The Peck School, an independent, coed K-8 elementary school located in Morristown, NJ seeks a full-time Director of Facilities to support the administrative, organizational, and planning needs of the Peck School Operations team. Through a commitment to character formation and a rigorous and inspirational academic program, The Peck School strives to build in each student the capacity for disciplined learning and consideration of others.
The Director of Facilities will play a vital role in all services required to support the operations of Peck’s campus, providing clean, safe, efficient, healthy and structurally sound facilities that offer students and staff the best possible atmosphere for meaningful instruction and learning. He or she will manage a Facilities team of four full-time staff and will lead the team’s efforts to improve customer service for faculty, staff, students, and parents.
The Director of Facilities strives to know every square inch of every building and every blade of grass throughout Peck’s 14+ acre campus, managing and coaching the Facilities team to continuously seek opportunities to make Peck’s campus safer, cleaner, more functional, and more beautiful. The ideal candidate is a positive and enthusiastic team member and community member who embraces working with students and faculty in a supportive and collaborative K-8 environment, assisting teachers to make a lasting and meaningful impact on each student. Successful candidates will enjoy being the “go to” resource on campus for all things pertaining to school facilities and operations, both big and small, demonstrating patience, positivity, and a sense of humor.
The position reports to the Director of Finance & Operations (“DFO”).
Typical Education and Experience:
College or trade school degree or equivalent experience required.
At least seven years of experience involving facility maintenance and supervisory responsibilities
Proven management skills in the area of personnel, time, cost, and quality and facilities management.
Expertise in and an aptitude for administration, management, construction, mechanical equipment, landscaping, computer usage, purchasing, supervision, and utility planning
Experience in schools a major plus
Overview of Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Overseeing the physical operation of the entire School and its programs.
Creating and overseeing daily operations plans to keep the School’s appearance in good condition, and to maintain all facilities, grounds and equipment of The Peck School in a safe and efficient manner. This includes regular preventive maintenance, minor repairs, cleaning of the school, inspections of building systems, and grounds work with lawns, fields, walks and snow removal.
Organizing, scheduling, supervising and evaluating all maintenance and janitorial staff, including temporary employees or contract services as needed.
Providing operational support to Peck School faculty, staff, parents and students for regular programs, activities and special events.
Creating and overseeing a comprehensive facilities maintenance program.
Working with the Director of Finance and Operations to develop operating and capital budgets for facilities, including annual, long-term and project budgets, and overseeing same costs and budgets.
Coding relevant expenses for accounting purposes in a timely and accurate manner, managing costs within established budgets.
Developing, maintaining, and reporting all environmental, health and maintenance standards as required by law and working with the administration to ensure compliance with all regional, state, and federal regulations and laws as they impact the school.
Overseeing the work of all outside vendors and contractors to ensure compliance with contractual agreements, schedules, and budgetary restrictions. Arranging bids and developing specifications for all outside contractual work.
Purchasing equipment and supplies for maintenance, grounds, security, and custodial.
Serving as a resource to the Buildings and Grounds and Capital Budgeting Committees of the Board of Trustees.
Performing other duties as assigned by the DFO and Head of School.
Supporting the School and its leadership.
To perform the job successfully, an individual must demonstrate the following competencies:
Problem Solving Skills - Considers a broad range of internal and external factors when solving problems. Considers complexities and perceived relationships among different problems or issues prior to recommending or implementing solutions.
Ability to Learn and Improve Established Processes - Is able to learn and reproduce the current processes and recommend best practices to streamline and improve them.
Time Management Skills - Manages many tasks and projects simultaneously while adhering to deadlines and maintaining quality work product.
Organizational Skills - Creates action plans to meet divisional goals and objectives. Conducts periodic reviews of progress and measures against goals. Maintains a strong attention to detail.
Communication Skills - Effectively communicates (both orally and in writing) service issues that are complex in nature. Maintains open communications channels with peers, administrators, and customers of the School. Exemplifies strong customer service skills.
Self-Motivation - Able to work independently with a demonstrated eagerness to understand all aspects of the operational matters of the School.
Interested candidates are encouraged to send a resume and cover letter to Andrew Schneider, Director of Finance and Operations at firstname.lastname@example.org.