The nation’s leading advocacy organization for children’s healthcare seeks an individual to manage multiple priorities and keep projects on task by directing all facility operations including building and equipment maintenance and repair, grounds keeping, safety, security, space planning, shipping/receiving, mail room, and office supplies.
With the organization’s move from Elk Grove Village to Itasca in Fall of 2017, this individual will serve as a key advisor on the Headquarters of the Future project team pertaining to construction, mechanicals, office layout, grounds, and direct all aspects of office and employee relocation.
Some duties and responsibilities include:
- Oversee the operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment, systems, and infrastructure for the AAP headquarters building and grounds to ensure reliable and effective functionality and to minimize system failures.
- Direct and conduct routine facility inspections to evaluate functionality, energy efficiency, and compliance with OSHA, ADAAA, and other federal, state, and local building codes, legislation and ordinances.
- Oversee space planning needs.
- Ensure all safety and security systems are functioning appropriately at all times.
- Plan, organize, and lead all maintenance, repair, construction, or other facility-related projects within established time frames, specifications, and budget.
- Develop and oversee assigned operational and capital equipment budgets.
- Supervise assigned staff. Implement appropriate staffing plans for Building Engineers to ensure adequate coverage when building is occupied and timely response to off-hours emergency situations.
- Bachelor’s degree in facilities management, business or related discipline or an equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience required. Professional certifications (ie: FMP, HVAC) or training strongly preferred.
- At least 10 years of facilities management experience required, including building maintenance and security, safety and emergency response procedures, vendor/subcontractor management, budget development and management, project management, contract negotiation, space planning, and staff supervision.
- Knowledge of regulatory requirements (ie: OSHA, Workers Comp) and environmental/green initiatives required. Experience with purchasing, shipping/receiving, in-house printing shop, and LEED certified projects preferred.
- Experience with a large staff relocation and/or new building construction highly desirable.
- Excellent understanding of building equipment and systems, and general business and financial principles essential.
- Must be able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously, keep projects on task to meet established timelines and budget, and respond to and delegate work effectively in emergency situations.
- Proficiency with email and MS Office required, as well as excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with all levels of internal staff and external constituents and respond with a high degree of customer service to sensitive and complex inquiries or complaints.
- Some weekend and evening work required.
- Must maintain valid Illinois Driver’s License and auto insurance coverage.
To learn more about the organization, see a full job description, and/or apply for the position, please visit https://www.aap.org/employment.