Space Planner

Job ID
Regular Full-Time


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit organization providing adult cancer treatment and groundbreaking research focused on cancer and infectious diseases. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Washington.


With a track record of global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy and COVID-19 vaccines, Fred Hutch has earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.


At Fred Hutch we value collaboration, compassion, determination, excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. These values are grounded in and expressed through the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our mission is directly tied to the humanity, dignity and inherent value of each employee, patient, community member and supporter. Our commitment to learning across our differences and similarities make us stronger. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an anti-racist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, anti-racism and inclusion.


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center’s Space Planning and Space Data team is responsible for identifying space needs and solutions in all leased and owned facilities (approximately 2.3 million sq ft). The department is also responsible for maintaining accurate records of space data, undertaking space use assessments, and supporting the organization’s strategic goals. 


As a Space Planner, this position will perform spatial and graphic data analysis regarding campus space. Responsibilities will include development of occupancy plans and responses to space requests, and monitoring of space utilization to ensure that planning is aligned with space guidelines, and that all scenarios maximize space use. This role will recommend, educate, and support space assignment standards/guidelines, procedures and protocols, and help maintain a strategic space information system that provides accurate physical space utilization and inventory. This role serves as a resource for questions regarding the management and analyses of data used in capital and space planning.


  • Responsible for logging, validating, and presenting space requests; works with users and management to obtain information and develop an understanding of needs; recommends solutions based on space policies/standards, procedures, and protocols. .
  • Assists in maintaining and updating data in the space management system, to facilitate campus and space planning.
  • Supports manager to update and implement space assignment standards/guidelines, procedures and protocols.
  • Periodically inspects database to ensure data accuracy; acts as a liaison with key stakeholders regarding accuracy of data; conducts episodic space audits.
  • Interprets and classifies space based on U.S. Department of Education’s Postsecondary Education Facilities Inventory and Classification Manual (FICM) standards.
  • Responds to various requests for reports and documentation concerning space use, to assist in short and long-range planning. Forecasts space needs based on recruitment activities, wind down plans, promotions, and organizational growth.
  • Initiates and distributes surveys to collect space data to update the space inventory database.
  • Assists space system administrator as needed in system administration duties such as managing user access levels and testing functionality of updates to the space management system, that are implemented by our third-party system administrator.
  • Interacts with key clinical and research stakeholders, and leadership in some circumstances, with high degree of confidentiality, discretion, and professionalism.



  • Associates, Bachelor’s or Advanced Degree required. 
  • The ability to read, understand and interpret architectural floor plans.
  • Effective at gaining trust and confidence with stakeholders, understanding and addressing priorities to enable business objectives.
  • High level understanding and appreciation of space planning and forecasting; business acumen with an understanding of operational impact related to actions/decisions; teaming/consultant and customer service skills; critical thinking and problem solving; risk identification and analysis.
  • Extended periods of time working at a PC is required.
  • The position responsibilities require regular visits to campus and leased facilities, including using stairs and ladders.



  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience or equivalent relevant experience preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skill and ability to manage computer-based facilities and space management systems.
  • Knowledge of the Archibus space management system or similar space information systems.
  • Experience in a higher education or research setting including knowledge of academic facilities, space inventory and management.
  • Experience in database systems development and maintenance.

This position is patient facing and/or requires access to Fred Hutch clinical facilities. As such, full COVID-19 vaccination is required as a condition of employment, without exception. Booster doses are strongly recommended but not required. If declining a booster, completion of the COVID-19 Vaccination Status Form Questionnaire and COVID-19 Booster Declination Training is required. Because of our immunocompromised patient population, there are no medical or religious accommodations available for any employee who is patient facing and/or requires access to Fred Hutch clinical facilities. Only employees whose positions are fully remote, who are not patient facing and/or require no access to clinical facilities, may apply for medical or religious accommodations. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment.


A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

The annual base salary range for this position is from $78,075 to $117,113 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications.  


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center offers employees a comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance health, well-being, and financial security. Benefits include medical/vision, dental, flexible spending accounts, life, disability, retirement, family life support, employee assistance program, onsite health clinic, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation (12-22 days per year), paid sick leave (12-25 days per year), paid holidays (13 days per year), paid parental leave (up to 4 weeks), and partially paid sabbatical leave (up to 6 months).  

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at or by calling 206-667-4700.


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