Director of Facilities

The Cambridge School
November 18, 2020
Job Type


Job Title:         Director of Facilities

Job Type:        Full-Time, 12-Month

Department:    Operations

Reports to:       Head of School

Salary:              Commensurate with educational background and experience


Position Overview

The Cambridge School continues to grow and is seeking a Director of Facilities, a multi-skilled individual, responsible for managing the long-term strategy, planning, design and construction of our future campus. This directorlevel position requires proven experience in the facility planning, design and construction field; strong analytical and technical skills for developing strategic plans; the ability to scope, schedule and budget projects; and to manage the full design and construction process to bring a wide variety of facility projects to completion.


Essential Functions


  • Research and synthesize the qualitative and quantitative programming needs for TCS over the next 10-15 years into a comprehensive Facilities Plan document/database that identifies:
    • Facilities constraints and optimal timing for implementation of next steps
    • Alternative on-site and off-site solutions that facilitate occupancy for timely program growth
    • Projected implementation schedules, project budgets and cash flow
    • Strategic plan for acquisition of land and future building of the TCS campus

Project Implementation

  • Implement Facilities Plan as directed by Head of School
    • Employ analytical and negotiating skills in managing the selection, contracting and performance of all consultants, including architects, land-use consultants, lawyers, accountants, tenants, insurance personnel, contractors and vendors
    • Review drawings, specifications and submittals in detail to ensure conformance with program goals
    • Interface with the city and other agency officials to facilitate necessary approvals , as needed
    • Manage multiple projects simultaneously and see through to completion
    • Follow through on all aspects of action items that arise from meetings


Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management preferred.
  • 10+ years’ experience minimum in the planning, design and construction industry
  • Additional 5+ years’ experience in facilities and project management position
  • Broad business experience
  • Able to read, understand and explain building plans and complex legal documents
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Impeccable verbal and written communication skills; able to synthesize complex ideas and plans into simple and understandable terms
  • Effective time and project management skills.

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