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Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program Director of Facilities in Boston, Massachusetts

Who We Are:

Since 1985, BHCHP’s mission has been to ensure unconditionally equitable and dignified access to the highest quality health care for all individuals and families experiencing homelessness in greater Boston. Over 12,000 homeless individuals are cared for by Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program each year. We are committed to ensuring that every one of these individuals has access to comprehensive health care, from preventative dental care to cancer treatment. Our clinicians, case managers, and behavioral health professionals work in more than 60 locations to serve some of our community’s most vulnerable—and most resilient—citizens.

From our earliest days as a program, we have always sought to do work that is transformational: recognizing our shared humanity; centering dignity, compassion, mutual respect and supporting the right of every individual to access the highest levels of health care and every staff member to reach their fullest potential. We continue to be committed to building bridges and breaking down barriers, including systemic racism which harms us all. We provide community-based health care services that are compassionate, dignified, and culturally appropriate, incorporating social determinants of health, with the goal of breaking down the physical and systemic barriers that our patients face.

Bilingual, Bicultural, LGBTQIA identifying, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are encouraged to apply .

To learn more about working at BHCHP, watch our video Please Click Here (https://www.bhchp.org/careers) .

Job Summary:

The Facilities Director is responsible for the overall maintenance and operations of the Jean Yawkey Place and other BHCHP sites. Tasks include, but are not limited to, the operation and maintenance of mechanical, electrical, HVAC and other building systems. The Director is responsible for the implementation and oversight of a preventive maintenance program that will maintain the appearance, safety, property, and equipment of this location to a high standard. Provide forward-thinking positive management of BHCHP’s Maintenance staff and work collaboratively to sustain the Program’s mission and vision.

Bilingual, Bicultural, LGBTQIA identifying, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are encouraged to apply.

To learn more about working at BHCHP, watch our video Please Click Here (https://www.bhchp.org/careers) .

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee building and energy management systems to ensure a safe and comfortable building environment; collaborate with housekeeping around snow shoveling, deep cleaning, and other areas of potential overlap; collaborate with tenant(s) at JYP regarding building issues; collaborate with maintenance teams at other BHCHP sites

  • Coordinate regular Facilities (maintenance/housekeeping) meetings with the Director of Housekeeping to assure that all necessary tasks are accomplished by facilities and that collaboration and roles are clear to each department

  • Establish and implement a preventive maintenance program that will ensure safety and proactive maintenance standard; oversee and conduct fire drills to ensure building fire safety; manage the systems in a fiscally responsible and timely manner; manage relationships with outside vendors for preventive maintenance/emergent needs of building systems and equipment

  • Hire, train, supervise, and coach the maintenance staff to ensure best practices are applied

  • Continuously assess the building for ongoing upkeep and improvements and perform maintenance tasks as needed; respond to off-hours building management issues. If needed, the “on call” staff member will respond to the building. On Call responsibilities are shared with the Director of Facilities and all maintenance staff

  • Maintain records and reporting for all building services; maintain updated inspection and certificates at JYP and SKH; maintain a level of stock to support the building needs

  • Understand and adhere to DPH, government and site building codes and regulations; practice routine DPH walk thru as well as annual OSHA walk through

    Qualifications:

  • BA/BS or relevant Technical School certification preferred; 3 years of successful supervisory experience required

  • 3 years of experience with building systems required. This must include HVAC/Sprinkler/Fire/Elevator, etc.

  • Experience in general repairs, electrical, carpentry, painting and plumbing preferred; electrical license preferred

  • Training/Certification in the operation and maintenance of mechanical, electrical and HVAC systems for commercial buildings required

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English; proven computer literacy and competency with Word, Excel and energy management software at a high user level

  • Proven training skills required that result in improved staff performance, safety and understanding of work-related content

  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously; successfully and appropriately prioritize tasks for the effective maintenance of the building and its equipment and supports best practices for staff supervision

    Compensation and Benefits:

  • Compensation starts at $77,400 annually and increases with years of experience.

  • BHCHP full time employees are eligible for our competitive time off policy of 4 weeks’ vacation, health, dental and vision insurance, 403B retirement savings plan and employer retirement contribution, and pre-tax MBTA pass program with 40% discount. In addition, eligible employees will receive yearly increases, additional annual compensation of $7,500 for demonstrated bilingual proficiency and the opportunity to work with local hospitals and community health centers.

    Does this amazing opportunity interest you? Then we'd love to hear from you.

    As an Equal Opportunity Employer, BHCHP pledges not to discriminate against and encourages those from underrepresented and underserved backgrounds to apply, particularly Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQIA identifying, first generation college students and adults without a college degree, Bilingual and Bicultural persons; and individuals from low economic backgrounds.

    Covid-19 Vaccination: For the protection of our workplace and patients, BHCHP requires all staff to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Proof of Covid-19 vaccination(s) is required for employment. All candidates offered employment will be given details about how to demonstrate receipt of vaccination.

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