Newtown Friends School, located in Newtown, PA, is currently seeking a Facilities Supervisor. The Facilities Supervisor is responsible for the daily preparation and safe operation of the school’s facilities for students and staff. Reporting directly to the Director of Finance and Operations, the Facilities Supervisor will also collaborate with other Administrators. The primary function of this position is the planning and executing of preventative and predictive maintenance for all of the school’s equipment and other resources.
Duties and Responsibilities
Creating and executing a formal preventative maintenance program
Performing minor corrective/preventative maintenance on mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems
Performing minor carpenter repairs and improvements
Maintaining material history records on all equipment and resources
Preserving a collection of drawings of the building, its services, systems, and equipment manuals
Participating in the selection and the negotiation of contracted maintenance services
Supervising contracted maintenance services to ensure all work completed is satisfactory
Managing the supplies and equipment budget for the facilities of the school
Coordinating with administrators to plan special events and then preparing the school for those events by setting up chairs, tables, tents, signs, etc.
Performing housekeeping/janitorial tasks as needed during the normal school day
Scheduling and keeping up-to-date all inspections and permits required by outside agencies
Assisting with the planning and execution of the school’s safety and security procedures
Constantly assessing and recommending new ways of managing the school’s facilities that reduce costs and improve efficiency, productivity and safety
Submitting written weekly reports to the Head of School and Director of Finance and Operations
Other duties as assigned
Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook)
Strong, positive interpersonal and customer service orientation; ability to interact well with a wide variety of people, including staff, students, and outside contractors
Excellent oral and written communications skills
Demonstrated ability to read and interpret technical drawings and service manuals
Demonstrated organizational, time management, and problem-solving skills
Must be self-motivated and able to exercise sound judgment in prioritizing tasks which originate from numerous sources in order to meet various deadlines
Successful completion of a criminal background check and driving record audit
Availability to work some weekends and evenings
Current possession of or ability to acquire a CDL with School Bus and Passenger endorsements
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
Qualified candidates should apply through the Apply Now button on the right side of this page. Please include a cover letter, resume, and three references with your application. No phone calls please.
Founded in 1948, Newtown Friends School is a prekindergarten through 8th grade Quaker day school in Newtown, Pennsylvania, located 30 miles northeast of Philadelphia. The School offers an innovative and challenging academic program, grounded in Quaker values, where all students and faculty are valued and supported, regardless of gender, age, race, religion, ethnic origin, or sexual orientation. Newtown Friends features a dynamic student-centered program of study that focuses on teaching students to be active participants in the learning process. Newtown Friends School has 253 students overall. Additional information about the School may be found on our website at www.newtownfriends.org.