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CUNY Facilities Planning Director in New York, New York

Job Title: Facilities Planning Director

Job ID: 23191

Location: John Jay College

Regular/Temporary: Regular



John Jay College of Criminal Justice is a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY) and an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice. Led by President Karol V. Mason, John Jay is a federally designated Hispanic-serving institution, it is ranked third in the nation in Black student success, and it is a top ten institution for promoting student social mobility. John Jay is proud to serve a diverse and dynamic student body of 15,000 students that includes nearly fifty percent students who are first in their family to attend college as well as students who are immigrants, from low-income families, or from other historically underrepresented groups in higher education.

The College participates in the doctoral programs of the Graduate Center of CUNY, and offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees both in traditional criminal justice-related fields of study as well as in a robust portfolio of liberal arts and sciences programs that highlight themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. The College seeks staff and faculty members who thrive in multicultural academic environments and are committed to access and excellence in higher education.


The Director of Space Planning and Capital Projects will oversee staff responsible for project management of capital projects and monitor the progress of over $50 million in complex capital projects currently underway at the college. The Director will be responsible for strategic planning of the overall space needs of the College including setting policies for allocation and use of space. This position will report to a Director of Facilities Management and will also administer the preparation of the five (5) year capital plan, work with the office of external affairs to prepare budget request documents for submission to various legislative offices for funding, review and analyze potential lease and real estate opportunities.

In addition to the duties enumerated above and the CUNY Title Overview, the Director of Space Planning and Special Projects will:

  • Plan and oversee renovation and relocation of offices as required by campus needs.

  • Provide oversight and direction to consultants performing space allocation analysis of the College's leased and owned spaces; Coordinate collection of data and requirements for consultants.

  • Manage staff responsible for planning moves, creating CADD drawings for space reconfiguration and furniture layouts.

  • Review construction plans and architectural drawings to ensure they accurately reflect the requirements specified.

  • Convert College needs to technical specifications.

  • Coordinate with the University's Office of Facilities Planning, Construction and Management, Dormitory Authority of the State of New York and the College's Facilities Department.

  • Serve as liaison with over 80 departments to understand and develops layouts and drawings to accommodate the college space needs.

  • Communicate with the college community regarding the status of projects and any interruptions in day to day activities.

  • Represent the College and act in the place of senior executives in matters related to space planning and capital projects.

  • Represent the College at Construction Project meetings.


Bachelor's degree in planning, architecture, engineering, or related field and eight (8) years' applicable experience is required.


  • Familiarity with the New York State Dormitory Authority and City University of New York Capital Projects procedures and funding procurement

  • Experience with New York City Building Codes, Rules and Regulations and agencies that relate to the construction process

  • A valid New York State Registration as an Architect or Professional Engineer

  • Experience with Construction Management of large projects as it relates to Higher Education facilities.


Directs, plans, and supports the facilities and space requirements of academic programs and other facilities as required.

  • Works with Directors and Department Chairs to determine short- and long-range facilities requirements

  • Facilitates the design and renovation of classrooms and laboratories

  • Participates in long-range planning for academic department needs

  • Performs space utilization and efficiency studies, determines space needs, and prepares master plans

  • Manages space inventory databases

  • Coordinating with University resources, assists in managing major design and construction projects

  • Performs other duties as required.

Job Title Name: Facilities Planning Director


Higher Education Officer




Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


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Review of resumes to begin November 29, 2021.

Posting closes on December 13, 2021.


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.