Westridge School is an independent day school for college-bound girls located in Pasadena, California. Founded in 1913, the school has an enrollment of approximately 500 girls in grades 4 through 12 and has a long-standing reputation for the excellence of its academic program. Westridge is committed to educating intellectually adventurous thinkers, and courageous, compassionate leaders. Westridge is a vibrant and diverse community that is grounded in the commitment to goodness in all aspects of life and learning. Students are encouraged to learn and thrive in new ways, to try new things, and to be resilient. At Westridge, girls gain the confidence and courage to stand up and speak for the ideals of responsibility and integrity as they take their places in an ever-changing world.
Located in an idyllic setting containing ample green space, Westridge’s nine-acre campus is home to historic buildings from the early 1900’s as well as a modern, Platinum-level LEED certified science building. Westridge is seeking an experienced Director of Facilities to oversee and manage the Facilities Department. The Westridge Facilities Department includes a four-person Maintenance Team, a four-person Safety and Security Team, as well as janitorial staff and outside vendors. Reporting to the Chief Finance and Operations Officer, the Director is responsible for the overall fiscal and administrative management of the Facilities Department including capital projects.
Specific Responsibilities Include:
Oversee the maintenance of 12 buildings (120,000 sq. ft.) and related systems, including but not limited to plumbing, electrical, alarm, heating, solar, and air conditioning systems.
Oversee and direct the maintenance of all landscaping, gardens and grounds, including but not limited to athletic facilities, fields, and parking areas.
Effectively act as construction and/or project manager on all facility projects including major construction and renovation projects of the School.
Create and maintain a long-term plan for renovations and replacement of buildings and infrastructures.
Assume the leadership role for all matters pertaining to School security including chairing the Safety Committee and leading the Crisis Management Team.
Assure compliance with OSHA, fire, city, state and other governmental agencies’ regulations related to buildings and property ownership, as well as with the School’s standards and policies.
Oversee the annual updating and implementation of the Emergency Manual.
Engage in necessary inspections with government representatives and other parties regarding facility requirements and codes.
Manage, guide, and evaluate performance of all Department staff.
Oversee event set-up including Department staffing for numerous performances, activities and special events held on campus.
Establish and maintain a customer service-oriented focus on quality, integrity, time-and cost-consciousness.
Establish and oversee a preventative maintenance plan and schedule staff accordingly to ensure a safe, efficient and attractive campus.
Exercise responsible stewardship of School’s funds and fundamental budget requirements of the Department. Reconcile monthly accounting records with budgets and provide estimates of costs to complete for CFOO and Board of Trustee reports.
Prepare and submit proposed multi-year operating and capital expenditure plans and budgets.
Attend Asset Management Committee meetings and other meetings as assigned by CFOO.
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience preferred.
Minimum 7-10 years’ experience managing a complex facilities environment.
Excellent active listening and conflict resolution skills with the ability to exercise and model good judgment. Ability to problem-solve and navigate complex systems.
Excellent project management, negotiation, budgeting, documentation, and organizational skills.
Ability to embrace a collaborative work style and interact in a positive and proactive manner with all school constituencies.
Flexibility with the special needs associated with an academic calendar and schedule, and availability in responding to campus emergencies as needed.
Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
Strong administrative skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and Outlook) required.
Ability to exercise and model good judgment, especially in crisis situations.
Excellent organizational, planning, and problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritize multiple projects.
Ability to stand for extended periods of time.
Criminal background check and clearance required.
Physical Demands (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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions):
Ability to work both indoors and outdoors as required, ability to work at heights and in confined spaces, ability to work extended periods of time both walking and/or standing, ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and the ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.
This is a full-time exempt position with the flexibility to work evenings and weekends when necessary.
Send cover letter, resume, and references to Jobs@Westridge.org. Include “Director of Facilities” in the subject line.
Westridge School is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are evaluated without consideration of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. For more information: www.Westridge.org.
Additional Salary Information: Dependent on experience and qualifications.
Westridge School is an independent day school for college-bound girls located in Pasadena, California. Founded in 1913, the school has an enrollment of 500 girls in grades 4 through 12 and has a long-standing reputation for the excellence of its academic program. The student/faculty ratio is 9:1.
Westridge is located 15 minutes from downtown Los Angeles. The Southern California region is home ...to several world-class museums and restaurants, and includes excellent outdoor opportunities for the biking, swimming, surfing, and hiking enthusiast.
Salaries are competitive. Full-time employees are eligible for health benefits which include full medical, dental, and vision coverage and participation in an ample retirement plan with TIAA-CREF. Employees who contribute a minimum of 2 percent of their salary to retirement, receive an additional 7 percent of salary contributed by Westridge to their retirement account.
Other benefits include a generous holiday schedule, disability insurance, group life insurance, workers’ compensation insurance, a flexible spending plan, and a rideshare/public transit/bike-walk incentive program. In addition, technology is an integral part of daily life at Westridge. Employees have access to the latest, state-of-the-art computing systems including SMART Boards, Podcasting software, and desk-top publishing programs.
Westridge School is an equal opportunity employer and opportunities are open to all individuals without regard to race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age or handicap.