Under supervision and guidance of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Director of Facilities manages the maintenance, grounds and housekeeping functions of the school. This includes but is not limited to, managing personnel, construction projects, department budgets, contractor relations, health and safety standards, and industry codes. The Director of Facilities assures the effective functioning of our facility to provide an efficient and safe working environment for the school community by using best practices to manage resources, services and processes to meet the needs of the school.
Chatham Hall seeks candidates who will contribute to and are committed to diversity and
multicultural educational practices. Chatham Hall seeks candidates who demonstrate a dedication to working in a diverse community. The school seeks candidates who: communicate effectively with diverse populations, create an inclusive work environment, and will engage in professional development opportunities to further develop inclusive management practices.
Supervise all maintenance, grounds and housekeeping staff using management practices that reflect the school culture of collaboration, including organization and scheduling of staff
Create ongoing evaluation that promotes discussion and staff improvement
Conduct and document regular facilities inspections
Coordinate facility rentals
Establish and maintain excellent communications with the school community in regard to maintenance issues
Schedule and supervise regular inspection, preventive maintenance and minor repairs on mechanical, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, security, safety and monitoring systems, school vehicles and other equipment
Monitor housekeeping, landscaping, alarms and other 3rd party maintenance contracts
Schedule and supervise ongoing building maintenance including completion of maintenance work orders, develop preventative maintenance schedules online, special set ups for school activities, and after-hours and weekend maintenance service
Organize, schedule and supervise all major repairs and construction projects
Train personnel in safety, crisis management, industry / government regulations and asbestos awareness.
Create and manage budget for the operations/maintenance department in conjunction with CFO
Assist CFO, senior leadership and board committees with the strategic planning for plant replacement (PPRRSM)
Serve as project manager for facilities renovations and new capital projects
Supervise and manage purchasing and inventory of equipment and supplies for the facilities
Consult with the Transportation Manager pertaining to the transportation needs to ensure a smooth safe and efficient operation
Performs other duties as assigned by the CFO
Physical demands include dexterity for mechanical operation including but not limited to driving, writing, typing, using electronic devices, computers, phones, office machinery, tools, copy machines, printers etc. Walking, climbing, ascending/descending stairs, stooping, bending, reaching, carrying, lifting, pushing/pulling, reach above shoulder level and sitting or standing for extended periods of time are common. Ability to move continuously during work hours and ability to lift up to 50 pounds is required. Ability to withstand inside and outside environmental conditions.
Must be willing to work overtime, holidays, weekends and on-call as requested. This staff position is full time (12 month/37.5 hours per week) and benefits eligible. Normal hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Competitive benefits commensurate with position such as, tuition remission, housing benefits, excellent health and dental benefits and a competitive salary.
This position description is not all-inclusive, as other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned.
Formal education and or experience in maintenance, facilities management or related field.
Five to seven years of related experience is required, experience in an educational setting preferred.
Proven management skills in the area of personnel, time, cost, quality, facility and property management.
Expertise in and an aptitude for administration, management, construction, mechanical equipment, landscaping, computer usage, purchasing, supervision and general services.
Excellent communication skills with entire school constituency, both written and spoken
Strong organizational skills and ability to pivot to different projects
Able to pick up on work related software systems (Maintenance Direct by SchoolDude preferred)
Technology user skills sufficient to prepare reports in Excel and Word
Ability to use basic office equipment
Ability to calmly handle challenges and problem solve effectively.
Must be personable and able to relate well to people.
Chatham Hall, an all girls boarding and day school in Southern Virginia, seeks a dynamic, collaborative advancement professional to grow its fundraising programs and manage relationships with key constituents and groups, all in support of the school’s strategic priorities.
ABOUT CHATHAM HALL:
A leader in all girls education, Chatham Hall inspires integrity, academic excellence, and global perspectives in tomorrow's leaders. Its signature academic, community, and athletic programs provide comprehensive preparation for college and for productive lives. Now in its 125th year, Chatham Hall is grounded in Episcopal heritage and includes a vibrant extended community of more than 3,000 alumnae plus dedicated families and friends. The school is located on a 360-acre campus in Chatham, Virginia, within driving distance of Greensboro, Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Lynchburg, Roanoke, and Charlottesville.