The Senior Director provides facility oversight for the YMCA 1000 Grove Street facility (which is a 24 hour 7 day a week operation). The Senior Director of Building Services has full authority and responsibility for the cleaning, maintenance and improvement operations of the facility and grounds including preventative maintenance and related budgets. This position will work to carry out the long-range strategic plans for the Association, working closely with all departments to meet their facility needs. This is a hands on working management position that deals with the day-to-day operations of the facility. The Sr. Director provides effective leadership including team building, knowledge and expertise to the building services department. The Sr. Director is responsible for the overall function and appearance of the YMCA to ensure a safe, clean and efficient operation of the McGaw YMCA. This position will also be responsible for purchasing, procurement, vendor negotiations, annual maintenance plans, maintenance improvement plans and capital project management throughout the association. This position provides key support and expertise to the Association and is required to provide excellent customer service and a positive attitude towards our stakeholders (members and staff).
7 or more years’ experience leading building and maintenance operations
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
Certified Pool & Spa Operator certification and experience working with large pool operations required or within 3 months of hire
HVAC, Electrical, and Plumbing experience a must; certifications a plus.
Proven track record of working with vendors, contract negotiations and enforcement
Proficient with building codes, construction, safety practices and standards.
Knowledge of handy-man skills & tools and an ability to train staff members on proper use of tools.
Proven experience with budget development and maintenance for a large department
Proven record of accomplishment in relation to coaching and leading a staff team.
Proven track record of working with vendors, contract negotiation and enforcement
Ability to respond to facility/property emergencies as needed outside of the traditional facility hours
Computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite and facilities management software) required.
Strong communication skills
About McGaw YMCA
Founded in 1885, the McGaw YMCA is an open, charitable membership association. Our mission is to promote growth in spirit, mind and body through programs and services that strengthen community for all people in Evanston. The McGaw YMCA has a long history of supporting youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
While McGaw has all of the features of traditional YMCAs (gym, exercise and aquatic facilities), it has a number of facilities that make it unique among its counterparts nationwide. These include a men’s residence, a NAEYC-accredited children’s center, and a residential camp in Michigan that welcomes more than 1,800 youth every summer.
Among its many offerings for people of all ages, McGaw is a respected provider of programs for all youth in the community. These programs promote academic readiness and success through specialized instruction, enrichment activities, tutoring and mentoring. They include Head Start, a residential camp in Michigan and MetaMedia, a digital media program and maker space for middle school youth.