Director of Facilities and Operations
3245 Sheffield Avenue
Oakland, CA 94602
Redwood Day is a vibrant K-8 school with students, faculty, and staff all learning together on our four-acre campus in the heart of Oakland. Everything we do is designed to keep every child engaged and growing. Academically, that means a world-class curriculum, the best teachers, and a focus on the individual student. Socially and emotionally, we teach students to work through challenges, respect each other’s differences, and honor their diverse community. We find great strength in multiple perspectives and embrace every opportunity to weave diversity in thought and action into our social, emotional, and academic lives.
Job Description and Desired Qualifications
The Director of Facilities and Operations is responsible for strategic and tactical management of the School’s buildings and grounds and the School’s operations in the areas of traffic management, safety and emergency preparedness, event set up and coordination, and neighbor relations. This position reports directly to the Chief Financial and Operating Officer and the Head of School. The Director supervises two maintenance staff and third-party custodial staff. Additionally, the Director is responsible for careful stewardship of the facilities related budgets and they work closely with the Board of Trustees’ Buildings and Grounds Committee on initiatives related to the school’s aspirations for enhanced and expanded facilities and improvements to the current buildings and grounds.
This is a full-time position.
∙ Bachelor’s degree or trade certification required.
∙ Five or more years in a comparable position.
∙ General contractor experience helpful, a working knowledge of all building and safety codes from government agencies having jurisdiction, hands-on experience in multiple maintenance disciplines, including boiler systems, electrical, plumbing, and general carpentry.
∙ Technical work experience, with experience in an educational setting preferred. Related experience could include construction, plant engineer, or facility management.
∙ Strong administrative skills, including ability to leverage technology.
∙ The Director of Facilities and Operations must demonstrate the ability to supervise and support, as well as interface with a variety of constituents with a positive attitude.
∙ Knowledge of best methods, practices, equipment and supplies used in facility maintenance, as well as the ability to interpret and understand building and safety regulations.
∙ Knowledge of budget preparation and control and the ability to work within budget constraints.
∙ Personnel management skills and contractor management experience, with aptitude to judge quality of performance in all major technical trades and personal experience in at least one technical trade (carpentry, mechanical, electrical, structural, etc.).
The anticipated salary range the school reasonably expects to pay candidates for the position of Director of Facilities and Operations is $110,000 - $125,000, depending on factors such as experience and education.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and Redwood Day Application Form and submit it electronically by September 8, 2023 to email@example.com, Attn: Deann Hays, CFOO. No phone calls, please.
Limitations and Disclaimer:
The above job responsibilities are meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities associated with the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with federal and state laws. Employment at Redwood Day is “at-will”. All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Offers are contingent on passing a background check and TB assessment.
Redwood Day is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, religion color, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, transitioned, transitioning or perceived to be transitioning), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality), marital status, domestic partner status, pregnancy and breastfeeding, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, military and veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful consideration by federal, state or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. In addition, Redwood Day does not permit discrimination based on dressing consistently with one’s gender identity or gender expression, or preferred gender, name or pronoun usage.
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