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Director, Facilities and Building Operations

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Fairfield, CT, USA

The Director, Facilities and Building Operations is a hands-on, seasoned professional who will direct the Save the Children facilities and create a safe, efficient work environment that improves business performance and optimizes staff productivity. The successful candidate will be responsible for the leadership and management of the Building Operations Department including operational/mission-related programs and services having critical impact on the accomplishment of Save the Children objectives and outcomes. This position will have input into policy and liaise with key stakeholders and as well as provide analytical guidance and advise executive officials on industry best practices.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Oversee the supervision of all facilities management functions including in-house staff, lease negotiations, vendor relationship management (security, housekeeping, and catering) and contract negotiations, project management, facility administration, building/equipment repairs and emergency response to inclement weather events year-round (25%)
  • Design and plan workstations, implement and monitor remodeling and refurbishment initiatives, test equipment, forecast space needs, and guide relocations of facilities; ensuring compliance with federal, state, and country laws for CT, DC, and KY (current facilities), including zoning laws (25%)
  • Direct facility functions, design, implement, and monitor policies and safety procedures, minimize operational/facility hazards (20%)
  • Prepare, maintain, and analyze budgets, estimate costs, and monitor expenditures (10%)
  • Manage team members including hiring, developing goals and priorities, scheduling, assigning tasks and projects, monitoring work, evaluating performance and training (20%)
Educational Background: 
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant experience required
  • Minimum 7-10 years' experience in area of expertise 
  • Excellent communication and project management skills
  • Successful candidate should be highly adaptable; openly accept and work effectively in a demanding environment with competing and changing priorities; exhibit timely and impartial responsiveness; and have a strong customer focus
  • This position frequently requires work beyond the typical 40 hours and during non-traditional hours to include early mornings, evenings, weekends, holidays, and in varying weather environments. This must be available to handle emergencies during working and non-working hours and must report to work during a period of general emergency.
  • Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Ability to travel 10% of time
  • Aetna Medical and Dental insurance with a concierge service
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Vacation and Sick leave
  • Paid holidays

What makes us special!

  • Generous Retirement Savings with matching company contributions of up to 8%
  • Family Leave – 10 additional days of paid time off for you to use to care for your family members
  • Additional Maternity and Paternity Leave – 30 days where parents can take additional paid leave (beyond short-term disability and FMLA) at the birth or adoption of a child during that critical first year!
  • Critical Child Illness Leave – We hope you never have to use it, but we will provide an additional 30 days of paid leave per year should your dependent child be faced with a critical illness.
  • Pet Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance, Identity Protection, Home, Auto and additional Life insurances
  • Summer Fun Fridays – During the summer months, early release at 1:30 pm every other Friday!
  • Volunteer Day – One paid day a year to support the causes that matter to you!
  • Leadership and Employee Development Training, including our remarkable in-house CORE, Senior Management Development, and Leadership Development Programs.
  • Language learning opportunities
  • Continuous Improvement and skill development programs.
  • Brown Bag information sharing sessions.
Job Function: 

Organization Info

Save the Children US

Fairfield, CT, United States
Annual Budget : 
More than $500M
About Us

Save the Children is the world's leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in nearly 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to create immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. in times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Save the Children is a member of the International Save the Children Alliance, a global network of 30 independent Save the Children organizations working to ensure the well-being and protection of children in more than 120 countries.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Jun 16 2019
Active Until: 
Jul 16 2019
Hiring Organization: 
Save the Children US