Facilities Manager

DREAM Charter School - New York, New York - Full time

Originally founded in 1991 as Harlem RBI, DREAM has grown toannually serve more than 2,500 youth across East Harlem and theSouth Bronx through a network of six PreK-12, extended-day,extended-year DREAM Charter Schools and community sports-basedyouth development programs. Through our commitment to rigorousacademics, social-emotional learning, deep family and communityengagement, and health and wellness, we create lifelong learnerswho are equipped to fulfill their vision of success in and out ofthe classroom. We dream big, as well, with an aggressive five-yearplan to expand to serve 3,500 students across seven schools—growingour organization's impact and leveling the playing field for allchildren. To learn more, visit wearedream.org.DREAM (formerly known as Harlem RBI), an award winningsports-based youth development program, is seeking a dynamicindividual to serve as the Facilities Manager. The ideal candidate is a reliable team playerwho is willing to learn.Role and Responsibilities:
  • Manage and develop 4 staff members of the Facilities team andensure team member work schedules align to the needs of theorganization;
  • Assess the performance of the Facilities team and conductperformance evaluations throughout the year;
  • Provide input into promotions, wage increases, and otherpersonnel decisions;
  • Support with interviewing potential hires and provide inputinto hiring decisions;
  • Perform daily inspection of school building, park and officecondo, checking for any issues or items that have the potential todisrupt daily operations, and addressing them accordingly;
  • Manage cleaning service and part-time employees to ensure theschool, park and office condo are kept clean;
  • Create and implement a cleaning and preventive maintenanceprogram/schedule;
  • Recommend and select equipment and materials and ensure we havecomplete inventory of equipment at all times;
  • Implement and monitor preventative maintenance schedules toensure maximum longevity of equipment and determine replacement,repair, and maintenance needs;
  • Maintain vendor relationships, including coordinating orders orrepairs with external parties;
  • Manage team to ensure facilities maintenance tickets areprioritized and responded to in an efficient and strategicway;
  • Ensure repairs such as painting and patching, minor electrical,plumbing and carpentry repairs are completed, if needed;
  • Create systems to proactively assess the state of facilities,identify repairs, and ensure repairs are made in a timelyfashion;
  • Maintain facilities inventory and order materials for thefacilities team to ensure all materials are on site at alltimes
  • Assign roles and responsibilities to all team members to ensurework is strategically prioritized and gets done in a timelymanner
  • Collect and maintain direct reports' daily work sheets;
  • Train team in job skills, work regulations, cleaning methods,use of equipment and safety practices;
  • Establish approach, technique and methods for team's work;
  • Maintain records, prepare reports, and compose correspondencerelated to the work;
  • Regularly review and manage building and park servicemaintenance calendar, monitor activities of service employees, andconsult with service contractors to ensure compliance with contractspecifications;
  • Receive, investigate, and respond to property-related emergencycalls;
  • Ensure that all buildings are up to code and in compliance withall regulations;
  • Manage and coordinate building-wide inspection;
  • Support with and/or lead management and execution of specialprojects and other tasks, as needed;
  • Please Note: The selected candidate will be required to obtainthe following FDNY certifications within 6 months of the hire date:S-12 Sprinkler, S-13 Standpipe and S-95 Fire AlarmSupervision.
  • High School diploma required;
  • A minimum of 5 years' experience in facilities management, as aconstruction trade supervisor, or in a related area;
  • Knowledge of plumbing & HVAC systems;
  • Mechanically inclined (i.e. ability to use tools to makerepairs as needed);
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills;
  • Any current FDNY certificates of fitness, HVAC or plumbingcertifications, a plus;
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills, and strongattention to detail;
  • Commitment to the mission and goals of DREAM and DREAM CharterSchool;
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and have no difficulty bending,standing, climbing or walking, for short or long periods oftime.
  • A strong belief in the mission and values of DREAM, includingthe desire to make a difference in the lives of our students,families, and community.
Hours: Full-time with some evenings required, andoccasional weekend hours.Compensation:Salary is highly competitive andcommensurate with experience. All full-time employees receive anexcellent benefits package including health and dental insurance, a403(B) retirement account, life insurance, twenty days paidvacation per year and access to a full range of social servicesthrough our Employee Assistance Program.DREAM's VACCINATION POLICYDREAM requires vaccination against COVID-19 for all employees,including a booster dose. Part-time staff hired for the summerseason only, are exempt from the booster dose, however they musthave received a 2-dose series or a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine.Reasonable Accommodations based on a qualifying disability orsincerely held religious belief are being considered in accordancewith applicable law.OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, ANDINCLUSIONAt DREAM, diversity, equity, and inclusion are amatter of mission.From our schools to our playing fields, DREAM is committed tobuilding a team where each individual can bring their full identityand experience to work because representation matters—it enrichesour team culture, enhances our ability to innovate, and strengthensour impact in and out of the classroom. DREAM engages staff thatrepresent and appreciate the diversity of our majority Black andHispanic student body, while working to ensure that our practicesare equitable, welcoming, and productive. We are dedicated tocreating a world where youth, especially youth of color, havepermission to dream—along with the tools and opportunities to maketheir dreams reality.Come dream with us.DREAM MAXIMSAll Kids Can. This Kid Can.DREAM is Family.Fun is a Serious Value.Teamwork Makes the DREAM Work.Fail. Persist. Exceed.DREAM Big.

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DREAM Charter School

Originally founded in 1991 as Harlem RBI, DREAM has grown to annually serve more than 2,500 youth across East Harlem and the South Bronx through a network of six PreK-12, extended-day, extended-year DREAM Charter Schools and community sports-based youth development programs.
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