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Senior Campus Planner


Goody Clancy seeks a Senior Campus Planner to join our team, working primarily in our Campus Planning and Research practice area. As a Boston-based education design firm, we partner with institutions on a variety of campus planning and architectural design projects to create environments where people are inspired to research, connect, strive, and wonder. This role will actively participate in a variety of management, analysis, engagement and concept development tasks for planning contexts including higher education campus precincts, whole campuses, innovation districts and other mixed-use urban campus districts. This position may also collaborate with architectural project teams, and will have many opportunities for growth and continued learning. Experience and/or a demonstrated interest in education projects is a plus. We are looking for creative, collaborative, and motivated professionals who are driven by a belief in the power of design to advance discovery, community, and opportunity.

From seasoned principal to newest hire, every member of our team contributes to a community steeped in mentorship and mutual respect—and as a 100% employee-owned organization, each of us shares in our collective success. We are passionate, intelligent, down-to-earth people who believe in what we do, who bring energy and curiosity to every facet of our work, and who never stop working toward a more inclusive, equitable workplace. Risk-taking is encouraged here, and there are opportunities everywhere for employees to develop professionally and do work they love.


  • Lead campus planning projects from conceptual development through to completion.
  • Collaborate with clients, stakeholders, and project teams to understand and translate their needs into effective campus planning solutions.
  • Conduct comprehensive analysis of current trends in education and their implications for campus planning and design.
  • Negotiate project scope, costs, and schedules with clients. Manage project budgets, timelines, and resources effectively.
  • Develop master plans, site plans, and feasibility studies.
  • Ensure all projects adhere to regulatory requirements and sustainability best practices.
  • Communicate ideas and concepts effectively to clients, stakeholders, and public forums through presentations and documentation.
  • Participate in business development efforts, including client presentations and proposal development.
  • Provide leadership and inspire teams to achieve project goals. Mentor and develop junior staff, fostering a collaborative and growth-oriented work environment.

Qualifications and Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Architecture, Urban Planning, or a related field.
  • Professional licensure in architecture or planning is preferred.
  • Minimum of 8-10 years of experience in campus planning, ideally within higher education.
  • In-depth knowledge of trends and challenges in higher education.
  • Strong design, strategic planning, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong project and client management, leadership and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to lead and work collaboratively with diverse teams.
  • Proficiency in relevant software such as AutoCAD, Revit, GIS, SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite, and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Advanced understanding of building codes, zoning laws, and regulations.
  • Commitment to continuous learning and professional development.

Compensation / Benefits

  • Participation in a 100% employee-owned firm through our Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)
  • Firm sponsored training, licensure, and conference attendance reimbursement
  • Paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave
  • Medical (70% employer-paid); life and disability insurance; available dental, optical, cafeteria plan, 401(k)
  • Hybrid workplace: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays work together in our office in Back Bay, and the remaining 2 days, have the option to work wherever you choose!

Position Reports to: Principals

To Apply

Submit by e-mail to Indicate the position for which you are applying.  Include a cover letter, resume and sample portfolio pages (attachments not to exceed 10MB)

Goody Clancy is an Affirmative-Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and participant in the U.S. Federal E-Verify program.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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