Facilities Director

We are looking for a Facilities Director to oversee and direct all building-related activities, maintenance, and improvement operations
Job Description


At the Y, you can feel more connected to your community, meet new people, expand your knowledge base, and experience one of the most rewarding jobs by helping support our mission of developing individuals, families, and communities, while having fun in a challenging and dynamic atmosphere. 

Who We Are

The Greater Valley YMCA (GVYMCA or GVY) is a volunteer-led, nonprofit, community organization. The Y is committed to strengthening community by positively changing lives every day. At each of our branches, we concentrate our efforts in three areas: Healthy Living, Youth Development, and Social Responsibility. And we do so in a way that upholds the Y’s traditional family values of Respect, Responsibility, Caring, and Honesty.

For over 100 years, the Y has made tangible differences in the communities of Allentown, Bethlehem, Catasauqua, Easton, Forks, Nazareth, those comprising the Slate Belt region and the Lehigh Valley as a whole. Founded as individual YMCAs as early as 1897, the following branches of the Greater Valley Y merged together between 2010 and 2015: the Nazareth YMCA, the Suburban North Family YMCA, the Family YMCA of Easton, Phillipsburg & Vicinity and the Bethlehem YMCA. In 2014, the Forks YMCA Education Center was established. The Slate Belt branch was opened in 2015. In January 2017, the Allentown YMCA joined the Greater Valley YMCA. 

What it’s Like to Work Here

Ask our employees and the one word they’d use to describe working at GVY is “Fulfilling.” Our team members all share a positive attitude, problem-solving abilities, and patience, enabling them to provide excellent customer service even during fast-paced shifts. Our culture, plus continuous opportunities for growth, have resulted in positive impacts for our communities. Don’t miss out on this rare opening with us! 


It's our mission to unleash the potential in every team, and we know that teams perform best when they are diverse and every team member feels that they belong. It is the unique contributions of all GVY'ers that drive our success, and we're committed to building a culture where everyone has the opportunity to do meaningful work and be recognized for their efforts. To that end, we are committed to providing an environment free of discrimination for everyone. You can read more about our commitment to diversity and mission here 


We are looking for an experienced Facilities Director to oversee and direct all building-related activities, maintenance, and improvement operations of YMCA facilities and vehicles, including preventative maintenance and related budgets. The ideal candidate will be well-organized and able to optimize the use of space and equipment while reducing operating costs. Leadership abilities and phenomenal efficiency can set you apart from our candidate pool.

A Day in the Life as a Facilities Director

As a Facilities Director, you will help the GVYMCA achieve its goals to ensure our Branch accommodations are problem-free and safe so that employees can work and members can use our facilities under the best conditions. You will be responsible for preserving the good condition of infrastructure and ensuring that facilities are safe and well functioning while helping to promote the work of the GVYMCA as a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.

To be able to accomplish the goals set forth in this job description, you will need to possess a will to succeed. "What can I do to advance the Y and help it become more successful?" should be the mindset. The heart of the position will be the ability to look past "what is" and to see "what can/should be." These ideas for new systems, procedures, etc. originate from all YMCA upper management leadership positions, therefore, an elevated level of self-motivation and innovation/creativity is required to be successful at this position.

Who You Would Report to

  • Branch Executive Director 

Expected Hours Per Week

  • Full-time exempt
  • 40 hours

Where You Would Be Working

  • Allentown YMCA Branch: 425 South 15th St, Allentown, PA 18102
  • Occasional travel to GVYMCA branches and other locations throughout the Lehigh Valley


  • Free Membership to the Y
  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Holidays)
  • Short Term & Long Term Disability
  • Training & Development
  • Wellness Resources
  • Retirement Plan (403b)


  • Bachelors degree in facility management, engineering, relevant field is preferred or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Relevant professional qualification (e.g. CFM) will be an advantage
  • Three (3) or more years proven experience in facility management or closely related field.
  • Working knowledge of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, carpentry, and other maintenance-related areas
  • Well-versed in technical/engineering operations and facilities management best practices
  • Skilled in supervision, budget management and project management
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Good analytical/critical thinking
  • CPR, First Aid and AED certifications are required within thirty (30) days of employment
  • PA Commercial Applicator License required within one hundred and twenty (120) days of employment
  • Knowledge of basic accounting and finance principles
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office
  • Familiarity with personal computers helpful
  • Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations
  • Valid and current drivers license and record that meets YMCA standards
  • Ability to travel to different Y Branch Locations in Allentown, Bethlehem, Catasauqua, Easton, Forks Twp., Nazareth and Pen Argyl
  • Able to effectively communicate and build relationships with Y staff, members, and vendors
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good customer service skills, high ethical standards, an appropriate professional image, and a team player
  • Must possess sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment skills, and a positive attitude
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred, but not required


Essential Functions

Responsibilities As A Facilities Director

  • Provide overall coordination of facility maintenance, including strategic planning and developing preventative maintenance
  • Provide overall supervision and coordination of housekeeping services
  • Ensure the proper operation of all mechanical systems
  • Complete repair work and projects in a timely manner; oversee all contractors that work in the facility and grounds; may request and review bids and recommend selection of contractors
  • Work collaboratively on maintenance projects with other branches within the Association as needed
  • Work with outside agencies such as fire, health, building depts., etc. to ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations related to facilities and grounds; ensure necessary OSHA requirements are in place
  • Develop budgets supporting the preventative and annual maintenance plans and monitor expenditures against budget
  • Recruit, hire, train, develop, schedule, and direct assigned staff and volunteers; review and evaluates performance; develop strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals; demonstrate relationship-building skills and collaborative teamwork in all interactions
  • Participates with other members of management in the YMCA’s fundraising campaign
  • Advise management on maintenance issues and projects as requested
  • Ensure that assigned vehicles (and other equipment) are maintained and operated in accordance with the policies and procedures of the YMCA and any legal regulations
  • Update facility plans periodically; may develop an annual plan of capital projects, consistent with the YMCA’s strategic plan and community needs
  • Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may be assigned.