KIPP New Orleans Schools

New Orleans, LA

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate
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Organization: KIPP New Orleans Schools
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Director of Facilities

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KIPP New Orleans Schools

New Orleans, LA

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediate
Subject:  
Grade:  

Organization: KIPP New Orleans Schools
Preferred Locations:

Contact:  
Email:

About KIPP New Orleans Schools

KIPP New Orleans Schools is a non-profit network of 12 college-preparatory, public charter schools educating 5500 elementary, middle, and high school students. We have a track record of preparing students for success in college and life for over a decade, and our goal is to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and character strengths they need to pursue a life filled with choices.  

Our schools are part of the free New Orleans public school system and enrollment is open to all students.  As part of the national Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) network of 242 schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia, we are committed to partnering with the community to ensure that all children have the knowledge, skills and character they need to achieve their dreams while making the world a better place.  We believe that great teachers and school leaders, a supportive learning environment, and an emphasis on both academics and character are the foundation for student success, and we strive to provide these for every child.

At KIPP New Orleans Schools, teachers, students, and families are all united around the same goal: college and a choice-filled life. We believe that an excellent college-preparatory education will set students up for success in whatever life path they choose. Through collective hard work and commitment, KIPP students complete college at a rate that is above the national average for all students and four times higher than that of students from similar economic backgrounds.

General Position Overview:

The Director of Facilities oversees the physical upkeep and maintenance of all KIPP New Orleans Schools (KNOS) buildings, a portfolio of 8 campuses encompassing more than 700,000 square feet throughout the city. The position reports to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and requires significant collaboration with school leaders and the Director of School Operations as well as peers throughout the KNOS regional school support center (SSC). The Director of Facilities also acts as a key KNOS liaison to the Recovery School District (RSD) and Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB).

The Director of Facilities sets facilities standards and works with regional operation leaders to develop long-term capital improvement plans and annual capital projects to meet these standards.  The Director of Facilities supports regional operations teams with vendor selection and procurement, ensuring compliance with local laws, acquiring all necessary materials and approvals and overseeing the projects.

Position Requires:
  • strategic thinking and an entrepreneurial spirit that maximize available resources and develop excellent, sustainable outcomes
  • ability to manage and lead a team to meeting quarterly and annual goals in the effort to create the most productive and timely outcomes
  • strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to coordinate activities across team members at multiple locations
  • solid organizational and time-management skills, including the ability to advance numerous competing priorities
  • an ability to cultivate partnerships and build consensus forming lasting vendor relationships
  • comfort defining and upholding high expectations, including delivering and receiving constructive feedback
  • adaptability and comfort working in a complex, fast-paced environment that demands continuous learning and improvement
  • a passion for KNOS’s mission of driving extraordinary academic achievement and personal growth that result in students’ attainment of a college degree
The Director of Facilities’ responsibilities include but are not limited to the following. In executing all responsibilities, the director must focus on excellent outcomes for the students KNOS serves:
  • partnering with the COO to develop and implement long-term goals and strategies related to the upkeep and maintenance of all KNOS buildings, including creation of a capital plan for each campus
  • managing all capital projects, often serving in the equivalent capacity of a general contractor, in efforts to advance KNOS’ capital goals through project management
  • maximizing the efficiency of critical building systems, resulting in utilities cost savings
  • oversight of compliance with RSD and OPSB facility lease agreements and other regulatory requirements
  • sourcing and managing vendors for facilities services, including negotiating contracts and holding vendors accountable for delivering high-quality results
  • identifying and executing preventative maintenance measures through facilities inspections
  • collaborating with the director of school operations to develop and execute regional emergency operations protocols and campus-specific emergency operations plans
The ideal candidate possesses the following qualifications:
  • a master’s degree in a related field 
  • a minimum of five years’ work experience in facilities management or facilities engineering
  • a minimum of three years leading and developing high-performing teams
  • extensive history managing building automation system (BAS) technology
  • demonstrated experience creating and managing budgets effectively
  • significant computerized maintenance management systems (CMMSs) knowledge
  • high proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications
Compensation:
  • Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience. Additionally, KIPP New Orleans Schools offers a comprehensive benefits package.