Associate Director, Facilities Planning

Philadelphia, PA

Posted: 4/7/22
Deadline: 6/30/22
Salary: $50,684.00 - $77,716.00

Reference Number: JR00046923

About This Organization

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America’s Best Employers By State in 2021.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement for all positions at the University of Pennsylvania. New hires are expected to be fully vaccinated before beginning work at the University. For more information about Penn’s vaccine requirements and the use of Penn Open Pass, visit the Penn COVID-19 Response website for the latest information.

Job Duties

The Associate Director for Facilities Planning works closely with the Senior Associate Director for Facilities Planning and Senior Director for Facilities Planning and Space Management to provide facility planning analysis, allocation of facilities resources, and implementation of facilities initiatives in support of the mission of the Perelman School of Medicine. Activities include analysis of programming; planning; project initiation; project tracking and reporting; coordination of related planning and project-level activities with School, University and third-party stakeholders; capital budget forecasting; and tracking sources-and-uses of project funds. Project initiation to include evaluating need, developing space programs/space plans, and confirming feasibility with cost implications. This position is considered “essential.”

Required Qualifications

Education and Experience :Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Facilities Management, or related field and three to five years of experience required.

Professional Experience: Prefer five to seven years of relevant work experience, preferably in a medical school or academic environment, along with professional architectural licensure (e.g. RA, AIA)

Job Knowledge and Personal Skills:Excellent written and oral communication skills. Good managerial and people skills. accurate and precise, organized, willing to follow procedures/regimen. Familiar with database software packages, CAD/CAFM systems, and building infrastructure systems and space planning. AutoCAD proficient, Revit preferred. Ensures accountability, demonstrates self-awareness, values differences. Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Ability to manage conflict. Nimble learning and self-development skills.


$50,684.00 - $77,716.00

Other Info

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