Senior Facilities Manager

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline



United States


The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Senior Facilities Manager to be based at its Philip Merrill Environmental Center headquarters located in Annapolis, MD.


About the Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Established in 1967, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest regional nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to saving the Chesapeake Bay, its rivers and streams, and the wildlife that call it home through education, advocacy, litigation, and restoration. Since 2010, CBF has engaged in a focused effort to defend and implement the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, a binding federal and state collaborative agreement aimed at reducing pollution to the science-based, legally-affirmed levels established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Blueprint is expected to be fully implemented by 2025. If the states and the federal government achieve Blueprint goals, the Bay will finally—after decades of failed efforts—be removed from the Clean Water Act’s impaired waters list. Successfully implementing the Blueprint depends on a well-informed, engaged, active, and diverse constituency of members, advocates, and volunteers who speak up and take action to save the Bay.

CBF has a staff of approximately 190 employees working in offices in Annapolis, Maryland; Richmond and Virginia Beach, Virginia; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Washington, D.C. as well as 15 field education program locations. Our staff and volunteer corps work throughout the region educating students and adults, advocating for clean water policies, restoring waterways, and litigating when necessary.

CBF's headquarters office in Annapolis, Maryland is the Philip Merrill Environmental Center, the world’s first U.S. Green Build Council’s LEED platinum building. In 2014, CBF opened the Brock Environmental Center—one of the world’s most energy efficient, environmentally smart buildings—in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

CBF has an annual budget of approximately $26 million and is supported by more than 275,000 members and e-subscribers. For more information on CBF, please visit

Context of the Position

The Facilities Senior Manager will work with the Fleet, Facilities and Safety Team to ensure that all of CBF’s facilities, properties, and vehicles are maintained, purchased, constructed and operated in a safe, professional and timely manner. Safety, operation, preventative maintenance, risk management, standardization, cost savings, and incorporating “green” will be key factors. This position will serve as the point person to the Environmental Protection and Restoration department for Facility and Safety needs.

Essential Functions

1.     Vehicle and Facilities Management

•Negotiate all contracts.

•Act as purchasing agent for all facility, equipment and vehicle work.

•Supervise maintenance and repair of facilities, vehicles and equipment.

•Ensure standardization of CBF’s facilities, equipment and vehicles.

•Conduct site and vehicle inspections to identify maintenance needs and work with staff to complete tasks established.

•Work Crew

•Supervise work crew in terms of organizational priorities, departmental needs, and time.

•Ensure compliance with the various regulations governing vehicle and facilities.

•Respond immediately to any emergency situation. 24/7

•Perform various mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fiberglass and woodworks tasks as needed.

•Incorporate, when budget allows, the latest green technologies for all vehicle and facilities projects/operations.

•Provide prompt response to requests or issues from vehicle and facility operators/occupants.

•Conduct yearly inventory.

2.     Administration and Budget Management

•Manage renewal/replacements and fixed asset projects.

•Manage budget and end of year forecasting.

•Provide lease management for non-owned facilities.

•Create and maintain computer files for tracking PM, licenses, permits, and any related materials.

•Provide insight on policy, insurance and safety needs.

•Create, maintain and track budgets

3.     Supervision

•Supervise Merrill Canter Facilities Manager

•Supervise all facets of summer work crew including time management, work priorities, and travel.

4.     Safety and Training

•Create and maintain a checklist system for all facilities and vehicles.

•Serve as member of the Safety Team.

•Create and Conduct safety and operations training

•Train and check out all new drivers

•Train staff of facilities operations and routine maintenance

5.     Other

•Serve on the Oyster Team.

•Attend administration and other departmental retreats and meetings.

•Be available to address emergency maintenance, crises 24 hours per day.

•Other duties as assigned.


Professional Experience and Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent life experience. Five years related experience. Knowledge of OSHA, CFR, ADA, and BOCA regulations, and local building codes. Proficient in repair procedures for the following: HVAC, 110- and 220-volt electrical systems, 12-volt wiring, automotive and marine mechanics, fiberglass and woodwork. Knowledge of commercial and residential construction. Knowledge in cutting edge field of green building technology. Proficient in sustainable building computer systems and MS Office software.


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Using the link below, please submit a cover letter and resume no later than October 3, 2018:

CBF offers a comprehensive benefits package to include: 20 vacation days, 10 sick days, health, vision, dental, life insurance, and a tax deferred retirement plan. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.