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George Mason University, Department of Capital Strategy and Planning
Campus Planner
Posted: May 11

The George Mason University, Department of Capital Strategy and Planning invites applications for a Campus Planner. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About the Department:

The Capital Strategy and Planning Department works with George Mason’s leadership, schools, and units to develop and manage the University’s capital improvement program in pursuit of project approval and funding for investment in projects to support strategic capital plans. Capital Strategy and Planning works closely with the Facilities Department throughout the planning process on each capital project to ensure a smooth transition to implementation by Facilities through subsequent design and construction.

Department staff manage a rigorous capital planning framework, which integrates unit programmatic planning with capital-related project plans, including scope, budgets, cost estimating, schedule, logistics, risk, and communication strategies. The framework includes a prioritization process to ensure the capital improvement program is aligned with the University’s strategic goals, Master Plan and operational budget. Using this framework, in consultation with the Office of Strategic Budgeting & Planning, the Department staff develop a capital plan and capital financing plan for the University, including both short- and long-range plans for the development and execution of capital improvement projects. The Department is responsible for project update and capital plan submissions to the Finance and Land Use Committee of the Board of Visitors in conjunction with the annual operating plan, approved by the Board and submissions to the Commonwealth of Virginia, as required.


About the Position:

The primary function of this position is to work with University schools and units to manage multiple capital planning projects from preliminary scoping through conceptual planning and project approval and funding in preparation for architect/contractor engagement. Based on these planning analyses, the planner will assist with the University prioritization of these projects and inclusion in both long (6 year) and short term (2 year) Commonwealth of Virginia planning and approval requirements. The planner will also be a resource available to the University Facilities design and construction staff and the Budget Office staff once a project receives final approval. The Campus Planner will partner with the Budget Office on the determination of annual and multi-year investments for capital projects.



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Special Instructions to Applicants: 
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 03074z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.