New York State Regional Food Hub Building Manager


New York, New York

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details 85,000 - 90,000

Organization Information 

GrowNYC is a 54-year-old environmental nonprofit organization helping more than 3 million New Yorkers by providing essential services and taking action to make NYC a livable city, one where every person can enjoy a healthier, more sustainable life. GrowNYC Programs include: 

  • Our network of Greenmarkets, Farmstands, and the work of GrowNYC Wholesale ensure that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food. 
  • We blanket the five boroughs with resources like food scrap and clothing collections to make waste reduction, recycling, and composting easy for all. 
  • We build and support community and school gardens through volunteer days, technical assistance, training, grants and more. 
  • We provide 70,000 children each year with programs that provide meaningful interactions with the natural environment. 

New York State Regional Food Hub Building Manager (Full-time): 

Position Summary

We are seeking a Building Manager to manage the New York State Regional Food Hub (NYSRFH), a state-of-the-art produce distribution warehouse in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx.  The NSRFH houses both GrowNYC’s Food Hub and several tenants. The Building Manager will be responsible for the safe and professional operation, maintenance and supervision of the facility.  


Hub Building Manager Responsibilities (Include but are not limited to):Management and Maintenance

  • Proactively oversee a comprehensive planned maintenance program for the facility. 
  • Manage on-site vendors, contractors, and suppliers, including security, maintenance, and tenants.
  • Conduct routine building inspections to ensure compliance, best practices, and alignment with city, state and federal regulations. 
  • Provide proactive support for GrowNYC’s programs and tenant operations.
  • Develop, enforce, and monitor KPIs to achieve performance targets, mitigate risks, and support GrowNYC’s mission.
  • Participate in meetings, walk-throughs, and presentations on department initiatives.
  • Lead the hiring, firing, and mentoring of building service staff/vendors.  
  • Conduct weekly meetings, provide feedback, and facilitate training and development.
  • Ensure the NYSRFH building is up to code and in compliance with DOB, FDNY, and DOH  requirements
  • Ensure all annual municipal, state, and federal licensing and permitting is up to date 
  • Supervise building security contracts, snow removal and other day-to-day operations. 
  • Manage construction warranties, filings and government inspections. 
  • Manage overall building budget. 
  • Demonstrate the ability and willingness to perform building repair work as required.


  • Collaborate with the GrowNYC’s leadership and colleagues to support GrowNYC’s mission.
  • Life safety systems oversight: develop emergency response protocols, , proactive planning, ensure systems in order 


  • 5+ years of strong facilities experience in a similar role. 
  • Relevant Trade School training/certifications
  • Experience operating a refrigerated warehouse preferred. 
  • Proven experience in supervising staff and managing operating budgets.
  • Strong technical knowledge of HVAC and mechanical systems.
  • Customer service-oriented approach, emphasizing responsiveness and satisfaction.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in vendor management, organized and thorough,.
  • Able to effectively communicate with individuals with different backgrounds 
  • Able to maintain a calm demeanor and focus while addressing multiple, often competing priorities
  • Strong Computer Skills including using spreadsheets and creating presentations
  • Self-driven, independent self-starter with a commitment to excellence.
  • Punctual and adaptable to varying schedules. Working on weekends when necessary and being a part of a team taking turns being on call for building emergencies.
  • Professional demeanor with the ability to handle confrontational situations.
  • An experienced leader with a passion for driving operational excellence in a dynamic environment.

Ideal Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field or equivalent related experience
  • Spanish fluency 
  • Relevant  or specialized knowledge Certifications 
  • Trade school 

Physical Requirements

Exhibit physical ability to lift up to 50 pounds and walk continuously up and down steps to conduct continuous inspection of the facility.


This position is full-time, 35-40 hours per week with an 8AM start time,(subject to change in the case of incidents, emergencies, etc). Flexibility is required and the ability to be “on-call” on weekends and evenings as needed.


The position is exempt full-time and salaried. It pays $85K-$90K per year and includes full benefits (medical, dental, vision, life insurance, long-term disability, incentive savings plan, paid time off, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, and potential for parental leave for full-time regular employees who have been employed with GrowNYC for 175 days and FSA programs). This position is not union eligible/a part of the bargaining unit.


GrowNYC’s Hub is located in the Hunts Point neighborhood in the Bronx. Onsite presence is required daily. 



Qualified candidates for the New York State Regional Food Hub Building Manager position should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references. Interviews will take place on a rolling basis. Due to the volume of employment applications received, GrowNYC is unable to respond to each application individually. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate. No phone calls or recruiters, please. 

Application deadline is  June 29th, 2024.

Apply here: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/2483702/GrowNYC/New-York-State-Regional-Food-Hub-Building-Manager 



P.O. Box 2327

New York, NY 10272


For additional information, please see our website: grownyc.org 

GrowNYC is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer  and hires without regard to race, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation or physical disability.

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Category General / Stewardship
Tags Sustainable Agriculture