City and Country School seeks a full-time Director of Facilities.
This is a great opportunity to support the mission of an established and reputable not for profit organization. The Director of Facilities will report to the Director of Finance and Operations. The individual will direct, coordinate and supervise facilities and maintenance staff. S/he must exhibit understanding and support of the mission and goals of the School in personal conduct and management of others.
Primary responsibilities for the Director of Facilities position include—but are not limited to—the following:
Schedules and supervises all maintenance, cleaning and security staff at the school.
Meet with the Assistant to the Principal once a week to review calendar and provide coverage as needed.
Coordinates responses to all facility requests using established processes.This includes the set-up and break-down necessary to support daily events.
Schedules and performs regular preventive maintenance on all building(s) systems, including mechanical, electrical, and plumbing equipment, roofs, finishes, safety and monitoring systems, and other equipment.
Oversees the cleaning of the school.compliance (fire alarms, sprinklers, etc.) - Arrange for testing of systems as required.
Oversees and troubleshoots the security cameras/monitoring system and the phone system including the School’s Verizon landlines
Organizes schedules and supervises all repair and construction projects, with sensitivity to school seasonality and operational need.
Ensures compliance with all local, state, and federal regulatory requirements, including work safety regulations (e.g. fire drills). Oversees inspections of all building systems as needed for law/code.
Works with the Director of Finance and Operations to create an annual operating and capital budget and supervises facilities expenditures.
Collaborates with instructional and administrative staff including technology, security, athletics, after-school program, and food service to understand special needs and maintain quality support.
Liaison with any current and future landlords to ensure that any and all rented spaces are operating effectively and safely.
Participates constructively in the strategic development of the school including landmark and zoning compliance, utilities services and energy management.
Provides facilities support for campus events (e.g. the Harvest Festival, Spring Fair, auction, open houses, etc.)
Leads and collaborates the acquisition of capital budget items from purchase through installation and operation.
Maintain inventory of furniture, equipment, carpentry and cleaning supplies, and place order as needed. Seek out information about alternative vendors as appropriate for improvements in price or quality.
Review and renew all service contracts and assure that all school equipment is maintained and repaired as needed.
The Director of Facilities must be a team player and leader with the ability to multitask while being attentive to detail. This is a “hands-on position” and a successful candidate must have a working knowledge of building management systems and construction project experience. Candidate should enjoy working with and being around children. In addition, the applicant should have:
College degree (or equivalent) and a minimum of three years of related management experience.
All necessary certifications associated with the job description.
Excellent communication skills.
Comfort using technology including spreadsheet and word processing software.
The physical ability to lift heavy boxes and other materials and be able to climb multi- flights of stairs on a regular basis.
Excellent organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines.
Exceptional problem solving skills.
About City and Country School
City and Country School is an independent, progressive school for children ages 2-13 in Greenwich Village. Children at City and Country develop responsibility and a strong sense of community through group experiences such as block building and work with other open-ended materials in the Lower School, and group jobs in the Middle and Upper School. Through trips, books and opportunities for other first-hand experiences, children learn to ask questions and conduct meaningful research. An underlying respect for children, the group process, and a social-studies driven, interdisciplinary approach are among the hallmarks of our program.