Facilities Manager

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Diablo, WA
United States

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North Cascades Institute seeks a qualified, enthusiastic professional to become its Facilities Manager. Based out of the Institute’s field campus in North Cascades National Park, this position oversees all maintenance, housekeeping, and food service for the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center, which may serve up to 92 children and/or adults per day on a seven-day-a-week schedule, up to twelve months a year. Supervised by the Learning Center Director, this position works closely with Institute staff, partners and contractors to support a wide array of educational programs.



  • Enthusiasm for the mission of the North Cascades Institute.
  • At least three years experience as a supervisor.
  • At least three years of professional experience in facilities management.
  • Ability to motivate staff and foster a positive workplace environment. 
  • Ability to take initiative and prioritize tasks with exemplary time management and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to comply with a smoke- and drug-free work environment.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and walk over uneven terrain.
  • Possession of current driver’s license; acceptable driving record for past three years.
  • Criminal history disclosure form and background check will be required.
  • Ability to accommodate a varied work schedule including weekend work.


  • Carpentry, electrical, HVAC and mechanical experience.
  • Commercial kitchen experience.
  • Experience in the hospitality industry. 
  • Previous maintenance experience at other residential learning centers, camps, schools or similar facilities.
  • Current certification as Wilderness First Responder.
  • Commercial Drivers License.


Management and Supervision

  • Manages maintenance and housekeeping for the Learning Center campus and off-campus housing.
  • Maintains service logs and inventory.
  • Orders maintenance and housekeeping supplies as needed and budgeted. 
  • Hires, trains and supervises maintenance, housekeeping, kitchen staff, and volunteers, including Institute graduate students and interns working in “campus jobs.”
  • Develops, implements and updates written guidelines for maintenance procedures; trains staff and volunteers for safe, efficient use of facilities, tools, equipment and vehicles.
  • Manages and complies with all applicable inspection requirements and schedules.
  • Insures WISHA compliance/recordkeeping relevant to maintenance, housekeeping, and food service.
  • Leads campus-wide recycling and composting program and uses green materials and local products as appropriate; oversees maintenance shop and recycling/compost/waste handling building.
  • Works with staff and volunteers to maintain the native plant restoration project at the Learning Center.
  • Assists in providing overnight and off-season supervision of the campus in coordination with other staff.

Facilities Maintenance and Housekeeping

  • Performs routine maintenance, repair, and upgrades on buildings, facility systems, grounds, tools, equipment and vehicles.
  • Performs routine housekeeping (e.g., restroom cleaning, garbage, sweeping, laundry) for accommodations, classrooms and offices.


  • Participate in general staff responsibilities such as staff meetings, hands to work, risk management, and hospitality. 
  • Participates in strategic planning, inter-office communications, budgeting, and other duties as assigned by the Learning Center Director and/or Executive Director.

Compensation, Benefits and Housing

This is a regular, full-time, exempt position. We offer a competitive compensation package; benefits include paid time-off, medical/dental insurance and tax-deferred annuity and contribution retirement plans. Institute housing may be available for rent.  Pets and smoking are not allowed in on-site housing or during programs. Salary range is $50,000 - $55,000 per year, DOE.


The Institute’s mission is to conserve and restore Northwest environments through education. Since 1986 we have helped connect people, nature and community through science, art, literature and the hands-on study of natural and cultural history. Our goal is to help people of all ages experience and enjoy the mountains, rivers, forests, people and wildlife of the Pacific Northwest – so all will care for and protect this special place. The Institute is committed to innovation and excellence in environmental learning and leadership in the nonprofit community. We believe that sustainable communities are built on healthy environments, vibrant economies and social equity.

North Cascades Institute is a respected, national leader among U.S. environmental education organizations. The Institute is in sound financial health with a $3 million budget and strong reserves, and 11 Four-Star with Charity Navigator. The Institute was also voted “Best Place to Work” in the 2013 Bellingham Alive – Best in the Northwest annual readers’ poll. This is a wonderful opportunity to join North Cascades Institute at a time of exciting growth.

For more information, please visit our webpage: www.ncascades.org

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Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until filled.

Start Date

September 2016

To Apply

Please apply online on our website at: http://ncascades.atsondemand.com/. Complete the online application and upload a resume and a cover letter pertinent to this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a high priority at North Cascades Institute. The Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or marital status, age, sensory, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by law in any of its policies or programs. North Cascades Institute is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourages applications from minority candidates.

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