The Hockaday School is an independent, college preparatory day and boarding school for girls of strong potential and diverse backgrounds who may be expected to assume positions of responsibility and leadership in a rapidly changing world. With an enrollment of more than 1,000 students, The Hockaday School is the nation’s largest prekindergarten through grade 12 independent girls’ school. Ranked among the country’s finest college preparatory schools, it was founded over a century ago and continues today to build on its original Four Cornerstones: Character, Courtesy, Scholarship, and Athletics.
Hockaday is seeking an experienced Director of Facilities to further the mission of the School by directing and coordinating activities related to the physical plant, consisting of 447,000 square feet and 88 acres. Activities include the implementation of the facility master plan, the maintenance and construction of facilities, the procurement of materials, supplies, equipment, and services, and the management of the transportation fleet and facility vendors. In addition, the Director supervises 20 maintenance and six housekeeping personnel.
- Develops and executes strategy for maintenance and operation of the campus
- Collaborates with program and staff leadership, to understand special needs and maintain quality in support of the mission (e.g. academic leaders, food service, athletics, technology, security)
- Schedules and manages regular preventive maintenance on all building systems, including MEP, roofs, finishes, safety and monitoring systems, school vehicles and other equipment
- Manages responses to all facility work orders using established processes and developing new processes as appropriate
- Organizes, schedules, and supervises all repair and construction projects, with sensitivity to School seasonality and operational needs
- Selects third-party maintenance contractors and manages the fulfillment of their contract obligations, including quality control of their work
- Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal regulatory requirements, including work safety regulations. Oversees inspections of all building systems as needed for compliance (boiler, fire alarms, elevators, etc.)
- Creates and manages annual operating budget and capital renewal (PPRRSM) budget for facilities department in conjunction with the CFO
- Provides an understanding of central heating and cooling through experience with central plant chillers, boilers, controls, and distribution
- Gathers, analyzes, and reports data that measures and demonstrates performance of the Facilities Department using the CMMS
- Supervises the facilities support of campus events (e.g. setups and takedowns)
- Participates constructively in the strategic development and management of the campus (e.g. master plan, zoning compliance, utilities services, and energy management)
- Hires, schedules, and supervises all building and grounds maintenance staff as well as the Director of Housekeeping
- Assists the CFO with special projects, as required
- Ten years of related technical work experience is required, including a minimum of five years experience in an educational setting. Related experience could entail construction, plant engineer, or facility management.
- Proven personnel management skills and contractor management experience, with aptitude to judge quality of performance in all major technical trades and personal experience in at least one technical trade (carpentry, mechanical, electrical, structural)
- Experience with and proven understanding of the management of central plant chillers and boilers, controls, and distribution
- Technology user skills sufficient to prepare reports in Excel and Word, and aptitude to operate BAS (building automation system). Related experience with databases sufficient to comfortably apply the CMMS features.
- Communication skills (oral and written) and confidence in conveying information to all types of members of the community, including teachers, administrators, trustees, parents, and students
- Ability to adapt behavior to function effectively in the institution’s culture, including those specific to the School and its traditions
- Experience with and proven skills in managing grounds and athletic field maintenance
- Proven skills in energy management and conservation
- Commitment to the School’s needs and readiness to respond 24/7/365 as reasonable and necessary
- College or trade school degree or equivalent experience required, preferably in one of the following disciplines: Industrial Management, Construction Management, Civil, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, or Architecture
Physical Requirements and Work Environment
- Frequently lift equipment and materials weighing 50 pounds or more
- 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
Qualified candidates should complete an online application for employment including a resume. Please look for an email confirming receipt of your application.
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The Hockaday School is an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy not to discriminate, and to comply with all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination in employment based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, creed, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, veteran status or other applicable protected classification.