Cannon School is currently searching for a Director of Facilities Management. The Director of Facilities Management reports directly to the Director of Business & Finance and provides oversight for the operation of Cannon School’s five academic buildings, performing arts center, two gymnasiums and six athletic fields. Cannon School is located on 65 acres with 250,000 square feet of conditioned space. The Director of Facilities Management is responsible for all campus maintenance including; utility systems, HVAC, Landscaping and Grounds, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire. In addition to facilities management the Director is responsible for managing campus security procedures and the maintenance Cannon’s bus fleet. 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 Facilities Management 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, Construction and Fleet 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.
Hire, schedule and supervise all building and grounds maintenance staff at the School.
Direct and plan all preventive and corrective maintenance of campus buildings, equipment and grounds (including athletic grounds).
Develop, monitor and control the annual budget for the facility services department.
Monitor and update the annual capital renewal expenditures (PRRSM) plan.
Select, plan and manage the work of all third-party contractors hired by the school to perform specialized services for the school (including skilled trades, janitorial, etc).
Participates constructively in the strategic development and management of the campus (Campus Master Plan meetings, building permitting, utilities services, energy management, etc).
Assists in the planning, coordination and monitoring of construction and renovation activities on campus.
Facilitates all annual and monthly training for the School related to Emergency Planning (e.g. lockdowns, fire drills, tornado drills and other OSHA related training).
Minimum of 10 year’s experience in the facilities or maintenance area (hospitality, healthcare or school experience preferred)
Knowledge of the principles and best practices involved with the operation and construction of plant maintenance
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office productivity suite (Excel, Outlook, Word, Powerpoint, etc…)
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
Ability to work in a team environment
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 more than 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 has three divisions- Lower School (junior kindergarten - grade 4), Middle School (grades 5 – 8), and Upper School (grades 9-12)- and is served by 209 full-time faculty and staff members. With a school community committed to inclusivity, intentionality, and innovation, Cannon School is a place where students come to belong, find their purpose, and invent the future.