Senior Director, Facilities

Camden City Board of Education | Camden, NJ

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Posted Date 9/07/2020
Expiration Date10/07/2020

Camden City School District

Senior Director, Facilities

In our District, we put students first. Our vision: all Camden students will attend a high quality school where they are valued, challenged, and prepared for college and careers that positively impact their community and the world. High quality schools have a great teacher in every classroom, are housed in safe, clean buildings equipped to meet the needs of 21st century learners, with the support of an efficient and effective Central Office. All this is possible only with the right team members in place, working together with partners and the community to provide all students the academic, social, and emotional supports needed to succeed in school and beyond. Read more here.


The Senior Director, Facilities administers facilities development, repair services as well as support services through multiple related divisions.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree
  • At least 5 years of full-time work experience in facilities operations
  • New Jersey Certificate of Educational Facilities Management or written commitment to obtain the CEFM within 24 months of employment with the District
  • A valid driver’s license as well as current insurance and vehicle with valid registration
  • Required criminal history background check, physical, and proof of U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status


  • A NJ Black Seal or higher preferred
  • A five years senior management experience of a large scale multi-site facilities operation over 1 million square feet, preferably in a major educational institution. Includes facility maintenance, design and construction, planning, budgeting, staffing, union negotiations and contract administration, custodial services and life safety. Experience in supervising and managing skill trades is highly preferred.


Major responsibilities of the role include, but are not limited to:

  • Under the direction of Chief Operating Officer, plans, directs and controls implementation of district policies and procedures governing the operation of the following areas:
  • School Based Facilities Maintenance
  • Project Control
  • Facilities Support
  • Design and Construction
  • Planning and Finance
  • Direct through Facilities Managers and other district staff the following functions:
  • Lead and manage general housekeeping and HVAC operations in the schools and buildings, as well as the other district owned/rented properties
  • Develop and implement programs will enhance the physical image and aesthetics of the Camden City School District
  • Develop and plan policies of the department in order to provide effective service to the goals of the Camden City School District
  • Lead and manage development of practices and procedures which will ensure that physical development and rehabilitation projects are timely, initiated and completed through proper fiscal planning, scheduling and follow-up
  • Coordinate activities involving school design construction and planning to convert educational specifications and concepts into learning facilities
  • Coordinate efficient and effective processing requests for facilities support
  • Lead and manage repair and maintenance of structures, grounds, equipment and facilities of the schools and administrative offices of the district
  • Oversee programs for elimination of potential hazards to students, staff and property
  • Advise Chief Operating Officer on departmental matters
  • Ensure fiscal accountability of the department
  • Maintain harmonious relationships between divisions within the department in order to ensure maximum productivity
  • Direct all facilities staff during weather-related and other emergency operations for day or evening shift, as assigned
  • Will be required to report on-site during weather-related and other closings, emergencies during any part of the day or night, and on the weekends, as necessary
  • Participate in employment of Division Managers and other key personnel in conjunction with the Division of Talent and Labor Relations
  • Participate in collective bargaining sessions, as requested
  • Negotiate, in conjunction with district counsel, leasing of properties
  • Maintain liaison to district administration, community organizations, staff and business community at large in order to ensure maximum delivery and services
  • Identify and implement facility related cost saving opportunities, including proactively soliciting proposals from vendors for facility related services
  • Monitor and control monthly expenses for related expenditures against budget
  • Lead emergency response
  • Supports projects and initiatives in other divisions and departments throughout CCSD on an as-needed basis
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Supervisor or Supervisor’s designee


  • Proven ability to supervise and lead facilities management according to best practices for large urban multi-site properties
  • Familiarity with New Jersey law and policy relevant to providing facilities and custodial services in school districts
  • Exceptional critical thinking and problem solving skills, including the ability to identify challenges and actively work to solutions
  • Knowledge of management of affiliated union staff members to ensure positive working relationships and work outcomes
  • Superb written and oral communication and facilitation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build effective working relationships with school leaders, colleagues and stakeholders
  • Ability to make data-driven and evidence based decisions through understanding of the administrative processes of researching, planning, organizing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating for the wide variety of programs, processes and projects related to a school district facilities function
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) as well as School-Dude
  • Perform all duties and assignments in a courteous and cooperative manner, while adhering to high standards of workmanship, cleanliness and safety
  • Exceptional customer service orientation, including ability to establish and maintain successful relationships with the educational community; maintain confidentiality as required and appropriate


We are seeking individuals who will exemplify the district’s core values:

Respect and Humility

We serve our community by recognizing the strengths, experiences, and perspectives of others. We humbly recognize our own limitations and incorporate lessons we gain from our reflective practice.


We use evidence to inform decisions and to ensure that we are accountable to our students and families.

Communication & Collaboration

We communicate openly and work collaboratively, recognizing that getting to the best possible decisions requires input from others. Honest communications build trust and establish a community that assumes best intentions.


With respect for the complexity of this work and the history that precedes us, we focus on persistence, resourcefulness, and inclusiveness to drive toward solutions.


  • Chief Operating Officer


Salary Range:

  • Competitive based on qualifications and previous experience

Employment Period

  • Twelve-month, non-tenureable position

Union Affiliation

  • Non-affiliated

Pending availability of funds and Superintendent’s approval



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