortable with working in a rapidly changing environment.
Sensitive to different political needs at different stakeholder levels.
A strategic thinker to provide advice on campus plans; and detail oriented to be a technical resource on specific projects.
An excellent verbal and written communicator.
Willing to work independently and in groups to learn aspects of the job responsibilities that are unfamiliar.
Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, City Planning, Environmental Planning or other planning related field; or similar degree and 3 to 5 years of work experience in one of the relevant fields and/or equivalent training/experience.
Master's degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, City Planning or other planning related field.
Specialization in architectural history.
Salary & Benefits
This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience.
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Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.