Compassion International

  • Facilities Space Planning Specialist

    Job ID
    Location Name
    Colorado Springs - GMC
    Administrative & Operations
  • Overview


    This position is responsible for the management of all space planning, occupancy planning and analyses, workstation and office design, and relocation projects throughout Compassion's facilities in Colorado Springs, CO. This position will also coordinate the use of AutoCAD as well as deployment of automation to the user level. The position is also responsible for the selection and contracting with relocation vendors and furniture vendors. The Project Manager/Space planner will coordinate with the Facilities Team units to successfully deliver projects with minimum negative impact to employees or business operations. This position will be responsible for carrying a project forward to successful completion while keeping Senior Management informed and involved on a daily basis. This position exists to optimize the real estate portfolio, to drive workspace efficiency and effectiveness and to support the implementation of enterprise-wide space policies, procedures and strategies.

    Essential Job Functions



    • Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ, maintains a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of Compassion, and faithfully upholds Compassion’s ministry in prayer.
    • Acts as an advocate for children – raising the awareness of the needs, neglect, nurture, and potential of children in poverty and challenging and enabling those within one’s influence to greater involvement and effectiveness on behalf of children.
    • Coordinates and performs space planning for all facilities, including development of space plans to accommodate staffing and other business requirements. Presents & negotiates with the business units to implement plans aligned with corporate guidelines, including scenarios to maximize use of space while meeting business requirements.
    • Develops, manages and administers the move, add and change (MAC) process for facilities.
    • Develops, sources and negotiates required services to be provided by internal constituencies (IT, Human Resources, Finance, etc.) to ensure appropriate resources for relocations.
    • Develops, sources, negotiates and manages external vendor relationships for relocations, furniture and construction related to relocations.
    • Manages relocations including the development and execution of project planning activities, timing of group moves/relocations, migration and phasing plans, stack and block plans, test-fits and final relocations.
    • Develops occupancy analysis reporting to effectively communicate occupancy/vacancy ratios, headcount projections and workplace conditions. Develops reporting including headcount projections, capacity, vacancy, churn information, and space allocations in facilities.
    • Develops and manages expense and capital budgets related to space planning and relocation activities. Provides input to Senior Management planning including both expense and capital planning.
    • Manages all systems to ensure up-to-date AutoCad drawings. Participates in the development & integration of space management tools & processes to improve efficiencies. Develops and administers automated tools including CAFM/IWMS systems and Service Request Ticketing systems to more effectively communicate Real Estate/Facilities activities to end users and to allow end users to effectively communicate and request services from the Facilities team.



    • Has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.


    • Accountable for supporting, upholding, and engaging in Compassion's core "Cultural Behaviors" in all internal and external communication and relationships.


    •  Bachelors Degree or equivalent in facilities management plus 5 years experience in space planning/occupancy planning or equivalent job-related work experience. 


    Licenses and Certifications

    • Certification in profession from nationally or internationally recognized organization, or similar credential.

    *** Equivalent education, training and/or certification may be substituted for experience and education shown above ***

    Working Environment: Office – Standard Office Environment

    Physical Demands: Sitting, standing, and/or walking for up to 8 hours per day

    Travel Requirements: May be required to travel up to 10% of normal schedule

    Other: Proficiency with space management/occupancy planning software/technology as well as PowerPoint, Excel, AutoCad and SharePoint.

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