Director of Facilities Operations
Devoted to intellectual inquiry, a collaborative spirit of learning, and an appreciation for the diversity of human experience, The Park School of Baltimore is a community founded on positive expectations of our students and respect for individual differences.
We cultivate children’s innate curiosity by nurturing their interests and engaging them as active participants in their own education.
We support young people in becoming confident questioners and responsible citizens of the world. ~The Park School Mission.
The Park School is a non-sectarian, independent, coeducational day school of 820 students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. Founded in 1912 as one of the early progressive schools, The Park School continues to practice a distinct educational philosophy. The core values today, as in 1912, are a belief in children’s capacity to love learning, to grow academically and emotionally when inspired by highly qualified, caring teachers, and to develop self-discipline, confidence, and creative problem-solving skills through deep exploration and constant challenge. At every grade level, from Pre-Kindergarten through Upper School, Park actively encourages questioning and conversation as essential elements of the learning process. The school philosophy emphasizes a belief in positive expectations and expects that students, as they mature, will take increasing responsibility for their own learning.
The Director of Facilities Operations is responsible for the growth, development, strategic planning and day-to-day functioning of the Facilities, Transportation, and Security departments; the supervision of the staff within those departments; and acting as a liaison with other program and supporting departments representing the Facilities, Transportation, and Security departments. The Director of Facilities Operations directly supervises the role of the Director of Physical Facilities in addition to facilities, transportation and security. This is a 12 month position, and the individual in this position reports directly to The Associate Head of School for Finance and Operations.
- Ability to move the goals of the institution forward.
- Orientation to a progressive philosophy.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills in a variety of contexts.
- Demonstrated experience and/or openness with technology that support current best practices.
- Demonstrated experience and/or openness to cultural competency work.
- Responsible for maintaining continuous operations of all facilities and utility systems on the campus.
- Works with team members to ensure responsiveness to maintenance requests.
- Hire, train and supervise team members within the Facilities department as needed.
- Provides daily supervision and annual evaluation of the Facilities team.
- Develops and provides all Facilities Safety Training to include OSHA, First Aid, CPR/AED certification training.
- Maintains regulatory compliance of licensed campus systems to include: boilers, elevators, permits, and trade licenses.
- Ensure and maintain vendor compliance for liability insurance.
- Coordinates with contractors and vendors related to campus maintenance.
- Plan and prioritize winter break, spring break, and summer maintenance projects.
- Conducts regular inspections of all Life Safety Systems, including fire extinguishers, sprinkler, and alarm systems.
- Oversee and manage the energy management program and supervise use and operational enhancements of our building management systems.
- Establish and maintain integrity of the campus key system.
- Ensures that campus grounds are maintained, including landscaping, field maintenance, playground maintenance, and snow removal.
- Direct supervision of Maintenance Support Staff to ensure proper housekeeping practices are followed.
- Purchase cleaning supplies and equipment.
- Manage the school’s sustainability initiatives.
- Write, demonstrate, and implement policies and procedures relative to the Facilities Department.
- Assesses and recommends necessary capital improvement projects.
- Develop and manage the annual budget for the Facilities department.
- Manage expenses through knowledge of budgetary expenditures.
- Process vendor invoices for payment.
- Manage Fixed Asset purchases.
- Ensures responsiveness of the Transportation Department to changing program needs.
- Works with the Transportation Coordinator to establish school bus routes.
- Ensures coordination of school and sports trips.
- Ensures Transportation fees are accurately charged to appropriate departments.
- Develop, monitor, and maintain employee driver monitoring programs.
- Develop, monitor, and maintain gas card programs.
- Ensures maintenance of all vehicles in the organization’s fleet to include preventative maintenance.
- Ensures regulatory compliance for all buses.
- Oversees the purchase or new vehicles and disposal of retired vehicles.
- Hire, train and supervise team members within the Transportation department as needed.
- Provides daily supervision and annual evaluation of the Transportation team
- Coordinates CDL training of new bus drivers and ensures CDL compliance of all bus drivers.
- Write, demonstrate, and implement policies and procedures relative to the Transportation Department.
