Director of Facilities Operations

Deerfield Academy seeks to hire a Director of Facilities Operations.  Reporting to the Director of Operations, and collaborating with campus management, the Director of Facilities Operations oversees the administrative, technical and supervisory work related to the day-to-day operations and maintenance of all school facilities, as well as all aspects of minor capital renovations.

The primary responsibilities of the Director of Facilities Operations are to plan, direct and review the activities and operations related to campus facilities and grounds including general maintenance, trades, custodial services, shipping and receiving, grounds, school vehicle fleet, and transportation; coordinate activities with campus administration on issues related to maintaining the physical plant; develop an organizational model that is focused on customer satisfaction and forward thinking; oversee and prioritize remodeling and maintenance projects; coordinate and oversee faculty housing moves in collaboration with the Dean of Faculty; develop systems and schedules for daily operations of the facilities to both rectify day to day concerns and to plan for and prevent future incidents; collaborate with the Events Manager to ensure effective communication and teamwork across Facilities departments; oversee and maintain guidelines and policies for employee workplace safety; ensure campus buildings and grounds are maintained to maximize safety; attain necessary facility permits and coordinate inspections to ensure compliance with local, state and federal requirements; research and negotiate favorable contracts, and maintain close relationships with outside vendors; oversee and approve all purchases for Facilities, including vehicles, materials, independent contractor services, licensing, and utilities; manage overall work performance, objectives and career development of subordinates; develop, oversee and accept accountability for departmental budgets according to Finance guidelines, including monitoring utilities and labor expenses.

Qualifications are as follows: Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree in Management or Engineering preferred; 5 – 7 years’ experience in managing facilities, preferably in an educational setting; strong organizational and interpersonal skills and attention to detail; ability to develop and implement policies, standards, systems and procedures; ability to work independently as well as part of a team; in-depth knowledge of OSHA standards; ability to motivate and manage large and small groups and set priorities; demonstrated ability to oversee and supervise facilities including heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), electrical systems, plumbing systems, custodial services, safety, carpentry, painting, grounds maintenance and vehicle maintenance; high level of patience and diplomacy; strong financial analysis and budget management skills; strong technology skills, including MS Office Suite; ability to manage, and sensitivity to, highly confidential information; the willingness to work flexible hours including nights and weekends and a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion and to serving the needs of a diverse community

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Equal Opportunity Employment Policy

Deerfield Academy is a private, coeducational boarding school located in western Massachusetts with 650 students and 130 faculty. The Academy was founded in 1797 and has no religious affiliation.

Deerfield Academy is committed to equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, pregnancy, protected military veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.