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Director of Site Operations - Facilities Management Job Post

Job Type: full time

Location: PA

Role: Other
Apply at: hr@phipps.conservatory.org

Description: Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is empowered by its mission to inspire and educate all with the beauty and importance of plants; to advance sustainability and promote human and environmental well-being through action and research; and to celebrate its historic glasshouse.

Phipps is seeking a full-time Director of Site Operations to report to the President and CEO and ensure that daily operations and strategies align with organizational vision and priorities by providing guidance, leadership and direction to department directors. The Director of Site Operations will support and advance sustainability and regenerative thinking efforts throughout the organization. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

- Promoting business growth by maximizing company procedures to meet the direction and vision of the President and CEO.

- Directly managing department directors involved in operations, including the Director of Horticulture, Director of Adult Education, Director of Facilities, Director of Research and Science education, and the Director of Guest Services, as well as the Human Resources Manager.

- Applying regenerative business practices to strategic planning.

- Translating strategy into actionable goals for performance and growth, helping to implement organization-wide goal setting and performance management.

- Demonstrating expertise in and understanding of business functions such as HR, Finance, Marketing, Sustainability, etc.

- Analyzing internal operations, evaluating current systems, and identifying areas of process and communication enhancement.

Phipps is seeking candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences. The qualified candidate must have a bachelor’s degree and 5 – 10 years related experience. The ideal candidate possesses the following skills:

- Working knowledge of Horticulture and/or experience in a horticultural or botanical garden environment.

- Proficient and committed to regenerative thinking, or able to become proficient.

- Effective decision-making and creative problem-solving skills, including negotiation and conflict resolution.

- Familiar with sustainability principles, including LEED, the Living Building Challenge, SITES and WELL.

- Provide staff with a strong and supportive day-to-day leadership presence.

Phipps offers a competitive compensation package and a beautiful, unique atmosphere. Qualified candidates should email a resume and cover letter to hr@phipps.conservatory.org or mail to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Human Resources Department, One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. No telephone calls, please.

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is an equal opportunity employer.

Apply at: hr@phipps.conservatory.org

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