Head of Facilities

Company: Southern Bancorp

Location: Little Rock, AR

Job Function: Financial Services


Southern Bancorp is a different kind of bank. As a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), a special certification designated for institutions that serve predominantly underserved communities, Southern Bancorp combines traditional banking and lending services with financial development tools and public policy advocacy to help families and communities grow stronger. Inspired by the principle that building net worth drives economic opportunity, our mission is to be wealth builders for everyone in the communities we serve, with a focus on low-wealth and un(der)banked populations, as well as an emphasis on Black and Brown individuals.


The Head of Facilities directs the Facilities organization, including facilities management, lease negotiations, construction, and telecommunications. This role will serve as a role model to others by demonstrating high performance standards and desirable behaviors.  This role will take ownership of the company’s mission and values while encouraging others to adopt them as well and balance deliberate decision making based on information and data with action-oriented decisiveness.


  • Develops policies relating to practices, procedures, guidelines and standards for facilities management, insurances policies, inventory control, records management, document reproduction, telecommunications, security, web casting, lease negotiations, and construction;
  • Recruits, trains, mentors and motivates team to provide excellent service across the organization
  • Plans and directs all aspects of facilities management for the efficient operation of Southern Bancorp headquarters and all of its branches;
  • Coordinates and manages architectural and engineering consultants for new and renovation projects;
  • Responsible for the company’s telecommunications, office and reproduction equipment and makes determinations regarding needed upgrades and/or changes;
  • Assists the administrator of the company’s insurance program and with the regular review of all policies with brokers and agencies to ensure adequate coverage and reduced liability;
  • Engages in negotiations with other third-party entities, on behalf of the company, regarding terms and conditions for procurement of goods and services, as well as for other administrative and operational matters, subject to company policy;
  • Prepares and administers the Facilities budget and manages and serves as primary company representative with outside vendors as needed;
  • Responsible for overseeing the maintenance of company on-site and off-site storage
  • Builds and fosters relationships across the company to provide comprehensive solutions to internal clients.
  • Collaborates with the management team in providing strategic direction and growth
  • Ensures the organization’s core values are modeled & driven across the organization.


  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 10 years’ experience with progressive responsibility and leadership roles in facilities administration.  Must have seven years of facilities management experience
  • Ability to help develop and drive a shared understanding of a long-term vision for organizational success
  • Demonstrated ability to lead effectively through change and hire and develop talented people who can optimize organizational performance
  • Quantitative skills including expertise in Excel
  • Excellent relationship management, analytical and negotiation skills
  • Strong contract knowledge and interpretation skills
  • Ability to lead a remote team
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong financial acumen and ability to create innovative operational solutions
  • Demonstrated capacity for collaboration, performing multiple tasks, analyzing complex process, and using independent judgment

Compensation and Benefits

A positive impact on Your Future:

  • 401(k)/Roth plan with immediate eligibility and employer match up to 6%
  • Employee stock ownership plan
  • Discounted rate on primary home mortgage
  • Credit and housing counseling as well as free financial education tools available to customers and employees

 Benefits to improve your health:

  • No deductible medical insurance plan
  • Dental and vision insurance
  • Employer paid life and long-term disability insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts

The opportunity to nurture your well-being:

  • Paid holidays and paid time off
  • Bonus plan
  • Opportunity for merit raises
  • Employee reward and recognition programs
  • Community service opportunities

How to Apply

Careers – Southern Bancorp (banksouthern.com)