UNT Space Management and Planning contributes to the mission of the university by providing comprehensive strategic planning in a manner that is responsive to the environment and culture of our community. The department works with campus partners to determine the value, usage, location and need of space on campus, and creates data-driven solutions that enhance the future of UNT. This department is critical to ensuring UNT accurately plans the usage of more than 7.8 million GSF of space.
The Director of Space Management and Planning is responsible for understanding, tracking and analyzing the academic, research and administrative space needs on campus, and using that information to create plans and processes that support the goals of UNT. The director will use best practices from higher education and outside industry to guide the institution and further support our accessible and inclusive community. The director develops trusted partnerships with campus leaders and colleagues. The director brings balance to complex situations by using strong communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and mentors these skills in the Space Management and Planning staff. The director is a dedicated steward for one of our university’s most precious resources – space.
Oversee and direct staff in the collection and analyzation of space usage data for university use in regular reports or strategic planning, and in compliance with Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board requirements
Identify, recommend and direct the collection of new data/resources that are needed to ensure the university makes informed decisions for proactive planning; this position will identify space management and planning gaps and drive continuous improvement through a variety of problem-solving methods
Work with campus leadership and partners to strategically plan for each academic year and the future of UNT; and represent the Space Management department on various campus committees
Create and maintain consistent processes that support UNT’s academic and administrative goals with current space usage, while allowing flexibility to identify and support future space usage opportunities
Research best practices and new ideas to assist with problem-solving and planning
Maintain work-related and cost-related efficiencies in managing the department and its budget for the 180-plus classrooms on campus
Supervise and assist in the professional development of staff members and student assistants
Bachelor’s Degree in related field and at least seven years of space or facilities management experience.
Experience analyzing and comprehending floor plans, elevations, and CADdrawings throughout the various stages of SD, DD, and CD. • Knowledge of room type/use categories and classroom utilization mandates. • Knowledge of state and federal space reporting guidelines.
Master’s degree in architecture, planning or a related field • Comprehensive understanding or experience with public sector or higher education business issues and planning mechanisms • Understanding or experience meeting Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board reporting requirements • Proficient in FM: Systems software or other similar space management software solutions
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About University of North Texas
With nearly 10,000 employees in the DFW metroplex, UNT System offers a wide variety of career opportunities. We offer staff opportunities at our Denton, Dallas, and Fort Worth campuses, as well as our System offices in Downtown Dallas, and multiple clinics and business offices throughout Tarrant County. Our positions range from entry level to executive, and span career fields such as IT, Healthcare, Finance and Accounting, Administration, Marketing, Police/Public Safety, Facilities, Campus Planning, Maintenance, Research, and many more.