Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 07/02/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
UC San Diego Health Sciences is a multi-billion dollar organization encompassing 18 academic departments (16 clinical, 2 basic sciences), 3 professional schools (School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Wertheim School of Public Health), 2 hospitals, and numerous programs dedicated toward fulfilling the Health Sciences education, research, and clinical missions. This position is located in Health Sciences Planning and Space Management within the office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences (VCHS). As a top-ranking, future-oriented organization, we offer challenging career opportunities in a fast-paced and innovative environment. The Vice Chancellor's Office follows a progressive philosophy of career-path development for its employees.
The Director, Health Sciences Space Management is responsible for the strategic and long-range planning, development, operation, and management of the Health Sciences research and instructional space portfolio. In addition to oversight of the Space Management portfolio, and working closely and collaboratively with the Senior Director, Planning & Space Management (PSM), the incumbent also serves as the next in authority for PSM, with the knowledge and ability to lead, drive, and execute strategic and operational tasks. As such, incumbent will assume management of the PSM organization in the absence of the Senior Director. Incumbent is a strategic leader, understanding the desired use of current space, and vision for the future, as directed by the Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences, Deans for the three professional schools, as well as the Chief Operating Officer for Health Sciences. The incumbent must possess deep knowledge and experience in space management and renovations, specific to research and education. Specifically, incumbent must have extensive experience with strategic planning as well as operational oversight and direct experience with research space: wet labs, dry labs, research equipment, third-party assets (i.e., via through gifts, grants, government programs, etc.) and research specimens.
Incumbent must also possess extensive experience with educational and other academic facilities, understanding the competing demands of multi-use facilities, the need for cutting-edge technology tools with system integrations, and industry best practices on space utilization for the ever-changing educational landscape, particular with health sciences professional school educators and learners. The incumbent must demonstrate experience working with and achieving objectives for learners, educators, researchers, faculty, funding agencies and visitors, and navigate the delicate balance of competing interests, while still making progress towards goals in an effective and efficient manner. The incumbent shall have the ability to be strategic in planning, building relationships and meeting objectives, while also leading a team and overseeing the execution of operational tasks and meeting objectives by deadlines.
The Director will manage a team responsible for the assignment and utilization review of over 1.0 million assignable square feet in support of Health Sciences' $686M annual research portfolio (FY18). The incumbent will accomplish goals and objectives set by the Senior Director and other Health Sciences leaders and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Space Management team, ensuring quality output, appropriate prioritization of tasks, implementing efficient resource management and ensuring effective customer support. Incumbent must operationalize strategic plans in such a way that the team is able to understand the goal and meet deadlines with a quality deliverable.
At times, the incumbent may be required to fill functional gaps among the team and contribute to the operational projects and day-to-day work, therefore, the incumbent must possess deep knowledge of research and educational space management best practices, industry standards with a lean philosophy in mind. Responsible for the management of heavily focused data analytics which relate space characteristics to sponsored program (contracts and grants) financial information. Incumbent will conduct and manage field verification efforts to meet with researchers and administrators at their space to understand and evaluate how space is used beyond fiscal and space data. While this is a leadership position, incumbent will help and lead subordinates in the completion of their work while looking for process improvements and other solutions to optimize workloads and outcomes.
The Director is a collaborative partner who confidently articulates thoughts and ideas which demonstrates maturity and subject matter expert
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.