King School is a PreK-12 independent, college preparatory day school located in Stamford that serves the diverse families of Fairfield and Westchester counties. King School seeks more than achievement for our students. We open minds and spark courageous thinking. Everyday, our students discover and forge their unique paths to excellence as we teach, guide, and cheer them on.
At King, we seek to employ faculty and staff who enjoy working in a mission driven, student-centered environment, have passion for and expertise in their subject matter, exhibit a growth mindset, embrace multidimensional roles, and prioritize the learning process for students, faculty, and staff.
Diversity is foundational to academic and professional excellence, and therefore is a core value at King. We think, learn, and work more deeply due to the many facets of diversity in our community, including but not limited to gender, race, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, age, ability, and learning style. We leverage cultural differences and intellectual diversity to create an inclusive and vibrant learning community, endeavoring for each person to feel seen, heard, valued, and respected.
Job Title: Director of Campus Operations
Reports to: Chief Financial and Operations Officer
Reporting to the CFOO, the Director of Campus Operations provides leadership, supervision, and support of the School’s facilities and operations functions. This individual works closely with numerous internal and external stakeholders and is responsible for the effective management of all buildings, grounds, athletic fields, maintenance programs, and capital repair and renewal projects. The Director will function in a collaborative manner working alongside the staff on a daily basis serving not only as a mentor but as a contributing team member to create and maintain a welcoming campus environment that reflects a commitment to quality, safety and accessibility. A primary goal of the Department is to strive for continuous improvement and innovation in facilities and grounds management.
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Identify and implement successful operational strategies and protocols to steward and maintain the School’s facilities.
Provide day-to-day leadership and support for the King School maintenance staff and outsourced operations service team members.
Ensure the proper staffing, scheduling, training and development of operational teams to complete projects in a timely fashion and provide the highest level of service to faculty, staff, students, and guests.
Full responsibility for assigned campus renovation projects, including but not limited to the bidding process, hiring and managing contractors, and project communication plans.
Oversee snow removal and ice control activities so that safe conditions exist for the School to be opened in a timely manner.
Serve as the campus planner for issues related to space utilization, facility design, and construction.
Liaise with fundraising staff to develop concept projects for donor giving.
Conduct regular inspection of school facilities, grounds, and equipment to ensure high standards of safety, attractiveness, and cleanliness.
Develop and implement a multi-year comprehensive maintenance plan that is both corrective and preventative for the upkeep of the buildings, systems, and grounds.
Organize, schedule, and supervise repair projects with a sensitivity to school seasonal and operational needs.
Work cooperatively with Athletic personnel for the preparation of playing fields and facilities for athletics and school activities.
Manage property records, utilities, taxes and leases.
Manage relationships with contracted service providers, including landscaping and custodial services.
Solicit quotes, evaluate, select, and monitor outside contractors to ensure satisfactory completion of the requested services.
Ensure compliance with building codes and other local and state regulations.
Assist the CFOO to support the Building and Grounds Committee of the Board of Trustees.
Assist the CFOO in developing and executing an annual budget for campus operations and project specific budgets.
Ensure all operational objectives and tasks are delivered in a budget-conscious, cost-effective manner.
Work with all community members regarding facility and building concerns, including but not limited to custodial, furniture, grounds, and pest control.
Support the relationships with the Newfield Avenue Neighbor Resident Community and City of Stamford government officials.
Develop and build a strong team within the Facilities and Operations department, inclusive of King and outsourced team members.
Communicate effectively with all members and levels of the School.
Work closely with stakeholders on facility projects and initiatives.
Campus Safety and Security:
Partner with the Assistant Director of Operations for Security who is responsible to oversee the School’s Safety and Security operations, including crisis management planning, the coordination and conduct of school wide drills, table top exercises, and appropriate training for community members.
Serve as a member of the Crisis Management Team.
Oversee safety training for Operations staff and promote safe working practices.
Ensures all personnel are properly trained and certified in their areas of expertise.
Support the development of safety and security policies and protocols.
Responsible for overseeing the School’s vehicle inventory including inspections and preventative maintenance.
Monitor and recommend revisions to the School’s risk, safety, and security policies and practices to ensure compliance and consistency with best practices.
Serve as Chair of the Health and Safety committee to ensure compliance with all OSHA recommendations and best practices.
Core Qualifications and Credentials:
Bachelor’s degree is required, graduate/advanced degree in facilities management or closely related field preferred.
A minimum of 5 years of facility management and supervisory experience, preferably within an educational or non profit setting.
Proven track record of successful facilities management leadership experience.
Working knowledge of workplace safety and preventive maintenance.
Demonstrated time management skills, resulting in the ability to manage multiple client relationships and prioritize time and resources accordingly.
Strong technical knowledge of mechanical, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, structural, safety systems, architecture, landscape, and energy management;
Demonstrated business and financial acumen.
Key Qualities of a Successful Candidate:
Exceptional customer service, relationship building, and communication skills.
Strong leadership skills with a focus on staff development, team building, and the ability to motivate staff.
Ability to constructively collaborate with colleagues.
Commitment to the School’s needs as demonstrated by readiness to respond as reasonable and necessary.
Capacity to work in culturally responsive professional practices that incorporate diverse and multiple perspectives from all constituents, including colleagues, trustees, students, families, students and vendors.
Demonstrated initiative and savviness in cross-cultural competence and the ability to value, work within, interact with, and incorporate diverse and multiple perspectives.
Ability to negotiate and facilitate a shared understanding and common goals across cultural differences in a professional setting.
Ability to work in an environment that reflects our diverse community, including but not limited to diversity in race, ethnicity, gender identity, socio-economic status, ability/disability, belief, sexual orientation, and national origin.
Must have a demonstrated alignment with King’s Mission, Virtues, and Diversity Policy.
King goes beyond just stating that we are Equal Opportunity Employer. Our goal is to intentionally hire a diverse pool of world-class faculty and staff to enrich the educational experience of students. King seeks candidates committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment where varied identities are valued and respected.
About King School
King is an independent, college preparatory day school serving students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. We are a diverse, vibrant learning community dedicated to educational excellence and the fullest academic and personal achievement of our students.