Under the supervision of the Managing Director for Harvard Allston Initiatives, and with latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment, this individual will provide leadership and management for the Allston Initiatives Planning staff. This work includes:
Facilitates land use planning, regulatory process, urban design, physical growth, and development within Harvard's extensive property in Allston, Massachusetts.
Leads efforts within Allston Initiatives planning team, overseeing planning projects, including those associated with complex and sensitive physical planning issues and public approvals.
Institutional and academic master planning, commercial and residential urban design planning, site planning, capacity studies, corridor studies, design guidelines, and planning with specific focuses (such as transportation, housing, open space).
Project-managing a wide variety of planning projects, and ensuring proper staffing, resources, and timelines. Motivates and engages staff. Performs regular performance reviews and manages growth trajectories.
Oversees those responsible for transportation planning and regulatory process.
Works with public officials and outside consultants, as well as the community, and internal and external committees on complex and sensitive planning issues and projects.
Coordinates planning projects with campus database systems and geographic information.
Oversees high-quality content production, research, and analysis interprets data, synthesizes conclusions into recommendations, and produces clear and concise verbal, written, and graphic reports and presentations.
Manages external service providers, including architects, engineers, contractors, and other vendors or consultants, for the duration of their engagements including administering selection processes with stakeholder participation, negotiating contracts, and managing performance under the contract.
Develops annual planning and budgeting processes that account for planning priorities, consultant management, etc.
Teams with colleagues at the University responsible for planning, project management, transportation services, legal, permitting, and public affairs.
Develops and implements institutional processes, guidelines, and standards to ensure campus planning efforts align with the University's established missions, objectives and strategic plans, as well as regulatory requirements.
PLEASE NOTE: During the current period of Covid-19 related restrictions, this position may start as a remote position, with the transition to onsite in Cambridge when the office reopens.
We continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 and the lifting of restrictions. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility with our interview process. We will be conducting interviews virtually for selected candidates until further notice.
Salary Grade: 060
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 planning, urban planning, architecture, or related field required.
Minimum of 10 years of planning and analytical experience including a minimum of 3 years supervisory experience required.
Advanced degree preferred.
Must be able to grasp and communicate complex ideas clearly and think creatively.
Experience in the development of analytical and planning-related communication materials for internal and external audiences, including written reports, visual media, and verbal presentations.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work effectively at all levels of an organization, the ability to work well in teams and independently.
Excellent organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines while working concurrently on multiple projects.
Must be able to take initiative, provide leadership and deal with ambiguity.
Excellent MS Office skills, including very strong Excel skills. Skills with databases, GIS, and graphics.
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: 53753BR
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