Facilities Manager

Samvid Ventures

Samvid Ventures (SV) is a philanthropic foundation committed to building inclusive economies. We apply technology and innovation to our initiatives across education and entrepreneurship to bring meaningful opportunity to individuals and communities with low to moderate income and wealth. We primarily focus our programming in Detroit, New York, and Miami, though expect to eventually have a national footprint in our programming. 

The SV team values collaboration, intellectual curiosity, creativity, continuous improvement, a commitment to professional growth and development, and maintaining a service orientation in all we do. Our team strives to embody these values every day. We are looking to build our team with an individual who is aligned with and committed to this way of working. 

Facilities Manager Role

The Facilities Manager will be a critical member of the operations team with significant ownership over our large Detroit office building, helping to ensure the building runs well and is a safe, clean, and thriving space for all who enter. The role will be different each day, allowing this person to stretch professionally and gain new skills rapidly. They will be an excellent representative of the organization and an essential member of the team during a critical time of growth. 

Responsibilities will include:

  • Vendor management:  Serve as main point of contact for all standing building-related service providers, including (but not limited to) HVAC, janitorial, plumbing, electric, and landscaping partners. As needed, source new vendors in a thoughtful and strategic manner, comparing several options and managing all negotiations to come to an agreement. Manage all invoices. 
  • Building administration: Manage both maintenance and improvement for all building-related items. Act as point person during any building-related emergency (e.g., flooding, security concerns, and plumbing issues). Keep a close eye on any potential challenge, proactively suggesting areas for improvement. 
  • Process design and improvement: Seamlessly juggle the many responsibilities of making our space run with a keen ability to create and improve processes over time. Build processes and systems that allow SV leadership to fully understand scope of work. 
  • Administrative and guest support: Oversee the front desk, assist with conference room scheduling, order all office/kitchen supplies, and keep the office organized. Ensure any future guests feel welcomed and supported.  

Who We’re Looking For

  • 5+ years of experience in facilities management, preferably with some time working in the City of Detroit on older buildings 
  • Highly detail-oriented with a knack for anticipating problems and finding creative solutions quickly  
  • Positive and friendly attitude with an ability to make everyone feel welcome and at ease  
  • Commitment to and passion for the city of Detroit and an active interest in building community   
  • Consistently resourceful and able to adapt quickly to changing priorities and environments