Rochdale / Fenwick Facilities Manager

Berkeley Student Cooperative
Berkeley, CA

Organization Description

The Berkeley Student Cooperative (BSC) is a 90-year-old student-governed and operated, non-profit affordable housing cooperative near the University of California at Berkeley. Our mission is to provide quality, low-cost, cooperative housing to students who otherwise might not be able to afford a university education. The BSC houses 1200 students in 17 room- and-board houses and 3 apartment complexes (ranging in size from 17 to 259 students). We provide numerous leadership opportunities to students, who perform the majority of the day-to-day functions, working alongside a professional staff of 28, to operate the organization. To learn more about the BSC please visit our website at

Job Description Overview

The Facility Manager (FM) is responsible for overseeing the smooth operation of the apartment operations at Fenwick and Rochdale. The FM shall do this by being an active participant in maintaining a cooperative environment at Rochdale/Fenwick through modeling cooperative behavior, maintaining habitability standards, problem-solving between members and managers, and ensuring that all hired and elected student leaders, assistant managers, maintenance crew members, and minor managers are effectively performing their duties and acting in accordance with the needs of apartment members and the BSC.

General Duties

  1. Reside full-time on the premises of Rochdale.
  2. Work with unit-level managers to provide quality housing and support academic and community programming at the apartments, seeking outside resources and support from the central-level and the external community as appropriate.
  3. Must carry a mobile phone and be on-call for emergencies; must be willing to work nights and weekends, as needed.
  4. Coordinate apartment-specific training for all new student leaders and managers upon taking office.
  5. Regularly meet with each student manager and their Central-level supervisor to ensure that all apartment and central-level duties are being fulfilled.
  6. Work with apartment-level managers, central-level staff, and University officials to ensure that habitability and safety standards are maintained at all times with regard to both living and working areas at the apartments.
  7. Maintain the apartment databases and keep an accurate and current list of residents, contact information, room assignments, room conditions, furniture inventories, etc.
  8. Oversee the preparation of vacant rooms for new residents; ensure the smooth check-in of all new residents (in conjunction with Assistant Managers), assign rooms according to Rochdale/Fenwick policy, and ensure that residents have all necessary furniture/services.
  9. Maintain a complete set of master keys and assist members with lock-outs. Manage Fenwick and Rochdale’s decentralized accounts and provide regular reporting the each unit’s membership regarding budget-to-actuals and available funds.

Skills & Knowledge Expected for Job Performance

  1. Excellent management/supervisory skills.
  2. Excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills.
  3. Strong conflict resolution skills and ability to cope with conflict.
  4. A mission driven approach to work, and a desire to contribute meaningfully to the BSC and its specific mission of providing affordable, quality, cooperative housing to a population that needs help in order to afford higher education.

Entrance Level Experience / Education Required

  1. At least one year of residential property management experience.
  2. At least one year supervisory experience managing multiple staff and, preferably, also student employees.
  3. Familiarity, in a work setting, with the many and complex issues faced by populations of college students, (e.g. mental health, substance abuse, anti-oppression and identity, consent, and other health and wellness issues).
  4. Familiarity with the special issues faced by, and the resources available to, students with a wide range of disabilities.

Preferred Experience

Experience with and/or involvement in one of more cooperative or collective organizations.

Additional Requirements

  1. Ability to perform duties in a normal office environment and on-site at BSC properties, both indoors and outdoors in all types of weather.
  2. Ability to operate a computer keyboard, printer, copier, fax and telephone.
  3. Ability to sit for long hours and sustain long hours of computer and keyboard use.
  4. Ability to talk, listen, stoop, kneel, reach, sit, stand, move, climb stairs and traverse uneven terrain, observe and measure physical attributes of room/building/exterior conditions, distinguish shades of color, and engage in repetitive motions.
  5. Ability to lift 50 pounds.
  6. The ability to work evenings on a somewhat regular basis is required.
  7. Willingness and ability to carry an emergency telephone and respond to emergency calls.

Compensation and Benefits

This is a full-time salaried (exempt) position, with compensation based on prior experience and skill level. The starting salary range is from $66,560.00 to $69,888.00 annually. Benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance for employee and dependents, paid holidays, vacation & sick leave, long-term disability & life insurance, 403b plan, annual cost-of-living increases, and annual performance-based raises and/or bonuses. On-site living accommodations provided.

This position is unionized as part of the BSC Employee Association.


To be considered for this position, you must submit the following: your resume, a cover letter summarizing your qualifications (required), and a list of three professional references to this site or our Career Center. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.


The BSC encourages applications from those formerly incarcerated, people of color, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ community, and women.

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