The St. Johnsbury Academy Facilities Department manages the operation and maintenance of over 30 buildings, comprising approximately 400,000 gross square feet and 113 acres of landscape, and a limited number of leased spaces used for dormitories and academic purposes.
The Facilities Department is responsible for all aspects of day-to-day facilities maintenance and operations including custodial, transportation, maintenance services, mechanical and electrical systems, elevators, utility supply, grounds care, heating and cooling, engineering and energy conservation, regulatory compliance, and the preservation and restoration of the campus landscape. The department is comprised of a team of approximately 27 (+/-) facilities service providers and full-time bus drivers.
Under the general direction of the Assistant Head for Business Services, the Facilities Director is responsible for the management and operation of the Maintenance Services, Grounds team, Transportation Coordinator, Bus Drivers, and Custodial Services. The Director sets standards for customer service and quality assurance and provides leadership and planning for the department to assure proper functioning of all facilities for the Academy. S/he assists in the development of annual maintenance budgets, capital equipment purchases, and contracts for outside services. S/he monitors expenditures to ensure projects are completed on time and on budget. S/he works with internal and external communities in a pleasant, collaborative, and effective manner.
REQUIRED Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:
A minimum of 8 years of successful facilities management experience with responsibility for a complex 24/7 facilities operation
Bachelor’s degree in facilities management, engineering, and/or architecture, and demonstrated technical expertise in managing sophisticated mechanical systems
Experience in budget preparation and fiscal management
Demonstrated successful project and long-range planning skills and experience
Experience managing staff with a goal of creating a team-based and highly collaborative environment
Knowledge of the regulatory environment, including construction permitting requirements, workplace safety requirements, and environmental regulations
Outstanding interpersonal and community relations skills and the ability to communicate effectively in a culturally diverse environment
Ability to collaborate with personnel throughout the Academy to accomplish objectives and to provide leadership to campus committees as appropriate
Enthusiasm for supporting the school’s mission, purpose, and goals
Extensive experience with commonly-used software such as Microsoft Word and Excel
Ability to react to emergency situations in a professional, calm, and efficient manner
Please send cover letter of interest and resume to Vanessa Wassenar, firstname.lastname@example.org, including the names and contact information of 3-5 professional references, by September 30, 2017. Please include “Facilities Director” in the subject line.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience and benchmarked with peer institutions