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University of Utah Health Director, Space Planning and Management in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah


University of Utah Health is seeking a new Director of Space Planning and Management.

This new leadership role directs the planning, organizing, and implementation of all aspects for space planning and related project scoping process within the University of Utah Health Care Hospitals and Clinics.Scope of responsibility includes oversight of current space planning for 6 million plus square feet.

  • Responsible for future system space planning including oversight of a team of Healthcare Facility Planners focusing on project scoping, capacity planning studies, cost estimation coordination and design services.

  • Oversees space inventory management databases and processes. Responsible for all aspects of the space planning project approval process.

  • Partners and coordinates with Hospital and University board of Trustees for project approvals. May work closely with senior management, internal resources, external partners, and vendors for project support and space planning.

  • Will interact with our academic partners in Real Estate administration for space planning, lease arrangements and cost controls to ensure they align with overall business objectives and goals.

  • Gathers and analyzes project information, inventory control, planning and implementation schedules, material requirements, production plans, and space layouts.

  • Develops documents that eliminate potential design issues and problems.

  • Uses analytical reports to set and monitor schedules.

  • Ensures that scheduling of work follows meets company policies, and all quality and safety standards.

This role reports to the Associate Executive Director System Planning and works with organizational leaders to successfully scope projects and strategically manage space requests. The incumbent will oversee a team of healthcare facility planners, team of architects, and other roles in project administration.

This position is not responsible for providing direct patient care.


  • Job Specific Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Performs to required standards for job specific responsibilities and technical competencies.

  • Talent Management

  • Hiring, training, developing, and communicating with staff.

  • Financial Management

  • Responsible for developing, monitoring and achieving budget goals.

  • Manages labor and non-labor expenses to budget or flex budget.

  • Manages revenue to budget to maximize potential revenue.

  • EPE/Service

  • Responsible for upholding PROMISE standards of direct reports and team members.

  • Quality

  • Responsible to achieve quality goals for assigned area(s).

  • Manages and promotes continuous process improvements in assigned area(s).

  • Performance Management

  • Responsible to provide staff feedback on performance, including on-time appraisals and coaching.

  • Responsible to deal with conflicts in a proactive manner and to reach resolution in a timely manner.

  • Building Relationships

  • Forms positive relationships with staff, peers, and senior leadership to support the mission, vision, values, and performance standards of the organization.

  • Actively engages staff with updates and news as well as involving staff in decisions and work teams. Provides feedback and recognition when appropriate.

  • Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Demonstrated leadership skills in space planning, project management, and directing employees and processes, in order to effectively monitor and develop subordinates, to ensure the smooth operation of the department.

  • Knowledge of assigned department's area of specialization in order to analyze, plan, and draw conclusions for recommendations to superiors.


Qualifications Required

  • Bachelor's degree in a related area of assignment, or equivalency.

  • Six years or more progressively responsible management experience.

Qualifications (Preferred)


  • Master's degree in a related area, or equivalency.

  • Experience in health care space planning

  • Knowledgeable in Architecture

Physical Requirements

Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Walking

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EEO Statement

University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

University of Utah Heath Hospitals and Clinics, a part of The University of Utah, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran's status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources office at 801-581-6500.If you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Sherrie Hayashi

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or Hospitals and Clinics Human Resources at (801) 581-6500 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Requisition Number 56032

Reg/Temp Regular

Employment Type Full-Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule 8-5

Location Name Business Services Building

Patient Care? No


State UT


Category Leadership