Reporting to the Associate Provost, Integrated Planning & Budgeting, the Director of Space Planning leads the Space Planning Office (SPO), which has responsibility for maintaining the university space database, and providing analysis, and strategic decision support to the university’s senior leadership team on questions of space inventory, allocation, use, and condition across the entire University of Waterloo.
The Space Planning Office performs their function by working collaboratively with units across the University of Waterloo. This role is responsible for building and maintaining close working relationships, which are essential to success in this role. In particular, the Director of Space Planning works closely with Plant Operations, to cooperatively support new construction and strategic renovation projects across the institution, with Institutional Analysis & Planning (IAP) to facilitate the completion of the tri-annual space inventory submission to the Council of Ontario Universities (COU), and with the Provost’s Office, Finance and IAP in the provision and use of space data in support of the Waterloo Budget Model (WBM). The Director of Space Planning interacts frequently with Deans and their senior staff, as well as leadership in Academic Support Units (ASUs), recognizing their significant responsibility for ‘local’ space planning which often has campus-wide implications. This includes working with staff in the Faculties and Academic Support Units (ASUs) responsible for monitoring efficiency of space usage and space assignments, identifying space needs, barriers to effective allocation of space, enhancement of space use and management practices, and bringing recommendations forward to appropriate managers.
The Director of Space Planning represents the University of Waterloo on the COU Space Standards Committee and through that role is responsible for maintaining connections with peers at other Ontario universities to keep abreast of sector issues and decisions that have impact on space-related decisions within the University of Waterloo.
Institutional Space Planning
Strategic Project Leadership
Human Resources Management
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