Reporting to the Head of School, the Director of Facilities, Safety & Operations (“the Director”) is charged with managing the school’s plant services, facility use, maintenance and renovation of buildings, grounds, landscaping, campus security, custodial services, transportation assets, construction activities, and communication systems. All management and oversight of the school’s physical assets and properties is performed from an operational and strategic perspective.
The Director also serves as the school’s asbestos coordinator, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) coordinator, OSHA safety officer, and point of contact for all regulatory agencies to ensure compliance with all applicable codes, laws, and regulations.
The Director identifies needs for planned future facilities modifications and additions and is responsible for ensuring adherence to an established maintenance program while responding to unexpected, immediate maintenance needs.
Finally, the Director leads the school’s sustainability efforts as the school continues to lower its carbon footprint, including oversight of the School’s Transportation Demand Management Plan (TDMP).
Provides leadership and strategic direction for the School’s facility assets and operational needs, informed by the school’s Strategic Plan and daily operational activities;
Provides leadership, supervision, and support for maintenance staff and all landscaping, security, and custodial services. Works with the Associate Director of Operations to set standards and ensure quality control. Encourages professional development of staff through training, goal setting and performance reviews. Determines the need for and hires temporary employees;
Provides the Associate Director of Operations guidance and leadership in ensuring all health and safety requirements are met for all on campus food services;
Serves as a resource for the Board of Trustees and staffs the Infrastructure and other related Committees. Provides reports on all areas of the physical plant, bringing technical expertise, advice, and experience in building and grounds management, planned maintenance, energy management and maximizing the use of facilities;
Manages the permitting process and daily needs for all building and construction projects;
Creates, oversees, and manages all aspects of the equipment replacement and building maintenance program funded by the school’s facilities budget and PPRSM reserve;
Works directly with other administrators to understand and support the evolving facilities needs related to personnel changes, program development, and curriculum growth;
Investigates and resolves building maintenance issues, concerns, and trends;
Formulates long-range maintenance and facility goals;
Facility Management Responsibilities
Protects, maintains and enhances the facilities and related assets of Marin Academy in a safe and efficient manner including buildings, grounds, furniture, fixtures, fire safety and security equipment, and maintenance equipment and supplies. Safeguards related plans, documents, and files;
Stays abreast of the changing needs of MA’s curricular, co-curricular and summer programs in order to respond in a timely manner to any necessary changes in facilities or operating services;
Partners with the Associate Director of Operations to identify any ADA needs or accommodations required to meet compliance regulations;
Develops staff training programs to ensure that the school remains in compliance with these regulations;
Solicits bids for, evaluates and recommends outside contractors and monitors their performance;
Oversees purchasing and inventory of equipment and supplies for maintenance, grounds, security, and custodial services ensuring adequate inventory of all necessary supplies and parts;
Actively works to identify and implement energy-saving measures;
Works with and in support of the Thoreau Chair for Environmental Sustainability;
Safety and Security
Evaluates the school’s security program on a continuing basis recommending and leading changes as needed. Works with administrators, faculty, and staff to coordinate any special security needs necessary for meetings or school events. Takes a leadership role in the safety and emergency operations of MA, including planning and drills. Chairs, schedules, and manages the activities of the school’s Safety Committee;
Directs and manages all health and safety processes, best practices, supplies, and training as well as compliance with all local, state and national agencies. Partners with the Head of School, the Dean of Students and other administrators as needed;
Interprets and directs the school’s safety program to ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state and local environmental and safety regulations, including OSHA, EPA, etc;
Develops and implements strategies to minimize property loss. Manages distribution and collection of keys;
Jointly with the Chief Financial Officer, develops operating and capital budgets for facilities, including annual, long term and project budgets. Responsible for cost and budget control;
Reviews purchase orders for budget, choice of vendor, proper approval and bids when required;
Develops project specifications, solicits project bids, and consults as necessary with trade and contractor representatives for school repairs and maintenance;
Works with the school’s technology staff to plan and adopt hardware, software and associated training related to technology upgrades that support the school’s physical plant operations;
Manages the School’s TDMP program;
Manages additional projects or responsibilities, as directed by the Head of School.
Marin Academy is situated on a 10-acre campus at the base of the hills of San Rafael, CA in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a 9-12 grade independent, college preparatory high school, we have an enrollment of 440 students with academic talent, interest in the arts and athletics, and a passion for a multitude of issues. Our students come from San Francisco, the East Bay, and Sonoma in addition to Marin County. Marin Academy has a block schedule in which classes meet every other day for 75-minute periods.
Marin Academy’s mission statement “asks every individual to think, question, and create in an environment of encouragement and compassion, and challenges each person to accept the responsibilities posed by education in a democratic society.” Marin Academy is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity. Interested candidates shouldsend a resume and cover letter to Francesca Johnson, Director of Human Resources at email@example.com.
For more information about Marin Academy, please visit our website (www.ma.org).
About Marin Academy
MA is in the early years of an ambitious strategic plan which emphasizes interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary teaching and learning, competency-based assessment, and equity and inclusion. Candidates eager to work toward these strategic goals will be prioritized in our search progress. Furthermore, we welcome candidates who are eager to grow in their professional lives and who demonstrate a willingness and an ability to engage in reflection on their practice.
MA values the inclusion of many voices and perspectives, and candidates should have the inclination and experience to work in a diverse community focused on issues of equity and social justice. In addition, we highly value the student-teacher relationship. Individuals with a demonstrated desire to play roles across the school including but not limited to advising, leading student activities, coaching and/or supporting other key programs are encouraged to apply.
Marin Academy’s mission statement “asks every individual to think, question, and create in an environment of encouragement and compassion, and challenges each person to accept the responsibilities posed by education in a democratic society.” The school is a vi...brant and diverse community, and students and teachers alike continue to work towards the furthering of an inclusive and supportive school. Marin Academy is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity, and people of color and women are encouraged to apply. For more information about Marin Academy, please visit our website (www.ma.org).