Capital Planner Johns Hopkins University Location: Baltimore, MD
Under supervision of the Director of Planning and Architecture, within the Johns Hopkins Facilities & Real Estate (JHFRE), the University Capital Planner provides support for the ongoing Capital Projects identification, design, and implementation process, participating in multiple university planning tasks and initiatives. The Capital Planner manages data gathering, assembly, and is ultimately responsible for producing high quality material for multiple yearly milestone presentations for JHU Senior Leadership, Trustee Committees, and the full JHU Board of Trustees.
While the direct reporting relationship is to the Director of Planning and Architecture, the Capital Planner will develop and maintain a strong and respectful working relationship with the other Directors within JHFRE, including the Director of Design & Construction, the Director of Plant Operations, the Chief Real Estate Officer, as well as Associate Directors and project managers under each Director in disciplines that may include architecture, interior design, engineering, construction management, and real estate management. When required to refine information and/or prepare presentations to Senior Leadership and/or the Board of Trustees, the Capital Planner may be required to work directly with the Senior Planning Group, including the Senior Vice President, the Vice President of Facilities and Real Estate, and the Office for Planning and Budget.
Qualifications Education and Experience • Bachelor's degree, preferably in business administration/finance, accounting, architecture, engineering, or construction management. • Eight (8) years related experience. Additional education can substitute for some experience. • Demonstrated proficiency with a variety of software packages routinely used in written and graphic communication, including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe, Photoshop, InDesign and Bluebeam. Proficiency with PM, staff scheduling software preferred. • A high level of experience and knowledge of the "business of higher education", including the consensus based decision making process, funding streams for capital financing and ongoing operations. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: • Superior oral, written, and graphic skills including the ability to present complex material in a useful and understandable fashion to diverse audiences. Ability to "tell stories" that communicate succinctly the salient points of any topic. • Strategic thinker with proven planning, organizational, and message delivery skills. • Ability to foster a collaborative, inclusive, collegial, and consensus-building relationship at all levels of the university based on competence, trust and respect, utilizing tact and persuasion as appropriate. • Knowledge of the design and construction delivery process for capital projects, including knowledge of the complexities of design and construction delivery on the higher education campus; understanding of different methods of construction delivery and the associated impact on schedule and cost. • Commitment to the mission of the JHU, and best practices for the Capital Planning process. • Ability to produce accurate, timely delivery of complex materials, and the flexibility to effectively implement last minute changes. • Ability to build, input, query, and configure database information. • Understanding of and ability to query university financial data. • Proficiency with a variety of software packages geared toward written and graphic communication; ability to teach others how to utilize software if necessary.
Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The university promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.