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Director of Planning, Senior Living 

About the Organization Imagine working for a leading healthcare company whose employees share a singular vision: to improve every life we touch. Our work matters at ERDMAN. We advance the delivery of healthcare and we're driven by a set of values and a common purpose to provide exceptional client outcomes through excellence in everything we do. We'll support you in an environment that encourages your growth and sharing your passion.

ERDMAN is recognized as a leading provider of healthcare facilities solutions, working as a trusted healthcare partner to ensure our clients' capital deployment and real estate solutions are aligned to achieve their strategic goals. Our integrated approach is founded on a spirit of innovation, collaboration, trust and strong relationships. We use our expertise to seamlessly blend strategic and operational components to allow sustainability for the future. Our team strives to create inspired, efficient, patient-centric environments that drive exceptional healthcare outcomes.

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EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Location Madison (Headquarters)  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  

Job Summary: The Director of Planning, Senior Living has a primary responsibility for developing programming and planning for all senior living settings with focus on clients' goals and all who utilize the proposed designs. An agile and dynamic leader, this role connects ideas to clients' operations providing advice, guidance, direction and authorization to carry out major plans, standards, and procedures.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Planning: Provides master planning for large scale projects in designated area of responsibility.
  • Client Relationship: Collaborates to deliver solutions for the client organization's culture, goals, and budget while promoting an integrated approach to clients and their projects.
  • Business Development: Serves as an industry advisor and resource in the development of proposals and bringing new ideas and concepts to the ERDMAN's design team and collaborating with them to develop and execute solutions.
  • Operations: Reviews the segment planning group's operating results and ensures that appropriate measures are taken to achieve desired results.

Positional Competencies:

  • Leadership: Champion ERDMAN's Vision, Mission, Goals, Values, and Service Offerings so as to inspire others to reach beyond their own expectations.
  • Analysis: A process of discovery that involves diagnosis of a problem or issue, identification and gathering of relevant information, formulation and evaluation of alternative solutions or courses of action, and selection or recommendation of the preferred solution or course of action.
  • Architecture: Possessing and applying the knowledge and skills required to meet performance expectations of architecture.
  • Architectural Innovation & Design: The process of using multiple perspectives to design and incorporate aesthetic qualities that significantly increase client satisfaction by turning independent thoughts into designs, drawings and models creating an outstanding solution for the client.
  • Business Acumen: The knowledge to use keen business skills and entrepreneurial spirit by acting as a change agent with proven superior business judgment resulting in increasing revenues and margins, improving productivity, and reducing costs.
  • Client Focus: Achieves service excellence and client loyalty by adding value, provides advice, expertise, methodologies, and problem-solving assistance to clients. Realizes the client's vision and successfully sustains long-term client relationships.
  • Functional Programming & Facilities Planning: The process of working with clients to research the scope of work, analyze data, and develop the programing for projects, using a defined body of knowledge relevant to the plan, resulting in optimal use of space and resources.
  • Industry Knowledge: Up-to-date awareness and understanding of best practices, technologies, products/services, events, trends, and regulatory issues that have impact on the healthcare industry and senior living, as well as other related services offered by ERDMAN.
  • Influence & Presence: The ability to conduct oneself with poise, self-confidence and professionalism at all times. Having the ability to win support, gain cooperation and establish credibility with others to directly impact and address their needs and concerns.

Education: Bachelor's degree in Architecture or Healthcare Architecture; Master's degree preferred

Certifications and/or Licenses:

  • Licensed architect; member of NCARB preferred
  • ACHE or ACHA certification; fellowship status preferred
  • EDAC certification preferred
  • LEED certification preferred

Relevant Experience & Training:

  • 10 years of design & planning architectural experience
  • 5-8 years of client management and leadership experience
  • Experience with planning and conducting charrettes with clients
  • Familiar with quality improvement strategies and their application to planning
  • Must be knowledgeable with current senior living planning trends
  • Ability to maintain a constant focus on industry, client, and competitive trends in the senior living industries, and ability to apply this knowledge to both active client engagements and business/client development activities.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively and persuasively to the public, potential clients, current clients, and industry professionals regarding the Company's business model and services.

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in a professional, creative, open office environment with business casual attire. Hours of work will generally be during regular business hours. There are occasions where extra effort will be required to meet project deadlines. Great flexibility in schedule is both required of you and returned to you due to our many project deadlines.
  • 40% national travel required.
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