Coordinator of Campus Master Planning & Real Estate

Seattle Pacific University   Seattle, WA   Part-time     Administration / Clerical
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Posted on April 6, 2021

Coordinator of Campus Master Planning & Real Estate

(32 hours per week)

About Seattle Pacific University:

Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University has a long and distinguished history in Christian higher education. Located just minutes from downtown Seattle, SPU seeks to be a premier Christian University fully committed to engaging the culture and changing the world by graduating people of competence and character, becoming people of wisdom, and modeling grace-filled community. Seattle Pacific University seeks applicants committed to its Christian mission.

Diversity Commitment

As part of our mission of cultural engagement, SPU is committed to building an excellent and diverse staff and faculty. Diversity is an ethos that is inseparable from our Christian faith. At SPU, we recognize diversity as a basic feature of God's creation and a core theme of the gospel. At the heart of our mission-centered commitment to becoming a more diverse community is a desire to represent the breadth of God's kingdom more fully.

We strive to become a workplace of choice and to recruit, develop, and retain faculty and staff who can embrace, value, and engage differences with humility and care. We invite you to join us on our journey by starting a career at SPU! Learn more about SPU's commitment to diversity and opportunities for our employees to deepen their capacity to serve our increasingly diverse student body.

Job Description:

General Summary: Assists the Assistant Vice President for Facility Management (AVPFM) and the University's consultants, in cooperation with several city departments, to develop the university's new Major Institution Master Plan (MIMP). The City of Seattle requires the university to have a multi-year MIMP which includes, sets and defines things such as: zoning, land use, lot coverage, expansion boundaries, height and bulk of future buildings, parking & traffic flow, and many other items. It is the common understanding between the institution, neighbors, and the city regarding use and future development of university property. In partnership with the AVPFM, coordinates University Master Plan and real estate responsibilities. Works independently on projects as assigned. Coordinates the Neighbor Relations program for the University.

• Supports the AVPFM and serves as primary resource and staffing for the development of the university's new Major Institution Master Plan (MIMP). The MIMP is required by the city of Seattle. It sets, defines, and provides for the coordinated growth of the institution with the neighborhood, city and key city departments. It provides a framework for construction and growth that mitigates city and neighborhood impacts. Other resources and staffing working on the Master Plan include environmental impact consultant, traffic and parking consultant, architectural planner, university land use attorney, and other consultants.

• Assists the AVPFM with the continued implementation of university's existing Master Plan. Serves as primary internal and external contact for Master Plan standards, conditions, and requirements. Retrieves and assembles statistical and informative materials. Responsible for investigating topics, collecting data, preparing and writing reports in support of master planning and property activities required by agencies of the City of Seattle and community groups. Keeps AVPFM and other internal staff informed of significant items requiring review or action.

• Represents the university and serves as a liaison to city Major Institution Planning representatives. Is the University's representative to external master planning committees and related city personnel. In partnership with the AVPFM coordinates university participation and supports activities of the Standing Advisory Committee (SAC) and Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). Attends monthly committee meetings.

• Responsible for neighbor relations for the University. Promotes good relationships between the University and local Queen Anne residents. Develops and implements outreach programs and activities that are of interest and benefit to neighbors of Seattle Pacific University. Serves as liaison between the University and the surrounding community. Investigates complaints and works with neighbors to provide solutions to concerns on such issues as traffic, parking, noise, etc. Channels communication regarding specific issues which involve other campus departments. Coordinates involvement of SPU administration in local community events. Serves as a resource for community organizations, city personnel, consultants and other patrons and external individuals served or affected by the university.

• Maintains official property files for the university. Maintains and manages copies of property files and records necessary for the operations of the Office of Facility and Project Management and other university departments. Works with realtors, closing agents and escrow companies to complete transactions related to the purchase or sale of property. Works with other parties to ensure process flows smoothly. Coordinates the collection, preparation, distribution and clarification of property data needed to complete the property-related responsibilities assigned to the Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration (SVPFA).

• Manages university rental properties not assigned to University Services. Primary liaison between the University and external property management company for non-SPU tenant occupied properties. Leases faculty/staff transitional houses as directed by administration. Works with tenants of faculty/staff transitional houses on such issues as maintenance, neighbor issues, etc.

• Supports the University internal short range space planning activities. Coordinates meetings, prepares and distributes materials necessary to support internal committees such as the Facilities Planning Committee, annual six-year space planning update, and long range property/construction strategies.


• Bachelor's degree or commensurate experience.

• Five years of progressively responsible office experience with a focus on planning (such as institutional master planning, urban planning, space planning, transportation planning, zoning, land use, Seattle municipal code, or similar).

• Two years of professional experience in business writing, proofreading, and/or editing.

• Must have excellent attention to detail (business writing, editing, and proof-reading skills) with an ability to focus in a busy environment, listen and take notes.

• Effective analytical, organizational, and communication skills are essential.

• Must be self-motivated, flexible, and willing to accept challenges.

• Willingness to take on projects independently, but should also enjoy collaboration and working closely with others in a team setting.

• Hospitable personality with the ability to manage and resolve conflict well.

• Strong commitment to the University's Christian ministry and mission statement.

• Knowledge of real estate transactions and preparation of documents related to purchase, sale or lease of property, is a plus.

• Experience in urban planning, space planning, lot coverage, land use concepts & code requirements, real estate development, construction, and experience working with architectural firms, lawyers. a plus.

• Familiar with and able to read an institutional master plan. Ability to read an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), is preferred.

• Proficient in Microsoft Office products including: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint Project and Teams.

Additional Information:

Position will remain open until filled.

This is a 32 hour a week position.

Salary: $40,000 - $50,000 annually, DOE

This position comes with excellent benefits. SPU pays the employee premium for medical, dental, and vision insurance. SPU makes contributions to an employee HSA account and to a retirement account after one year of eligibility in the plan. Tuition discount program available for the employee and qualified immediate family members.

Application Instructions:

Please submit a cover letter and resume along with the online application.

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