Job Description Green Hedges School seeks an experienced full time Director of Operations to start January 2023. Green Hedges is a private independent school serving ages 2 through Grade 8 with approximately 185 students in Vienna, VA, which is fourteen miles west of Washington, DC.
The Director of Operations is responsible for the professional, efficient, sustainable, and visionary management of daily campus-based operational plant issues, including oversight of security, emergency response, preventative maintenance programs, and events at Green Hedges School; all in alignment with the mission and vision of the School.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Sources and monitors performance of contracted vendor maintenance, repair projects, and when needed, capital improvement projects in collaboration with the Head of School.
Prepares and administers budgets related to utilities, equipment, and materials.
Creates annual and multi-year schedules for plant replacement, renewal, and special maintenance (PPRRSM) and safe operations of the School.
Oversees all aspects of campus activities and functions related to the operation, security, and maintenance of the campus and the related facilities.
Daily system checks and procedures to ensure seamless execution of all school operations, including facilities management, security, and school safety plans.
Supervises maintenance staff, auxiliary staff, and custodial staff.
Engaged in maintaining and repairing physical structures of buildings and grounds.
Oversees services provided by outside vendors and related contracts.
Effective resolution of unscheduled or emergency assignments ensuring service continuity.
Oversees all insurance coverages and policies related to all school operations and activities.
Effective communication with school personnel and others through written and online methods administrative and informational matters, as necessary.
Oversees coordination of all events on campus.
Attend workshops, seminars or conferences to enhance job related skills. Maintain ongoing knowledge of policies, procedures, laws and ordinances, benefits, insurance, and facilities contractual agreements.
Follow established safety practices.
Attends regularly scheduled Building and Grounds Board committee meetings.
Other duties as assigned.
Professional and Leadership Qualifications
A Master’s degree or higher in education or a related field.
Minimum of four years related experience and management experience.
Construction management background preferred.
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following materials
A cover letter
A current résumé.
A list of five professional references with name, phone number, and email address of each. (References will not be contacted without first notifying the candidate.)
Please send your materials electronically in one email and as a single PDF document to:
Jennifer Bohnen, Head of School
Green Hedges School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.
All children embark on their own educational journeys brimming with potential, informed by nature, and nurtured through personal experience. We believe each journey is better and more nourishing if, during these formative years, it takes place within a deeply-connected and diverse community. Such a community provides children a supportive, physically- and emotionally-safe environment where they become confident learners who take risks and actively engage in their world. Green Hedges is this community.
In 1942, Frances and Kenton Kilmer, children of international artists, founded Green Hedges School to provide a learning environment that emphasizes excellence in the core subjects while reflecting their passion for the arts and languages and their appreciation for cultural and religious diversity. Building on their vision, we teach a robust liberal arts program from the earliest ages–providing context, encouraging connections, and inspiring creativity. Our approach creates a strong foundation and allows students to achieve a deeper and broader understanding within all disciplines.