Director, Research Programming & Space Planning (Space Planning & Operations) (Hybrid Eligible)
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Posted Job Title
Director, Research Programming & Space Planning (Space Planning & Operations) (Hybrid Eligible)
Job Profile Title
Job Description Summary
The Director, Research Program and Space Planning, oversees the development of functional need programming and planning of space solutions for the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM). This work includes communication with organizational and program stakeholders, data analysis, needs assessment, space programming, building level organizational planning, space planning, and recommendations of space use to senior leadership. The Director provides innovative leadership and builds strong partnerships within the Penn Medicine and University communities in support of the School's tripartite mission and strategic interests. The Director leads thought processes, achieves consensus, acts as a change agent, and pursues development of an environment that enables and enhances the transformative work of the PSOM, faculty, students, and staff. This position is considered “essential.”
Education: Bachelor's Degree in related field, or equivalent work experience required. Professional degree in Architecture, Planning, or related field is preferred.
Professional Experience: 7 to 10 years of relevant work experience preferably in a medical school or academic environment.
Job Knowledge and Personal Skills
The successful candidate for this position:
- Demonstrates excellent written and oral communication/interpersonal skills, good managerial and people skills, accurate and precise, and organized
- AutoCAD proficient, Revit preferred.Familiar with database software packages, CAD/CAFM systems, and basic building infrastructure systems and space planning
- Ensures accountability, demonstrates self-awareness, values differences
- Ability to communicate with a wide variety of audiences, including those at a high level of influence
- Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
- Ability to manage conflict
- Nimble learning and self-development skills
Must be able to:
- Identify complex issues and simplify those that need to be escalated for leadership action
- Anticipate, proactively prevent, and/or mitigate potential issues utilizing past experience and a strong understanding of client behavior, and
- Ensure problems are solved at the root cause level when issues arise.
The Perelman School of Medicine is a multi-building research and teaching complex with emphasis on biomedical research. As such, and to ensure successful fulfillment of its mission (research and education), the School Community requires a much higher level of support service delivery than usually experienced in a typical academic environment. Problems that would be mere annoyances in some facilities have the potential of destroying thousands of dollars and months or years of often-irreplaceable work. The Department of Space Planning & Operations is responsible for coordinating and assuring uninterrupted delivery of the necessary utility and other support services.
The above statement is included in this position description in an attempt to provide the reader with an understanding of:
1) The responsibilities of this Office;
2) The importance to both the School and the University of the work performed; and
3) The stress and pressure placed upon employees by the emergency situations to which they must repeatedly respond.
4) All employees of the Space Planning & Operations department are considered to be “essential.”Job Location - City, State
Hybrid Eligible - This position is eligible for a hybrid work schedule with a work week divided between working onsite and working remotely.Department / School
Perelman School of MedicinePay Range
$74,476.00 - $117,086.00
Salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile. Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.University Benefits
Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family—whatever your personal needs may be.
Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement—and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.
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