PROJECT ROW HOUSES (PRH)
The Facilities Manager has an important role in the successful functioning of Project Row
Houses which includes 39 properties situated on approximately five city blocks in Houston’s
Historic Third Ward. The Facilities Manager ensures all systems are maintained, creating a safe
and secure environment, and that the site’s appearance reflects the care we take in presenting all
aspects of the organization’s programs and exhibitions. The position is responsible for effective
and efficient monitoring and operation of the site including all HVAC, plumbing, electrical and
mechanical systems. The position will articulate the mission of the organization and see that
operational activities and environments represent the organization’s mission and institutional
values. The Facilities Manager will work with PRH Leadership staff to coordinate and evaluate
organization operations, policies, procedures and to ensure proper maintenance and safety
procedures are implemented to safeguard staff, visitors and PRH property. The Facilities
Manager is also responsible for supporting all PRH’s programming and events including set-up
PRH is a neighborhood-based non-profit art and cultural organization in Houston’s Northern
Third Ward, one of the city’s oldest African-American communities. With a mission to
transform community through the celebration of art and African-American history and culture,
PRH has established programs that encompass arts and culture, neighborhood revitalization, low-income
housing, education, historic preservation and community service.
• Monitor, maintain and ensure the optimal health and function of each property including
HVAC, plumbing, electrical and mechanical systems.
• Provide facility maintenance and repair on both an as needed and regularly scheduled
basis throughout the site’s owned facilities by conducting regular inspections of buildings
and grounds making recommendations for improvements and repairs or hiring contractors
to do so.
• Conduct and supervise internal and external repair and maintenance service.
• Coordinate logistics of long-term and short term space usage and rental agreements.
• Manage the work of all maintenance contracts including landscaping, cleaning and
• Develop facility processes and procedures by creating a policy manual to address the
current and long term issues with maintaining aging infrastructure.
• Respond to emergencies and unforeseen incidents.
• Develop, coach and lead the maintenance staff and contractors by fostering a positive
work environment that encourages collaboration and the diversity of styles and thinking.
• Contribute to the leadership and overall effectiveness of the organization by preparing for
meetings, practice attentive and active listening, participate in discussions, and support
the organization’s decision making process.
• Establish and monitor annual goals and budgets for the department.
• Maintain as-built plans for facility and consult with necessary contractors to plan for
future facilities improvements inside and outside the organization; oversee work and
managing costs and time.
• Work closely with program staff to determine demands of artist residencies and studios,
public programming, intake for new mothers in the Young Mothers Residential Program,
• Schedule site visits for the Eldorado Ballroom, programming and special events,
• Ensure the working order of all equipment fixed and portable--lighting, plumbing,
• Collaborate to design practical solutions to meet the requirements within time and
• Manage and train appropriate staff in safety and security practices.
• Manage and supervise diverse groups of volunteers for maintenance and repair tasks.
• Establish and maintain good working relationships with outside vendors and the public.
• Assist with opening and closing of organization properties as needed.
• Manage and supervise facilities staff.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
This position requires strong organizational skills and thoroughness in project and time
management as well as a high level of discretion and confidentiality. The successful candidates
will demonstrate the following:
• Ability to work in both interior and exterior temperatures and conditions. Some of the
requirements of the position can be performed in normal office conditions.
• Combination of experience and/or formal training in HVAC and Mechanical, Electrical
and Plumbing systems and overall facility maintenance.
• Working knowledge of plumbing, carpentry, electrical, safety procedures, and cleaning
• Effective and excellent communication, written and verbal, and interpersonal skills.
• Demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize and problem solve effectively.
• Ability to balance, bend, climb, crouch, reach, stand, sit and twist.
• Must have the finger dexterity to operate mechanical and office equipment as well as
power tools as necessary.
• Must be able to lift/move up to 70 lbs.
• Must exhibit mobility in order to monitor and maintain systems organizations wide and to
the meet the daily demands
• Must provide a high level of security in a manner reflecting a commitment to the
organizations mission and values.
• Ability to work both independently and with a diverse group of staff, volunteers, vendors,
as well as the general public.
• Passion for the mission, vision and values of Project Row Houses.
For confidential consideration, please submit your cover letter, resume to
firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on October 31, 2017. No phone calls please. Applicants whose candidacy is being
considered will be contacted.
Project Row Houses (PRH) is an equal opportunity employer in all positions, programs and
services without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability,
marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.
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