Advertised Summary Job Description: The Director of Facilities and Operations serves as the principal facilities and operations officer of The School at Columbia University. Reporting to the Head of School, the Director provides direct oversight and strategic planning for all needs and processes related to The School's 90,000 square foot facility and the non-curricular operations within the facility. The Director ensures compliance with various University policies and governmental regulations. The Director looks for opportunities to improve service, and then develops, monitors and assists in change implementation. The Director collaborates closely with the senior administrative team, teachers and staff of The School, as well as, with colleagues in various central University departments. The Director will model and foster high ethical standards, integrity, and respect for colleagues, alumni/ae, families, and students in the conduct of the school's business. -Oversee the physical operation of the entire school and its programs. Acts as the chief project manager for all building related projects and initiatives. Manages the day-to-day operation of the facility and leads the interaction between TSC, the Residential Operations and Capital Projects building staff, and outside service providers. Serves as TSC's representative working with Facilities Management for design and construction projects and the careful maintenance of buildings and grounds and cleaning programs that keep the school's appearance in exemplary condition. -Meets with facility and operations directors of other independent schools to develop and foster relationships. Manages to completion service requests from teachers and administrators. Facilitates the procurement process in relation to renovation and construction projects within TSC, service requests, and purchases made towards the improvement of day-to-day operations of TSC. Manages and records all elements of building management and the year-round maintenance and good repair of the facility. Ensure facility readiness for day-to-day events as well as all special events. Oversee the work of all outside contractors to ensure compliance with contractual agreements and budgetary restrictions. -Executes the review of TSC's curricular, extra-curricular, and community-based programming on an annual basis and consults on the design of new facilities and/or operations as needs emerge. Partners with the Head of School and the senior administrative team to keep the Oversight Council and the Provost's Office abreast of all program issues, accomplishments and new needs. Manages, in collaboration with the Director of Finance, the development and implementation of the financial aspects of facilities upgrades driven by the strategic planning process and for providing day-to-day fiscal management of the Office -Develops and implements an ongoing a facility and equipment replacement program. Supports the Head of School in exploring additional space usage to support the Mission of TSC.
General Minimum Qualifications: BA degree required and at least 7 years of experience. Proven ability to manage and lead staff in a changing environment. Effective communication/presentation skills and proven record of forming collaborative and effective working relationships. Ability to establish realistic and achievable priorities and the ability to lead staff to achieve The School's goals and objectives. Technologically competent. Google docs. Experience with blueprints and building specifications Detail oriented Able to work collaboratively with a team
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in engineering, construction management, or related discipline Master's Degree experience in a supervisory/management role in construction, maintenance/repair; working knowledge of at least three trades is required (maintenance, plumbing, electrical, HVAC systems, carpentry, construction).
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_169688
About Columbia University
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.