Building Services Director

Join our team in Beautiful Duluth, Minnesota, located in the heart of downtown with a lake view.
Job Description

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The Building Services Director at the Duluth Area Family YMCA intentionally fosters a cause-centered culture that is welcoming, genuine, hopeful, nurturing, and determined while also overseeing the maintenance and improvement of YMCA facilities, grounds, and equipment. 


Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent experience. 
  • Certified Pool Operator or need to obtain within 60 days of hire.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in maintenance, housekeeping, or related field.  
  • Working knowledge of cleaning and repair methods.
  • Ability to report and record maintenance requests.
  • Ability to self-direct and prioritize among competing goals and to initiate process improvements. 
  • Experience working with paint, cleaning equipment, chemical compounds, solvents, cleaners, and solutions in dry, liquid, powder, spray, and aerosol forms.
  • Experience operating motorized equipment.
  • Ability to work in conditions that will create dirt and dust.
  • Commitment of supporting principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action to achieve a diverse work environment. 
  • Required certifications: CPR, AED, First Aid, training can be provided and must be obtained within 60 days of hire.
Essential Functions
  • Provides overall coordination of facility, equipment, and vehicle maintenance, including planning and developing preventative maintenance.
  • Ensures that assigned vehicles and other equipment are maintained and operated in accordance with the policies and procedures of the YMCA.
  • Completes repair work, regular maintenance, and projects in a timely manner across the facilities and grounds. 
  • Oversees all contractors that work in the facility and grounds. May request and review bids and recommend the selection of contractors.
  • Anticipates risk, implications, and possible outcomes before acting.
  • Works 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.
  • Prepares budgets and interprets balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements, and forecasts to support the preventative and annual maintenance plans and monitor expenditures.
  • Identifies and mitigates significant business, financial, and operating risks and advises management on maintenance issues and projects as requested.
  • Updates facility plans periodically. May develop an annual plan of capital projects, consistent with the YMCA’s strategic plan and community needs.
  • Recruits, hires, trains, develops, schedules, and directs assigned staff and volunteers. Reviews and evaluates performance. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals. Models relationship-building skills in all interactions.
  • Fosters an inclusive environment appreciative of differences in the workplace. Meaningfully participate in and lead efforts to support the Y’s commitment to equity and diversity.  
Cause-Driven Leadership Competencies

Mission Advancement: Models and teaches the Y’s values. Ensures a high level of service with a commitment to changing lives. Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development, and recognition. Cultivates relationships to support fund-raising.

Collaboration: Champions inclusion activities, strategies, and initiatives. Builds relationships to create small communities. Empathetically listens and communicates for understanding when negotiating and dealing with conflict. Effectively tailor communications to the appropriate audience. Provides staff with feedback, coaching, guidance, and support.

Operational Effectiveness: Provides others with frameworks for making decisions. Conducts prototypes to support the launching of programs and activities. Develops plans and manages best practices through engagement of team. Holds staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress.

Required Certifications

To be discussed