Girls Preparatory School (GPS) seeks an innovative, experienced, and highly engaged Director of Facilities to continue the school’s history of educational success. Founded to provide girls with the necessary courses to pursue a college education, GPS has proudly graduated almost 6000 young women since 1906. Currently, 131 faculty and staff serve about 600 girls in grades 6-12 with a college preparatory curriculum that includes a full complement of humanities, arts and STEM courses and co-curricular programs of leadership development, athletics, performing arts and community engagement.
With a $14M annual budget, a $32M endowment, 57 acres and 300,000 square feet of facilities, GPS inspires each girl to lead a life of integrity and purpose by engaging her mind, cultivating her strengths, and nurturing her self-confidence and respect for others.
Candidates will have a thorough knowledge of facility operation and maintenance, budget management and forecasting experience, strong people and project management skills, work-order and other technology implementation expertise. Must possess leadership ability and team building skills to effectively supervise staff and interact with all levels of employees. Good human relation skills, strong technology, verbal and written communication skills required. Well-developed problem solving skills and ability to develop conceptual alternatives are important. Must possess the ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing maintenance practices.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Facilities Director is expected to do the following:
Direct maintenance, housekeeping, grounds keeping and security for campus and extended properties
Provides daily supervision and assigns daily schedules for the maintenance, housekeeping and grounds staff; evaluation of all subordinates
Develop, evaluate and maintain written maintenance policies and procedures, preventive maintenance plans
Create, implement and supervise inspection protocols involving mechanical systems (HVAC, fire alarms, etc.), vehicles, and general cleanliness
Manage work order communication, monitoring and reporting; supervise completion of all work
Direct minor repairs on mechanical, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, security, safety and monitoring systems, school vehicles and other equipment.
Monitor all maintenance contracts and outside vendor relationships, including certificates of insurance, work completion and processing of payment
Schedule and supervise major maintenance and construction projects, particularly aiming for completion during summer and school holidays
Oversee after-hours and weekend on-call maintenance service as required
Manage transportation services
Monitor set ups for school activities and other special school programs.
Work with CFO to set, then manage facilities budgets, including capital investments, personnel, supplies and more
Develop, with CFO, long-term projections, plans and budgets for maintenance and replacement of significant capital items
Research and implement technological and other enhancements to save money, manage facilities, direct work and communicate effectively with all constituencies
Bachelor’s degree preferred, 10 years related experience and 5 years of management experience is required including project management experience in a large institutional (preferably educational) environment.
Proven management skills in personnel, time, cost, quality, facility and property management.
This position requires experience identifying renovation needs and proactively implementing project plans, as well as experience navigating complex challenges and communicating among various constituents.
Must have strong leadership and organizational abilities and strong negotiation abilities, and the ability to exercise judgment and make decisions, based on knowledge plus understanding of contracting and cost elements.
Expertise in and an aptitude for administration, management, construction, mechanical equipment, landscaping, technology, purchasing, supervision, security and general services.
Expertise in relevant regulatory matters, including OSHA compliance, fire and inspection regulations, school-specific requirements.
Physical Requirements and Work Environment
Frequently lift equipment and materials weighing 50 pounds or more.
Driver’s License, clean driving record, ability to obtain CDL
Crawl, climb ladders, twist, turn and reach in completing a variety of job duties.
Work outside in hot or cold conditions for extended periods of time.
Work in wide variety of environments as found in all areas of the school.
It is the School’s policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, or disability or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. It is the intent and resolve of the School to comply with the letter and the spirit of the law in the implementation of all facets of equal opportunity. The School’s equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, promotion, training, discipline, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.
All employees are responsible for complying with the School's equal employment opportunity policy.