Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Corporate Space Planner in New York, New York

Corporate Space Planner

Job Posting Number: 21738

Professional – Other

New York,NY

April 30, 2018

Company Overview:

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.

For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Details:

Memorial Sloan Kettering is seeking a Space Planner to join the Facilities Planning Department. The primary focus of this position is the creation of medium and long-term strategies for the development and use of office space resources that are cost-effective, sustainable and healthy; that support knowledge sharing, teaming and innovation; and that provide the much-needed capacity to support the institution’s growth in Manhattan and regionally.

You are:

  • An effective communicator, capable of determining how best to reach different audiences and executing communications based on that understanding.

  • Flexible in your approach and demeanor in order to align with the shifting demands of evolving circumstances.

  • Adept at creating partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives and goals.

  • Capable of building strong, collaborative relationships and delivering user-centric solutions.

  • A good decision-maker, with proven success at making timely and independent decisions that keep the organization moving forward.

  • Action-oriented and eager to embrace new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm.

You will be responsible for:

  • Working with leadership, physicians, scientists, administration, staff and other content experts to develop functional space programs for anticipated, requested and approved projects, including: volume projections; staffing plans; patient, staff and materials flows; patient and staff amenities; storage and equipment requirements.

  • Preparing, reviewing and issuing programming and space planning deliverables in graphic and quantitative formats from a range of source materials including space surveys, end user interviews, clinical program information, functional analyses, benchmarking and other sources of information with an emphasis on optimal use of resources, improved functionality, and workplace trends.

  • Securing informed space planning approvals from stakeholders to establish goals, define expectations and meet deadlines. As needed and where possible, identify swing space to mitigate the impact of construction on operations.

  • Evaluating requests for incremental space and/or renovations with respect to space allocation standards and future space plans; resolve conflicts, track commitments, evaluate space use efficiency, and address acute needs.

  • Reviewing test fits and initial schematic designs prior to user review to ensure programmatic priorities have been met.

You have:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree with 2-4 years of relevant experience or 7-10 years of corporate or healthcare space planning experience is required.

  • The ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and the flexibility to adapt to changing priorities, ambiguity and inconsistency is necessary.

  • Excellent organizational, negotiation and motivational skills.

  • A proven track record as a team player.

  • The ability to perform effectively and maintain attention to detail under pressure in a fast-paced and high-pressure environment is crucial.

  • Experience with Archibus and/or other tools for managing and tracking space utilization is highly desirable.

MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.

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