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Director of Facilities

Company: Scion Staffing, Inc.
Location: San Rafael
Posted on: January 8, 2022

Job Description:

Scion Executive Search ( ) has been retained to conduct the search for the Director of Facilities at Guide Dogs for the Blind ( ). T his individual would need to be located within commuting distance to GDB's office in San Rafael, CA and this role is based on-site 100%. OVERALL SUMMARY: Reporting to the CFO, The Director of Facilities is responsible for providing the overall leadership and strategic management of the Facilities Department for two large campuses and several remote locations. This individual is part of the leadership team and envisions and plans for the infrastructure needed to support GDB's mission and short and long-term goals. This individual plans, directs and monitors all activities and operations of the facilities department organization-wide, including grounds maintenance, fleet, office and kennel operations, facility construction and renovation. The Director of Facilities communicates and coordinates activities with other departments and outside agencies. This position manages staff and other resources to ensure a safe and productive environment for students, staff, donors, guests, volunteers, and guide. ABOUT: Since 1942, Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) has been creating partnerships between people, dogs, and communities. With exceptional client services and a robust network of instructors, puppy raisers, donors, and volunteers, we prepare highly qualified guide dogs to serve and empower individuals who are blind or visually impaired from throughout the United States and Canada. All the services for our clients are provided free of charge, including personalized training and extensive post-graduation support, plus financial assistance for veterinary care, if needed. Our work is made possible by the generous support of our donors and volunteers; we receive no government funding. MISSION STATEMENT: Guide Dogs for the Blind empowers lives by creating exceptional partnerships between people, dogs, and communities. VISION STATEMENT: Guide Dogs for the Blind envisions a world with greater inclusion, opportunity, and independence by optimizing the unique capabilities of people and dogs. POSITION ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Brings extensive experience, judgment, and creativity to help enable GDB to achieve its mission over the long run. Envisions and plans for facilities to be available in optimal operating conditions to allow GDB to meet its mission in a constantly changing environment. Exercises strong verbal and written communication skills to effectively articulate these needs and plans to the Board, executive team, staff, and ensures coordination with neighbors sharing property lines. Oversees facility construction and renovation projects entailing special purpose buildings crucial for the success of GDB's programs. This includes collaboration across the organization and with specialists to assure optimal architectural design, planning for interim operations during construction, and to maximize safety, quality and efficiency. Shepherds the architects during the planning phases, contractors during the construction phases, and other professionals involved in all phases of construction, renovation and maintenance projects. Organizes methods for cost control, compliance with permit and technical requirements and adherence to schedules by all parties while ensuring green technology and sustainability measures are evaluated. Ensures collaboration across the organization for planning and executing the transition to the new or renovated facilities when they are completed. Working in collaboration with the CFO, and attorneys, reads and manages all contracts and legal documents related to ongoing maintenance as well as for construction projects. Oversees the planning and organization of the functions of the Facilities Departments for both the California and Oregon campuses of the organization and supports the needs of remote workers. Mentors and assists staff to ensure the facilities are functional, safe, and ready to use for all constituents. Assures the functioning of various controlled spaces, including all building's technical systems including electrical, utilities, HVAC, water, cleaning, fire and alarm systems and implements an appropriate maintenance schedule. Is a visionary for capital improvement and space planning. Evaluates departmental operations and initiates changes as neces -sary; prepares or supervises the preparation of operational poli -cies and procedures. Assists and coaches staff in monitoring the performance of contracted maintenance services and project-related vendors against contractual expectations for facilities operations. Prioritizes, assigns, and monitors performance against goals and objectives. Conducts job evaluations; recruits, trains, coaches, motivates, develops, and disciplines staff as necessary. Prepares and/or administers the annual Facilities Departments' budgets. Monitors and maintains expenses within budgetary guidelines and supports other departments in evaluating specific maintenance requirements of dog-care related equipment. Prepares and/or administers the facilities related capital expenses portion of the annual budget. Assures compliance with all regulatory agencies for facilities operations (OSHA, Fire Marshall, BAAQC, insurance, Department of Agriculture, DEQ, etc.). Organizes obtaining the necessary permits, observes regulatory restrictions, and facilitates inspections. Adheres to and coordinates with the safety manager to update and ensure compliance with our organization's safety policies and procedures and encourages others to do the same. Promptly reports incidents and accidents according to campus procedures. Undertakes other duties, as necessary. POSITION ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS: Minimum 12 years progressively responsible experience managing facilities operations with annual budgets of at least $1,000,000. Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification recommended. Proficiency reading and interpreting construction drawings and specifications required. Able to read and understand facilities related legal documents. Understanding of general concepts and techniques related to plumbing, electrical, HVAC, architectural and space planning design, and project planning and management. Experience implementing and managing a "Green" infrastructure a plus. Proficient in basic word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications/help desk software. Ability to safely lift up to 40 pounds. Employees are required to seek assistance when lifting objects weighing more than 40 pounds. Trades experience, campus facility experience, or work performed in an animal-managed facility is a plus. Occasional weekend, holiday or evening work and some travel required (approximately 15%). COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: For this role, GDB offers $135-$150k+ annual base salary based on experience plus a robust benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, a 403 (b) retirement plan with employer match, and a generous paid time off program including 11 paid holidays, 14 paid days off, 10 sick days, LOAs, carpool, employee lunch program, employee assistance, employee referral program, school visitation, tuition reimbursement, wellness programs, dog friendly workplace, and service awards after periods of service to the organization. HOW TO APPLY: Scion Executive Search ( ) has been retained to lead this search. For immediate consideration please send your resume/curriculum vitae and cover letter in Word.docx or PDF format to: Thank you. ABOUT OUR FIRM: Scion Executive Search is a retained executive search firm connecting executive nonprofit leadership to nonprofit organizations and educational institutions across the country. Cultivated in the nonprofit sector, we provide expert search strategies and leadership for your organization. Our executive candidates are true agents for change, and we are experts at matching their talents, motivations, and passions to your organization's mission. Scion Executive Search has led hundreds of successful executive searches. Scion Staffing and Scion Executive Search are listed in Forbes 2021 America's Best Professional Recruiting Firms list and Forbes 2021 America's Best Executive Recruiting Firms list. Scion Staffing is honored to be on the 2021 Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America. Additionally, we have been recognized as a recruitment leader by ClearlyRated, as well as a top recruitment firm by The Business Times for over ten years running. More information about Scion Executive Search can be found online at GDB is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Scion Executive Search is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, age, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation, or belief. We are committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment and are dedicated to making employment decisions based on merit and value, for ourselves, our client companies, and for the candidates we represent.

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