Location: Palos Verdes Peninsula, California
Type: Full Time
Salary: Based on Experience
Facilities or Plant Operations
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JOB DESCRIPTION – Director of Facilities
Palos Verdes Peninsula, California
Chadwick School is an independent, K-12, coeducational day school whose Mission is to "develop global citizens with keen minds, exemplary character, self-knowledge and the ability to lead.” A highly educated faculty and staff bring out the best in the talented student body through active learning, challenging academics, one-on-one mentoring, unparalleled global opportunities, nationally distinguished outdoor education and community service programs, outstanding athletic opportunities, and award-winning visual and performing arts.
The core values of respect, responsibility, honesty, fairness, and compassion are widely shared and fostered daily in classrooms, during co-curricular activities, and through the camaraderie of this close-knit community.
Located on a beautiful, 45-acre hilltop campus on the scenic Palos Verdes Peninsula in Los Angeles County, Chadwick enrolls over 865 students drawn from more than 45 Southern California communities.
Founded in 1935 by visionary educator Margaret Lee Chadwick, Chadwick is a school operated by the Roessler-Chadwick Foundation. In 2010, Chadwick International (CI) was formed in Songdo, South Korea, which expanded opportunities for students around the globe to benefit from a world-class Chadwick education.
We seek an innovative, experienced leader to coordinate the re-invigoration of our beautiful campus.
Job Title: Director of Facilities
Reports To: CFO/COO
Direct Reports: 4
Location: Palos Verdes, CA
Type of position/FLSA: Full-time Exempt
The Director of Facilities is responsible for the operations, maintenance and supervision of the school’s facilities and property. The Director supervises the maintenance team, grounds crew, event staff, janitorial services, subcontractors, and the design and planning of capital projects.
The Director of Facilities works closely with the school administration to plan, direct, and execute all scales of maintenance, capital, and renovation projects.
This position is responsible for assuring that projects are consistent with the design standards established by the school, including sustainable and appropriate pedagogic design and construction principles, as well as applicable codes, laws, policy and accessibility and safety standards. This position will work closely with academic groups to develop strong collaborative project teams, in addition, to conferring with school administration on policy matters, budget and timing issues.
Represents the school to the public and representatives of County departments, other agencies, or organizations and compliance teams.
Oversees the management of the campus facilities team and general campus maintenance. Supervises the Facilities and Grounds Teams; participates in the selection, training, supervision and evaluation of the work of departmental staff; assists in the assignment of departmental work activities and projects, and monitor’s progress. Collaborates closely with the Director of Risk Management and Transportation in managing the physical campus and safety concerns.
Develops and administers relevant budgets, including analyses, justification, projections and funding alternatives.
Assists in ensuring compliance with the Conditional Use Permit.
Oversees the management of on-campus and off-campus housing, including housing coordination, renovations and repairs, as well as rental agreements, repairs and maintenance, and interactions with tenants.
Completes other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED AND PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCES, AND SKILLS
A Bachelor's degree and closely related field proficiency is preferred. Also required, is experience in plant maintenance supervision, AutoCAD, project planning, building design, construction management and code compliance.
Professional experience in an educational setting is preferred.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The position requires:
- Prior negotiating and contract experience.
- Prior experience successfully managing complex projects, with budget responsibility.
- Exceptional organizational skills and strong attention to detail. Demonstrated initiative in handling multiple priorities, and good time management skills.
- Excellent writing, communications, and research skills, including proficiency in the use of spreadsheets and other standard tools for sharing and managing information.
- Ability to interact effectively with others, and work in a team environment as well as independently.
- Flexibility with schedule, and willingness to travel when required.
- A professional work ethic, including willingness to take initiative and responsibility, and discretion in holding personal and business-sensitive information in confidence.
Anticipated base compensation is $125,000-$155,000 depending on experience.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT
- Required to lift and carry up to a maximum of 25 lbs., in a correct manner consistent with the appropriate training provided by the School.
- Occasionally required to use hand to handle or feel objects, touch and use tools, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, bend, stoop, twist, lift, reach, push, pull, grasp, balance, kneel, crouch, crawl, grasp, talk, hear, and walk during the course of employment.
- Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and an ability to adjust focus.
- May use telephone, computer, copier, and other office equipment in the course of a day.
- Required to sit while operating word processing equipment for up to 6-8 hours daily, repetitive motion for typing and other keystroke needs.
- Required to move about campus on a daily basis for up to 8 hours.
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may
be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. This may include warm, hot, or cold temperatures. The noise level in the work environment is moderate.
Required Screening: TB Assessment Clearances: Livescan Background check
Note: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties and responsibilities that are required of the position
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About Chadwick School
Chadwick is a K-12 coeducational non-denominational independent day school located on a beautiful 45-acre campus on a hill overlooking mountains, canyons and the Pacific Ocean. Founded as a boarding school in the 1930's in what was then a remote area of Los Angeles County, the school has retained its rural charm and relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Thirty-three faculty and staff families reside on campus, adding to a strong sense of community and shared aspirations.
The school is dedicated to academic excellence and to the development of the character and individual gifts of its students. The school’s challenging academic offerings are therefore complemented by extensive programs in community service, outdoor education, athletics and the arts, in which virtually all students participate.
Chadwick is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on age, ancestry, color, disability, marital status, medical condition, national origin, religious beliefs, sex, sexual orientation and race, or any other applicable law prohibiting discrimination in employment. This commitment applies to all empl...oyees and agents of the school, including the headmaster, division and department directors, supervisors and co-workers.