Summary: Oversees day-to-day maintenance of all school buildings, grounds at assigned facility.Other related facilities as assigned.Duties and responsibilities may be revised as necessary.
Duties and Responsibilities to be performed under supervision and in consultation with the Head of School:
Assist in obtaining of all appropriate permits and certificate of occupancy documents fostering positive working relationship with town officials.
Assist in architects design plans, permit needs and oversee with contractors any and all renovation work.
Works with the Head of School in developing on-going “punch-list” facility items.
Regularly reviews with the Head of School; service contracts, cleaning and security ensuring quality and cost.
Works to develop more cost efficient methods of maintaining all projects.
Coordinates plans, specifications and cost estimates for building and grounds projects.
Duties and Responsibilities that you will solely be responsible for include the following:
Oversee day-to-day maintenance operations of all school buildings, grounds and /or Ross School controlled homes as per specific location assignment.
Establish and maintain bid-pricing process for all contractual work ensuring best pricing and quality work supplies.
Interact with inspectors on periodic and annual inspections, fleet inspections.
Supervise purchasing process to ensure best price practices and maintains appropriate inventory levels of needed supplies.
Oversees the completion of an accurate inventory system.
Establish, coordinate, and maintain school year fire-drill requirements and other safety programs (Bus training).
Oversees and coordinates security requirements.
Oversees mail operations, office supplies, furniture, purchasing, etc.
Create, manage and maintain department budget working with Head of School on cost containment/efficiency programs.
Supervise all Facilities employees, Vendors and Subcontractors.
Duties and responsibilities of staff member may be modified from time to time by management.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.An individual must be able to accept and assume assigned responsibilities and make responsible decisions when required.
Education and/or Experience:
Graduation from an accredited school with a minimum of a BA/BS degree in architecture, engineering, construction management, business administration, planning, or related field; or Bachelor’s degree in other area with appropriate experience. Masters degree preferred. Minimum of ten years of increasingly responsible experience in the field of school-based facilities, hospitality/hotel management, construction, facilities management; construction management; maintenance and operations, or school business in a multi-site environment. Minimum of three years supervisory experience; general building contractor license; supplemental coursework or training within Business Management or related fields, desired.
Ability to read, write and interpret in the English language technical documents such as building plans, instruction manuals, and applications.
Ability to write comprehensive routine reports and correspondence suitable for review by management and vendors.
Ability to create and manage budgets using Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
Ability to analyze and interpret financial data.
Must possess strong negotiation skills.
Must be able to interpret technical documents relating to projects.
Ability to comprehend, create, and carry out instructions furnished in written and/or oral form.
Ability to problem solve.
Must be able to perform basic minor repairs.
The ability to accurately compute numbers.
Ability to relocate from one physical space to another throughout the course of the day as well as attend off site meetings.
Ability to speak effectively before groups and/or employees of the organization.
Ability to engage in team work and work cooperatively with others.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive Salary
About Ross School
Ross School’s mission is to change the way education meets the future; to foster interdisciplinary, integrated thinking and innovative leadership; to engage fully in the global community; and to facilitate lifelong learning. Ross School was founded in 1991 by Courtney Ross and Steven J. Ross. They recognized that preparing students to meet the challenges of the 21st century requires new paradigms to transform education. Aided by the research of educational pioneers and leading thinkers, they expanded upon some of the best practices in K–12 education, combining them with the notion that leadership in an increasingly connected and rapidly changing world demands a global perspective and an openness to technology and innovation.
Located in East Hampton, New York, Ross School serves 375 students pre-nursery to grade 12. Beginning in grade 7, the school hosts a growing number of domestic and international boarding students on the Upper School campus. The nonprofit Ross Institute, founded by Courtney Sale Ross in 1996, promotes understanding of globalization’s implications for precollegiate education and develops and provides curriculum resources and mentoring to schools around the wor...ld interested in adopting the Ross model. Ross School operates as Ross Institute’s lab school. www.ross.org
Positions for boarding house parents who live in boarding houses and supervise students are also available and may be combined with any position.