Facilities Manager

Reports to: Operations Director
Hours: 40 hours per week
Salary Range: DOE
Classification: Regular, Exempt; S1 Responsibility Level
Reviewed: 2019


LifeWire delivers unique and compassionate services that provide profound healing. We focus on truly empowering survivors and giving them every opportunity to thrive and succeed. We offer opportunity and hope through services like our award-winning children’s programs, life-changing Housing Stability Program and groundbreaking social change work. As a result, survivors are able to attend to their basic needs, rebuild their lives, find peace and become self-sufficient. Each survivor reaching out to LifeWire has a unique story. Each individual success is a victory.


Domestic violence is a human rights issue. LifeWire envisions a world in which every person lives in a safe environment, free from oppression and with the opportunity to thrive. LifeWire’s mission is to end domestic violence by changing individual, institutional and societal beliefs, attitudes and behaviors that perpetuate it.

LifeWire’s Values: LifeWire’s employees are made of people who believe passionately about the value of this work and take personal responsibility for bringing success to the agency. LifeWire’s team spirit is, at its core, made up these values:

  • Leadership: LifeWire is a leader in the domestic violence movement, using experienced and cutting-edge approaches that transform lives and foster future leaders.
  • Respect and Dignity: LifeWire believes that every person, whether it’s the survivors we serve, our volunteers or our staff, has value, deserves respect and has inherent dignity.
  • Justice: LifeWire is part of and connected to a larger movement to end all types of oppression and violence.
  • Empowerment: LifeWire provides access to options and opportunities for survivors, AND we believe that survivors have the inherent ability to thrive and are capable of making their own decisions.
  • Equality: Everyone deserves to be safe from domestic violence, regardless of their background and access to resources.
  • Passion & Commitment: We are deeply committed to ending domestic violence and approach our efforts with passion.
  • Professionalism: Our staff and volunteers are highly knowledgeable and skilled in the domestic violence arena, value each other, create a supportive work environment, and conduct themselves professionally at all times.
  • Education: We believe that education is one of the best tools we have to prevent domestic violence from occurring today and in the future.


The Facilities Manager is responsible for overseeing vendors and providing hands-on maintenance of the agency’s facilities: emergency shelter, transitional housing program, and community service center. This includes the repair and upkeep of the buildings, grounds, appliances, furnishings, office equipment, vehicles and supplies, and the inspection of scattered site transitional rental units. The Facilities Manager may supervise a small number of volunteers.


  • Perform effective routine and non-routine maintenance and repair of buildings, appliances, furnishing, and equipment as needed.
  • Purchase and install furniture, fixtures, and equipment for agency facilities.
  • Inspect agency rental units (used for emergency shelter) for health and safety standards.
  • Maintain the facilities in compliance with fire and health code regulations.
  • Ensure vehicle maintenance.
  • Perform or organize basic outdoor landscape maintenance.
  • Coordinate contracted major and minor facility, equipment, and appliance repairs.
  • Supervise vendors contracted to provide services.
  • Regularly interact with service participants in their housing units.
  • Prepare annual facilities budget and work with the Finance Director and Services Director to ensure that projects are within budget.
  • Develop, document, and implement a plan of preventative maintenance that assures upkeep and repair of the facilities, grounds, and agency vehicles.
  • Provide periodic reports on the state of LifeWire’s property and equipment and the status of ongoing maintenance and repairs.
  • May participate and coordinate rental unit negotiations, remodeling, space planning, and capital budgeting.
  • Coordinate with the Resource Manager for volunteers to support program staff and functions.
  • Escalate team performance concerns in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Foster a work environment of trust and transparency.
  • Work closely and cooperatively in a team setting with advocates and their managers.
  • Maintain organized shared spaces and personal work environment.
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned in support of LifeWire’s mission.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field. Work experience may substitute for education.
  • Five or more years’ experience in in property maintenance management. One or more years’ experience in ground maintenance.
  • Experience with space planning and budgeting.
  • Experience with program management preferred.
  • Strong leadership skills, demonstrated creative problem solving, and ability to think clearly in stressful situations.
  • Experience, ability, and willingness to work with a culturally diverse team and participants.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to create strong teams, and work as a part of one.
  • Ability to meet LifeWire background check requirements.
  • Access to reliable transportation and valid Washington State driver’s license.
  • Updated – or ability and willingness to update – CPR and First Aid Certification and AIDS/HIV Certification.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team to deliver services.
  • Ability to attend work regularly, including scheduled work time outside of typical office hours.


The physical demands and work environment described here represent those required and encountered by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use a computer, which includes extensive keyboarding, and the telephone. The employee must be able to communicate with a wide-variety of individuals. Specific vision abilities required of this job include close vision to read specifications, vendor bids, email, and other paperwork and perform close maintenance and repairs.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to move from location to location throughout multiple office facilities, housing locations and throughout the community. The role is mobile, which requires the employee to travel locally. The role requires significant lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of items exceeding 35 lbs.; climbing and balancing; stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. The job is performed both inside and outside in weather, under temperature variations, and under conditions with some exposure to risk of injury and/or illness. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is most often in LifeWire’s housing locations, other housing, community locations and office environments with varying levels of noise, frequent interruptions and occasional intensive emotional encounters. The housing facilities manager must be able to climb stairs and move throughout the facilities. The employee is required to drive, which includes exposure to the outdoors and daily encounters with traffic.


LifeWire is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We value diversity on our staff. Survivors of domestic violence and persons of color are encouraged to apply. LifeWire offers outstanding health benefits, competitive pay, generous paid time off, a 401(k) match, and a welcoming environment for professional and personal growth.

If interested in applying, please submit a cover letter and resume highlighting your experiences and qualifications to hr@lifewire.org. If submitting by mail, send to: LifeWire Human Resources P.O. Box 6398 Bellevue, WA 98008-0398,  or by fax: (425) 649-0752.