Director of Facilities

California, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 30, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Let your wide-ranging skills guide you here.


At Guide Dogs for the Blind, our Facilities team has the important job of making sure our campuses are operating optimally and efficiently. That’s where you come in. We’re looking for an experienced Director of Facilities with the wide-ranging technical and management skills to provide overall leadership and strategic management of the Facilities Department for two large campuses (in San Rafael, CA and Boring, OR) and several remote locations. You’ll be based at our San Rafael campus. Bring your extensive experience, judgment and creativity to our leadership team to help us achieve our mission, as you:


  • Plan, direct, and monitor all activities and operations of the Facilities Department organization-wide, including grounds maintenance, fleet, office and kennel operations, facility construction, and renovation
  • Envision and plan for facilities to be available in optimal operating conditions in a constantly changing environment
  • Oversee facility construction and renovation projects entailing special purpose buildings, working with architects, contractors, and other professional
  • Assure the functioning of all building’s technical systems, including electrical, utilities, HVAC, water, cleaning, fire and alarm systems, and implements an appropriate maintenance schedule
  • Prepare and administer annual Facilities Department budgets
  • Mentor and assist staff to ensure the facilities are functional, safe, and ready for use



  • 12+ years of progressively responsible experience managing facilities operations with annual budgets of at least $1,000,000
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification recommended
  • Proficiency reading and interpreting construction drawings and specifications
  • Ability to read and understand facilities-related legal documents
  • Understanding of general concepts and techniques related to plumbing, electrical, HVAC, architectural and space planning design, and project planning and management
  • Occasional weekend, holiday, or evening work and some travel required


Guide Dogs for the Blind

The largest guide dog school in North America, Guide Dogs for the Blind creates inspiring partnerships between people, dogs, and communities. With exceptional client services and a robust network of instructors, puppy raisers, donors, and volunteers, we prepare guide dogs to serve and empower individuals who are blind or have low vision, throughout the U.S. and Canada. Our team includes approximately 300 employees and 3,000 volunteers, supporting more than 2,000 working teams (clients and guide dogs).

 We offer an exceptional team to collaborate with, an inspiring mission to keep you motivated every day, and an attractive compensation and benefits package to reward your outstanding efforts. Plus, you can bring your dog to work!

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 Guide Dogs for the Blind does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, ancestry, age, medical condition, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. GDB also makes reasonable accommodations for qualified, disabled employees.