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Vice President, Facilities - Facilities Management Job Post

Posted: 7/31/2020

Vice President, Facilities

Type: full time
Role: Facilities Executive
Location: DC

Apply at: https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=THEKENNC&cws=38&rid=1003

About the Organization:

The Kennedy Center is the nation’s cultural center and living memorial to President John F. Kennedy. Located on the banks of the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., the Center presents more than 2,000 performances each year across all genres, and is also home to artistic affiliates Washington National Opera and National Symphony Orchestra. Diversity is a critical component of our mission, vision, and values. Our staff exhibits a wide variety of perspectives and experiences which enable us to foster and strengthen an environment of diversity and inclusion.

Mission Statement: As the nation`s performing arts center, and a living memorial to President John F. Kennedy, we are a leader for the arts across America and around the world, reaching and connecting with artists, inspiring and educating communities. We welcome all to create, experience, learn about, and engage with the arts.

Job Description:

The Vice President of Facilities is responsible for the management and maintenance of the Kennedy Center’s facilities and grounds, including supervision of several divisions: the Division of Operations & Maintenance, the Division of Facility Services, the Division of Security and Safety, the Project Management Office, and the Division of Auxiliary Services.

Areas of responsibility within these departments include staff management and development, budgeting and financial management, development of policies and procedures, oversight of all technical aspects of departmental operations, and liaison with other departments within the Kennedy Center. The Vice President of Facilities provides overall management and direction for an approximate staff of 80 full time employees, including Federal employees and union employees (UNITE Here Local 23 parking staff and the American Federation of Government Employees - AFGE). This position is responsible for the negotiation of these two collective bargaining units.

The Vice President of Facilities is an individual that represents the Kennedy Center to external constituencies including government executives, Office of Management and Budget staff, Congressional members and staff, Board of Trustees oversight committees, patrons, and community groups.

Duties and Responsibilities:

27% Personnel Management

Recruits, hires, sets expectations and goals, sets training priorities, plans, organizes, controls, delegates, and evaluates the work of subordinate employees, both union and non-union. Successfully builds trusting relationships with employees utilizing effective coaching and discipline techniques to ensure maximum productivity and completion of work goals. Reviews the performance of five direct reports plus administrative assistant.

20% Financial Management

Manages and oversees the allocation of financial resources within the Facilities department inclusive of federally appropriated funds as well as non-federal trust funds. Manages the budget process, including preparation and justification of budget documents (Federal and Trust) for all areas of responsibility. Performs all financial and budgetary responsibilities in compliance with organizational and legislative requirements.

15% Operations and Maintenance

Provides technical oversight of all operations and maintenance activities to ensure that the facility and grounds (inclusive of the REACH) are properly maintained. Supervises the maintenance and care of all the Center’s artworks, both interior and exterior. Ensures that preventative maintenance is regularly conducted across all systems. Ensures a customer-focused orientation in the department while fostering a proactive and innovative approach to facility maintenance and problem-solving.

12% Auxiliary Services

Provides oversight and direction to the Division of Auxiliary Services to ensure that the parking garage and transportation services are operated in a friendly and customer service focused manner. Ensures that all parking infrastructure is maintained efficiently and effectively and that over $6.5M in parking revenue is controlled appropriately. Ensures that all affiliates and outside contractors related to the parking facility comply with Kennedy Center rules and regulations.

11% Security and Safety

Provides oversight and direction to the Division of Security and Safety to ensure the safety and security of the facility, Center employees, patrons, all activities, and most importantly, the general public. Oversees the management of a contracted uniformed guard force, and a technical services department responsible for all technical aspects of the CEnter’s security.

7% Capital Projects

Provides oversight and leadership for the Project Management Office to ensure the broad range of design and construction projects are executed within established schedule, cost, technical, and procurement objectives. He or she directs the preparation and maintenance of a legislatively required Comprehensive Building Plan that describes and defines capital repair goals, projects, priorities, general timeframes, and expected funding levels for the multi-year facility capital repair program.

5% Facility Services

Manages all Federal service contracts, including housekeeping, grounds maintenance, elevator maintenance, fire alarm system maintenance, and other miscellaneous technical services. Manages energy consumption and utility management, as well as building engineering and the Facilities Help Desk through WebTMA.

3% Serves as a leading member of the Kennedy Center’s Crisis Management Team (CMT), and ensures that the CMT Manual is updated regularly.

N/A Responds to the needs and requests of Kennedy Center management and staff in a professional and expedient manner; Adheres to all employer policies and procedures.

N/A Other duties as assigned.

Key Qualifications:

Bachelor`s degree in engineering, architecture, facilities management or related field required; advanced degree preferred.

Minimum 10 years of significant and progressively responsible professional experience in facilities management, including capital program management.

Experience in managing or interfacing with issues related to building security, including electronic security and uniformed guard services. Experience with public safety management in a large venue a plus.

Experience in working with and managing both federal and union employees.

Who You Are:

You have excellent supervisory skills and demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of individuals in a both a union and non-union environment.

You have thorough knowledge of facilities planning, design and construction, and the ability to select and manage contracted architects, engineers, and other professional services consultants.

You have demonstrated knowledge and experience in delivering construction projects on time and within budget, including the ability to deliver major renovation projects in a fully occupied facility.

You are able to problem solve in creative and effective ways.

You have the ability to write, develop, and manage documents such as policies, procedures, maintenance plans, management plans, capital plans, building condition reports, and budget justifications. You have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and are an effective communicator with various levels of personnel, including senior management, trades, trustees, and congressional staff.

You have technical knowledge of various building maintenance and construction trades including mechanical, electrical, and plumbing trades. Knowledge of LEED processes in construction and operations preferred.

You have experience in managing or interfacing with issues related to building security, including electronic security and uniformed guard services.

You have familiarity with a variety of computer applications including spreadsheets, word processing and software related to facilities, project, and financial management.

Knowledge of federal acquisition regulations and contracting rules is preferred.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate in person and on the telephone. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel in order to operate computer keyboard, office equipment, and other essential tasks. The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, bend, stoop, crouch, and reach with hands and arms. This position infrequently lifts, carries, or otherwise moves and positions objects weighing up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment:

The noise level in the work environment normal, but can be elevated depending upon performances and proximity to machinery.

No travel is anticipated.


We offer a comprehensive range of benefits to all full-time employees including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid Time Off, Paid Sick Leave, and a matching 403(b) Retirement Plan.

Additional benefits include: Commuter Programs, Education Assistance Programs, Social Activities, and other employee discounts and specials.

Apply at: https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=THEKENNC&cws=38&rid=1003

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