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Associate Director- Facilities

Company: Harvard University
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

53932BRAuto req ID:53932BRJob Code:330059 Facilities & Oper SrSpecialist Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Associate Director - Facilities and PlanningSub-Unit:Wyss Institute Salary Grade ( :059Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications: What youll need: + A minimum of 8 years of experience in facilities design, planning, construction, project management and maintenance of building operations. Additional Qualifications and Skills: Desirable Skills: + B.S. in Architecture, Construction, Facilities Management, Space Planning preferred. + Excellent and demonstrated communication, interpersonal and organizational skills required. + Ability to plan and manage multiple projects and individuals and balance priorities is a must. + Experience working in a university, medical or research environment is highly desirable. + Strong organizational skills, creativity, motivation, and communication (oral and written) skills are required. + Ability to tackle projects simultaneously in a dynamic team environment is essential. + Ability to provide superior client service to all levels of the organization with diplomacy, tact, and confidence is required. Additional Information: Why youll like working with us: At the Wyss Institute, youre a member of a supportive, dynamic community that is united by its shared goal of changing the world through groundbreaking technology development and commercialization. We encourage your professional growth and development through mentorship and tuition reimbursement to support continued learning, and more. We also support your physical, financial, and mental well-being through generous time off benefits, gym reimbursements, and other programs offered through Harvard. We value an inclusive and diverse workforce, and believe that our differences enrich the work environment for all. Our outstanding benefits package includes: + Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year. + Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date. + Retirement: University-funded retirement plan contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service. + Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools. + Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute. + Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services. + Facilities access and Discounts: Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston. Not ready to apply? Join our talent community (/TalentNetwork/action/campaign/w/NzM5MzA) to stay up to date on career information and the latest news from the Wyss Institute. Department:Wyss InstitutePre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentitySchedule: Monday through Friday, 9am - 5pm Job Function:Facilities Job-Specific Responsibilities: What youll do: + Develop, analyze and recommend cost efficient and effective utilization of space for short and long range space planning and forecasting consistent with the Institutes growth plans. + Serve as a co-lead in the planning and management of the Institutes construction and renovation projects; Oversee and work with architects, engineers and contractors on the planning design and implementation ensuring conformance with all regulatory and safety standards. + Serve as project manager for designated projects, supervising all aspects of projects including reviewing and maintaining completion schedules. + Manage and prepare budgets for facilities operations and projects within the Institute; Supervise, develop and mentor a facilities manager. + Oversee all facilities and contracted services to ensure the Institute is well maintained, clean and safe. Recommend and coordinate plans for ongoing and long-term operating needs. + Collaborate with building security and the facilities manager on building access. + Manage allocation of Wyss parking spaces in the Center for Life Sciences (CLSB) garage and coordinate with Harvard Medical School parking office. + Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others. School/Unit:Harvard Medical School EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Job Summary: About Us: The Wyss Institutes mission is to transform healthcare and the environment by emulating the way nature builds. We harness the freedom of academia and the focus of industry in order to translate revolutionary technologies into commercial products and solutions. At the Wyss Institute, faculty from premier academic and clinical institutions, collaborate with staff scientists, postdocs, graduate students, industry experts, business development leaders, and entrepreneurs across disciplines to invent and de-risk new technologies that dont just succeed at making it to the market they disrupt it. We support research that universities, companies, and venture capital firms dont fund because they view it as too risky. We prefer to use the word challenging, and we love challenges. For more information, visit: About You: You are an innovative problem solver with significant expertise in all facets of facilities design, planning, construction, project management and maintenance of building operations. You want to contribute your expertise to a dynamic team dedicated to creating and commercializing novel approaches to global challenges in healthcare and sustainability. You love using your project management and design skills to lead critical projects that will functionally and aesthetically enhance the work environment and recommend solutions to the Institutes space allocation challenges. You enjoy the capital planning process and identifying effective cost-effective space planning initiatives that align with the Institutes growth plans. You enjoy working with diverse groups of people to build and optimize the space where innovations happen that can change the world. About the Role: We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our community as Associate Director of Facilities and Planning. Reporting to the Senior Director of Research Operations, you will be responsible for driving space planning initiatives and overseeing the management of the Institutes facilities.

Keywords: Harvard University, Cambridge , Associate Director- Facilities, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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