Independent private school in northwest Washington, DC, seeks highly experienced Facilities Manager.
Please note that prior experience managing a school or similar facility is required.
The Facilities Manager is responsible for the overall management and operation of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, fire/life safety, grounds, security, swimming pool, vehicles, and other physical plant components.
The successful candidate will be a pro-active, detail-oriented, dedicated, loyal, hands-on individual who understands the unique requirements of overseeing a school campus in order to prioritize capital repairs and improvements while carefully managing a significant budget. This position reports to the Director of Finance and Operations.
Essential duties include but are not limited to:
Overseeing all aspects of life safety and security systems to ensure proper operation;
Developing and monitoring preventative maintenance programs for HVAC, boilers, and chillers;
Monitoring of utility usage and implementation of energy saving initiatives;
Compliance with required permits and inspections related to fire safety, swimming pool, elevator, boilers, vehicles, etc.;
Maintenance and operation of HVAC, plumbing, electrical, roofing, and drainage systems;
Supervising and scheduling housekeeping, maintenance, facilities, and transportation staffs to guarantee prompt, high-quality service;
Management of all grounds maintenance, including landscape, playground, driveway, parking lots, sidewalks, and a natural spring;
Planning, implementation, and management of recurring maintenance needs related to the buildings, including paint, flooring, lighting, windows, doors, furniture, fixtures, etc.;
Management of renovation and remodeling projects as needed; obtaining bids and creating timelines for successful on-time completion of construction and repair projects;
Maintenance of buses in peak working condition and management of drivers to ensure on-time pick-up and drop-off of riders;
Coordination and management of after-hours facility rentals and staffing for setup, breakdown, and cleaning;
Budgeting for the facilities department annually and control of expenses throughout the year.
The successful candidate will have:
Advanced training in a field related to engineering or facilities management;
Skill in electrical systems, HVAC systems, plumbing, building controls, and security and access systems;
Knowledge of major building systems, preventative maintenance procedures, and expected life cycles;
Knowledge of best-practices in school cleanliness to help maintain a healthy environment for children, faculty, and staff;
Commercial driver’s license;
Proven leadership skills in a diverse environment;
Excellent organizational and communication skills.
Competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience.
For immediate consideration please send résumé and cover letter with salary requirements and contact information for three references to Director of Finance and Operations Chris Ginter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About Lowell School
Our mission is to create an inclusive community of life-long learners in which individual is valued and respected. At Lowell, dedicated teachers nurture curiosity and help children develop fundamental skills and deep, conceptual understandings that will last a lifetime. In the Pre-Primary School, opportunities abound for exploration, discovery, and learning. Teachers pay close attention to each child’s social, emotional, and academic development. In the Primary and Middle Schools, a rigorous, integrated curriculum—which includes the full complement of academic classes, as well as arts, technology, and physical education—engages students in active, experiential learning. A strong social curriculum develops interpersonal skills, multicultural understanding, and community engagement. A full array of after-school activities—including sports, swimming lessons, music lessons, and minicourses—are also available for all enrolled students.