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Director of Facilities

Fairfield, CT | Full Time
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Newport Healthcare is a nationwide behavioral healthcare organization dedicated to transforming young lives through evidence-based care. To that end, we have assembled the best teen and young adult mental health treatment staff in the country, and we want you to join us. While our experts guide our clients to sustainable healing, our job is to support our valued staff members, and we do that through offering industry-competitive salaries, career growth and skills expansion, student loan repayment and tuition reimbursement, and a company commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, among other advantages. Be part of a team that's dedicated to providing compassionate care based in authentic connection, mutual respect, and unconditional love—and experience the rewards of making a difference in the lives of young people and their families each and every day.

Empowering Lives. Restoring Families



Director, Facilities directs the design, planning, construction, and maintenance of Newport Healthcare’s facilities and properties.  Responsible for the development and management of budgets, capital expenditure projects, and long-range facilities plans based on growth and future needs.  Oversees the functioning of all building systems including mechanical, electrical, fire/life safety, plumbing, well, septic tanks, and waste management.  Oversees contractors involved in facility projects, housekeeping services, and delivery services.  Ensuring that all company, state, local, federal, and regulatory policies, procedures, rules, regulations, ordinances, and related are strictly and consistently implemented and enforced, with an emphasis on Joint Commission.

Essential Duties:

  • Effectively lead and direct the facilities management team to deliver complete facilities maintenance service within budget, meeting all Newport Healthcare’s Key Performance Indicators. Manage, monitor, promote and develop the competencies of management team, and Housekeeping and Maintenance staff. 
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate for efficacy the standards and policies for the programs of the Facilities department. Including sub function teams: maintenance, groundskeeping, painting, housekeeping, laundry, security, and transportation that are in compliance with established Joint Commission, federal, state and local regulations.
  • Prepare and manage the annual district budgets for facilities including capital expenditure projects, preventative and ongoing maintenance, groundskeeping, and housekeeping departments ensuring optimal utilization of personnel and other resources.
  • Maintain and update Emergency Procedures Manual as needed including Emergency Preparedness plans for security situations such as fires, natural disasters, terrorist attacks, etc. Maintain and update Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and the Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) for Facilities and Security.  Ensure all procedures provide coherent, efficient, and complete solutions for functional scope.
  • Oversee competitive bidding processes involving capital improvements to buildings and property. Negotiate and award contracts to ensure proper maintenance of property and buildings.  Serve as the district representative in planning and developing facilities and new construction ensuring that jobs are completed efficiently and within regulatory guidelines and projected deadlines.
  • Oversee security operations for the site, facilities maintenance, and housekeeping teams, outside contractors, vehicle maintenance, shipping/receiving, mail distribution, and purchasing. Stay abreast of all security incidents and ensure proper documentation is completed.
  • Facilitate and update an ongoing effective life safety program. Maintain and update Health and Safety binder for related facility as needed including Preventative maintenance, Emergency drills, monthly/quarterly/annual inspections of Life Safety Equipment.
  • Responsible for the general maintenance, upkeep, and testing of all essential utilities including well systems, septic systems, plumbing, HVAC systems, electrical service and hardware, backup generators, and fuel supplies. Hands on role in accomplishing repairs on systems and buildings.
  • Functions as a first responder in emergency situations. Responsible for carrying a Newport Healthcare issued cell phone at all times for emergency situations.


  • High school diploma required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of facilities maintenance management experience.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of security management experience, preferably in a behavioral healthcare setting, or law enforcement.
  • Two (2) years of supervisory experience, preferred.
  • Certified Facilities Manager preferred.
  • Subject Matter Expert knowledge of OSHA, Joint Commission, and State and Federal regulations regarding facility maintenance.
  • Must possess proficiency with Microsoft Office products including Calendaring, Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Newport Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Newport Healthcare provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Newport Healthcare is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity, including providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.  Applicants with a physical or mental disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process please email for assistance.


For more information on Equal Opportunity, please click here Equal Employment Opportunity Posters

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