VP of Facilities and Construction

  • Denver, CO
  • *National Jewish Health - Main Campus
  • Plant Services
  • Full Time - Day Shift
  • Supervisory/Management
  • Req #: 15477
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Position Summary: Executive Leader of all Facilities management, Environmental Services, Security, Real Estate, Facilities Design and Construction for National Jewish Health.  The position works closely with the executive management team to plan for and execute expansion, renovations, and capital construction projects. Ensures that facilities and real estate are used optimally and provide a safe, secure and comfortable environment for patients, visitors and staff.

Essential Duties: 

1. Manages and develops an effective staff: providing effective communication, leadership, guidance and resources. Determines staff qualifications and competency:  recruits, interviews, selects, hires, trains, orients, mentors, evaluates, coaches, counsels, disciplines, and rewards.  Establishes and monitors staff safety and regulatory compliance.

2. Ensures that facilities, both on and offsite, are constructed and maintained so as to ensure a welcoming, clean and comfortable environment for patients, visitors and staff.

3. Works as a member of senior leadership to develop and execute strategy, manage resources and optimize use of space and facilities.

4. Ensures compliance with the standards of National Jewish Health and applicable regulatory standards including The Joint Commission, CMS, State of Colorado and other regulatory bodies.

5. Leads safety and security ensuring that National Jewish Health maintains a safe, secure environment for patients, visitors and staff.

6. Directs and oversees facility projects, campus planning, leases and external projects. Oversees architects, engineers and contractors, coordinates with neighborhood groups, partners, city planners and National Jewish Health leadership to ensure that projects are completed efficiently and effectively and meet the needs of National Jewish Health.

7. Effectively develops and manages all facility operational and capital budgets. Works with Finance, executive and departmental leaders to provide facility expertise in acquiring capital equipment, leases and cost estimates.

8. Ensures effective use of National Jewish facilities including conference rooms, common space and parking. Oversees campus moves, space surveys, space leases etc. to ensure optimal space utilization and effective use of resources.


1. Accountability:  Accepts full responsibility for self and contribution as a team member; displays honesty and truthfulness; confronts problems quickly; displays a strong commitment to organizational success and inspires others to commit to goals; demonstrates a commitment to National Jewish Health.

2. Adaptability: Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.

3. Attention to Detail: Accomplishing tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time. Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.

4. Building Strategic Relationships: Identifying opportunities and taking action to build strategic relationships between one’s area and other areas, teams, departments, units, or organizations to help achieve business goals.

5. Creativity and Innovation: Applies creative problem-solving skills to develop solutions to problems; recognizes and demonstrates the value in taking “smart” risks and learning from mistakes; develops multiple alternatives and understands the feasibility of each; effectively shares and implements his/her ideas. Generates innovative solutions in work situations; tries different and novel ways to deal with work problems and opportunities.

6. Decision Making: Identifying and understanding issues, problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.

7. Managing Conflict: Dealing effectively with others in an antagonistic situation; using appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict between two or more people. Addresses conflicts by focusing on the issues at hand to develop effective solutions when disputes or disagreements occur; helps others resolve conflicts by providing impartial mediation when needed.

8. Managing Work and Time/Project Management: Effectively managing one’s time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently. Effectively manages project(s) by appropriately focusing attention on the critical few priorities; effectively creates and executes against project timelines based on priorities, resource availability, and other project requirements.

9. Talent Management for Leaders: Clearly establishes and communicates expectations and accountabilities; monitors and evaluates performance; provides effective feedback and coaching; identifies development needs and helps employees address them to achieve optimal performance.

Supervisory or Managerial Responsibility:  Manages 2-5 directs overseeing staff of 75-120 individuals.

Travel:  Occasional travel may be required.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:  Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management or related field.  Master’s degree preferred. 

Work Experience: A minimum of 10 years of facility management with an emphasis in Healthcare required.

Experience with overseeing planning, design, renovation and construction projects in large, complex healthcare facility setting, including advanced knowledge of the design and construction industries standard practices preferred.

Experience with regulatory bodies including CMS, Joint Commissions and City and Counties and experience with real estate transactions including purchase and sale of property and lease negotiations preferred.

Salary Range: $154,000 - $215,000


At National Jewish Health, we recognize that our outstanding faculty and staff are the essence of our organization. For every aspect of health care, our employees are our greatest asset.

With that in mind, we have designed a valuable, comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and their families.

  • Medical Plans, Dental Plans and Vision Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • FSA and HSA
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Voluntary Benefits, like Accident Insurance, Critical Care and Hospital Indemnity
  • Sick and Vacation Paid Time Off
  • Wellness Program
  • Legal Plan



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