Envisioning a new way to consider all of the University's land and its use in an integrated way, and reporting to the EVP and working closely with direct reports and key stakeholders across the University, the Chief, University Planning and Design oversees physical master planning for Cambridge, Allston (including that related to the recently established Harvard Land Company (HALC) and the Longwood Medical Area (LMA).
Key Areas of Responsibilities:
Directs the development, implementation and regular updating of an integrated, University-wide campus plan; activities include feasibility studies, traffic studies and supporting planning research efforts.
Oversees the processes to integrate School, district, and campus plans into a workable and sound University-wide campus plan.
Facilitates /participates in the establishment of goals and priorities of the Schools/units in the development of their campus areas; provides counsel in strategy development and resolution of major questions.
Collaborates with stakeholders across the University to ensure that academic priorities are appropriately translated into physical spaces; ensures financial, historical integrity and other realities are considered in plan development.
Guides stakeholders through complex internal and external processes including those related to project initiation, regulatory and other approvals; serves as a subject matter expert in the development of local plans.
Oversees and manages the University's designer selection and Design Review policy and process; ensures outside consultants and contractors understand and carry out the expressed intent of the design guidelines.
In coordination with the Harvard Public Affairs and Communications (HPAC), leads and/or supports the University's planning efforts and approvals with the local municipalities of Boston and Cambridge.
Represents the University internally and externally at meetings/conferences related to planning matters and in full consultation with Harvard Public Affairs and Communication (HPAC), interacts with elected and other public officials.
In collaboration with the Vice President for Campus Services, provides staff support and advice to the University's Facilities and Capital Planning Committee.
Manages the activities of ~35 planning professionals in the Harvard Planning Office and Allston Initiatives.
Please note that this search will be managed by Opus Partners. To be considered, please forward your credentials to OpusPartners.net referencing position title.
Salary Grade: 063
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role:
Bachelor's degree in architecture, construction engineering or related field, or equivalent related experience.
10 years' experience managing multiple and diverse projects and 5 years of demonstrated management/supervisory experience in a matrixed environment and/or higher education.
Ability to provide overall conceptual and executive direction through a network of senior management leaders.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 51036BR
About Harvard University Administration
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.