Assistant Director, Space Management

Washington, DC

Posted: 2/1/21
Deadline: 4/26/21

About This Organization

As the national university of the Catholic Church in the United States, founded and sponsored by the bishops of the country with the approval of the Holy See, The Catholic University of America is committed to being a comprehensive Catholic and American institution of higher learning, faithful to the teachings of Jesus Christ as handed on by the Church.

Dedicated to advancing the dialogue between faith and reason, The Catholic University of America seeks to discover and impart the truth through excellence in teaching and research, all in service to the Church, the nation and the world.

Job Duties

Responsible for management of the University’s space inventory and architectural CADD base plans, including continuous verification of occupancy and utilization, ongoing coordination with Facilities staff, academic and business units to obtain and incorporate up-to-date space related information in Space Management documents. Develops and publishes policies related to space management and allotments through appropriate due diligence and collaboration with senior University decision-makers. Facilitates meetings with University administrators and departments as needed for the purpose of programming and forecasting each department’s space allocations, move management, and space needs assessments. Works closely with the Director, Planning and Design Management and the AVP Facilities Planning and Management to ensure that University space is developed and utilized efficiently and in alignment with the University’s Master Plan to support the primary functions of the University over the long term.

Develops and generates reports on space allocation, functional adjacencies, space utilization analyses, or other space needs as required by administration, staff, and consulting professionals to better inform the planning, design, and allocation of University space. Ensures that University’s space inventory database captures characteristics that relate to code requirements and space standards such as space function, accessibility, sustainability, and historic resources, as appropriate. Functions as an authorized University representative in coordinating and directing professional consultants and vendors of projects related to space planning, programming, and the space inventory database and architectural CADD base plans in order to maintain project scope, schedule, budget, and program.

Defines and manages project scope, quality, budget and schedule through planning, design and installation. With the assistance of appropriate discipline experts, develops cost estimates and budgets for interior design projects. Oversees the accurate development of initial planning concepts through completion of contract documents. Assures timely review by appropriate University Administrators and Departments.

Leads/oversees interns in the Planning and Design Management (PDM) department, particularly in the continuous development and maintenance of the University space inventory and architectural CADD base plans.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design, Architecture, or related degree with licensure required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) preferred. Minimum of six (6) years experience in interior design, architecture, or facilities field, with specific experience in Space Management and Space Inventory Management. Excellent CADD skills, Excel, PowerPoint and other database management capability. Experience using Space Management System required – 1-2 years. Experience using ‘FM Systems’ is a plus. Excellent graphic, written, and verbal communication skills. Must have excellent “people” skills, including listening skills and ability to communicate space related issues effectively.

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