Director of Facilities

The Meadowbrook School of Weston is a co-educational independent day school for students in grades junior kindergarten through eight. The School is a multi-building year-round campus situated on approximately 30 acres in a quiet residential area of Weston, MA. The primary responsibility of the Director of Facilities is to oversee the Facilities Department employees, their work, and the work of any contracted trades, while ensuring a safe, compliant, efficient, and attractive private school environment and site. This position reports to the school’s Director of Finance and Operations but also works closely with the Head of School and the Board of Trustees.

The Director of Facilities oversees all aspects of the maintenance and repair of building systems including but not limited to: various HVAC systems, power distribution systems, card access security systems, “FAST” septic system, fire protection system, two state permitted pools (CPO), two full-sized gymnasiums, a 900 sq. ft. performance stage, and all ADA, fire code, and building code compliance. On our wetlands-sensitive site we also maintain campus flora and fauna, three and a half natural turf soccer fields, a baseball field, four tennis courts, a playground, and eight different building locations.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated lifelong learner with building trades experience strongly preferred
  • Experienced department leader and manager with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Ability to work intuitively and independently on multiple projects simultaneously and work well under limited time constraints
  • Successful troubleshooter who anticipates problems and implements solutions
  • Comfortable and knowledgeable using technology for building systems management, departmental management, and for record keeping
  • Demonstrated competency via trade licenses or certifications is preferred
  • Ability to interpret architectural and engineering drawings preferred
  • Working knowledge of federal, state and local regulations and laws
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a diverse community
  • Personable and trustworthy, willing to pitch in and support the needs of the whole school

Duties and responsibilities:

Being a hands-on team leader with previous exposure to multiple building trades is an important quality for any applicant. The successful applicant will be relied upon to:

  • Maintain an effective campus-wide preventative maintenance and computerized work order program
  • Be an effective department manager, project scheduler and work expediter
  • Share oversight of the Facilities operating and capital projects budgets
  • Demonstrate flexibility, with the ability to adjust priorities as necessary
  • Participate in a standby/emergency schedule for evening, weekend, special events, and holiday coverage when needed
  • Complete periodic inspections of the school’s buildings, grounds, and equipment
  • Train facilities team members in proper work means and methods as needed
  • Evaluate facility department employees annually
  • Become first aid and CPR certified, retain Mass CPO certification, hold or acquire AHERA program manager certification, hold or acquire EPA-RRP certification

 

AUXS is acting on behalf of the the school to recruit candidates for this position. Interested candidates should apply online using the following link:

https://auxs.org/operational-positions/meadowbrook-ops/