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Space Management Analyst


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Facilities Planning (10000967)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Note for Current UM Employees

Current employees must apply internally via connectU >

Definition of Class

This position creates and develops space utilization strategies that support the overall University planning objectives. The incumbent conducts space analysis and monitors usage across the campus, determines quantifiable space needs and locations, coordinates with university leaders to ensure plans are consistent with university goals and strategies, and compiles data to prepare reports for internal and external constituents.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Analyzes classroom, office, and research space allocations based on campus and industry standards.
  • Develops and maintains a space management policy that supports the University’s mission.
  • Analyzes campus facility needs, develops proposals, and makes recommendations of priority for space improvement and capital projects.
  • Determines quantifiable space needs and locations.
  • Plans, creates, maintains, and updates the inventory of space needs working closely with the Director of Facilities Planning, Provost, Vice Chancellor for Administrations and Finance, and University Architects.
  • Conducts onsite campus space analysis to assess needs, verify existing information, and define the scope of work.
  • Creates a detailed program that includes existing space utilization, occupant information, necessary adjacencies, programmatic relationships, and qualitative requirements.
  • Builds and facilitates relationships to resolve issues related to space allocation and space planning.
  • Coordinates with university leaders to ensure plans are consistent with university goals and strategies.
  • Assists Provost’s Office with receiving and managing user space requests.
  • Develops inventory database utilizing existing data sets and standard industry space management software.
  • Assists with scheduling departmental moves and relocations.
  • Interprets policies and procedures for space requests and utilization.
  • Utilizes appropriate software to collect and compile data for internal and external technical reports.
  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.

Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  1. Creates and develops space utilization strategies.
  2. Determines quantifiable space needs and locations.
  3. Develops inventory database using industry space management software.
  4. Analyzes campus needs and makes recommendations for space improvement and capital projects.

Minimum Education/Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in related field from an accredited four-year college or university.


Five (5) years of experience related to the above described duties.

Substitution Statement: Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.

Salary/Wage Information

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EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi