Lead Facilities Specialist - Seattle, WA

  • American Red Cross
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Feb 14, 2024

Job Description

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By joining the American Red Cross  you will touch millions of lives every year and experience the greatness of the human spirit at its best.  Are you ready to be part of  the world's largest humanitarian network?

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Job Description:

As one of the nation’s premier humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. When you join our team, you have a direct impact on a meaningful mission, and you can help save lives every day. If you share our passion for helping people, join us in this excellent career opportunity. Work where your career is a force for good.

We are committed to the diversity of our workforce and to delivering our programs and services in a culturally competent manner reflecting the communities we serve.  Our work environment is collaborative, respectful, and inclusive with a focus on building allyship and a culture of belonging that empowers all team members. Come to learn, grow, and succeed while sharing your passion for making a difference. 

The Red Cross supports a variety of cultural and community resource groups for employees and volunteers. From the Ability Network, our Asian American & Pacific Islander Resource Group, the Latino Resource Group, and Red Cross PRIDE, to the Umoja African American Resource Group, our Veterans+ Resource Group, and the Women’s Resource Group, these networks provide connections, mentoring and help give voice to important concerns and opinions.

At the American Red Cross, your uniqueness can shine! 


Position reports to our Seattle, WA Red Cross office. Develop and implement initiatives to increase access, use, and effectiveness of Fleet and Facilities programs and services. Advance Fleet and Facilities services to meet established goals and objectives. Act as a Fleet and Facilities services subject matter expert (SME) to staff, management, volunteers and external partners. May manage a vehicle fleet and ensure that all vehicles are up to date on their recommended maintenance. Provide support, development and/or leadership guidance to all volunteers.

Perform all duties and responsibilities in compliance with standard operating procedures and other applicable Federal, State and local regulations.

1. Provide overall support in the execution of fleet and facilities management within a region. Develop and execute facilities maintenance for American Red Cross facilities. Develop and execute strategy for the American Red Cross fleet that includes preventative and corrective maintenance, fleet reporting and analysis, and the support process around vehicle reservations.
2. Develop and implement volunteer orientation program to utilize volunteers to fully support the fleet, facilities and general administration operations teams in a cooperative atmosphere. Collaborate with Volunteer Services to recruit and train assigned volunteers. May directly supervise full-time and part-time volunteers. May hire, train, coach, counsel and evaluate performance of volunteers or provide recommendation regarding supervisory action.
3. Monitor, analyze and provide consultation of the regional fleet and facilities budgets. Evaluate operations department outcomes and results to reinforce best in class fleet and facilities management.
4. Develop and maintain active professional relationships with key internal and external partners or vendors.
5. May write, organize or maintain technical sections of the department procedure manual.
6. Enforce organization safety policies, regulations and procedures related to fleet and facilities management to ensure they are followed at all times. Responsible to be up-to-date on all relevant role specific training, in compliance with regulatory requirements.
7. Carries out any additional assignments required to fulfill the Mission of the American Red Cross.

Individual contributor that is fully proficient in applying subject matter knowledge. Knowledge based acquired from several years of experience in particular area. Work independently and may instruct, or coach other professionals

Pay Information: The salary range for this position is (Washington State): $67,724 - $69,078 

Note that American Red Cross salaries are aligned to the specific geographic location in which the work is primarily performed. Other factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include your specific skills, how many years of experience you have and comparison to other employees already in this role. 


Education: Bachelor's degree required.
Experience: Minimum 5 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and related experience required.
Management Experience: N/A
Skills and Abilities: Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills. Ability to develop project plans and budgets. Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of program or service. Maintain confidentiality to work ethically and with integrity. Demonstrated ability to create presentations and training modules. Ability to work on a team.

Travel: May be required to travel.

A current, valid driver's license with good driving record is required. 

* Combination of candidate’s education and general experience satisfies requirements so long as the total years equate to description’s minimum education and general experience years combined (Management experience cannot be substituted).

Physical Requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 15 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The work environment will consist of moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phones and printers, light traffic). The employee must have the ability to work in a small cubicle and have the ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time.

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.


We take care of you, while you take care of others. As a mission-based organization, we believe our team needs great support to do great work. Our comprehensive benefits help you in balancing home and work. With our resources and perks, you have amazing possibilities at the American Red Cross to advance the learn.

•            Medical, Dental Vision plans

•            Health Spending Accounts & Flexible Spending Accounts

•            PTO + Holidays

•            401K with 5% match

•            Paid Family Leave

•            Employee Assistance

•            Disability and Insurance: Short + Long Term

•            Service Awards and recognition

Apply now! Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day.

The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Interested in Volunteering?

Life’s emergencies don’t stop, and neither do American Red Cross volunteers, who represent more than 90 percent of our workforce to help prevent and alleviate human suffering. You can make a difference by volunteering in a position that appeals to you and allows you to use your unique skills and talents. The Red Cross relies on generous volunteers who give their time and talent to help fulfill our lifesaving mission.

Visit redcross.org/volunteertoday to learn more, including our most-needed volunteer positions.

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