The Kenney is a not-for-profit, faith-based Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in West Seattle that has been serving seniors since 1901. This position is responsible for the overall leadership and direction of the Facilities Maintenance 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 quality processes as it pertains to the facilities and physical plant of the campus. The Facilities Maintenance Director is responsible for assuring compliance with all applicable local, state and federal statutes and conformance with campus safety and disaster preparedness programs. Reporting directly to the CEO, this is a management position responsible for planning, coordinating, implementing and assessing all areas of facilities management.
This position requires excellent time management and supervisory skills to effectively organize and provide leadership for all services of the department. Must have experience as a senior level facilities manager or similar with minimum of 5 years experience. Prior supervision experience is required. Mechanical or Electrical Engineering degree and experience is a plus. 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 blue prints with a proven record of project management is necessary. Must have proficient computer skills to communicate and utilize management tools.
Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred. Education may be substituted with sufficient work-related experience and significant managerial and leadership experience may be accepted in lieu of college course work. Persons with certifications in electrical, plumbing, and heating and ventilation will be given priority for employment.
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 while effectively and efficiently dealing with building operations. Must have strong delegation skills and be willing to clearly set expectations and hold accountabilities for those persons this position supervises. Qualified applicants will have a proven track record of effective and positive leadership. Preference may be given to an individual who can demonstrate prior leadership and team building successes.
Must communicate clearly in written and spoken English with all levels of residents, staff and management. The ability to show patience and compassion to senior adults is essential.
Must have a valid Washington State driver’s license and a good driving record.
This position on occasion may require availability during evenings, weekends and holidays, and for on-call emergencies. Preference may be given to an individual with direct facilities management experience in a senior living community.
Competitive salary. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, short term disability, paid time off, 403(b) retirement account and life insurance. Come join our team today and make a positive difference in the lives of seniors!