Director of Space Management, School of Medicine

University of Nevada, Las Vegas - UNLV

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Director of Space Management, School of Medicine [17365]



Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 29,000 students and 3,000 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities.


The university is committed to enhancing efforts to attract and retain top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.



This position is responsible for implementing all UNLV School of Medicine space planning initiatives on behalf of Office of the Chief of Staff and Dean of the School of Medicine. As the Director of Space Management, this position will be responsible for developing and implementing strategic space plans to address emerging and ongoing School of Medicine, Research and Clinical (practice plan) initiatives.


The successful candidate will have knowledge and ability to:


  • Provide administration, training, and review of the annual Departmental Space Review Surveys for the various School of Medicine areas which includes the assignment of education, clinical, researchers, grant, and administrative staff space.
  • Coordinate faculty and staff relocations during new construction and renovation of UNLV and external buildings, as well as requests for space for new faculty, clinical office and research space.
  • Maintain the medical Space Inventory database that integrates data from multiple data sources used to prepare space allocation and resource reports and statistical analyses for UNLV, NSHE, and legislative needs.
  • Provide administration of the school of medicine ARCHIBUS Space Management System. Responsible for updating data within the ARCHIBUS Space Management software that tracks all campus space.
  • Manage the School of Medicine Office of Space Management. Coordinate activities and information between School of Medicine and UNLV space management in an effective and efficient manner.


We are looking for someone with strong leadership skills, experience in statistical database management, negotiation expertise, and a background in managing and allocating space such as facilities planning, pre-design activities, construction and estimating, and use of a space management database such as Archibus for a higher education or similar institution.


About the School of Medicine

The UNLV School of Medicine is creating a world-class center for medical education, patient care, and research that prepares Nevada's physicians with the most innovative and technologically advanced forms of medical training while serving the health care needs of a diverse population through community partnerships. Our main objective is to attract, educate, and retain doctors committed to practicing in Las Vegas, Nevada. UNLV School of Medicine will be the first public allopathic medical school in Las Vegas, Nevada. The medical school was officially established Aug. 22, 2014. In 2015, Gov. Brian Sandoval and the Nevada legislature approved more than $27 million in startup funds to help the school meet its deadline of welcoming its charter class of 60 students in summer of 2017. The medical school is on track to meet this goal. Last year, it raised funds to cover full, four-year scholarships for its entire charter class of 60 students, plus 25 each for the next three entering class.


UNLV SOM's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

The term diversity refers to the variety of individual and group social differences that arise from distinctions in culture and circumstance. Such differences include race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, values, gender, sexual orientation, country of origin, ability, intellectual traditions and perspectives as well as political, religious, and other affiliations to achieve excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, research, scholarship, and administrative and support services. The term inclusion describes embracing diversity. UNLV School of Medicine strives to instill in all members of the community an appreciation of the true power inclusion and diversity affords toward reaching its teaching, research, scholarship and community outreach goals.



This position requires a Master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university and 5 years of related professional experience in facilities management, post-secondary education facilities inventory classification, and computerized database management systems. As a finalist you may be subject to a background check.



Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.



Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.


Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin immediately and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Edward Simanton, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-3504 or


UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


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