Assistant Director of Facilities

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Woodwell Climate Research Center

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Falmouth, MA, United States

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16 days ago

SUMMARY: Woodwell Climate Research Center (Woodwell) is the leading independent climate research institute, with a mission to advance science-based climate policies through scientific research and outreach. The keys to Woodwell’s success are the quality of its research and the ability to deliver that science to policymakers and decision makers.

We seek an Assistant Director of Facilities to support the Director of Facilities in overseeing all aspects of the day-to-day management of the Woodwell Climate Research Center Campus. Under the oversight of the Director of Facilities, they assist in the management of the internal and external maintenance of the Campus buildings; including performing day-to-day maintenance, both preventative and emergency repairs. Responsible for shipping and receiving of mail and packages. This position participates in our campus wide net zero project. The ideal candidate is capable of performing all work in a safe and judicious manner.


  • Manage shipping and receiving function: including internal mailbox system, delivering mail and packages to staff mailboxes and offices, managing shipping supplies for staff (USPS and FedEx branded packaging), Pitney Bowles USPS machine, shipping of work-related packages for staff (including computers), supports scientific staff with shipping supplies to the field.
  • In collaboration with others work on the Woodwell Campus net zero project.
  • Maintenance of lighting, HVAC systems, and components
  • Work with outside contractors as needed for Campus improvements, safety inspections, and other tasks as needed
  • Painting and drywall repair
  • Equipment maintenance and repair
  • Landscape and lawn maintenance
  • Snow removal
  • General cleaning
  • Communicate with staff, contractors, and the general public
  • Perform other maintenance tasks as required

Desired Qualifications and Experience:

  • High-school diploma or equivalent diploma/GED
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Familiarity with reviewing contracts.
  • Experience with grounds care and building maintenance
  • Ability to work with motorized equipment in inclement weather conditions
  • Must be able to lift, push, or pull up to 50lbs
  • Excellent cleaning and maintenance standards
  • Ability to use a computer, familiarity with the google suite preferred

Application review will be ongoing.

Desired Start Date: Immediately

Classification and Compensation: This is a full-time exempt position. Compensation is commensurate with experience. Woodwell offers a generous benefits package and work life balance.

Location: Falmouth, Massachusetts

Application Instructions: To apply, please send your cover letter addressing your experience and qualifications in relation to the responsibilities of this position, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references as a single PDF to our career’s portal. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Please type ADF22 on all correspondence.

Please visit Woodwell's website to learn more about Woodwell’s work.

Located on a 10-acre campus near the village of Woods Hole, the Woodwell Climate Research Center (Woodwell) is a private, non-profit research center. Woodwell is a leading source of climate science that drives the urgent action needed to solve climate change. Woodwell has 100+ staff members and is excited to welcome new employees to this work.

Woodwell is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information. Woodwell is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Woodwell


Climate change is the greatest challenge of our lifetimes. Woodwell Climate Research Center (Woodwell) understands that the climate crisis—from causes to consequences—is inextricably linked with persistent social injustice. Effectively addressing either requires addressing both. The climate crisis demands that we bring to bear all of the knowledge, expertise, innovation, and creativity that we can collectively muster, and those who have been marginalized and disproportionately impacted must be heard.

The work Woodwell does—the questions we ask, the ways we seek answers, and the strategies we put forward—is stronger when shaped by a diversity of knowledge, perspectives, and experiences. We strive to welcome, respect, and amplify differing voices. We value individuals as they are, with all their differences in race, age, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, language, and mental and physical abilities.

Woodwell acknowledges that our organization, and the scientific community more broadly, have a long way to go in living up to these ideals. We approach the work of improving our organization with the same ambition and commitment to systemic change that we bring to addressing climate change.

We will inevitably make mistakes, but we will continue to listen, learn, and do this critical work. We understand that this work requires an ongoing commitment from each and every one of us. We are actively engaged in building and sustaining an equitable and inclusive culture within our organization, and in fostering greater diversity in climate science.