At Central Synagogue

Facilities Manager

Posted on July 5, 2017

Our Vision
Central Synagogue is guided and inspired by Jewish tradition and our core purpose is to transform lives.

Job Summary/Objective
The Facilities Manager is responsible for managing the design, planning, construction and maintenance of equipment, machinery, buildings, facilities and grounds. This position plans, budgets and schedules facility modifications, including estimates on equipment, labor materials and other related costs. In addition, this position is responsible for the safe and daily operations of the facilities. This position supervises the Buildings Manager and the Assistant Buildings Manager. All positions at Central Synagogue require individuals to be strong multi-taskers and independent problem-solvers, have excellent communication and project-management skills, work well under supervision and be extremely organized.

Reports to: Director of Operations and Facilities

General working hours would be Monday-Thursday from 9:00am-5:30pm and Friday from 9:00am-4:30pm and/or as needed to support the facility and events. This position requires some evening/weekends and the ability to be available for on-call duty during nonstandard hours when the need arises. Full Time, Exempt and not eligible for OT. Must be available to work during the High Holy Days (4 to 6 days) and during other special events and programs from time to time. Given the nature of work, availability after hours, on weekend and holidays is sometimes required. Central Synagogue has a time-off policy which includes earned comp time.

Essential Functions
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to

  • Maintains the facilities in a clean, safe and secure manner for all staff, students and visitors to the facilities.
  • Assists the Events Department with maintenance staffing and management to ensure support for all events.
  • Prepares and manages the staff scheduling and payroll timesheets.
  • Supervises, trains and provides career growth opportunities for the Buildings Manager, Assistant Buildings Manager and Facilities/Events staff members.
  • Provides in-house training for the Maintenance staff. Manages budget funding for trainings.
  • Supervises all Consultants and Contractors onsite as it relates to facilities and maintenance.
  • Oversees the Capital Planning and implementation for facilities.
  • Prepares and manages the Operating and Capital Budgets.
  • Oversees construction and Project Management as it relates to our buildings and is responsible for all communication to staff as to the impact of these projects.
  • Manages maintenance and upgrades of the facilities and oversees the maintenance and repairs of all H.V.A.C., plumbing, electrical, life safety systems, elevators and building systems.

Must possess leadership ability and team building skills to effectively supervise skilled and non-skilled staff and interact with all levels of management. Good human relations skills, strong verbal and written communication skills required. Well-developed problem solving skills and ability to develop conceptual alternatives. Computer literacy required.

Working knowledge in operation and maintenance of facility management services, cleaning, refrigeration and air conditioning, generators, plumbing, electrical systems, blue print reading and equipment maintenance. Must be knowledgeable in building codes and safety regulations and have or be able to obtain all required certifications, licenses and permits related to facility operations.

Core Competencies

  1. At least 10 years’ experience in facilities management
  2. Customer/Client Focus
  3. Collaboration Skills
  4. Organizational and Project Management Skills
  5. Problem Solving/Analytical Skills
  6. Strong communicator both written and verbal
  7. Takes Initiative
  8. Supervisory Experience

Reporting Relationships and Decision Making
On an ongoing basis, exercises administrative judgment and assumes responsibility for decisions, consequences, and results having an impact on people, costs, and/or quality of service within the functional area. Supervises Buildings Manager and Assistant Buildings Manager and the indirect supervision of the Maintenance/Events Staff.

Ability to maintain privacy and confidentiality. To perform a variety of manual tasks; follows verbal and written directions; plans and completes assigned duties on a regular schedule; maintains good working relationships with others.

Application Process
To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter addressed to Jeff Dorn, and three references to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Please reference “Facilities Manager” in the subject line of your email. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job and may change at any time.

Other Open Positions

Administrative Assistant / Receptionist

The position reports directly to the Executive Assistant to the Executive Director and works closely with other departments within the Administration team. In this position, the person is the welcoming “face” of Central Synagogue; therefore, needs to be highly organized and a strong communicator with customer service experience. All positions at Central Synagogue require individuals to be a strong multi-tasker, independent problem-solver who also works well under supervision.

October 8, 2018

Marketing and Communications Manager

The Marketing and Communications Manager is responsible for increasing awareness of, driving traffic to, and adding value to Central Synagogue and its offerings by translating program goals into effective marketing communications. Using data, he/she will evaluate opportunities to improve our communications strategy to increase readership and participation in our synagogue. The position will oversee marketing of the following areas: Adult Education including: Core Groups, 20s & 30s, Social Action/Community Organizing, Center for Exploring Judaism, Israel; Membership; and High Holy Days.

October 4, 2018

Events and Maintenance Staff Person

Sets up and breaks down events at the facilities as directed, and performs related work as required. Maintains the buildings interiors/exteriors in a clean and orderly manner; performs a variety of custodial and building maintenance duties as directed. This position is responsible for the safe and daily operations of the facilities.

July 19, 2018

Central Synagogue, a 503(c) religious organization, employs 80 full-time and 30+ part time staff positions in more than a dozen departments, including our Religious School; Nursery School and Early Childhood Center; clergy study; membership, finance, communications, technology, development, maintenance, events, and administrative support teams. Our staff, which we consider "a team," is committed to excellence in our work. Central offers generous benefits and paid time off to its employees. We invite you to review our current openings and apply here. Central Synagogue is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

X Central Synagogue will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, sex, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship, military status, marital status, physical and mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. It is the policy of the Congregation that certain positions must be filled by persons of the Jewish faith as a bona fide occupational qualification. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. All employees, regardless of position, are expected to maintain and contribute to this policy.