Devon Preparatory School, a private, Catholic boy’s school, grades 6-12, located in suburban Philadelphia, is looking for an experienced, full-time facilities professional to manage multiple functions in its buildings and grounds.
The Facility Supervisor is a hands-on professional who not only supervises a staff of three, but also performs duties when necessary to ensure that the school is clean and safe and that its equipment and systems are well-maintained. This is a high-visibility, customer-oriented position that interacts extensively with faculty, staff, parents, and other members of the community. As such, the individual selected to fill this role must possess outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.
Overview of Responsibilities
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Planning and assigning daily maintenance and custodial activities
Performing and coordinating preventive maintenance on building systems
Assisting with planning, budgeting, and coordinating of long-term projects/renovations
Identifying mechanical, structural, electrical, or other conditions in need of repair or upgrade
Representing the school at meetings with contractors, vendors and agencies
Maintaining HVAC, building alarm, and fire sprinkler systems and elevators
Monitor Cleaning staff and maintaining premises, ensuring all standards are met
Coordinating and overseeing outside contractors/vendors
Removing snow from building’s sidewalk, treating walkways
Ensuring compliance with all Federal, State and local regulations
Ordering supplies and equipment and reviewing and approving vendor invoices
Maintaining employee work schedules and coordinating related payroll
Developing and maintaining positive and productive working relationships
Encouraging, mentoring and motivating employees
College or trade school degree or equivalent Minimum eight years building maintenance experience including four in a supervisory role Knowledge and skills in the following:
fire alarm and sprinkler systems
Experience in a school setting is highly preferred (hospital, nursing home, museum, hotel also valuable) Should have technical expertise with mechanical systems and equipment Knowledge of building code requirements Experience managing building renovations and system upgrades Computer skills Knowledge of payroll regulations
Devon Preparatory School is a private, Catholic, college preparatory school for young men in grade six to twelve. Devon Prep’s approach to education is based on the traditions of the Piarist Fathers who are dedicated to the education of youth. For more than 50 years Devon Prep has provided a trusting and supportive atmosphere where young men are motivated to excel academically, think independentl...y and creatively, to pursue careers in diverse fields and to enjoy extracurricular activities, both in school and in the community.
It is the goal at Devon Prep to inspire in our students a commitment to values that will enable them to become responsible leaders. Focusing on each student’s potential, we believe that the school and the family must work together to foster a love of learning which will propel the student into a lifelong quest for excellence—for the glory of God and the service of neighbor.