Job Information

University of Utah Campus Planner in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 03/31/2023

Requisition Number PRN34411B

Job Title Academic Space Planner

Working Title Campus Planner

Job Grade E

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday-Friday, 8AM to 5PM (with remote working flexibility)

VP Area President

Department 01135 - Planning, Design & Construction

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $45,000 - $65,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Come join the Campus Planning team at the University of Utah! We are a growing team of professional Planners, Architects and Landscape Architects tasked with the implementation of the University Master Plan and its associated documents. We work with student, academic and professional groups on and off campus to ensure the values, goals and mission of the University are achieved. Now more than ever, the University is growing in unprecedented ways. We are looking for an energetic individual to help us shape and innovate our changing campus.

The ideal candidate for this position will have a strong design background and the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and visually. This position will oversee activities and projects for the Campus Planning team. They will work closely with Construction Project Managers and their project design teams to address campus planning issues. They will work closely with campus departments, colleges and groups to address planning related issues and their integration with the University Master Plan. They will help in the management of studies and master plans from time to time, including the up coming update to our University Master Plan. They will coordinate with outside agencies and community partners to ensure effective communication about projects happening on or near the University of Utah campus. Field work, data collection, inspection of project activities and progress, research, meeting with campus organizations, peoples and/or departments will all be part of this job.



This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.


  1. Helps manage the integration and implementation of projects into the University of Utah campus through the direction provided in the University Master Plan document.
  2. Help in the management of studies, master plans, visioning processes and related assignments with the use of department management software and to meet all state requirements for these documents when applicable. Ensures the needs of clients are addressed and accomplished within the constraints of policies, procedures and business practices of the University and State of Utah
  3. Reviews construction and design documents for consistency with the Campus Master Plan and planning-related design standards
  4. Works with local agencies, departments, municipalities, and community groups to coordinate as appropriate and communicate campus projects or outside projects that may have impacts to greater campus areas
  5. Helps guide efforts in exploring planning issues of importance to the campus community, and identifying and implementing solutions.
  6. Actively communicates and prepares documents and presentations related to campus projects to share with clients, campus leadership, the Board of Trustees, DFCM , state boards, other campus stakeholders, local jurisdictions and entities, the campus community and neighborhood partners
  7. Proactively looks for opportunities to grow and improve campus through training opportunities, improving professional skills and collaboration.
  8. Works closely with the Planning team to communicate opportunities, issues or concerns related to campus projects
  9. Assists with other department and division needs as requested

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience), plus three years of support experience in an administrative environment. A commitment to provide excellent customer service required. Demonstrated human relations, communication, managerial, negotiating, planning and analytical skills are essential to this position. Computer competencies include Word Office, as well as working knowledge of AutoCAD and GIS .


  • Bachelors degree in Planning, Landscape Architecture, Architecture or related field. Familiarity with planning practices, particularly as they relate to urban or campus design, transportation, ecology, landscape design, historic preservation or sustainability.
  • A graduate degree in Planning, Landscape Architecture, or Architecture, or a comparable amount of professional experience in a related field.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.