Project Manager/Space Planner

Fordham University Fordham University Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Mon, May 13 '24Posted on:
$68,000 - $70,000 annually Pay:

Project Manager/Space Planner
VP for Administration, Rose Hill
Fordham University

Fordham University has an excellent reputation as a dynamic institution located in New York City.  Founded in 1841, Fordham enrolls more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its 9 Colleges and Schools.  

  • Fordham University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to its employees, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.
  • We offer tuition remission for employees and their dependents 
  • A generous employer match towards a 403(b) retirement plan.
  • As a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), Fordham is considered a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, a federal program designed to forgive student loan debt for employees of certain public and certain nonprofit employers.
  • As part of its work-life balance program, the University provides generous PTO including 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, 2 personal days, 6 summer Fridays, and holidays that include paid time off between Christmas and New year.  
  • University employees have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP provides no-cost, professional, and confidential services, to help employees and family members address a variety of personal, family, life, and work-related issues.

Hybrid Policy:       
Please review the Hybrid Policy here.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Director of University Planning and Programming, the Project Manager/Space Planner oversees the initial phases of a space utilization project including but not limited to site assessment of facilities, development of concept sketches, user requirements, RFP’s, estimates, etc. 

The Project Manager/Space Planner maintains various space planning and upfront project documents that succinctly capture the use of University space in three times frames: current, near-term, future.

This position will be required to travel between campuses and perform space assessments for all owned and lease space.

Essential Functions        

  • Supports the Director of Facilities Planning and Programming by providing administrative and project development assistance for the planning and programming of new and redevelopment of current university space for all campuses. Including: scopes of work, sketches, user requirements, estimates, facility impact statements, etc…
  • Meets with academic and administrative groups to verify their current use of space, assess their current facilities, discuss their needs and/or concerns both in terms of space work flows, comfort and convenience in the near term and future. Frequently makes space condition assessments through site visits.
  • Oversees the project shaping (concept) process for short term needs space projects, As directed with an approved project, develops project through the next stages of design: preliminary, design development and construction documents or properly transfers the concept work project to another project manager in Capital Programs and Planning (CPP). Works closely with CPP staff and supports their work.
  • Maintains space management database that show the occupancy of a particular space, floor and building summarizing such use per department or other form of organizational grouping – current use of space plans. Manages X25Live space database for all campuses, updating the database when new space or space is reconfigured, supports space schedulers as needed to address issues/troubleshoot the database.

Essential Functions Note

This list is not intended to be an exhaustive list.
The University may assign additional related duties as necessary.

Required Qualifications: Education and Experience        

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field

Required Qualifications: Knowledge and Skills     

  • Computer literacy
  • Strong communication skills
  • Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Five years of experience in management experience in facility construction, renovation, space planning or design.

Minimum Starting Salary: $68,000
Maximum Starting Salary: $70,000

Note: Salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience, and skills.







Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools.  It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom. 

Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.

Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories

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