The Rectory school was founded in 1920 when the Reverend and Mrs. Frank H. Bigelow sought to create an individualized learning program for their son John. The benchmark program has developed into a distinct advantage of a Rectory education. Rectory has the capacity to meet the educational needs and aspirations of a wide range of students – from strong traditional learners to those who have inquisitive minds but need more academic support.
The Rectory School’s 138-acre rural campus provides a scenic and secure home to approximately 270 students covering the ages from Pre-K to 9th grade. Rectory is a coeducational institution at all levels. The 5th – 9th grade junior school has approximately 210 students 145 of which are boarding students. These students come to Rectory from all around the United States and from nine different countries. Average class size is 10 and the student teacher ratio is 4:1.
Manages, directs, and supervises the maintenance, custodial and grounds departments, while contributing to the completion of tasks. Develops and oversees preventative maintenance plan. Strategically guides the maintenance, custodial and grounds departments to insure department goals are commensurate with institutional vision. Work requires initiative and judgment.
Assigns and coordinates grounds and custodial work daily; routinely inspects buildings and grounds for needed work and safety hazards; establishes employee work schedules and hours.
Develops and implements mechanical/electrical maintenance operations, and repair standards/programs to prevent, control, and abate the deterioration of HVAC, mechanical, electrical, and electronic components of building systems/elements.
Develops, defines, and otherwise prepares the job requirements for work to be completed via contracted services; Interacts with contractors and staff to coordinate, inspect, document, and complete contractor work activities.
Issues, inventories, and submits request orders for maintenance, grounds, and custodial supplies.
Develops, oversees, and assists with campus snow removal plan.
Develops a schedule for summer cleaning of all buildings.
Assures that school vehicles and equipment are properly maintained.
Maintains contracts for services in buildings, (i.e. security systems, fire protection inspections…)
Assists in setting facilities priorities for funding recommendations for capital renewal.
Keeps CFO informed of major issues affecting operations and the department.
Initiates and executes various personnel actions as appropriate including annual performance evaluations, corrective discipline, personnel actions, skills development, and training.
Working with the CFO, interviews and makes recommendations regarding the hiring of new buildings and grounds employees.
Interacts, coordinates, and cooperates with State Inspectors and Town Officials, including design consultants, inspectors, and other staffs in support of academic programs, administrative policies, construction/repair programs, and facilities activities.
Oversees the safety and environmental regulatory compliance for all maintenance operations.
Interfaces with the Safety Committee to develop and refine protocols and procedures to assure campus safety.
Initiates and supervises fire drills, tornado drills, and crisis drills.
Serves as a member of the Board of Trustees Buildings and Grounds Committee.
The successful candidate must demonstrate knowledge of maintenance, grounds, and custodial procedures along with an understanding of heating, air conditioning, electrical, fire suppression systems, drinking water systems, and plumbing systems and controls. Additionally, the successful candidate must be able to effectively supervise the maintenance, custodial, and grounds workers. To assist in all aspects of the job, the Director of Buildings and Grounds will receive general guidance, direction, and goals from the Chief Financial Officer; however, the incumbent is expected to work independently consulting with the CFO when clarification, interpretation, or other assistance is needed to support and execute school procedures, policies, goals and objectives. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in management, engineering, or related field, or an equivalent number of years of experience in the Custodial Management, Grounds Management and Facilities management fields.
Minimum of five years of facilities management experience.
Willing and able to work nights and weekends during inclement weather and school emergencies, which impact projects, operations and/or facilities.
Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations
Must be able to obtain and maintain any needed certifications, licenses, and registrations (i.e. asbestos certification, underground fuel tank management, and lead management program)
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; and risk of electrical shock. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.