Landon School in Bethesda Maryland Seeks a Director of Buildings and Grounds to begin July 1, 2017. Interested applicants are asked to send their cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org No phone calls please.
Position Purpose: The Director of Buildings and Grounds (DBG) is responsible for all aspects of properly maintaining, running, and improving the buildings and grounds of Landon School on both short term and long term basis, for overseeing all major construction and capital improvement projects, for overseeing transportation and security related matters, for logistics and event execution, for contributing to overall strategic vision for campus, and for implementation of campus master plans. The DBG will live on campus (housing provided) and serve as main point of contact for facilities-related concerns both during and outside of regular business hours. The DBG will oversee approximately 20 buildings and grounds staff members, and collaborate closely with the CFO/COO, the Head of School, and the Buildings and Grounds Committee of the Board to manage, maintain, and improve the campus of Landon.
Primary Responsibilities Include:
Manage regular maintenance and upkeep of all school facilities (both buildings and grounds) and school-owned properties, including housing
Supervise all buildings, grounds, janitorial, transportation, and security (collectively “buildings and grounds”) personnel and contractors
Negotiate and oversee all B&G contracts and manage contracted labor, including those related to capital improvement/major construction projects
Oversee all budgets related to physical plant including those for facilities/grounds maintenance, utilities, security, transportation, and capital improvements
Oversee safety and security of Landon campus
Lead compliance efforts regarding local, state and Federal regulations
Manage logistics for school related transportation, as well as campus events and rentals
Create and maintain facilities and grounds-related policies and procedures, and ensure appropriate compliance by both Landon staff and contractors with both
Perform other duties assigned by CFO/COO or Head
Professional demeanor and presentation appropriate to the work at hand
Ability to visualize big picture, attend to detail, and achieve results
Solutions-oriented and industrious problem solver
Proactive, optimistic, and positive attitude
Good sense of humor, ability to smile; balanced perspective; patience
High degree of integrity and trustworthiness
Able and willing to work a flexible full-time schedule, including evenings and weekends
Ability and willingness to meet physical demands of the position
Minimum of bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline such as engineering or management preferred; or an equivalent combination of progressively responsible experience and training
Minimum of five to ten years progressively responsible experience managing facilities in a school or similar campus environment
Demonstrable record of successfully working with internal and external service providers to achieve timely, efficient, high-quality maintenance, repair, renovation, and construction work
Experience and success working with architects, legal counsel, zoning and other regulatory officials, engineers, construction firms, and project managers
Strong administrative/leadership experience, ideally in managing contractors and buildings and grounds personnel
Tactful, skillful oral and written communicator; professional demeanor across a variety of settings and audiences
Understanding of facilities systems, such as mechanical, electrical, HVAC; and knowledge of standard practices, materials, tools, and terminology of facilities trades, such as carpentry, masonry, grounds/landscaping, and housekeeping
“Player-coach” who is adept at managing people and complex projects; but also willing/able to lead by example and to perform routine maintenance tasks and use basic equipment, machinery, tools, and materials as needed
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies and a diverse, multi-lingual workforce, with ability to communicate in Spanish preferred
Computer proficiency to include use of e-mail, word processing, spreadsheets, and computerized facilities management systems; Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word and Excel) preferred.
Strong quantitative and analytical skills, including work developing, managing, and projecting capital and operating budgets
Needed personal and professional traits to include:
Landon is an all-boys, non-sectarian, private day school that serves 660+ students from the greater Washington, DC metro area, including students from Prince George’s and Montgomery counties in Maryland, Washington, DC, and throughout northern Virginia. We operate under the auspices of a student-adjudicated Honor Code, a faculty-administered Civility Code and Landon’s Mission Statement.