Renbrook School, an independent day school for children age three to grade eight located in West Hartford, Connecticut, currently seeks a full-time Director of Facilities to join their Buildings and Grounds department.
The Director of Facilities has direct responsibility for the overall appearance, maintenance and cleanliness of the 75-Acre campus. Responsibilities include understanding and oversight of the following: HVAC, electrical, plumbing, hardware, fire and security systems, roofs, grounds and all other major building components. Candidates must have knowledge of Federal and State regulations for OSHA, Asbestos, Water monitoring, Fire, Life Safety Codes, etc. This is a “hands-on” position with day to day supervision of three full-time Buildings and Grounds support staff and coordination and oversight of outsourced custodial and security services. The Director of Facilities works across departments to ensure the security of the campus in terms of environmental controls and security systems. Other responsibilities include developing the annual fiscal plan and budget in conjunction with the Chief Financial Officer, developing and coordinating maintenance, renovation, and capital project schedules, updating and administering the long-range capital improvement plan, and scheduling and overseeing contractors.
This is an Exempt, fully benefited position working regular weekday hours and on-call for emergencies 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
Skills and Abilities
Must be able to supervise, direct and coordinate the work of staff and outside vendors/contractors.
Ability to read and interpret construction and technical drawings, schematics, engineering plans, blueprints and project specifications.
Ability to evaluate bids from outside contractors, as well as write RFP specifications for projects, materials, and equipment.
Ability to understand and make repair and upgrade suggestions for all building systems.
Assist in forecasting future maintenance needs and help develop programs to respond to those needs.
Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely; both verbally and in writing.
High level of professionalism and integrity and a strong work ethic.
Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.
Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills; ability to collaborate widely with various constituencies throughout the School community including students, faculty, staff, and parents.
Ability to respond quickly to unexpected challenges and shifting priorities.
Aptitude in MS Office programs including Word and Excel.
The review of candidates will begin immediately with an anticipated start date of July 2019.
All applications must be provided via e-mail. Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references included together in one PDF document, to firstname.lastname@example.org "Director of Facilities" in the subject line.
Education and Experience
2-5 years of Facility Management experience in an institutional setting.
Knowledge of estimating construction, maintenance and repair costs.
Internal Number: Renbrook 2019 G
About Renbrook School
Founded in 1935, Renbrook School is a pre-eminent preschool through ninth grade co-educational independent day school located in West Hartford, Connecticut. The school enrolls 330 students from 30 cities and towns in Connecticut and Massachusetts. The Renbrook experience is defined by a high degree of academic rigor, personalized attention as a result of small class sizes, a nurturing environment, and an emphasis on values and respect among members of a tight-knit community.
Renbrook School is an affirmative action - equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, ancestry, present or past history of mental disability, intellectual disability, learning disability or physical disability, including but not limited to blindness, veteran status, sexual orientation, and other protected classes.
Renbrook School will make a reasonable accommodation to known disabilities of a qualified applicant or employee, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on its operation.