An independent Catholic school for young women in grades 7-12, Ursuline Academy is seeking a uniquely talented individual to join our team. Located in Dedham, MA, our school is inspired by the legacy of St. Angela Merici, founder of the Ursuline Order, and seeks to foster respect, compassion, intellectual curiosity, and a commitment to service as we prepare our students for life. The school seeks to hire and retain employees who are skilled in their field, eager to develop professionally, active participants in the school community, and committed to carrying out the mission of the school. Flexibility, a collaborative and professional spirit as well as excellent communication skills are essential.
With dual reporting to both the President and Director of Facilities, this professional will be responsible for the implementation of all safety, security management policies, protocols, plans and initiatives for the Academy. This includes responsibility for strategic, operational, and tactical security management, as well as working with the Risk and Safety Committees to align risk mitigation and crisis management strategies with the school’s educational and operational priorities.
In addition, this professional will help manage projects related to the renovation and improvement of a multi-building campus. This professional would be responsible for overseeing specified construction projects of various sizes, working closely with the Director of Facilities to source and manage relationships with outside contractors, and maintain project budgets.
It is expected that this person would have the proven ability to:
Manage the implementation and continuous refinement of physical/facilities security policies, standards, and procedures to ensure ongoing maintenance of security protocols.
Build relationships and interact effectively with all facets of an educational institution in promoting and implementing safety and security procedures.
Maintain current knowledge of trends and practices in security, safety, and program management.
Monitor and maintain S2 security software/system.
Interface with local municipal fire and police.
Manage complex projects, preferably with experience in facilities planning and construction management, with attention to details and deadlines.
Develop and manage budgets for areas of both safety initiatives and specified construction projects.
Effectively communicate in all phases of program implementation and project execution, providing reports on a regular basis to leadership and committees.
Bachelor’s degree and experience in project management, security management, or related position or an equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
Demonstrated ability to interface well with all levels of an organization, including administration and students.
Ability to communicate effectively in speaking, writing, and listening.
Ability to think critically and strategically to align programs and projects with the Academy’s objectives.
Ability to effectively implement change in a community comprised of different constituencies with often competing priorities.
Ability to multi-task, managing multiple priorities simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
Excellent organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills.
A good sense of humor and an ability to work well in a team setting.
A degree of physical fitness that will allow the candidate to move with ease throughout a multi-building campus.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office or Google GSuite, SchoolDude or similar programs. CAD experience a plus.
Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter and resume to Sharon Tolland (firstname.lastname@example.org).
About Ursuline Academy
Ursuline Academy, an independent Catholic school founded in Boston in 1946, inspires students to grow in faith, explore their academic potential, lead with confidence, and help those in need. In a tradition combining the best of all-girls and Catholic schools, Ursuline students flourish in an environment that encourages them to become women who make a difference: women who build lives of purpose, discovering who they want to be as individuals while discerning who they are meant to be as global citizens.
The values of an Ursuline education were established centuries ago when Saint Angela Merici, a forward-thinking Italian religious educator and foundress of the Order of St. Ursula, dedicated her life to forming a company of young women engaged in bettering their communities. Hundreds of years later, we still believe in a world in which every young woman is empowered and supported to find her voice and be the best she can be for herself and in contribution to the world around her.
The Serviam Shield is the emblem of loyalty known by Ursuline students throughout the world. The cross stands for Faith, the foundation of all Christian action. The seven stars, representing Ursa ...Minor, are a reminder of our patroness, Saint Ursula, and stand for the seven guiding values of our Mission Statement: Soul, Scholarship, Spirituality, Sharing our Light, Sportsmanship, Solidarity and Serviam.