The Director of Facilities reports directly to the Assistant Head of School for Finance and Operations and is responsible for the oversight of the physical plant, building maintenance, campus grounds, energy management, and campus security and transportation.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Director of Facilities will:
Oversee the physical operation of the entire school and its programs
Devise and manage an annual departmental budget
Serve on the administrative team supporting the board of trustees
Serve as a collaborative and proactive team leader while supervising staff members within the facilities department, buildings and grounds crew, and security personnel
Maintain public safety on campus and assist in the review and execution of the school’s crisis management plan
Maintain a preventive maintenance program for campus buildings, grounds, facilities, equipment, and vehicles keeping the school’s appearance in exemplary condition and ensuring facility readiness for daily operations and special events
Ensure the preparation of playing fields, grounds, and other necessary facilities for athletics and other school activities
Establish and manage the requirements and schedules for plowing operations to maintain campus safety for faculty, staff, students and visitors
Develop and implement an ongoing equipment replacement program
Conduct periodic inspections of all school facilities to ensure that high standards of workmanship, cleanliness, and safety are maintained
Prepare specifications for bids/quotes for equipment, school projects, capital improvements projects and all outside contractual work
Partner with the Assistant Head of School in the evaluation of bids/quotes from outside contractors and recommend awards to the Head of School
Lead the supervision and inspect the improvements and renovation work performed by outside contractors and verify that the terms of all such contracts are in compliance with contractual agreements and budgetary restrictions before recommending final payments
Lead in the recruitment, employment, assignment, transfer, promotion, demotion, evaluation or dismissal of facilities staff and cleaning vendors
Lead the direct maintenance of all buildings and grounds as to cleanliness and safety
Lead the development and approval of facilities staff work loads and schedules
Ensure that all school-owned equipment germane to the operation and maintenance of the school buildings, grounds, and vehicles are maintained and operated in compliance with federal, state and local standards and regulations
Establish policies and protocols that meet all required environmental, health, safety, and maintenance standards as required by law and work with the administration to ensure compliance with all regional, state, and federal regulations and laws as they impact the school
Maintain inventories of equipment and supplies and other necessary records as required and ensure all security measures regarding proper operation of equipment and proper training of staff are adhered to at all times
Lead all energy saving programs along with monitoring all utility contracts, purchasing of utilities
Perform such other duties as may be appropriate to the position or as may be assigned by the Assistant Head of School for Finance and Operations and Head of School
Experience as an engaged and responsive individual with stakeholders of previous work environments
Bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction management, facilities management or related discipline
5 - 10 years of experience in a supervisory/management role in construction, maintenance/repair; working knowledge of at least three trades is required (maintenance, plumbing, electrical, HVAC systems, carpentry, construction)
Prior experience in an educational or similar institution
Demonstrated success in managing a large facility
Strong supervisory, organizational, technical, and analytical skills
Proven success developing and balancing an annual budget
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
Problem solver with a high degree of diplomacy
Technologically savvy including Google and related facilities management programs
Experience with blueprints and building specifications
Able to work collaboratively while leading a team in pursuit of excellence
Interested applicants should send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Andrew’s School in Barrington, Rhode Island is a college preparatory, coeducational independent school enrolling day and boarding students in grades 9-12 and day students only in grades 6-8. St. Andrew’s picturesque 70 acre campus is reminiscent of a small New England college with over 30 facilities ranging from modern to traditional, clustered around a central green.
St. Andrew’s School is a unique place to learn and grow as students discover their path to success. Since its founding in 1893, St. Andrew’s has remained a small school. With an enrollment of 225 students, an average class size of 10 students and a student faculty ratio of 4:1 the School environment is designed to help students discover and develop their unique talents.
For more information please visit www.standrews-ri.org.