Facility Manager - #134947

Uncommon Schools

Date: 1 week ago
City: Boston, MA
Contract type: Full time

Uncommon Schools is a non-profit network of 53 outstanding public charter schools in grades K-12 across New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. Our mission is to start and manage outstanding urban public charter schools that close the achievement gap and prepare students from low-income backgrounds for success in college and beyond. We are accomplishing that mission every day, with a college graduation rate that is well above the national average and thousands of stories of our students and alumni achieving their dreams.

The Facility Manager organizes, administers, and leads a comprehensive program of building maintenance and custodial services that provide and maintain in an efficient and economical manner the facilities, grounds, equipment, and furnishings of the district, so that all students, staff, and the community are assured of clean, safe, attractive, and healthy places in which to learn and work. This person will:

  • Oversee the physical buildings of both high school campuses
  • Manage facilities and janitorial services
  • Ensure campus safety
  • Comply with all Roxbury Prep High School policies, procedures, and quality standards as well as safety and environmental regulations
  • Ensure facilities are in good repair and provide a safe environment
  • Maintain effective safety program for all members of facilities; complete all safety checks on equipment systems
  • Coordinate and schedule all maintenance, cleaning requests, and work orders
  • Supervise and train custodial, cleaning, and maintenance team; evaluate workloads and reassign job functions for more efficient operation
  • Ensure compliance with government health and safety standards; keep records of all permits, licenses, and citations
  • Oversee all third-party vendors, i.e., landscaping, pest control, and alarm system, boiler repairs
  • Manage the fire, safety, and security systems
  • Respond quickly to emergency problems and be on-call 24/7 to meet with vendors, repairmen or suppliers, when necessary
  • Solicit, review, and negotiate bids for repairs and projects
  • Maintain inventory of tools and supplies for custodial, maintenance, and emergency preparedness
  • Work with the Director of Operations in the management of construction, renovation, and maintenance operations and projects
  • Perform a wide variety of skilled maintenance duties related to the school
  • Evaluate facilities staff performance
  • Maintain owner manuals/information, asset lists, schedules, and maintenance records
  • Coordinate move/relocation with IT and other related parties, as required
  • Perform other duties as requested by the Director of Operations

  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and efficiently complete all activities.
  • Effective communication skills, both oral and written, including the ability to interact/communicate with all types of members of the community including teachers, administrators, board members, parents, and students.
  • Self-starter, ability to set and meet goals, and a desire to excel.
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Main the ability to satisfy all physical demands: significant lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling up to 50 pounds; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching and/or crawling; reaching above shoulder level; fine finger dexterity.
  • Ability to withstand a variety of indoor and outdoor environmental conditions.

Our people are what makes us Uncommon.  We believe our compensation philosophy and benefits should reflect our values—equity, transparency, and clarity—to enhance our ability to attract and retain talent and reward their expertise.  Our staff receive best-in-class training, coaching, and support to develop and operate mission-driven schools that provide a high-quality education to our students and families.  

Compensation for this position: The starting pay will depend on various factors that may include but are not limited to professional experience, education, training, certifications, tenure with Uncommon Schools, and work location.  Because we value staff tenure in each role, we do not currently cap salary ranges. 

Benefits: We offer comprehensive, flexible, and competitive benefits that support the personal health, wellness, and finances of our staff and their families.

Uncommon believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization that enables our students and staff to thrive. We are committed to building an exceptional team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. We also strive to ensure an inclusive community by creating a space for meaningful dialogue about issues of race and identity for our staff and students. As an equal opportunity employer, Uncommon provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We also ensure that individuals with disabilities receive all privileges and benefits associated with employment and are provided reasonable accommodations for the interview process and to perform core job functions. If you would like to request an accommodation, please email [email protected].

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