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Sustainable Building Manager


The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) is seeking a building manager for sustainable building operations at our three Capitol Hill properties. This position will be responsible for all aspects of the stewardship, maintenance, and building operations of our 11,000 square foot green office building at 245 2nd Street, NE the adjacent 3,500 square foot residential property, 205 C Street, NE, in which the Quaker Welcome Center is located, and additional office space at 518 C Street NE.

FCNL’s office building was renovated in 2005 to make the building safe and to witness our commitment to environmental sustainability. This was the first building on Capitol Hill to obtain LEED Certification. The building has geothermal wells for heating and air-conditioning and was built with renewable materials, including our floors and drywall. We also maintain a green roof on this building. We completed the renovation of the 205 C Street NE building in 2017. It is a historic structure that will continue to function primarily as residential property and which also provides program options for FCNL in our Quaker Welcome Center. The continued growth of FCNL staff requires additional office space and we have leased 4,000 square feet in an office building three blocks from our 245 2nd^ Street NE office building.

The Organization

The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) works for social and economic justice, peace, stewardship of the environment, and good government. Since 1943, FCNL has brought Quaker values to bear on national policy through Congressional testimony, Capitol Hill visits, educational activities, publications, email and social media, a robust web site and grassroots lobbying. FCNL witnesses from a basis of spiritual and ethical purpose and seeks to change government policy and practice for the better.

In the last decade, tens of thousands of new people have been drawn to join the FCNL network to learn more about federal policy issues, lobby their elected representatives, and help to rebuild our democratic system. Today, our nationwide network of some 60,000 includes people from many different faiths and backgrounds. Headquartered on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, FCNL is governed by a General Committee of 190 people from across the country and employs a staff of 47.

The Position

Reporting to the Associate Executive Secretary for Finance & Administration, the Sustainable Building Manager will:

  • Oversee all aspects of day-to-day building operations for our primary office building as a clean, safe, well-maintained and environmentally sustainable work space for our employees, volunteers , committee members and our visitors.

  • Oversee building maintenance and repairs and develop schedule of major repairs and renovation in the future. The office building is in need of important but not urgent maintenance and possible rearrangement of space to respond to changes in staffing and assignments.

  • Continuously identify and implement changes for our energy systems and utilities in order to reduce our carbon footprint and save money for the organization.

    • Analyze current vendor arrangements, e.g., heating and air conditioning system maintenance, elevator service, waste disposal, landscaping, cleaning services, and recommend and implement best practices for sustainable building management.
    • Assess current HVAC systems and other energy uses to maximize effectiveness and efficiency of systems and equipment.
  • Track and interpret benefits of sustainable building practices for our legislative and educational programs.

  • Supervise the building operations at 205 C Street NE, including the tenant rental floors and our Quaker Welcome Center, to maintain and maximize the environmental features which have been installed and to ensure that the building usage is sufficiently supported.

  • Our space at 518 C Street NE is part of a separately managed building, so we work with their maintenance and building operations department. All internal furniture, environmental and staff needs will be resolved by the sustainable building manager.

  • Manage office furniture purchases and disposition, including rearrangement of workstations and other changes necessary to provide responsive solutions to staff needs.

Experience and Attributes

  • Five or more years of experience as a Building Manager (or similar position) in an organization which owns its own buildings, managing all aspects of building maintenance, repairs, and management of rental property.

  • Knowledge of and experience in sustainable building practices.

  • Experience developing and managing budgets for operations purposes.

  • Experience in managing effective integration of information technology systems that support the programmatic demands of the organization.

  • Self-reliant and able to take initiative

  • Systematic and well-organized; attends to details and meets deadlines.

  • Assertive and able to facilitate group processes to develop good cooperation efforts in a small but complex organization.

  • Consultative, collegial, a problem-solver and problem-preventer.

  • Familiar with Friends organizations, concerns and practices; comfortable working within a faith-based organization.

  • Ability to handle a variety of tasks, shifting rapidly from one to the other; completes tasks competently.

  • Comfortably handles logistics and administration of events planning.

  • General interest in legislative issues and public policy; comfortable with FCNL statement of legislative policy.

Compensation and Work Expectations

Salary is commensurate with experience. This is a full-time exempt position, based on a 37.5 hour work week. The position is an on-call position so additional time may be spent dealing with after-hour emergencies, moves, and other projects. Some compensatory time will balance evening and weekend work. Benefits include health and dental insurance; disability insurance; life insurance; paid holidays; vacation; sick leave; maternity/paternity leave; and a generous retirement plan.

How to Apply

Send cover letter and resume to jobs@fcnl.org. (Only electronic submissions will be accepted)

FCNL seeks to create a diverse workplace. We are actively soliciting applicants from different ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds.