Director of Facilities

The Grammar School (www.thegrammarschool.org), an independent school serving preschool through eighth grade, located in the town of Putney, in Southern Vermont, is seeking a Director of Facilities beginning July 2017. Founded in 1960, the school is located on 60 acres of fields and woodlands and emphasizes the education of the whole child, focusing on core academics, arts, and outdoor education. The Director of Facilities reports to the Head of School and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the operation and maintenance of the school’s physical plant.

 Essential Functions:

  • Daily maintenance of facilities
  • Manage projects associated with campus improvements
  • Spearhead campus safety measures
  • Oversee school transportation program
  • Collaborate with staff, parents, students in support of the school’s program
  • Work with students on hands-on projects as appropriate
  • Strategic thinking as appropriate to the strategic and master planning process
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head of School

Qualifying Characteristics:

  • Initiative and independent work ethic
  • Ability to work with students, parents, staff, and trustees
  • Knowledge base in carpentry and utilities
  • Experience managing facilities-related projects large and small
  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to communicate with different constituencies
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a small administrative team
  • Patience and sense of humor
  • Enjoy working with children and families

Interested candidates should submit cover letter and resume, in one PDF, to jobs@thegrammarschool.org by July 19, 2017.