SEIU 775

SEIU 775

Deputy Director of Facilities

Based in Seattle, WA


About SEIU 775
SEIU 775’s mission is to unite the strength of all caregivers, to create a better life for ourselves and those we care for, and to lead the way to a more just and equitable world. We represent more than 45,000 long-term care workers providing quality in-home care, nursing home care, and adult day health services in Washington State and Montana.

About This Role
The ideal candidate for this role should possess good communication skills, excellent organizational skills, broad knowledge of business functions, and project management experience. The Deputy Director of Facilities must understand the technical aspects of the property, support day to day business operations, ensure efficient operation of facilities, mitigate risk, and ensure that owned and leased facilities meet the needs of clients and staff.

The Deputy Director of Facilities is responsible for helping to oversee the efficient and effective operation of SEIU 775’s facilities. You will be in charge of managing the maintenance, repair, and improvement of all physical assets, including buildings, equipment, and infrastructure. The role requires strong leadership, strategic planning, and operational expertise to ensure that the facilities meet the organization's objectives while complying with safety, health, and environmental regulations.

This Job classification lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.

Essential Functions:

  • Manages and directs the activities of assigned staff; coordinates, prioritizes and assigns tasks and projects; tracks and reviews work progress.
  • Inspects contract work for conformity with plans and specifications.
  • Manages facilities staff; trains staff and develops plans for their professional development; administers discipline as required.  
  • Plans and coordinates development and maintenance projects performed by contractors.
  • Provides technical assistance to staff and discusses job details with Director, subordinate supervisors, and staff.  
  • Coordinates schedules and special event operations for the purpose of ensuring required facilities preparation. Writes and manages job proposals and bids for projects.
  • Manages and inspects work of contractors and agencies.
  • Directs the conduct of and conducts analytical studies; reviews and reports findings, alternatives and makes recommendations for work by contract when appropriate; directs the maintenance of accurate records and files.
  • Manages security and cleaning of facilities.
  • Providing site support- HQ & Satellite offices.
  • Coordinating routine maintenance and repairs.
  • Scheduling renovations.
  • Managing waste disposal.
  • Mitigating risk and overseeing safety and security.
  • Partner with the director on budgeting and estimating costs.
  • Designing and planning facilities layout.
  • Develop Safety plans.
  • Training staff on safety procedures.
  • Inspecting the facility routinely to look for issues.
  • Ensuring compliance with regulations and laws.
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills & Abilities:

  • Willingness to work long and irregular hours.
  • Proven experience in facilities management, including a track record of successfully managing multiple facilities and teams.
  • Strong knowledge of building systems, equipment, maintenance practices, and safety regulations.
  • Excellent leadership and people management skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire teams.
  • Exceptional organizational and project management abilities, with the capacity to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written, to interact with various stakeholders and present information clearly.
  • Proficiency in using facility management software and computer-aided design (CAD) tools.
  • Knowledge of sustainability practices and environmental regulations.
  • Familiarity with budgeting, financial analysis, and cost control principles.
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making capabilities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in architecture, engineering, faculties management, property management, or a related field preferred.
  • Five (5) to Seven (7) years of facilities, grounds maintenance and construction experience at a management level; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Principles and practices of developing team motivating employees and managing in a team environment.
  • Principles and practices of employee supervision, including selection, work planning, organization, performance review and evaluation; employee training and discipline.  
  • Principles and practices of building and grounds, journey level maintenance and facilities management.
  • Building codes (Federal, State, and local).  
  • Principles and practices of accounting, budget development, and administration.
  • Standard office practices and procedures, including records management.
  • Communicating effectively in oral and written forms.

Physical Demands & Working Environment

  • Mobility to work in typical office setting and use standard office equipment.
  • Stamina to sit for extended periods of time; strength to lift and carry up to 75 pounds.
  • Vision to read printed materials and a computer screen.
  • Hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone.   
  • Work is subject to performance under adverse environmental conditions and frequent travel

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:
This is a Full-Time, Exempt position. A regular work week can be 8 hours a day 5 days a week. Frequently job requirements exceed 8 hours a day. The shift starts and end times may vary slightly based on operational needs. At times, you will need to work after hours and on weekends.  Must have flexibility in schedule during extended business hours. From time to time, the position may be expected to participate in Union activities outside of normal business hours, including weekends and after-hours.

This position is Full-Time, Exempt. Pay ranges from $110,483 – $128,126 per year. Benefits include vacation, holiday and sick leave benefits, fully paid health, dental, vision, and life insurance, defined benefit pension plan, and optional 401(k), WFH credit, and more.

To Apply:
Please fill out an application for the “Deputy Director of Facilities ” directly by clicking APPLY. In your application, make sure to include a résumé and cover letter.

Women and diversity candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

SEIU 775 is an affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified candidates without regard for race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, creed, gender, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, the presence of sensory, mental or physical disability, or any other discrimination prohibited by law. SEIU 775 works to ensure fair treatment of applicants and employees and actively enforces policies against discrimination and sexual harassment.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, creed, gender, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, the presence of sensory, mental or physical disability, or any other discrimination prohibited by law. In addition to federal law requirements, we comply with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

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