In the heart of New York City is Ramaz - a Jewish Day School with a rich history of Jewish education, academic distinction, and nurturing of individual abilities and aspirations. To be a student at Ramaz is to be encouraged, supported, and taught how to discover the best in oneself and in others, and to gain a profound, spirited sense of responsibility to the world.
Located on four campuses on the upper East side of Manhattan, Ramaz serves over a thousand students from Nursery-12th grade in a vibrant and supportive community. The school is over 80 years old and has a reputation for excellence both locally and internationally. We invite you to visit the website: www.ramaz.org.
Minimum of a BA or BS; MS or MBA preferred.
Strong operations management experience with 10+ years in similar work capacity, preferably in a nonprofit or school setting.
Track record of leading, motivating and developing high performance teams.
Strong problem-solving and communication skills, with the ability to establish trust.
Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal and presentation skills with all levels.
Ability to think ahead and plan over a one-to-five-year time span.
Strong technology and information infrastructure skills.
Demonstrated leadership qualities – organizing people and processes.
Consistently exercises discretion and good judgment.
High ethical standards.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Collaborating with fellow Leadership Team members to support operations that align with Ramaz’s mission and meet the school’s strategic objectives.
Managing the school’s transportation operations, security, food service and health services.
Conducting regular meetings with department heads to ensure that priorities are clear, and coordination is sound.
Managing high-level operations on a large scale, multi-building campus with state-of-the- art systems and facilities.
Partnering with the Chief Financial Officer on all budgetary matters and specifically; to identify, prioritize, and manage major capital and operational projects.
Overseeing the renovation and construction of new facilities consistent with budgetary projections and goals.
Developing and implementing Ramaz’s annual facilities budget and supporting the team in making appropriate short- and long-term spending decisions.
Communicating, monitoring, and ensuring compliance with all codes and regulations governing the acquisition, use, construction, maintenance, and improvement of school sites and facilities.
Managing an on-call service related to facilities and security issues so that there is fast and effective response to an emergency.
Overseeing the process in collaboration with the head of school of weather related or other closures.
Facilitating resolution of issues between departments.
Fostering, maintaining, and managing relationships with city and state officials and numerous outside vendors.
Collaborating with various department directors to execute campus-wide events.
Abiding by Ramaz’s Code of Ethics and Conduct.
Working with relevant parties to secure grants from governmental and other sources relating to security, facilities, and technology.
One who can move easily between broad, strategic thinking and the day-to-day management of a large and diverse department and whose management approach encourages the development and execution of new ideas, promotes transparency, and supports prudent change.
A proactive self-starter who projects team spirit and has the ability to organize, motivate, coach, and focus others in pursuit of a well-developed strategic plan.
An adept manager who respects differences of opinion, seeks consensus when appropriate, and is comfortable making difficult decisions.
A supervisor who balances effective delegation to staff members while retaining ultimate accountability for results.
A minimum of 10 years of experience in senior-level facilities management or operations positions within an educational institution, another nonprofit organization, or a for-profit corporation.
A track record of working effectively with multiple constituencies, such as faculty, administrators, volunteers, parents, students, board members, and contract workers.
Demonstrated success in motivating, mentoring, managing, and evaluating a large and diverse staff.
A history of establishing, implementing, and maintaining operational policies, procedures, controls, and standards.
Skills and Knowledge:
A broad and deep knowledge of facilities management, safety and security, and, ideally, food services, transportation, health services, and event management.
Familiarity with technology infrastructure and utilization.
An ability to devise, prioritize, execute, and achieve results in a complex institutional environment with multiple demands on time and attention.
Excellent communication skills in writing, one-on-one, and in small and large groups.
An advanced understanding of and the ability to use computers and technology, including Microsoft Windows and Office products, basic office equipment, and mechanical equipment.
A self-directed, goal-oriented, and well-organized manager who is also flexible, resilient, nimble, and able to react appropriately in response to unexpected changes and challenges in a high-stress environment.
An inquisitive and analytical person who asks the right questions and continually searches for opportunities for improvement and operational efficiencies.
A responsive and diligent professional with a sense of urgency who appropriately balances timeliness and high-quality results.
A team-player who thrives in an environment with a strong sense of community and who values authentic relationships.
An individual who exhibits high emotional intelligence, integrity, self-awareness, and a sense of humor.
Compensation - Highly competitive with comparable schools and other nonprofit organizations in the region.
Education - Bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture, facility management, business administration, construction management, or a related field strongly preferred, Master’s degree a plus.
Interested and qualified candidates should submit electronically in one email and as separate documents (preferably PDFs) the following materials:
A cover letter expressing their interest in this particular position;
A current résumé;
A one-page statement of educational or leadership philosophy and practice;
A list of five professional references with name, phone number, and email address of each (references will not be contacted until a serious mutual interest is established, and not without the candidate’s permission) to:
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