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First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley – Director of Facilities & Safety

First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley is looking for qualified candidates as director of facilities & safety. This position will be expected to provide excellent management of the First Pres of Berkeley campus and to support ministries and guests; maintain multiple buildings and equipment; ensure campus safety and security; manage room usage for ministries and generate/manage facilities rental income; and oversee IT systems and support. The Facilities Director works in partnership with church staff and lay people, vendors and suppliers, and people/groups that rent facilities for our 163,000 square foot campus with five buildings. This is a full-time position that reports to the Executive Director of Operations.

Responsibilities and activities (include but are not limited to):

  • Oversee building and grounds maintenance including HVAC, lighting, and security systems; custodial staff and contract employees for good work practices; maintenance/repair work; cleaning supplies purchases; landscape maintenance vendor; etc.
  • Oversee facilities-related expenses including utilities; property, casualty, and liability insurance coverage (renewals, claims, losses); and property tax.
  • Develop and manage vendor relationships for cost effectiveness and responsiveness. Maintain official First Pres vendor list for repair and maintenance work. Research new vendors as needed.
  • Direct capital projects as needed, in collaboration with Facilities Committee, including developing scope of work, selecting quality contractors, soliciting bids, scheduling work with operations and contractors, project supervision, and holding contractors accountable.
  • Manage First Pres parking including vendor relationship, parking needs in light of UC Berkeley sporting event needs, outside contact management with UC Berkeley and the City of Berkeley, and related communications. Administer registration for First Pres parking stickers.

Minimum Requirements (include but are not limited to):

  • Bachelor’s Degree. 5–10 years of experience in facilities management, preferably church facilities, commercial real estate, and/or property management.
  • Service orientation with a passion to facilitate hospitality for ministries and all guests on campus. Ability to work with and relate to the diverse First Pres community.
  • Strong communication skills – both verbally and in writing. Able to be effective with staff, congregants, vendors/suppliers, and a wide range of visitors on campus.
  • Self-directed in work with demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities, projects, and competing deadlines.

For a full description of the job position, please download the following PDF.

To apply, send resume and cover letter to Sharon Gowdy, Executive & HR Coordinator at  .