Part of a nation wide family of Continuing Care Retirement Communities The Holmstad is seeking a Facilities Management Director. This position is responsible for overall leadership and direction of the Facilities Management Department. This comprehensive role includes maintenance, grounds, housekeeping, laundry, capital projects, refurbishing, security and fleet vehicles. This position assists administration in the strategic planning and accreditation processes as it pertains to the facilities and physical plant of the campus. In addition, this position represents the campus and provides oversight and coordination of some or all aspects of construction as directed by Covenant Solutions, supervising vice president or the executive director. The facilities management director is responsible for assuring compliance with all applicable local, state and federal statutes and conformance with campus safety programs.
This position reports directly to the Executive Director. The position is a management position responsible for planning, coordinating, implementing and assessing all areas of facilities management. This position requires the ability to collaborate with other campus departments to assure that the needs of residents are being met and that a pleasant working atmosphere is maintained. This position also requires the ability to assist with the direct workflow of the department to the extent that time permits.
The director is entrusted with the following responsibilities:
CUSTOMER SERVICE STANDARDS and PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS
Covenant Retirement Communities esteems residents and employees and values each as members of the community. Co-workers, residents, residents’ family members, visitors, vendors and others with whom this position has contact are all considered our customer and are vital to the success of our organization. It is the duty of each employee, regardless of position, to perform to a level of customer service related to his/her position. The customer service expectations for this position are as follows:
Must have experience as a senior level facilities manager, or similar, with a minimum of 5 years of experience. Prior supervision experience is required. Position requires general knowledge of building and maintenance procedures, including experience in dealing with electricity, plumbing, air conditioning, heating and ventilation, general carpentry, electronic and other related areas. General knowledge of construction, ability to read and interpret blueprints with a proven record of project management is necessary. Must have proficient computer skills to communicate and utilize management tools. Bachelors Degree with concentration in Facilities Management and/or Engineering required, significant managerial and leadership experience may be accepted in lieu of college course work. Certifications in related areas are highly desirable. Must communicate clearly in written and spoken English with all levels of residents, staff and management. Must demonstrate good interpersonal skills. The ability to show patience and compassion to senior adults is essential. Must have a valid IL driver’s license and a good driving record. A person in this position must be able to demonstrate good human relation skills. This requires the ability to manage a variety of tasks, organize and supervise work activity of others and effectively deal with building operations. The individual must also be able to motivate and direct staff in a variety of functions, and lead safety practices by example. This position on occasion may require availability evenings, weekends and holidays, and for oncall emergency needs. Individual must be aware of and able to support the mission of Covenant Retirement Communities.
Equipment used in performance of duties includes routine office equipment such as computer terminal, printer, fax machine, phone, calculator, etc. This position may use various maintenance tools and equipment, both simple and complex such as hammers, screw drivers, small power tools, etc. and the occasional use of vehicles including small passenger bus, mini van, car, truck, snow plow, etc. The director must have a good understanding of safe and proper use of ladders, scaffolds, hand and power tools, safety procedures such as “lock out, tag out”, and other safety procedures that may properly be expected within the facilities management departments.
For full time employees, we offer a generous benefits package that includes:
Job demands a variety of physical duties including office work, exposure to outside environment, unpleasant conditions, and occasional physical exertion. Considered light to medium duty work. Mobility is necessary to move about the facility and campus. This position requires occasional handling of generally lightweight to moderately heavy materials and the physical ability to use various types of office equipment as well as some small hand tools.