Cannon School is currently searching for a Director of Operations. The Director of Operations reports directly to the Director of Business & Finance and provides oversight for the operation of Cannon’s five academic buildings, performing arts center, two gymnasiums and six athletic fields. The school is located in Concord, NC on 65 acres with 250,000 square feet of conditioned space.
The Director of Operations is responsible for all campus maintenance including; utility systems, HVAC, Landscaping and Grounds, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire Protection. In addition to facilities management the Director is responsible for managing campus security procedures and the management and coordination of all construction projects that take place on campus. The Director will ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulatory agency-required guidelines and act as a liaison, communicator and facilitator between internal key stakeholders and outside service providers.
In addition to day to day campus management, the Director of Operations will also lead a team of 6 people and will be responsible for developing individual employees and supporting a culture of engaged employees.
The successful candidate will be an experienced leader with a demonstrated record of expertise in various aspects of facilities operations including Project and Construction management and day to day facility maintenance with the ability to build and develop effective teams and work with others to accomplish outcomes. The Director will also possess the qualities inherent in our core values of courage, teamwork, respect, integrity, passion and kindness.
A Bachelor’s degree is strongly preferred, but an Associates or trade school degree is required preferably in one of the following disciplines: Industrial Management, Construction Management, Civil, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or Architecture.
Minimum of 7 year’s technical work experience is preferred. Related experience could include construction, plant engineer or facilities management.
Proven personnel management skills and contractor management experience, with aptitude to judge quality of performance in all major technical trades.
Technology user skills sufficient to prepare reports in Excel and Word and aptitude to operate BAS (building automation system).
Commitment to the organization’s goals and willingness to respond 24/7/365.
Must possess great interpersonal skills with ability to develop and maintain effective relationships across the organization.
Able to manage multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously.
Effective problem solving and analytical ability.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines.
Working knowledge of OSHA and local safety regulations.
About Cannon School
Established in 1969, Cannon School is a private independent junior kindergarten through 12th grade college-preparatory institution. Cannon attracts 1,000 students from Concord, Davidson, Cornelius, Huntersville, Mooresville, Charlotte, the University City area, Kannapolis, and Salisbury. Located on a 65-acre campus on Poplar Tent Road in Concord, Cannon’s 209 full-time faculty and staff members are committed to nurturing relationships at the heart of learning and engaging the learner in a journey of growth.