Assistant Director of Facilities - Ethical Culture
Ethical Culture Fieldston School
Location: New York, New York
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: High School
Who we are?
Ethical Culture Fieldston School is a progressive PreK-12 independent school that has been serving students from throughout New York City and the surrounding suburbs since 1878. ECFS offers a rich curriculum in the arts, sciences, and humanities. A co-ed, nonsectarian school, it serves a diverse community of about 1,700 students on two campuses -- one in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, and the other in Manhattan.
What is essential about working at our school?
The Ethical Culture Fieldston School has a long history of equity and inclusion deeply rooted in our mission and the educational philosophy of our founder, Felix Adler. We embrace diversity of ancestry, family, identity, culture, and belief and seek a student body and faculty that reflect the pluralism and socio-economic diversity of metropolitan New York. We affirm both our differences and commonalities and strive to balance individuality and community. In keeping with our progressive tradition, we are dedicated to increasing our students’ cultural literacy to help them understand multiple perspectives, and see the world beyond the self.
We expect members of our community to engage in open dialogue about living and learning in a diverse environment inside and outside the classroom. We see this work, with its creative tensions, as a catalyst for individual and collective growth. On a daily basis, we are committed to making this vision of a democratic, pluralistic and progressive school a reality.
ECFS is an equal opportunity employer. Our goal is to be a diverse community of professionals that broadly reflects the people of the metropolitan New York City area, our students, and families. We aim to align our hiring process with our mission and institutional goals. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion or religious practices, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national origin, age, ability status, military status, unemployment status or any other category protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws. ECFS takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance all qualified candidates.
The Ethical Culture Fieldston School is seeking an Assistant Director of Facilities to directly oversee the maintenance and custodial staff at the Ethical Culture campus in Manhattan. The Assistant Director of Facilities will oversee and manage the day and evening personnel. The Assistant Director of Facilities will report directly to the Director of Facilities and link closely with the Assistant Director of Facilities at Fieldston and the Administrative Assistant for Facilities.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Assistant Director of Facilities will:
Oversee the day and evening personnel, appropriately prioritizing and assigning routine and ad-hoc work requests;
Serve as a contact person for a wide variety of campus partners to understand and execute workflow related to event management;
Establish and maintain standards of housekeeping, maintenance and repairs, and snow removal, commensurate with the preservation of the property, safety, and the quality of campus life and functional use;
Identify, forecast and budget preventive maintenance schedules, and capital improvement initiatives including, but not limited to mechanical system and equipment;
Manage the relationship and contracts with outsourced vendors who provide cleaning services and equipment maintenance;
Collaborate with the Director of Facilities and other staff within the Department of Facilities to plan annual department budgets, regularly review expenditures, and forecast long-term capital improvements;
Ensure that all required filings related to the facilities with NYC or NYS governments are made on a timely basis and that all required inspections take place;
Secure Certificates of Fitness related to the building from the FDNY in a timely manner;
Be responsible for the safeguard of maintenance and safety logs for all systems and equipment;
Order and manage the supplies and tools related to maintenance and custodial services;
Carefully track and authorize contractor invoices, maintaining general ledger entries for all project components, and ensure projects remain on budget and on schedule; and
Perform additional responsibilities or projects as needed or assigned.
The successful candidate will possess the following skills, abilities and qualifications:
Ability to write, analyze, and comprehend complex documents with excellent verbal and written communication;
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, working efficiently within time constraints and deadlines;
Solid knowledge of computer systems and software including word processing, spreadsheet and data management;
Analytical and problem solving skills to interpret data and investigate solutions;
Experience in managing a diverse set of responsibilities across several business units;
Ability to work independently and as member of a team;
Exemplary customer service skills; and
A high school diploma with a minimum of three years working in an educational setting.
To apply please visitwww.ecfs.org. To be considered for the above-mentioned position, please submit the following 3 items: a letter of interest, a resume, Email and phone contact information for three professional references. Candidates should submit by October 31, 2021 to be considered. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Please do not contact the school.
Ethical Culture Fieldston School is a progressive PreK to 12 independent school serving students from throughout New York City and the surrounding suburbs.
Committed to academic excellence, ethical learning, and progressive education, ECFS offers a rich and challenging curriculum in the arts, sciences, and humanities.
A coed, nonsectarian school, it serves a diverse community of about 1,700 students from PreK to 12 on two campuses -- one in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, and the other in Manhattan.