Utah State University

Campus Planner

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 5 days ago(5/25/2023 1:23 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Building Trades
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
Facilities Design & Construction
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The Campus Planner position at Utah State University (USU) is responsible for exhibiting leadership and expertise in all aspects of campus planning and design. The primary purpose of this role is to create and maintain a high-quality environment for higher education as an interconnected, functional, vibrant, and sustainable organization of land use for USU campuses. The campuses of USU are always evolving, adjusting, and expanding to meet the current demands of enrollment growth, emerging trends in teaching and learning, and technological advancements.


Campus Planning

  • Manage and implement the USU Master Plan, associated district plans, statewide campus plans and specialized plans.
  • Develop new planning projects, including new master plans, facility plans, district plans, or specialized plans. Oversee updates to existing plans as necessary.
  • Coordinate with project managers and consultant teams on new landscape, building, and infrastructure projects during design and construction for site suitability, compatibility with master plans, and sustainability targets.
  • Utilize the existing USU GIS mapping platform in tracking updates to master plans and to generate new data and maps for specific planning needs.
  • Facilitation of public outreach and stakeholder involvement for planning projects.
  • Oversight of campus signage and wayfinding standards, reviews, and implementation.

Early Project Development

  • Conduct feasibility studies as needed to determine viability of new building and infrastructure projects.
  • Complete annual Capital Development request documentation for new building projects requesting state funding and approvals.

 Design and Construction

  • Design of small projects, manage contracts, and conduct construction management.
  • Help maintain USU Design Requirements document.
  • Participate on design teams for new projects. Review project plans and specifications at all stages in design.

 Sustainability and Resiliency

  • Develop and implement a high level of sustainability and resiliency in all aspects of campus planning and design.
  • Uphold the goals and implement strategies set forth in the USU Drought and Resiliency Plan, USU Sustainability Plan and USU Climate Action Plan.
  • Assist in data collection and reporting for STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System).
  • Represent LEED and High-Performance Building Design goals for new project design.


  • Uphold USU's mission and Strategic Plan goals and priorities.
  • Monitor compliance with local, state, and federal regulations related to campus planning and development.
  • Prepare and present reports on campus planning activities to university leadership and other stakeholders.
  • Oversee budgets associated with assigned planning and design projects.
  • Collaborate with community partners and government agencies for consistency and compatibility of master plans across jurisdictions.
  • Participate on university and community committees, councils, and boards.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning, or related field.
  • 3-5 years related experience.
  • Proficiency with AutoCAD, GIS mapping, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, and related software.
  • Proficiency in site planning, including an understanding of site analysis, grading, drainage, utilities, and stormwater management.
  • Expertise in the process of master planning: data collection and analysis, stakeholder engagement/collaboration, visioning, visualization/concept development, mapping, phasing/prioritization, implementation strategies, and documentation.
  • Expertise in sustainable design and development principles.

 Preferred qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning, or related field.
  • Civil Engineering degree or credentials (in addition to Architecture, Landscape Architecture or Planning degree)
  • Transportation planning expertise.
  • 6+ years related experience.
  • Experience with planning and design in a higher education environment.
  • Professional licensing in design related field.
  • LEED professional credentials.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Strong project management skills, including contracts, budgets, and timelines.
  • Excellent organization, communication, collaboration, diplomacy and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted into a text box at the end of your application 

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employs 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


*updated 05/2022

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


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