Facilities Director
Job Details
Golden Gate National Recreation Area - Sausalito, CA
$65,000.00 Salary/year

Who We Are:

NatureBridge provides environmental science education experiences for more than 30,000 students and their teachers every year in the world’s best classrooms: our National Parks. Our mission is to connect young people to the science and wonder of the natural world, igniting self-discovery, and inspiring stewardship of the planet. 

What You Will Do:

The Facilities Director supervises the facilities team, and oversees the routine, annual and emergency maintenance of the NatureBridge historic buildings, infrastructure and grounds within Fort Cronkhite, in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The Facilities Director is responsible for occupational health and safety, fire safety, inspections, procurement, operational and capital budgets, and space allocation changes as it relates to the access and use of campus buildings, equipment and vehicles. 

This position takes place at our campus in the Marin Headlands, near Sausalito, CA, and cannot be done remotely.

Your primary job will be to:

  • Oversee the hiring, training, and supervision of the Facilities Caretakers and Campus Custodians.
  • Develop cooperative relationships with key National Park Service/GGNRA management and ensure that all work completed is in compliance with NPS policies, procedures and standards. 
  • Prepare an annual operating plan and capital budget for repairs, maintenance, equipment, and supplies. Meet the financial commitment through cost control.
  • Ensure that all operations meet federal safety and health standards that are conducted by the National Park Service (NPS).
  • Procure all facilities-related equipment and supplies and administer payment of all invoices. 
  • Supervise the routine cleaning and maintenance of all campus buildings, vehicles, and safety equipment. This includes the inspection and certification of fire suppression systems.
  • As a member of the Campus Emergency Response Team (CERT), respond to emergencies, working closely with Golden Gate Leadership Team and the NatureBridge Risk Management Director
  • Coordinate the bi-annual housing survey and housing assignment process for environmental science educators and summer housing placements.
  • Encourage innovation in the facilities departments in sustainable practices.
  • Represent the facilities team at meetings with leadership and in committees.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • $65,000 annual salary
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Option for a 403b retirement plan with employer match after 6 months
  • Generous paid vacation, training days, and sick leave.
  • Other benefits include Employee Assistance Plan (EAP), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), and more

Who You Are:

We are looking for candidates who have:

  • Demonstrated accomplishment in maintaining buildings and grounds, including plumbing, electrical, and carpentry skills. 
  • Ability to work independently and well with others; particularly customers, staff, and NPS supervisors and workers. 
  • Excellent problem-solving skills. 
  • Time management skills, and strong customer service experience.
  • Computer and internet skills required, Microsoft Office and Google Docs experience preferred. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. 
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees. 
  • Flexible, positive attitude, and mature judgment; particularly under stress. 
  • Ability to work flexible hours and be on-call for emergencies.
  • A current California State driver’s license and a clean driving record are required.
  • Contracting experience is a plus.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion in the workplace. We especially encourage you to apply if you are a member of (or have extensive experience working with people from) any communities that are impacted by the historic and current system of oppression that has limited access to environmental education, or the outdoors in general.

*All NatureBridge Employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Final shot must occur 15 days or more before the start date. Here is the link to our full policy: NatureBridge COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. You must also pass a background check in order to be eligible for employment.

Why should you join the NatureBridge team?

  • We are a mission-driven organization that values your contributions and supports you in making a positive impact with your work
  • You will get to work in a beautiful natural setting in historic buildings with other dedicated staff
  • We value professional development and personal growth

How To Apply:

NatureBridge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Submit your application to our Online Career Portal. 


NatureBridge connects over 35,000 students and 600 schools each year to the wonder and science of the natural world, igniting self-discovery and inspiring stewardship of our planet.