Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School (HIES) is seeking a Director of Facilities. HIES is the largest Episcopal Parish independent day school in the country, serving 1,400 students and offers a fully accredited college preparatory program for students age three through 12th grade. Holy Innocents’ mission is to develop in students a love of learning, respect for self and others, faith in God, and a sense of service to the world community. HIES is located north of downtown Atlanta, Georgia between I-75 and GA 400.
The Director of Facilities reports to the Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for the direction and oversight of all school facilities services, including interior and exterior physical plant maintenance, renovations, construction, special projects and custodial services.
The Director of Facilities will be proactive in performing his/her assigned duties making use of the best available resources and technology and will be willing to take on other tasks specific to the facilities function.
The Director of Facilities understands the school environment and culture, maintains a professional demeanor and attitude at all times, and always puts the School’s mission and values at the forefront of his/her actions.
Oversee the preservation, maintenance and enhancement of the School’s facilities in a safe and efficient manner. Establish and coordinate a maintenance schedule that addresses the routine and preventative maintenance needs of buildings, grounds, furniture, fixtures & fittings, fire safety and maintenance vehicles, equipment, tools and supplies.
Hire, schedule, and supervise all building and grounds maintenance and custodial staff. Responsible for department personnel management, including performance evaluations, compliance with time and attendance, training and development, and discipline.
Create, manage and maintain the School’s facilities work order request system, ensuring that all work orders are addressed and completed in a timely manner and the status of all work orders is reasonably communicated to requestors.
Responsible for purchasing and maintaining an inventory of equipment, parts and supplies for maintenance, grounds, custodial and transportation.
Oversee and coordinate the work of all outside vendors and contractors, effectively managing the fulfillment of their contractual obligations, including quality control of their work. Effectively manage contracted cleaning services and oversee the regular cleaning of the school. Ensure all contractors possess adequate insurance coverage. Solicit bids and develop the scope of work for all major outside contractual work.
Responsible for local and national code compliance programs including but not limited to ADA, building, fire, electric, plumbing, asbestos management and abatement and air quality.
Interpret and direct the School’s safety program to ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state and local environmental and safety regulations and regulatory authorities, including but not limited to OSHA and The Environmental Protection Agency.
Develop the School’s annual operating and long-range capital facilities budgets addressing both the short term and long term needs of the School and its mission. Monitor and control facilities expenditures to ensure they are aligned with approved budgets.
Collaborate with program and staff leadership, to understand special needs and maintain quality of support to the mission (e.g. academic leaders, food service, athletics, technology, security). Provides facilities support for campus events (e.g. setups and takedowns).
Participate constructively in the strategic development and management of the campus (e.g. master plan, zoning compliance, utilities services, energy management).
Required Education, Skills and Experience
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, required.
Ten years of related technical work experience.
Proven personnel management skills and contractor management experience, with aptitude to judge quality of performance in all major technical trades and personal experience in at least one technical trade (carpentry, mechanical, electrical, structural).
Possess a high degree of computer literacy sufficient to prepare advanced reports in Excel and Word, and aptitude to operate BAS (building automation system).
Strong communication skills (oral and written) and confidence in conveying information to all types of members of the community, including teachers, administrators, trustees, parents, and students.
Ability to adapt behavior to function effectively in the unique school culture.
Commitment to the institution’s needs, and readiness to respond 24/7/365 as reasonably necessary.
Holds a current, valid and in-good-standing Georgia Driver’s License.
Demonstrated self-starter who can work without direct supervision while finishing tasks in a timely manner. Able to multitask.
The employment process includes a drug screen and background check in accordance with federal and local law and regulations. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job and include, but are not limited to, the following:
Frequent lifting of equipment and materials weighing 50 pounds or more.
Crawl, climb ladders, twist, turn and reach in completing a variety of job duties.
Work outside in hot or cold conditions for extended periods of time.
Work in wide variety of environments as found in all areas of the school.