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#113136 Director of Space and Capital Planning

Filing Deadline: Sun 1/2/2022

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  • This position is pending classification.


Academic Affairs is the largest of the vice chancellor areas at UC San Diego. Led by the Executive Vice Chancellor (EVC), it is comprised of seven academic divisions and schools, seven undergraduate colleges, the University Libraries and University Extension. The vice chancellor area also includes academic support units, as well as the units under the purview of the Vice Chancellor Student Affairs and Vice Chancellor Equity, Diversity & Inclusion. Academic Affairs annually manages expenditures in excess of $1.5B, 4.0M ASF of space and employs over 13,500 academic, staff and research employees. The Office of the EVC is responsible for policy and procedure communication and implementation, resource administration, training and guidance, and program development for administrators, faculty, and staff within the EVC areas

Under general direction of the Associate Vice Chancellor of Resource Administration, the incumbent is responsible for developing and updating long-range space plans for Academic Affairs Divisions and Departments. Provides project management to a variety of capital planning, facilities renovation and space program planning activities lead out of the Office of the EVC. Collaborates with senior and executive campus leadership in the development of the capital program. Provides expertise in programming of space for new academic initiatives. Evaluates and analyzes data related to space utilization, capacity projections, academic program requirements, and facilities resources in order to develop options for long-range capital development. Provides technical expertise and staff support to space planning committees. Analyzes space plans and projects for feasibility, appropriate space utilization, and budget impact. Represents EVC and participates in deliberations on campus-wide committees.

The scope of the capital and space planning includes over 4.0M assignable square feet distributed among 85 units and includes wet and dry research laboratory, classrooms, instructional laboratories, office and assembly type spaces. Campus continues to grow and develop with this position being integral to planning of new academic space.

Uses advanced concepts at an expert level to implement and coordinate building management procedures and space planning activities which require specialized consideration such as laboratories with special circumstances (e.g., special ventilation, or use of hazardous materials) or coordination of activities with multiple building occupants / departments. Facilitates and collaborates with management on the design and planning for space allocation. Applies extensive knowledge of organization buildings, infrastructure, policies and procedures. Determines methods and procedures on new assignments. May mentor and train peers and supporting staff members. Supervise lower-level professional or support staff.

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  • Expert knowledge and skill for specialized research needs in space planning and highly developed skills to effectively translate needs to professional architects and engineers. Demonstrated successful experience in interpreting policies and other regulations, designing processes, performing research and evaluating resource implications leading to effective strategic planning.

  • Expert knowledge of architectural or engineering concepts. Advanced knowledge and skill in CAD (floor plan hatching, ASF calculations, etc), advanced knowledge and skill to read and understand architectural plans and building blueprints. Advanced knowledge of space planning techniques and tools particularly in research and academic spaces.

  • Expert ability to assess processes or services to make improvements in project management. Demonstrated experience to proactively problem solve, taking initiative and using investigative and research skills and resources to develop and implement creative solutions.

  • Proven ability to coordinate the work of individuals in a variety of campus offices, architects, and committees to meet deadlines.

  • Demonstrated supervisory experience, with the ability to promote team building and management best practices.

  • Skill and diplomacy in guiding faculty through administrative committee work. Knowledge and skill in committee support and advisory functions.

  • High-level skill in excel (pivot tables), database programs (complex data analysis) and presentation software (PowerPoint, Visio, etc). Demonstrated ability to analyze complex situations, data and/or issues and develop clear and concise options, recommendations or reports. Demonstrated skill in using computerized systems for analyses and report preparation.


  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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