Washington Nationals

Washington Nationals

Executive Director, Facilities

Washington Nationals - Director
Facility Operations/Event Staff: Facility/Venue Management
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The Executive Director of Facilities is ultimately responsible for operating and maintaining Nationals Park. Emphasis in this role is placed on servant leadership, proactive project management, seamless operation and maintenance of all building systems, implementing the preventive maintenance program and work order system, maintaining warranties, creating and implementing building operating and safety procedures, and supervising a high-performing team to efficiently and cost-effectively operate the ballpark.

The Nationals are a military-friendly organization actively recruiting veterans and spouses.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Oversee the maintenance of the facility to ensure that the highest standards within the industry are consistently attained
• Inspect the ballpark and all supporting structures to ensure that work is completed in accordance with plans and specifications. Assist in the identification of maintenance     issues and ensure the timely attention and completion of those items
• Maintain the facilities mechanical, electrical, plumbing, audio visual, fire and life safety systems to ensure warranties are maintained and equipment functions properly          and efficiently
• Supervise and manage the Facilities maintenance teams; provide leadership, communications, ongoing evaluation and compliance with all Nationals policies and     regulations
• Oversee the computerized preventive maintenance and work order system for all facility systems to maximize efficiency and operating life of equipment. Properly train     and provide adequate resources to staff in order to complete required maintenance tasks
• Establish and manage contracts for maintaining the building and equipment. This would include contracts for elevators, escalators, chillers, boilers, generator, electronic   controls, and other specialized equipment and services
• Establish building operating and safety policies and procedures to provide a safe, secure, and clean environment for employees and guests.
• Assist in establishing a public safety plan in conjunction with OSHA and EPA, District of Columbia Fire and EMS Department and other code officials
• Establish operating budgets for the maintenance, capital expenditures and operation of the Facilities. Monitor and adjust expenditure levels to insure meeting the budget

 Make adjustments to operating procedures to improve comfort, safety, and to minimize expenses
• Maintain all as-built drawings and record specifications for the project including all operating & maintenance manuals, instructions, and warranties
• Evaluate and recommend savings with labor and or services to reduce or better allocate costs by leveraging our existing infrastructure and skills
• Closely monitor any third party maintenance or construction contractors
• Support 3rd party tenants and rental spaces within the ballpark
• Other duties as assigned


Minimum Education, Experience & Transportation Requirements

• High School Diploma required
• 15 years facility management experience
• Experience with 24/7 critical facilities and large-scale public facilities
• 10 years supervisory experience
• Valid driver’s license
• Ability to respond to worksite within 60 min in the event of an emergency

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities necessary to perform essential functions:

• Demonstrates effective servant leadership and communication skills
• Strong background in budget preparation and budget management
• Understanding of general building codes and permits
• Knowledge of OSHA requirements and other applicable law as to the health, safety and working conditions of employees
• Working knowledge of high voltage electrical switch gear
• Demonstrated ability to be flexible with changing priorities and experience multi-tasking and delegating
• Proficiency with general office PC applications (i.e. word processing, spreadsheets, etc)
• Experience in making sound business decisions
• Creative focus regarding problem-solving
• Team-oriented with a healthy and positive attitude
• Demonstrated sound organizational, coordinating and personal interface skills
• Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Proven job reliability, diligence, dedication and attention to detail
• Must be flexible with working nights, weekends, and holidays.
• Uphold Core Values: Excellence, Performance, and Accountability. These core values set the tone in everything we do, help us succeed on and off the field, make a difference in the community and provide the best guest experience in sports. It is important that the person in the position commits themselves to these core values so that we can constantly move forward in the same direction – Together

Physical/Environmental Requirements:

• The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Worker will be subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme heat, extreme cold, noise, hazards and atmospheric conditions (fumes, odor, dust, mists, gases or poor ventilation). This position may require walking long distances, climbing ladders, standing for long periods of time, and lifting objects up to 50 lbs. Work may require extended hours and longer periods between days off to support game and event schedules. 


The projected annual salary range for this position is $130,500 - $161,246 per year. Actual pay is based on several factors, including but not limited to the applicant’s: qualifications, skills, expertise, education/training, certifications, and other organization requirements. Starting salaries for new employees are frequently not at the top of the applicable salary range.


The Nationals offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits package that presently includes:

  • Paid vacation and sick leave, paid holidays throughout the year and a holiday break in December
  • Medical, dental, vision, life and AD&D insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • 401(k) and pension plan
  • Access to complimentary tickets to Nationals home games
  • Employee discounts
  • Free onsite fitness center

Equal Opportunity Employer:

The Nationals are dedicated to offering equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.