Facilities Director

Women's Against Abuse, Inc. is currently recruiting for a Facilities Director.

Facilities Director

Summary of Primary Responsibilities
Responsible for the overall management of our properties, food services and security, with a focus on maintaining a safe, clean and supportive community environment. Responsibilities will include ensuring appropriate and required processes, procedures and related implementation of: facilities maintenance, custodial, security services, kitchen services, preventative maintenance, capital improvements, emergency planning, space planning, rent collection, lease management, fleet management, space planning, and procurement of related contractors.


  • Associates degree or equivalent experience.
  • A minimum of seven (5) years’ experience in residential facilities management, including cleaning standards and safety requirements (OSHA).
  • Minimum of five (3) years of related supervisory experience.
  • Prior experience with creating and managing a budget(s).
  • Experience with vendor and contractor bidding and selection, and management of the related contracts.
  • Experience writing and implementing policies & procedures, required.
  • Experience with lease management required. Space planning experience is a plus.
  • Previous experience with managing projects required.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Previous experience in a non-profit is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, etc.) skills.
  • Must have strong multi-tasking skills and have a genuine service orientation.
  • A valid driver’s license is required.
  • Will be required to attend 45 hours of Domestic Violence Training, post hire.
  • Employment offer and continued employment are contingent upon satisfactory pre-employment physical, child abuse, criminal and FBI clearances required (all related fees will be paid by Women Against Abuse).


Hours: Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week, flexibility needed

Salary: commensurate with experience as well as a generous, comprehensive benefit package.

Location: Northwest Philadelphia, local travel required

For consideration, please send your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Human Resources, recruiter@womenagainstabuse.org.

We are an equal opportunity employer and are dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply, which may include but is not limited to candidates of color, LGBTQ communities, veterans, and people with disabilities.

About WAA

WAA, a 501(c)3 nonprofit agency, is Philadelphia’s leading domestic violence advocate and service provider and among the largest domestic violence agencies in the country. The mission of WAA is to provide quality, compassionate and nonjudgmental services in a manner that fosters self-respect and independence in persons experiencing intimate partner violence and to lead the struggle to end domestic violence through advocacy and community education. With over 150 staff, WAA serves over 15,000 individuals each year through emergency residential services (2 - 100 bed safe havens and 15 transitional housing apartments), legal services, hotline counseling, aftercare community based services, prevention & education, and advocacy.

WAA’s Core Values are Safety, Empowerment, Strength, Hope, Respect, and Integrity and we are committed to a work environment built on honesty, transparency, teamwork, accountability, and a high level of professionalism.

Women Against Abuse consistently demonstrates a commitment to organizational excellence, ensuring the highest quality programs and exemplary performance.

  • Modeling best practices: With funding from the Oak Foundation, we have substantially developed its property management infrastructure, enabling it to reduce costs and improve efficiencies across sites, while dedicating resources to advance its program and facilities expertise. This move has enabled us to better leverage resources, and prepared the organization for the coming expansion of emergency safe haven.

Awards and Recognition

  • 2018-2019 we received the Barra Award. These awards are given to exemplary nonprofit organizations working in the five-county Greater Philadelphia region that demonstrate great leadership, performance and adaptability. Each organization is actively involved in their communities, works deliberately and thoughtfully to improve their work and seeks to solve problems creatively. They continually strive to be better.
  • We received the Barry and Marie Lipman Family Prize in 2017, for our vision and leadership in pioneering Shared Safety: Philadelphia's Response to Relational Violence. We were the first nonprofit organization from Philadelphia to receive the Lipman Family Prize! Since 2012, this annual global prize has honored organizations that use innovative strategies to address social problems.
  • In January 2017, our Executive Director and President Jeannine L. Lisitski won the Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal's Human Rights Social Innovator Award for her vision and leadership in pioneering Shared Safety: Philadelphia's Response to Relational Violence.

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