Director of Facilities, Safety & Operations
Silicon Valley International School (INTL) is looking for a Director of Facilities, Safety and Operations (“the Director”). Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Director of Facilities, Safety & Operations is charged with managing the school’s plant services, facility use, maintenance and renovation of buildings, grounds, landscaping, campus security, custodial services, transportation assets, construction activities, and security systems. All management and oversight of the school’s physical assets and properties is performed from an operational and strategic perspective.
The Director also serves as the school’s Safety Coordinator, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) coordinator, OSHA safety officer, and point of contact for all regulatory agencies to ensure compliance with all applicable codes, laws, and regulations.
The Director identifies needs for planned future facilities modifications and additions and is responsible for ensuring adherence to an established maintenance program while responding to unexpected, immediate maintenance needs.
Finally, the Director leads the school’s sustainability efforts as the school continues to lower its carbon footprint.
- Provides leadership and strategic direction for the School’s facility assets and operational needs, informed by the school’s Strategic Plan and daily operational activities;
- Provides leadership, supervision and support for maintenance staff and all landscaping, security, and custodial services. Works with the site managers to set standards and ensure quality control. Encourages professional development of staff through training, goal setting and performance reviews. Determines the need for and hires temporary employees;
- Provides the site managers guidance and leadership ensuring all health and safety requirements are met for all on campus food services;
- Provides reports on all areas of the physical plant, bringing technical expertise, advice and experience in building and grounds management, planned maintenance, energy management and maximizing the use of facilities;
- Manages the permitting process and daily needs for all building and construction projects;
- Creates, oversees, and manages all aspects of the equipment replacement and building maintenance program funded by the school’s facilities budget and PPRSM reserve;
- Works directly with other administrators to understand and support the evolving facilities needs related to personnel changes, program development, and curriculum growth;
- Investigates and resolves building maintenance issues, concerns and trends;
- Formulates long range maintenance and facility goals;
Facility Management Responsibilities
- Protects, maintains and enhances the facilities and related assets of the school in a safe and efficient manner including buildings, grounds, furniture, fixtures, fire safety and security equipment, and maintenance equipment and supplies. Safeguards related plans, documents, and files;
- Stays abreast of the changing needs of INT’Ls curricular, co-curricular and camp programs in order to respond in a timely manner to any necessary changes in facilities or operating services;
- Partners with the site managers to identify any ADA needs or accommodations required to meet compliance regulations;
- Develops staff training programs to ensure that the school remains in compliance with these regulations;
- Solicits bids for, evaluates and recommends outside contractors and monitors their performance;
- Oversees purchasing and inventory of equipment and supplies for maintenance, grounds, security, and custodial services ensuring adequate inventory of all necessary supplies and parts;
- Actively works to identify and implement energy saving measures;
Safety and Security
- Evaluates the school’s security program on a continuing basis recommending and leading changes as needed. Works with administrators, faculty and staff to coordinate any special security needs necessary for meetings or school events. Takes a leadership role in the safety and emergency operations of INTL, including planning and drills.
- Chairs, schedules, and manages the activities of the school’s Safety Committee;
- Directs and manages all health and safety processes, best practices, supplies, and training as well as compliance with all local, state and national agencies. Partners with the Head of School, the Division Heads and other administrators as needed;
- Interprets and directs the school’s safety program to ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state and local environmental and safety regulations, including OSHA, EPA, etc;
- Develops and implements strategies to minimize property loss. Manages distribution and collection of keys;
- Jointly with the Chief Financial Officer, develops operating and capital budgets for facilities, including annual, long term and project budgets. Responsible for cost and budget control;
- Reviews purchase orders for budget, choice of vendor, proper approval and bids or quotes when required;
- Develops project specifications, solicits project bids, and consults as necessary with trade and contractor representatives for school repairs and maintenance;
- Works with the school’s technology staff to plan and adopt hardware, software and associated training related to technology upgrades that support the school’s physical plant operations;
- Manages additional projects or responsibilities, as directed by the CFO or Head of School.
- College degree required and 15+ years previously related experience required.
- Must have TB clearance prior to the start of employment and current vaccinations as required by licensing or other state required legislation
- Ability to obtain the O.S.H.A. certification within 90 days of employment and apply working knowledge of O.S.H.A. requirements to your daily schedule.
- Must pass Federal and State criminal background checks with ability to work in a licensed day care facility.
- Must possess a valid CA driver’s license and maintain automobile insurance at all times.
Silicon Valley International School (INTL) is the premiere international school on the west coast, offering French, Chinese, and (soon) German language programs for Preschool through 12th grades, and the full continuum of the International Baccalaureate – the Primary Years, Middle Years, and Diploma Programmes. All three rigorous, collaborative, bilingual programs will soon be fully integrated into a single exceptional international school.
INTL is situated on two campuses within minutes of each other, the upper school campus is located in Palo Alto, CA and the lower school campus is located in Menlo Park, CA in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a PS-12th grade private, independent, international school, we have an enrollment of approximately 700 - 800 students. Our students come primarily from the San Francisco Bay Peninsula area, Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.
Silicon Valley International School’s mission is to: educate students through a rigorous and dynamic bilingual program, inspiring them to develop an inquisitive and responsible international mindset.
Silicon Valley International School is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all applicants and makes employment decisions based on merit. INTL prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic characteristic or information, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. INTL will afford equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees as to all terms and conditions of employment, including without limitation, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, transfer, discipline and termination.
Resume will not be reviewed if sent with no cover letter. No phone calls please.