Facility Director

Amherst, NY, USA Req #11654
Friday, May 12, 2023

YMCA Buffalo Niagara is looking for talented individuals with a passion for the YMCA mission and cause, an understanding of YMCA programs and services, and whose everyday priorities are a reflection of the core YMCA values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.


Founded in 1852, YMCA Buffalo Niagara is the second-oldest YMCA in the United States and one of the oldest institutions in Western New York. As a charitable, community-based organization committed to providing programs designed to build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all, YMCA Buffalo Niagara serves the Western New York community with six membership branches, two overnight camps, and over 50 program locations. No one is turned away due to an inability to pay - each year, more than 2,800 children and families benefit from our annual campaign, which provides over $1.4 million in financial aid to those who wish to participate in YMCA programs such as child care, summer camp, or membership.

YMCA Buffalo Niagara is an equal opportunity employer committed to valuing diversity and practicing inclusion.


The Facility Director is responsible for the cleanliness, repair, and maintenance of the facility and grounds at the Independent Health Family YMCA.  Hires, trains, and supervises maintenance, overnight custodial, and housekeeping staff. This is a full-time position.



Free health insurance, employer paid group term life insurance at 1x salary, employer paid long term disability, EAP through Child & Family Services, and various voluntary benefit options.


Employees are immediately eligible to enroll and contribute to the Y Retirement Fund 403B plan and will receive a 12% employer paid Y Retirement Fund contribution after eligibility requirements are met.


There is a generous paid time off program, which includes personal time off, holidays, and sick leave.


All employees receive a complimentary YMCA Buffalo Niagara family membership and program discounts.


Other benefits include leadership development opportunities and career advancement.



  1. Responsible for all mechanical functions of the facility. Provides for the coordination of facility maintenance. Maintains and repairs building systems and structures, such as HVAC, plumbing, roof, electrical, etc.
  2. Develops and implements the preventative maintenance schedule. Monitors all building equipment and property to ensure regular service and operation at peak efficiency.
  3. Responsible for the cleanliness of the facility and grounds. Develops and implements the housekeeping schedule.
  4. Orders and maintains an adequate inventory of cleaning supplies.
  5. Implements, monitors, and enforces department protocol to clean and disinfect commonly used surfaces. Ensures PPE compliance.
  6. Completes repair work and projects in a timely manner. Oversees all contractors that work in the facilities and on the grounds.
  7. Works with outside agencies such as fire, health, building departments, etc. to ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations related to buildings and grounds.
  8. Develops, manages, and monitors the annual operating budget for the department.
  9. Maintains building exterior, adjacent grounds, and parking area.
  10. Operates and maintains the swimming pool. Ensures cleanliness, chemical quality, and temperature guidelines are met. Ensures the pool is operating at peak efficiency
  11. Recruits, hires, trains, develops, and directs employees and volunteers. Reviews and evaluates staff performance. Develops strategies to motivate staff and achieve goals.
  12. Performs property inspections, ADA audits and maintenance reports in a timely manner. Follows up with repairs and improvements in a timely manner.
  13. Maintains assigned vehicles and other equipment and ensures they are operated in accordance with the policies and procedures of the YMCA.
  14. Serves as a member of YMCA management and supports the overall objectives of the YMCA.
  15. Carries out other tasks as assigned.



  1. Three or more years of experience in facility management.
  2. Working knowledge of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, carpentry, and other maintenance-related areas.
  3. Working knowledge of housekeeping and grounds keeping.
  4. CPR/AED certification preferred.
  5. Certified Pool Operator on Location preferred.
  6. Ability to respond to safety and emergency situations.
  7. Valid NYS driver’s license.
  8. Excellent human relations skills.
  9. Experience working with diverse populations.
  10. Familiarity with personal computer applications such as email, and Microsoft Office applications.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Hiring Rate $55,380.00
  • Job Start Date Monday, June 12, 2023