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Educational Testing Service Director, Space Planning and Design in Princeton, New Jersey

About ETS:

For more than 75 years, we have amplified products and services based rigorous research and our belief in the power of learning. Driven by our mission to advance quality and equity in education, ETS provides learning solutions, pioneering research and trusted assessments that help guide learners around the world on their path to new possibilities.

Our portfolio of trusted measures include

TOEFL®, TOEIC®, GRE® and Praxis®

. Along with research, development and innovation that explores new frontiers in learning and measurement our educational measurement solutions and research contribute to the development of new methods and tools, inform important dialogue with education policymakers, and shed light on critical issues and potential solutions - all with the aim of creating a world where all learners can improve their lives through education.

With new senior leadership at the helm, ETS aims to continue changing the lives of all learners as we expand our organization's global footprint. Our goal is to remain at the forefront of assessment and measurement efficacy within the education and ed tech space as it continues to grow and evolve.

Plans, organizes, and manages the allocation and cost-effective utilization of interior building space across the organization, including Field Offices. Plans, schedules, and coordinates the activities related to preparation of space for occupancy. Manages design and space planning staff, Mgr of Facilities and technology, Sr Mgr of Facilities. Serves as corporate interior designer for all ETS sites.

Supports the real estate activities for ETS including lease negotiations, site selections, building construction, building decommissions, and office sublets.

  • Develops and implements strategies, plans and schedules for cost effective achievement of long- and short-term divisional goals and objectives.

  • Consult with staff at all levels in the analysis of workflow and space requirements. Develops solutions based upon needs and negotiates space allocations in accordance with established policies and procedures.

  • Develops, presents, and negotiates interior layouts, more cost-effective furniture, and decorating concepts with corporate officers and division management for final agreement.

  • Manages and coordinates the activities necessary for the preparation and presentation of interior space layouts and construction drawings.

  • Plans and schedules construction, moving and support activities (i.e., furniture, carpet and tile installations). Plans and assigns work to design team, Mgr. Facilities and technology,and draftsperson. Instructs and advises crew chiefs on methods and procedures.

  • Selects, recommends, monitors and maintains finishes, styles and specifications for ETS standard and non-standard furniture. Develop new workstation and office standards Coordinate furniture and demountable wall mockup installations for evaluation. Work with AVP to implement change management to end users when new designs are initiated.

  • Provides detailed specifications to suppliers of special furnishings and materials.

  • Work with Supplier Management to develop specifications for RFP’s for architectural, engineering, construction, furniture, decommissions, and signage bids. Level bids and prepare score cards for final vendor selection.

  • Consults with vendors. Selects, recommends, and oversees external design consultants. Reviews, approves and implements their recommendations.

  • Maintains current and accurate records of space allocations, and occupancy reports by building and cost center. Makes appropriate revisions and produces a monthly report for Finance and individual cost centers.

  • Develops cost estimates for new construction and renovation projects including furniture and

  • equipment acquisitions, moving expenses and other costs associated with space planning and building maintenance. Provides budgetary input to assist in the development of the division budget.

  • Provides personnel administration for human resources including selection, training and development, performance evaluation, and problem resolution.

  • Maintains current knowledge of techniques and practices in the areas of space planning, equipment utilization, and interior design through reading, attending seminars conferences, trade shows and professional contacts.

  • Develop test fits for potential new leased office and warehouse space. Work with stakeholders to obtain programming information for site selection. Manage new leased office projects from schematic design through move in.

  • Responsible for providing project metric reports for Senior Management and facilities staff.

  • Responsible for maintaining accurate as built construction documents for all owned and leased properties.

  • Ensure offices and warehouses are code compliant and meet ADA guidelines

  • Manage all real estate operations across the ETS enterprise.

  • Adhere to ethical standards and comply with the laws and regulations applicable to your job function

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design or Architecture is required or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired. NCIDQ certified. or RA certifications preferred.

  • Five years of progressively responsible experience in a facilities planning operation, including at least five years of functional supervisory experience and four years of interior design experience are necessary.

  • Proficiency in Auto CAD and Tririga is necessary. Ability to use Excel and Word proficiently.

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ETS believes in a Total Rewards philosophy for our employees, and they include:

  • Health, Vision, Dental insurance plans to choose from

  • Generous continuous learning support, from individual learning grants to up to 6 classes a year for tuition reimbursement as well as on-line learning access!

  • Generous PTO and vacation time to balance your work and life

  • Additional 8 hours of PTO for volunteer work

  • Retirement plan (401(a)) and traditional Roth (403b) with company contribution

  • Commuter Benefits, Pet Insurance, 1 year subscription to Calm App

ETS is mission driven and action oriented

  • Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging is at the forefront of the ETS employee's daily work. To further foster an inclusive environment ETS is home to a wide variety of Affinity groups that celebrate the diversity of our talented employees.

  • How about cultivating growth, innovation, and continuous transformation for the next generation of rising professionals as leaders? ETS offers multiple Business Resource Groups (BRG) for you!

  • Are you passionate about volunteering and being active in your career and community? ETS offers our Center for Advocacy & Philanthropy (CAAP) where we encourage ETS employees to become active volunteers in their communities and schools through the ETS Cares Giving Campaign. Our employees can support any 501c3 or eligible charity of their choice.

ETS is an Equal Opportunity Employer comprised of people with different experiences, strengths, and backgrounds who share a passion for advancing quality and equity in education. We are dedicated to building teams that reflect the various backgrounds, experiences, and identities of those we serve. The Talent Acquisition team strives to ensure candidates enjoy a fair and equitable hiring process. We believe our differences empower us to be a better team, making better decisions and delivering better results.

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