Director of Facilities

  • Brooklyn, United States

Director of Facilities

Job description

About Us

Williamsburg Charter High School (WCHS) is a high performing, public charter high school located in Brooklyn, New York. WCHS opened in August 2004 as the first Chancellor-authorized charter high school in the City of New York with a ninth grade class of 267 students. Now in its thirteenth year of operation, WCHS has grown to serve approximately 963 students in grades nine through twelve. The school’s mission is to unite youth, families, staff, teachers and the community at large in providing young people with the tools necessary to make sense of the world, and prepare them in their journey to become skilled workers and literate citizens of the world.  Young people will accomplish this through their participation in a rigorous and demanding liberal arts education that includes language, literature, writing, science, history, mathematics, the arts, technology, and exploration in disciplines designed to teach fairness, justice, respect and compassion for themselves and others, as well as the skills of critical thinking, communication and research. 

 

Williamsburg Charter High School provides a broad liberal arts academic program to the high-school age youth of north Brooklyn. School programs are individualized to connect to each student’s particular level of development, including English Language Learners and students with Special Education Services. Further, WCHS provides supportive relationships with faculty, extended instructional periods, and opportunities after-school and on Saturdays for additional academic support. Social and emotional support is also available to students to ensure their non-academic needs are addressed. Students are accepted to WCHS through a random lottery with no minimum requirements, tests, or auditions required to gain entrance and, as a public charter school, there is no tuition.

 

Position Description

The Director of Facilities will play a key role in this pivotal position and will have primary responsibility for the execution of the Schools ambitious goals and support in its cosmetic initiative’s. This is an extraordinary opportunity for an experienced candidate to apply highly developed and successful strategies, as part of a mission-driven organization dedicated to academic excellence and accountability. The Director of Facilities will be a major contributor to the sustainability of the Schools strategic direction.

 

The successful candidate will be a strong thinker and multi-tasker with a proven track record of successfully managing competing priorities, while working independently and expediently.  The Director will have the drive and energy to thrive in a results-focused, no excuses, entrepreneurial environment. The ideal candidate will have experience in school processes, executing on deliverables and working under tight deadlines. He/She will be able to navigate systems and infrastructures of scale and complexity without sacrificing thoroughness and detail. The Director of Facilities will report to the Principal and be able to work with the owner of the building, Fire Department, Police Department and every other department within the School.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Supervise all members within Facilities  Department to ensure its functionality
  • Create and maintain staff schedules
  • Participate in all AP cabinet / leadership meetings
  • Work closely with the school Principal
  • Create a clean and safe learning and working environment for WCHS
  • Model professional and collegial behavior for students and staff
  • Respond to all school-related communications within 24 hours, including but not limited to voicemails and emails, from Williamsburg Charter High School faculty, Fire Department and Building Owner
  • Perform any other job-related duties as directed and assigned 
  • Meet and inspect building grounds with necessary inspectors and departments
  • Adhere to the WCHS  Student Handbook, Teacher Handbook, Personnel Policies, and Instructional Manual

Requirements

Education and Credentials 

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • New York State fingerprint clearance
  • At least 3 years of prior experience in maintenance and facility managing
  • Knowledge of  FDNY systems and Fire Panel Alarm Certifications