American Heart Association Sr. Facilities Director in Chicago, Illinois

Sr. Facilities Director

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Job Description

Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every day?

Imagine all Americans enjoying ideal cardiovascular health free of heart disease and stroke. At the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, we get to work toward that goal every day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? Absolutely.

This is satisfying and challenging work that makes a real difference in people's lives. We are where you can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. We are where you can connect people to making a lifesaving impact. We are where you can partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare. The American Heart Association is where you can make an extraordinary impact.

The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Senior Director of Business Operations in Chicago, IL. The Sr. Director will manage the day-to-day facilities operations for our eleven-state Midwest Affiliate offices. Will supervise staff in Chicago and St. Louis including two Office Managers and two Building Associates.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Negotiate and manage vendor contracts for facility and office services.

  • Oversee office maintenance system and requests.

  • Handle all functions related to property lease administration including: facilities maintenance, landlord and property management liaison, move coordination, and office improvements.

  • Anticipates, plans and coordinate maintenance repairs including visits to assigned offices with timely response to requests.

  • Clearly communicates with appropriate vendors and staff at all levels of the organization balancing short term objectives, long term goals, financial constraints and differing priorities of all parties.

  • Provide coaching and supervision to assigned staff.

Required Experience

Want to Get Your Resume to the Top? Take a Look at the Experience We Require:

  • 5+ years of experience in facilities management. This experience may also count towards satisfying this position’s educational requirement.

  • 3+ years of experience managing staff.

  • Bachelor’s or some college plus experience. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferred. College coursework combined with related experience may be substituted for a degree. Related experience may be substituted as follows: 1 ½ years experience equates to 1 full-time year of higher education.

  • Demonstrated experience in project management.

  • Ability to read and comprehend blueprints and plan workspace configurations.

  • CAD and/or Visio experience preferred.

  • Ability to do daily travel up to 25% and overnight travel up to 25%.

  • Must have at least basic knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office 2010 or higher used for word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets. Advanced knowledge and skill with these programs is preferred. These skills are subject to testing.

  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds with the expectation that items in excess of 50 pounds would be broken down into smaller components or additional assistance is required before lifting and/or moving.

Attracting talented, committed employees means offering a competitive benefits package, ongoing professional development and training, and a diverse and inclusive environment in which to work and grow. And we do.

So, are you ready to work for the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases? Click on “New Resume” (or “Existing Resume” if you have previously applied to AHA positions) to submit your online application. Only those candidates deemed most qualified by the will be contacted to interview.

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Job Location

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Position Type


Job Category: Operations/Facilities

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