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Director of Facilities

Full Time
Real Estate Field
  • Facilities Management / Engineering
Postal Code
United States

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Collington, A Kendal Affiliate () is a premier full-service not-for-profit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) located in Mitchellville Maryland.  Collington offers superior care and service to its residents in 361 independent living homes and apartments, 65 assisted living apartments, and a 44-skilled nursing bed health center.   Located on a beautiful 125-acre campus, Collington is known for its peaceful campus featuring native trees, rolling lawns, a six-acre lake, walking trails and exquisite gardens.


Collington is currently in search of candidates for the position of Director of Facilities. The Director of Facilities is an important leadership role with overall responsibility for the timely, competent and professional management of all buildings and grounds maintenance programs, capital improvements and construction projects, housekeeping and laundry programs, preventative maintenance, fire and security programs, sustainability, transportation and equipment maintenance.  This leadership position is expected to ensure the team understands the facility resources available and the appropriate procedures and processes that will allow them to meet agreed upon objectives. This position is responsible for life safety, health care regulations and sustainability efforts for the Community’s residents and employees. This position is an integral part of Collington’s strategic and master planning teams.


Essential Functions                                                                                        

Responsible for the establishment, implementation and ongoing evaluation of the standards and policies for the programs of the Facilities Departments, including maintenance, grounds, painting, housekeeping, laundry, security, transportation and security, and sustainability efforts and programs that are in compliance with established federal, state and local regulations, life safety, CARF standards and communicates with regulatory/licensing agency representative as required. Participates in collaborations adopted through Friends Services Alliance, resident committees, and Kendal peer groups. Actively participates in senior management and management team meetings.


Responsible for the development and implementation oversite of strategic plan, master planning and ongoing assessment as it applies to the Facilities, Housekeeping, Laundry and Transportation departments, including a replacement program that addresses buildings, major equipment and systems, and property. Participates in and supports an ongoing and effective safety program.


Coordinates projects, completing projects on time and on budget. Manages project team activities. Responsible to provide oversight, as required, to competitive bidding processes involving capital improvements to buildings and property. Negotiate and award service contracts as required to ensure proper maintenance of property and buildings. 


Responsible for developing the staff of the Maintenance, Grounds, Painting, Housekeeping, Laundry, Transportation and Security through continued education and in-service trainings. Advances the cultural and ethnic diversity of the departments. Completes all required in-service and other training programs necessary to maintain attained certifications. Participates in and/or chairs committees. Motivates, develops and coaches all department staff by meeting formally and informally with team members to listen, to get to know them and observe their performance. 


Effectively communicates changes and progress of projects and facility operations with residents, team members and vendors, choosing the message appropriate for the audience. Acts as a liaison to public utility, environmental, and energy agencies. Has a focus on sustainability, efficiency and compliance.


Functions as a first responder and crisis team conveyor in emergency situations. Responsible for carrying a Collington issued cell phone at all times for emergency situations. Leads by example in accordance with the Kendal Values and Practices.


Respects the personal possessions and the confidentiality of all information concerning residents, fellow employees and the Community. Sensitive to the needs of the aging population. Takes actions which encourage a positive work environment.


Education and Experience


Bachelor’s degree required in Mechanical Engineering, Facilities Management, Construction Sciences or related field. Minimum of six (6) years of relevant experience in a Facility Management and supervising staff capacity with a strength in Mechanical, Electrical, Life Safety and Fire Protection Systems. Health care experience is a plus with strength in Environment of Care. Knowledge of fire, safety, and security systems, codes, and regulations. Background including budgeting, personnel management, construction management and LEED preferred. 


Job Functions

  • Facilities Management
  • Project Management
  • Risk Management

Job Sectors

  • Residential
  • Healthcare


7+ to 10 years

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