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Title Junior Campus Planner & Strategist
Division Faculty of Business, Arts & Design
Category Support Staff
Type Temporary-Initiatives & Opportunities
Incumbent New
Salary $23.09 – $26.76 per hour
Band E
Hours 40 hours per week
Campus St. James/Casa Loma
Effective Date ASAP – March 31, 2013
  • Assists with writing project plans, schedules, and establishing milestones pertaining to the completion of professional reports and master planning initiatives.
  • Develops framework for professional reports with guidance from supervisor and senior management to guide research initiatives
  • Writes and compiles comprehensive report content; packages and visualizes report content to graphic standards using Adobe InDesign & Illustrator.
  • Undertakes research to forecast future trends regarding municipal, provincial and federal educational policies and growth, urban planning policies and trends.
  • Develops detailed understanding of college assets, growth trends, campus plans and expansion opportunities; adds strategic perspectives through research and analysis.
  • Develops urban design and sustainability recommendations.
  • Assists with the review and understanding of internal renovation, construction and expansion planning to align with master planning initiatives.
  • Utilizes knowledge and application of land use and zoning by-laws in creating preliminary recommendations to assess the viability of specific projects and potential expansion.
  • Assists with the preparation of presentation material, including preparation of site plans, master plans, and various concept planning.  
  • Creates 2D and 3D visualization of planning initiatives for presentations and report.
  • Researches and compiles information regarding planning issues and precedents.
  • Develops detailed space planning and programming using Computer Assisted Design (CAD) programs (e.g., AutoCAD, SketchUp, Revit, Illustrator).
  • Assists with charrette planning, organization, implementation and analysis.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Four year degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in Urban Planning or Environmental Studies, or equivalent.
  • Minimum two years’ experience developing, organizing and implementing consultation; working professionally in architectural design and planning, including conceptual, schematic, design development and construction drawing preparation.
  • Demonstrated project management and coordination skills in an urban planning and architectural setting from conceptual design through to implementation.
  • Experience in: strategic master planning, space planning and programming for academic environments; urban planning and design to develop master planning initiatives for small-scale/large-scale projects.
  • Proven research, analytical and report writing skills.
  • Able to interpret and apply land-use, zoning by-laws and other applicable municipal regulations and policies.
  • Advanced computer skills: MS Office, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Adobe InDesign, etc.
  • Excellent English communication (oral and written), interpersonal and problem solving skills.
  • Detail-oriented; superior organizational, planning and time management skills are required.
  • Ability to travel between campuses as required.
  • Ability to work in an environment where diversity of people and situations are encountered.
Interview process may consist of a practical skills component.
The College requires proof of degrees, credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their international equivalents. Credentials may require validation at the time of interviews.
To Apply
To apply submit a covering letter and resume combined in one (1) document.
Preference will be given to qualified internal candidates in accordance with the applicable collective agreement. Should a suitable candidate not be found, external candidates will be considered. George Brown College is dedicated to employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, racial/visible minorities and aboriginal peoples.
Competition # 12-232
Closing Date January 8, 2013