The Chronicle of Higher Education is seeking a Facilities Specialist to provide operations and meeting support to Chronicle staff. The focus of this self-driven, detail-oriented role is to apply the planning, support, and organization the Chronicle needs to provide a well-maintained office space, and high-quality meeting and event support. The facilities specialist maintains a strong working rapport with Chronicle staff to ensure positive, efficient, and effective access to office services. The specialist is the “go to” person in the organization for support with supplies, meetings, events, and catering. The specialist opens the office each day by making sure all designated areas have coffee and the office is at the standard setting. In addition, they act as a back-up for the company reception desk.
We’re looking for someone with excellent communication skills – both oral and written, strong interpersonal skills, and attention to detail. 1-2 years of experience in a similar office and facilities support role is required. Bachelor’s degree is preferred. This role requires someone to meet certain physical demands to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. These include: ability to lift up to 50 pounds, to sort and deliver mail, and to move furniture to set up meetings.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Facilities Specialist” in the subject line.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, The Chronicle of Higher Education took appropriate measures to ensure the safety of all staff members. The safety, health, and wellbeing of our staff are of the utmost importance to us. Safety and social distancing protocol have been implemented throughout the office space with very limited number of staff allowed in the office at any given time. This role is currently 100% onsite and is based in our Washington, DC office.
The Chronicle is based in Washington, D.C. Our salaries are competitive, and we offer excellent benefits and 5 weeks of vacation.
The Chronicle is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to creating a diverse work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.