- Develop and manage the annual budget for the Transportation department.
- Manage expenses through knowledge of budgetary expenditures.
- Process vendor invoices.
- Develop, maintain, and review safety and security plans, policies, practices, and procedures, including but not limited to, fire safety, emergency evacuation, lockdowns, medical emergencies, and traffic control.
- Maintain Safety and Security Manual and distribute it to Key personnel.
- Train faculty, staff, and students on all safety and security procedures and policies.
- Maintain Safety and Security Emergency Quick Reference Guides and maps in all offices, common areas, and classrooms.
- Maintain division offices first aid kits, campus AEDs, and emergency water supplies.
- Manage all security equipment and systems – radios and repeaters, surveillance, security access controls, siren, and public address system, including the maintenance of pass codes, records, and logs.
- Ensure radios are operational and maintain inventory of equipment.
- Maintain and renew annual licenses for FCC two-way radio systems.
- Manage, provide, and monitor access to campus facilities.
- Establish and oversee Security Committee, arrange meetings, manage agendas, and maintain minutes.
- Supervise and train security personnel.
- Recruit, schedule, and manage afternoon carpool staffing.
- Interface with reception and train all personnel on security issues pertinent to the position.
- Manage campus parking issues, including off-campus parking and arrange shuttle service.
- Arrange, train, and supervise parking personnel for events.
- Review all scheduled calendar events and arrange security staff accordingly.
- Oversee campus surveillance system and monitor activity.
- Provide and arrange continuance monitoring of campus property, including security inspections of doors, windows, and gates, and schedule patrols and inspections by security personnel.
- Conduct fire drills, emergency evacuation drills, and lock-down drills, and maintain records.
- Oversee personnel criminal background investigation procedures and maintain records.
- Conduct investigations for criminal activity, accidents, and safety and security issues.
- Maintain appropriate records of all incidents related to security and criminal occurrences.
- Manage security budgets.
- Ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations related to campus safety and security.
- Develop a reunification procedure.
- Develop a crisis recovery plan.
- Develop an efficient and effective service delivery personnel access and monitoring plan and procedure.
- Stay current with trends, needs, and resources for campus safety and security, and make recommendations to administration.
- Interact with students, staff, and the outside community as a resource for addressing safety and security concerns.
- Work closely with directors and staff to establish security and safety policy and procedures and building hours.
- Develop and provide training programs for The Park School Community that support established security, safety, and accident prevention policies and procedures.
- Establish liaisons with other local schools’ security personnel to promote information sharing regarding security and safety concerns.
- Develop and maintain formal and informal communication with local, state, and federal agencies which include law enforcement departments, fire departments, Homeland Security and other agencies concerned with safety, accident prevention and security issues.
- 10 years in Facilities supervisory, management experience or equivalent leadership experience.
- Ability to read and interpret architectural and engineering drawings and specifications.
- Broad knowledge of construction, planning, mechanical, HVAC and electrical design and operation.
- Exceptional oral and written communications and team building skills are required.
- Excellent skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, accounting spreadsheets, computerized maintenance management and building automation.
- Knowledge and understanding of federal, state, and local codes governing facilities operations and facilities safety and security.
- Must be able to bend, stoop, lift, and move about regularly.
- Must be able to be exposed to a variety of weather conditions for extended periods of time while working outside.
Salaries and Benefits
Park salaries and benefits are highly competitive with those in other leading area independent schools. In addition to normal retirement and health benefits, the school offers the following distinctive program:
Under current policy, employees who have been employed at Park full-time for two years are eligible to receive full tuition remission for their children who attend Park. All applicants, including employee children, must meet Park’s standards for admission. During the first two years of employment, employees can apply for support through the need-based financial assistance program.
Due to the large volume of incoming resumes, we cannot accept phone calls. Interested candidates are asked to send a resume and list of references via email (preferred) or US mail to:
2425 Old Court Road
Baltimore, MD 21208
The Park School does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, ancestry, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or any physical or mental disability unrelated to a reasonable performance of an employee’s duties.