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Facilities Manager

Friends Committee on National Legislation
Washington, DC
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

This position reports to the Associate General Secretary for Finance and Operations (AGS for F&O) and is supported by the Office Coordinator, who is responsible for facilities related tasks such as, managing Reception (in-person, calls and emails), office equipment supply inventory, office, and meeting room coordination, and office and facilities invoice management.

The Facilities Manager will be responsible for all aspects of the stewardship, maintenance, and building operations of our 9,500 square foot green office building at 245 2nd Street, NE the adjacent 3,600 square foot residential property, 205 C Street, NE, in which apartment units and the Quaker Welcome Center is located, additional 3,600 square foot office space at 518 C Street NE, and 515 E. Capitol St SE, where operations for William Penn House (dba Friends Place on Capitol Hill) are conducted.

The Facilities Manager provides day to day operational building maintenance, assists with large events such as Annual Meeting and Spring Lobby Weekend, supports the physical health and safety of employees and guests and tends to requests from the AGS for F&O as needed. On an on-going basis, the Facilities Manager assesses and maintains the conditions and up-coming needs to keep our building spaces operating at appropriate effectiveness.

    • Oversee all aspects of day-to-day facilities operations for 245 2nd St NE, 205 C St NE and 518 C St NE as clean, safe, well-maintained and environmentally sustainable workspaces for our employees, volunteers, committee members, tenants and our visitors. This includes development and management of operating budgets and maintaining the vendor and services management system for maintenance, security, inspections, and other facilities related needs.
        • Ensure all buildings and spaces are clean and secure, that access to building (fobs and key codes) are current and available for all spaces are available as needed.
    • Conduct and oversee building maintenance and repairs and, when necessary, develop a schedule of major repairs/renovation
    • Actively manage and work with vendors to achieve best possible results and to keep costs reasonable.
    • Coordinate deep cleaning for 245 2nd St NE, 205 C St NE and 518 C St NE during each Summer and the rearrangement of staff as necessary to accommodate all Program Assistants. The Friends Place cleaning contract is managed separately by the Friends Place Director.
    • Continuously identify and implement changes for our energy systems and utilities in order to reduce our carbon footprint and reduce related expenses for the organization.
        • Analyze and adjust current vendor arrangements as needed, e.g., heating and air conditioning system maintenance, elevator service, waste disposal, landscaping, cleaning services, security, and furniture procurement. Recommend and implement best practices for sustainable building management.
        • Monitor and maintain current HVAC and Geothermal systems and other energy uses, including the green roof at 205C St, to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of systems and equipment.
        • Monitor solar collection arrays and roof gardens to assure functionality so that the maximal positive environmental impact is achieved.
        • Repair and/or replace old, worn, or broken fixtures among all spaces in all buildings.
    • Track and interpret benefits of sustainable building practices for our legislative and educational programs.
    • Supervise building operations at 205 C Street NE, including each floor with apartment units and the Quaker Welcome Center; maintain and maximize the environmental features which have been installed and ensure that the building facilitys functions are sufficiently supported.
    • Our space at 518 C Street NE is part of a separately managed building, therefore the Facilities Manager will:
        • Collaborate with the owners maintenance and building operations team.
        • Resolve all internal furniture, environmental and staff needs

Friends Place on Capitol Hill

  • Facilities operations at 515 E. Capitol St SE are managed by the Facilities Manager and Friends Place Director via routine collaboration and communications. In general, the Friends Place Director or their designate manage short-term furniture, fixture and equipment needs. For immediate or urgent repairs to address mechanical, equipment or plumbing (MEP) related issues, the Friends Place Director notifies the Facility Manager and two agree on a course of action. Also, long-term, structural repairs are managed by the Facilities Manager. All structural and MEP related vendors are managed by the Facilities Manager.
  • Day-to-day cleaning and building security (fobs and key codes) are managed by the Friends Place Director or their designated staff; The Facilities Director oversees the security system contract, maintenance of the system, and changes in the physical equipment.
  • Maintain and maximize the installed environmental features at 515 E. Capitol St SE
  • Ensure building usage and facility functions at 515 E. Capitol St SE are sufficiently supported.


  • Five or more years of experience as a Facilities Coordinator/Superintendent/Building Manager (or similar position) in an organization which owns its own buildings, managing all aspects of building maintenance, repairs, and management of rental property.
  • Ability to work onsite during business hours and on-call as needed.
  • Experience in managing operating and capital project budgets for leadership approval.
  • Project management and Handyman skillsets; experience in sustainable building practices and can using technology to support efforts.
  • Able to communicate clearly with verbal and written skills
  • Systematic and well-organized; attends to details, monitors, and meets deadlines.
  • Assertive and able to facilitate group processes to develop good cooperation efforts in a small but complex organization.
  • Consultative, collegial, a problem-solver and problem-preventer.
  • Ability to handle a variety of tasks, shifting rapidly from one to the other; completes tasks competently.
  • Ability to handle light physical tasks, including lifting boxes and moving furniture.
  • Comfortably handles logistics and administration of events planning.
  • Familiarity with Friends organizations, concerns, and practices; comfortable working within a faith-based organization.
  • General interest in legislative issues and public policy; comfortable with FCNL statement of legislative policy.

Compensation and Work Expectations

Salary is commensurate with experience. This is a full-time exempt position, based on a 37.5 hour work week. This is not a remote or teleworking position. In addition to being present, on premise, during business hours, the individual in this position is required to be on-call, so additional time may be spent dealing with before/after-hour emergencies, moves and other projects. Some compensatory time will balance evening and weekend work. Benefits include health and dental insurance; disability insurance; life insurance; paid holidays; vacation; sick leave; maternity/paternity leave; and a generous retirement plan.

FCNL seeks to create a diverse workplace. We are actively soliciting applicants from different ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds.

At FCNL, we embrace having a multitude of voices and talents working together to strengthen our impact in the world. In keeping with the Quaker testimony of equality, we strive to be an organization that welcomes, values and respects the different perspectives of every individual. We are actively soliciting applicants from different ethnic, racial, sexual orientation, gender identities, and religious backgrounds.

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