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YMCA of Greater Seattle AVP of Facilities in Seattle, Washington


The AVP (Associate Vice President) of Facilities is responsible for administering the maintenance, preventative maintenance, and capital improvements of YMCA of Greater Seattle physical assets to ensure safe and effective operations. Major areas of responsibilities include general facility management and cleanliness, HVAC, electrical systems, plumbing, grounds, equipment and purchasing. This position will have oversight of budgets, OSHA and safety regulations, contractors and janitorial service/day porters. This position will Develop and implement annual maintenance and improvement plans of properties, facilities and vehicles, including preventative maintenance plans and related budgets. This position will manage the responsibilities for all properties and facilities with the YMCA of Greater Seattle Association.


  1. May act as a General Contractor for capital projects, supervising staff and outside contractors to ensure budget and timelines are maintained.

  2. Provides comprehensive coordination and implementation of maintenance, including planning and developing preventative maintenance programs and annual improvement plans for Association-wide facilities.

  3. Manages Branch Facility Directors

  4. Develops and oversees implementation of policies, procedures, standards and preventative maintenance that protect capital assets.

  5. Develops of long-range capital and preventive maintenance plans.

  6. Advises and makes recommendations to branch leadership on maintenance, custodial issues and projects.

  7. Manages RFP process when appropriate including contract negotiation and oversight of the work of contracted professionals

  8. Ensures that all vehicles are maintained and operated in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Association.

  9. Promptly reports any program-related concerns to the appropriate staff member.

  10. Carries a cell phone 24/7 for maintenance emergencies.

  11. Submits timely reports, including Net Facilities, as required. Ensures that Net Facilities is accurate, up to date and used to make decisions.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions


  • Ten or more years of experience in facility management or closely related field.

  • Working knowledge of mechanical, HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems, carpentry, security/alarm systems and other maintenance-related areas.

  • Boiler, HVAC systems, CPO (or equivalent), CPR and first aid certifications required within first year of employment.

  • An O7 Electrical License is preferred.

  • Proficiency with personal computers and standard programs.

  • Proven skills in supervising and leading staff and projects.

  • Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations.

  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.

  • Ability and licensed to drive a company vehicle in a safe and effective manner; proof of adequate vehicle insurance coverage is required, or ability to travel to areas without public transportation.

  • Knowledge of and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.) and ability to speak any language in addition to English is strongly preferred.


  • Bachelor Degree in facility management or related field.

  • Working knowledge of exercise equipment


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Ability to walk and stand for long periods of time

  • Must be able to life and carry supplies weighing up to 50 pounds

  • Ability to climb ladders and scaffolding required

  • Ability to stand or sit while maintaining alertness for several hours at a time

  • Position will require exposure to indoor and outdoor elements

  • Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical situations, and physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency.


This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.


Travel between branches is expected and is primarily local during the business day.

At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility. We also believe in supporting the wellbeing of our employees and offer a free Y membership as a benefit of employment. Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities. This opportunity includes medical/dental/life insurance, as well as 12% contributions to the Y Retirement Fund once eligible.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check and drug screening, including screening for marijuana .

Maintenance, Facilities, Facility, Director

ID 2019-8565

Type Regular Full-Time

# of Openings 1

Location Association Office

Category Building/Maintenance

Address 909 4th Avenue