Collegiate School seeks a Director of Facilities Management to provide strategic direction, oversight and support for the management of all campus facilities and grounds. The Director will manage the regular workflow and systems of the Physical Plant and measure daily progress and task completion. The Director will also manage all planning, design and construction efforts for new facilities, renovations and renewal/enhancement projects.
General responsibilities include:
Responsible for the successful management and efficient operations of all aspects of the School’s facilities, grounds and operational services including, Buildings, Grounds, Transportation, Housekeeping, Logistics & Special Events and of campus planning, design, and construction activities. Provides leadership and support for plant operations and performance.
Plans, schedules and coordinates the daily work of the Physical Plant to ensure proper, equitable and effective distribution of assignments and adequate personnel, materials and equipment for performance of duties.
Sets goals and expectations with Physical Plant staff and meets on a regular basis to plan, schedule and direct the functions of the Plant and measures performance relative to goals, progress and customer satisfaction.
Evaluates effectiveness of Plant operations relative to customer feedback, standards of care and benchmarks/performance indicators (INDEX, APPA, etc.). Makes recommendations for corrective actions and assigns appropriate resources.
Researches and maintains an up to date knowledge base of “Best Practices” within the Facilities Management Industry. Implements new procedures and practices as needed for the School’s benefit and conducts, develops, or assigns training programs for key staff in new techniques and programs.
Develops and regularly monitors the Physical Plant departmental budget.
Maintains records for campus utility use and evaluates campus energy consumption trends. Makes recommendations for energy management and conservation initiatives and establishes procedures for measuring their effectiveness.
Ensures preventive, predictive and operational maintenance of all building systems.
Continually assesses, audits and evaluates the physical condition and performance of school infrastructure, systems and equipment. Develops prioritized corrective strategies to solve issues and establishes schedules for infrastructure renewal and/or replacement.
Works closely with academic, arts and athletic leaders to ensure facilities support the program requirements and that space utilization is maximized.
Establishes contracting procedures and requirements. Negotiates agreements with qualified consultants, contractors and vendors and coordinates their scope, effort, budgets and schedules. Maintains contract records, tracks effort and evaluates performance. Ensures the School is in compliance with legal and regulatory requirements and manages all required permits for work performed School property.
Successful candidates will possess the following qualifications and competencies:
At least 10 years of demonstrated facilities management experience, including experience in the direct supervision of staff, program development and implementation, and capital project management.
Demonstrated, strong working knowledge, skills and expertise in facility systems and project/organizational management.
Demonstrated initiative in the development, implementation and leadership of capital infrastructure project management procedures, programs and strategies.
Excellent communicator that grows and develops his/her team. Excellent verbal communication and listening skills with high attention to clarity and detail with ability to explain complex information/fact patterns in understandable terms to all levels of personnel.
Excellent project manager.
Strong budget officer for his/her departments and ability to work closely with budget and accounting staff.
Proficiency with word processing, presentation, project management and spreadsheet software. Autocad/BIM experience helpful.
Working knowledge of facility systems (i.e. BAS, life safety, SchoolDude or the like, CMMS) and reporting methods, systems and procedures.
Knowledge of Federal and State occupational hazard identification, prevention and control, life/safety and environmental codes and regulations.
Valid Virginia driver's license.
Collegiate School is an independent, JK-12 college preparatory, coeducational school with over 1,600 students in Richmond, VA. The School is a community of learners committed to seeking and welcoming students, faculty and staff who represent the multicultural community and world in which we live. We believe that the education we offer in our school is greatly enhanced when many traditions, backgrounds, and perspectives are given expression in school activities. We aspire to create an inclusive environment that promotes engaged citizenship and encourages compassionate leadership. Our concept of diversity and multiculturalism is dynamic and serves a vision at Collegiate where all members of the community find in our school a sense of belonging and a supportive place to reach their full potential.
The School is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender (including pregnancy), age, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, disability, veteran or military status, marital status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. Employment decisions at the School are based on merit, qualifications and skills.
About Collegiate School
Collegiate School is an independent, JK-12 college preparatory, coeducational school with over 1,600 students in Richmond, VA. The School’s mission is to create a diverse and inclusive community of learners committed to a challenging and supportive educational experience that will foster the intellectual, moral, emotional, and physical development of each student.