Maret School is seeking a seasoned and hands-on Director of Buildings & Grounds to oversee the running of our facilities. The Director of Buildings & Grounds will report directly to the Director of Finance & Operations, be an active member of the faculty, and play a leadership role on the Senior Operations Group. Strong organizational, communication, managerial, and collaboration skills are a must. The ideal candidate will have deep experience with campus facilities operations at a school or comparable organization. The Director of Buildings & Grounds must have a strong and demonstrated commitment to Equity & Inclusion and reflect Maret's Mission and Core Values.
Areas of responsibility include:
Asset and Resource Stewardship
Develop and implement the facilities strategic vision alongside Operations Team
Proactively plan and implement improvements to, preventative maintenance and repair of, assets including buildings, vehicles, fields, grounds and hardscapes while considering both financial and environmental sustainability options
Develop and review multi-year budgets for capital replacement needs
Develop and manage the annual repair and maintenance budget
Manage and measure utility consumption and contracts
Organize and maintain the school's physical plans and drawings
Assist the Director of Finance & Operations in preparing for the monthly Buildings & Grounds Board Committee meeting
Buildings & Grounds Staff Advocate and Project Manager
Lead, teach, encourage and manage members of the Buildings & Grounds staff
Advocate for Buildings & Grounds staff members within faculty and broader community
Oversee and interface with ongoing and ad-hoc vendors on campus including security, cleaning, and catering vendors
Analyze and adjust workflow to maximize efficiencies
Oversee a standardized process for handling maintenance tickets
Manage and oversee capital improvement projects
Formalize Buildings & Grounds staff member roles and accountabilities
Campus Safety and Security Leader
Actively serve as member of campus-wide safety and security committees
Continually identify and implement emergency management policies and procedure best practices
Manage complex transportation logistics including arrivals/departures, field trips, and sporting practices/events
Manage and oversee on-going efforts to promote safe and healthy learning and working environments for students and faculty as a result of COVID-19
Communicate effectively and efficiently in written and verbal capacities with Operations Team, faculty, students, parents, and broader community
Listen intently and ensure excellent customer service
A successful candidate will have the following qualities:
Strong organizational, communication, managerial, and collaboration skills,
Deep experience with campus facilities operations at a school or comparable organization,
Demonstrated success working with and managing MEP and construction trades,
Technology literate, including BAS and access control systems,
Professional and gracious demeanor and presentation,
Extremely organized, able to multi-task effectively with attention to detail
A strong and demonstrated commitment to Equity & Inclusion and to Maret's Mission and Core Values.
To learn more about our community, please visit www.maret.org. Our historic campus is in the heart of Washington, D.C. and offers a unique setting, where students and faculty alike demonstrate a sense of energy, imagination, and entrepreneurial spirit. At Maret, everyone seeks a broader perspective—an expanded understanding of each other, our community, and the larger world. Equity and inclusion are at the heart of all we do. Maret School stands firmly behind the principle that the admission of students, the employment of faculty, the operation of programs, and the governance of the School be open to all who are qualified regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, ethnic origin, or sexual orientation. We believe that this principle is both firmly grounded in the spirit of American democracy and in keeping with the civil responsibilities of an independent school.
Recruitment is being managed by The Stone House Group who will be the sole point of contact for the application process. Apply by sending a letter of interest, current resume and salary requirement to Theresa Duncan through this LINK (No telephone inquiries please).
About Maret School
Maret is a vibrant K-12, coeducational, independent school in Washington, DC and enrolls 650 students. Maret is a mission-driven school that ignites our students' potential and builds community that is equitable and inclusive.