The Cambridge School of Weston seeks a strong leader and strategic thinker to serve as Facilities Director and lead our dedicated Facilities Department. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Facilities Director is responsible for overseeing plant services, maintenance, grounds and landscaping, campus security and custodial services, construction, and special projects. The Director will also lead efforts to build and maintain environmentally sustainable practices and procedures in relation to campus infrastructure, upkeep, and expansion.
Specific Responsibilities for This Position Include:
Supervises and assists all maintenance and custodial personnel.
Prepares annual departmental budget with CFO.
Develop and maintain a short and long term vision for action on deferred maintenance.
Designs, implements and directs training and safety programs for department.
Maintains inventory of supplies, materials, and equipment needed for maintenance and custodial work.
Oversees purchases of building equipment for school buildings, and makes recommendations for purchase of necessary equipment and supplies.
Coordinates all maintenance and custodial schedules and work routines.
Maintains safety records.
Organizes and implements a program of preventative maintenance.
Conducts routine inspections of buildings for maintenance and custodial services.
Maintains inventory of equipment, furniture, supplies, and technical equipment.
Supervises and inspects the improvement and renovation work performed by outside contractors, and verifies terms of all such contracts have been fulfilled before authorizing final payment.
Advises and/or responds to emergencies on a 24-hour basis, as needed.
Skills and Qualifications:
Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
Ability to motivate, direct and train facility staff.
Excellent interpersonal, collaborative, and communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively to all constituencies.
Formal education and/or at least five years’ experience in maintenance and facilities management.
The Cambridge School of Weston, founded in 1886, provides a progressive education that emphasizes deep learning, meaningful relationships and a dynamic program that inspires students to discover who they are and what their contribution is to their school, their community and the world. Located 12 miles from Boston, we are a day and boarding high school community of approximately 325 students. Our module system forms the basis of the educational program, allowing us to offer more than 300 classes. All classes meet for 75-to-90 minutes each day, taught over five-week modules. Our pedagogy advocates active, experiential learning within a curriculum designed to accommodate the interests and experiences of individual students. We welcome the perspectives of different ethnicities, races, classes, religions and sexual orientations that enhance our mutual understanding.
The Cambridge School of Weston does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, retaliation, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, disability, mental illness, genetics, and choice of health insurance, marital status, age, veteran status, or any oth...er basis prohibited under applicable law. We are an equal opportunity employer and we encourage candidates who will increase our diversity to apply.