Belmont Day School seeks a strategic thinker to be responsible for leading all capital projects and school facilities work during the academic year and our annual summer program. This individual oversees our food services department, summer programs, and other key operations aspects of the school. He/she assists the Head of School and the chairs of relevant board committees in establishing school policies and procedures and assuring achievement of operating objectives. The Director of Operations works closely with the Head of School, Director of Finance, Assistant Head of School, and Director of Development and serves as a member of the senior administrative team.
This is a full-time, exempt, and benefit-eligible position. It is a twelve-month position and reports directly to the Head of School. The position also has reporting relationships with the board’s buildings and grounds and capital projects committees.
This individual is responsible for the overall operation of buildings and grounds, kitchen and food service, summer programs, and campus rental activities at Belmont Day. He/she:
Creates and manages the strategic operational objectives in collaboration with the Head of school and Director of Finance.
Manages the school facility with a results-driven framework focused on safety, quality, and continuous improvement to meet the needs and goals of the BDS community. This includes oversight of all capital projects, building use, routine maintenance, and coverage. Responsible for project management and budgetary activities as well.
Represents the school and Buildings & Grounds department in a professional and ethical manner in all personal and written communication.
Oversees the food service operation at the school ensuring efficient delivery of food service to students and staff as well as for special events on campus.
Supervises the facilities manager, kitchen manager, and Director of Summer Programs. Partners with these individuals to support staffing, professional development, performance management, and capital improvement needs.
Participates on relevant school committees. Performs data analysis, and prepares and reports on statuses and trends. Makes recommendations for process improvements.
Supervises any consultants, vendors, etc., hired in support of capital projects and rental oversight.
Manages and oversees all facilities rental activity at the school.
Serves as the transportation coordinator, working with admissions, athletics, and division heads to ensure that all needs are met.
Negotiates major all-school purchasing and equipment rental contracts.
Engages with students routinely by providing coverage at lunch, recess, and dismissal, or as needed.
Ensures summer programs are mission-based and aligned with strategic and revenue goals.
Performs additional responsibilities as required.
Bachelor’s degree and 8-10 years of relevant work experience; master’s degree preferred. Experience working in an independent school preferred.
Minimum of 5 years of management level experience involving facilities planning and development, budget management, and contract negotiation.
Experience with capital project management, safety and security, and auxiliary programming.
Demonstrated understanding and ability with Computerized Maintenance Management System software and Building Automation Systems software.
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop strong relationships.
Demonstrated project and risk management skills with the ability to analyze complex issues, to develop relevant and realistic plans, programs, and recommendations.
Demonstrated organizational agility, and ability to innovate and lead change.
Demonstrated ability to negotiate and influence effectively, including community relations.
Strong team player that has a customer service approach and is solution-oriented.
Excellent attention to detail and the ability to work individually, within a multidisciplinary team, as well as with external partners and vendors.
Please submit a cover letter specific to this position along with a resume to [email protected].
Belmont Day seeks candidates who will add to the diversity of our community. The school will always be maintained as a nonsectarian institution and is an equal opportunity employer. BDS complies with all legal requirements in connection with admissions and access to programs, facilities and employment practices regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, or disability.
About Belmont Day School, Inc.
Belmont Day School is a pre-kindergarten to eighth grade independent school founded in 1927 by a group of parents committed to providing children with an excellent foundation and many opportunities for creative expression. Our six values of honesty, caring, joy, responsibility, respect, and excellence permeate the culture for adults and children.
Belmont Day is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes people of all races, genders, religions, family configurations, sexual orientations, economic backgrounds, and cultural identities. We work together to nurture a community where listening, open dialogue, humor, and respect thrive. We seek qualified and experienced teachers, administrators, and staff who wish to contribute to this unique and vibrant community, both inside and outside the classroom.
• Co-educational pre-kindergarten through grade eight
• Just 10 miles from Boston
• 25 local communities represented from Acton to Winchester
• Accredited by the Association of Independent Schools of New England (AISNE)
• Number of students: 292 students enrolled in 2019-20; 139 boys and 153 girls
• 40% of students identify as students of color
• Number of full- and part-time f...aculty, staff, and associate teachers: 96
• 83% of faculty have an advanced degree
• Student-to-teacher ratio of 6:1
• Campus sits on 11 acres of land
• Robust after school and enrichment programs that offer 25 options
• 11-week summer program and February and April vacation week camps that enroll over 600 children annually