St. Mary Academy – Bay View seeks a Director of Facilities to assist with planning, developing, and implementing policies and procedures for the maintenance of campus buildings and infrastructure. The Director will also supervise and direct all maintenance personnel; develop and implement procedures and operations for the effective, efficient, and safe maintenance of all campus buildings; and manage installation and regular care of the facility infrastructure. They will be responsible for the oversight of the physical plant, building maintenance, campus grounds, energy management, and campus security. This position is a working supervisor position and designated as Essential Personnel during emergency situations. The Director of Facilities reports to the President and is a full-time with benefits 12-month position.
St. Mary Academy – Bay View is an all-girls, independent, Catholic school located in Riverside, Rhode Island, serving a diverse population of girls from pre-school through grade twelve. A sponsored ministry of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, St. Mary Academy – Bay View fosters academic excellence in an innovative and creative learning environment while striving to empower each student to be a confident, independent, compassionate, and socially conscious faith-filled young woman.
Oversee the physical operation of the entire school and its programs.
Manage the careful maintenance of buildings and grounds and cleaning programs that keep the school’s appearance in exemplary condition.
Ensure facility readiness for day-to-day events as well as special events.
Plan, schedule and assign work for the maintenance staff to ensure proper distribution of assignments, conformance with established standards of care, and adequate personnel and equipment for performance of duties.
Ensure accountability on assigned work for follow-up and completion.
Plan, direct and control buildings and services and review and inspect equipment and processes to insure efficiency, safety, and sustainability of operations. Direct corrective actions wherever required.
Arrange bids and develop specifications for all outside contractual work.
Coordinate contractors and materials to ensure deadlines on projects are met while adhering to all safety and technical specifications.
Maintain HVAC systems based upon ASHRAE recommendations and best practices.
Review, inspect and evaluate work-in-progress at appropriate intervals to ensure completion as directed and scheduled.
Continually assess, audit, and evaluate the physical condition and performance of school buildings and systems. Troubleshoot, develop, and direct prioritized corrective actions as required.
Maintain an accurate inventory and records for all building maintenance supplies and equipment.
Assign, track, and follow-up on work orders.
Establish policies and protocol that meet all required environment, health, and maintenance standards as required by law and work with the administration to ensure compliance with all regional, state, and federal regulations and laws as they impact the school.
Research and maintain an up-to-date knowledge base of “Best Practices” within the Facilities Management Industry. Implement new procedures and practices for the school’s benefit and train employees in new techniques and programs. Enforce life safety regulations and requirements.
Must be flexible as position may require, from time to time, working when school is not in session (early mornings, nights, weekends, spring break/portions of holiday break, etc.) to conduct required work while students are not in the buildings.
Perform other necessary Physical Plant duties, as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction management, or related discipline.
Five to ten years of comparable supervisory/management role in construction, maintenance/repair: working knowledge of at least three trades is required (maintenance, plumbing, electrical, HVAC systems, carpentry, construction).
Strong supervisory, organization, technical, and analytical skills.
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.
Proven success developing and balancing an annual budget.
Ability to give direction, provide follow-up, give feedback, and ensure accountability on task done.
Experience with blueprints and building specifications.
Knowledge of, and prior training involving, federal, state, and local occupational hazard identification, prevention and control.
Asbestos Awareness and Safety Training (school will provide training if needed).
Serve on the Administrative Leadership Team, supporting the Board of Trustees.
Valid Rhode Island Driver’s License.
The candidate will be required to pass a national background check with fingerprints if offered employment.
Manual coordination including finger dexterity, eye/hand/foot coordination, be able to distinguish between colors, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crawling, reaching, handling, fingering, feeling, depth perception and hearing.
Must be able to lift, lower, carry, push, and pull objects up to 50 lbs. unassisted.
May be subject to extreme heat and cold temperatures.
Will be subjected to motor and/or machine noise.
Ability to work in a variety of environments, including indoors, outdoors, on roofs or elevated areas.
St. Mary Academy – Bay View offers medical insurance, an Employee Assistance Program, group retirement plan, and tuition remission for children, as well as paid vacation, personal, sick, and holiday leave.
Visit bayviewacademy.org/about-bayview/employment-opportunities and download the “Non-Teaching Application.” The application, cover letter, and resume must be submitted via email to: email@example.com, or mail to: St. Mary Academy – Bay View, Attn: Ms. Michelle Masse, 3070 Pawtucket Avenue, Riverside, RI 02915.
An Equal Opportunity Employer, St. Mary Academy – Bay View commits itself to maintaining a welcoming environment for all people and extends its welcome to those who may be vulnerable to discrimination based on their race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, military status, or other legally protected status.
St. Mary Academy - Bay View is an independent, Catholic school serving a diverse population of girls from pre-school through grade twelve.
In the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, we foster academic excellence in an innovative and creative learning environment.
We are committed to empowering each student to be a confident, independent, compassionate and socially conscious young woman who fully lives her faith.