City and Country School, an independent, non-sectarian day school enrolling approximately 375 children ages 2-13, seeks a full-time Director of Facilities.
ABOUT CITY AND COUNTRY
Founded in 1914, City and Country School is a coeducational independent, progressive school in Greenwich Village. Children at City and Country develop responsibility and a strong sense of community through group experiences such as block building and work with other open-ended materials in the Lower School, and group jobs in the Middle and Upper School. Through trips, books, and opportunities for other first-hand experiences, children learn to ask questions and conduct meaningful research. We believe the teacher's place is alongside the child, posing questions that elicit imaginative thinking, problem-solving and decision-making in pursuit of a deeper perspective.
An underlying respect for children, the group process, and a social-studies driven, interdisciplinary approach are among the hallmarks of our program.
THE POSITION AND RESPONSIBILITIES This is a great opportunity to support the mission of an established and reputable not for profit organization. The Director of Facilities will report to the Director of Finance and Operations.The individual will work with the Buildings & Grounds Manager to direct, coordinate and supervise facilities and maintenance staff. The Buildings & Grounds Manager will report to the Director of Facilities. The ideal candidate must exhibit understanding and support of the mission and goals of the School in personal conduct and management of others.
Primary responsibilities for the Director of Facilities position include—but are not limited to—the following:
Organizes schedules and supervises all repair and construction projects, with sensitivity to school seasonality and operational need.
Ensures compliance with all local, state, and federal regulatory requirements, including work safety regulations (e.g. fire drills). Oversees inspections of all building systems as needed for law/code.
Works with the Director of Finance and Operations to create an annual operating and capital budget and supervises facilities expenditures.
Collaborates with instructional and administrative staff including technology, security, athletics, after-school program, and food service to understand special needs and maintain quality support.
Liaison with any current and future landlords to ensure that any and all rented spaces are operating effectively and safely. (Kitchen and Gym are located off-campus.)
Serves as Emergency Safety Coordinator. Plan, organize, implement and inform staff of emergency procedures.
Participates constructively in the strategic development of the school including landmark and zoning compliance, utilities services and energy management.
Provides facilities support for campus events (e.g. the Harvest Festival, Spring Fair, auction, open houses, etc.)
Leads and collaborates the acquisition of capital budget items from purchase through installation and operation.
Seek out information about alternative vendors as appropriate for improvements in price or quality.
Responsible for landline phone equipment and service.
Review and renew all service contracts and assure that all C&C equipment is maintained and repaired as needed.
In conjunction with the Buildings & Grounds manager approve time cards and submit payroll spreadsheet to Business Office (biweekly).
City and Country School offers a competitive compensation package, commensurate with level of experience, plus benefits.
City and Country School is an Equal Opportunity Employer with interest in developing diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. City and Country School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, age, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, national origin, citizenship, or disability.
The Director of Facilities must be a team player and leader with the ability to multitask while being attentive to detail. This is a “hands-on position” and a successful candidate must have a working knowledge of building management systems and construction project experience. In addition, the applicant should have:
College degree (or Equivalent) and a minimum of three years of related management experience.
All necessary certifications associated with the job description.
Excellent communication skills.
Comfortable using technology including spreadsheet and word processing software.
Position requires physical ability to lift heavy boxes and other materials and climb multi- flights of stairs.
Excellent Organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines.
Exceptional problem solving skills.
Enjoys working with and being around children.
About City and Country School
City and Country School is an independent, progressive school for children ages 2-13 in Greenwich Village. Children at City and Country develop responsibility and a strong sense of community through group experiences such as block building and work with other open-ended materials in the Lower School, and group jobs in the Middle and Upper School. Through trips, books and opportunities for other first-hand experiences, children learn to ask questions and conduct meaningful research. An underlying respect for children, the group process, and a social-studies driven, interdisciplinary approach are among the hallmarks of our program.