Punahou School covers 76 acres at the edge of Manoa Valley in Honolulu. Punahou’s campus reflects a rich history and is home to buildings from the 19th century as well as outstanding facilities built in recent years to support the changes in instructional program and to meet the highest level of sustainable building standards. The campus includes more than 50 school buildings built to support teaching and learning. In addition to classroom spaces, there are dedicated arts, theater and athletics facilities as well as creating learning spaces. These flexible spaces, developed in buildings across campus, offer opportunities for diverse, hands-on learning experiences.
The Assistant Director of Physical Plant works in partnership with the Director of Physical Plant in their efforts to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for the students and employees of Punahou School, while maintaining the facilities with visionary purpose for future generations. The position provides and directs timely service in support of the mission and goals of the School, and ensures the campus provides a positive visual image through proper building maintenance, operations, grounds care, and custodial services. The Assistant Director is also responsible for providing direct support to the Director with the managing and directing the Physical Plant Department which consists of over 100 employees. Main duties will include, but are not limited to:
Support the Director of Physical Plant in various capacities relating to Campus Master Planning, Strategic Planning, Master/Core/Facility Events, Physical Plant Financial Analyses and Budgets, Capital and Operational Projects, Regulatory/Compliance issues, and other areas as needed.
As assigned by the Director, responsible for managing the following departments with the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation: Construction Management, Maintenance, Operations, Grounds, Custodial, and Athletics Support.
Acts as a Point of Contact/Representative for Physical Plant in supporting and evaluating major requests/needs of various departments and constituencies on Campus.
Responsible for obtaining and compiling estimates/bids, review/awarding of bids after conferring with the Director, coordination/management of awarded work, and ensures quality of completed work relative to: Capital Budget, Operational Budget, and Capital/Prismm Projects.
Position Details: Department: Physical Plant Status: Full-Time Regular FLSA: Exempt Work Year: 12 Months Work Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Occasional after-hours/weekend work as needed
Ten (10) years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience with managing, supervising and developing employees.
Possess extensive experience pertaining to the Operation and Maintenance of multiple, small and large diverse facilities. Background in construction, architectural and/or engineering preferred.
Applicable/hands-on knowledge of campus facilities and multiple Mechanical, Electrical, Lighting, Fire, DDC, and other building systems.
Comfortable with requesting and reviewing estimates/proposals, scheduling, managing and multi-tasking multiple projects within set or limited time constraints.
Skilled in reading, analyzing, and interpreting plans and specifications.
Ability to write reports, professional correspondences, and generate analytical spreadsheets using calculations involving math (e.g. algebra, geometry) and general accounting concepts.
Experience in establishing and managing large Capital/Operational budgets, including tracking expenses and reporting both for operational purposes and for specific projects.
Internal Number: 1347
About Punahou School
Punahou School nurtures the individuality of each child within a vibrant K – 12 school community that celebrates diversity, inspires excellence and connects students for life.
Located in Honolulu, Hawai`i, Punahou is the largest coeducational, independent K – 12 school on a single campus in the United States. Students at Punahou have unparalleled opportunities to cultivate their unique interests and talents under the guidance of attentive and caring teachers. Rigorous academics, robust programs in athletics and the arts, and an array of co-curricular opportunities offer an integrated, 21st-century education for the whole child.
Students exemplify the diversity and strength of Hawai`i and reflect the School’s commitment to providing robust, need-based financial aid. When students graduate from Punahou, they join a network of 30,000 alumni spanning the globe. Beyond excellent scholars, the School seeks to develop engaged global citizens who can strengthen their communities.