Champion in long-range planning and strategic problem solving to address campus facility, land-use, and development issues; participates in the annual update of the University’s five-year facilities plan to ensure consistency with and/or revision of the Campus Master Plan for the NMSU System. Manages campus planning and facility development projects for submittal to the state agencies for funding recommendations and approval. Provides client leadership in the management of external consulting resources, including the Arrowhead Research Park and Aggie Uptown areas of campus. Establishes and implements effective unit operating policies, systems, and procedures that are consistent with overall organizational goals, objectives, policies and operating standards on a wide variety of campus planning issues that include building sites, landscape, lighting, parking, transportation systems, and other related infrastructure components. Facilitates internal and external committees, seeks community input, engages campus constituents, and consults with external consultants regarding planning for University landscapes, facilities, urban development, utilities, transportation systems, information technologies, and open spaces.
Under the supervision of the University Architect and Campus Planning Officer, the University Planner analyzes, develops and coordinates the University’s campus master plans and facility planning efforts to improve and maximize the efficient use of campus spaces. Serves to create a physical environment that advances the institution’s academic, research, and community service missions identified in the strategic and college academic plans. Coordinates efforts across multiple internal and external constituencies. Demonstrates through knowledge, experience and education in the arenas of planning and urban design, sustainability, space planning, site design and/or landscape architecture.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
Five (5) years of experience directly related to the standard duties as outlined.
Preferred Qualifications (optional)
Master’s of Architecture degree from accredited institution.
Special Requirements of the Position
AICP Certified or Certification Eligible. AICP Certification required within 12 months of employment.
NMSU is New Mexico’s land-grant and space-grant institution, a comprehensive research institution dedicated to teaching, research, public service and outreach. In addition, the NMSU system includes a satellite learning center in Albuquerque, Cooperative Extension Service offices located in each of New Mexico’s 33 counties, and 12 agriculture research and science centers. New Mexico State University is the institution of choice for more than 15,000 students from 49 states and 89 foreign countries.