Jun 24, 2022

Senior Facilities Manager

  • DREAM Charter School
  • New York, NY, USA
Full-Time Executive Management (CEO/ED)

Job Description

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. Through our commitment to rigorous academics, social-emotional learning, deep family and community engagement, and health and wellness, we create lifelong learners who are equipped to fulfill their vision of success in and out of the classroom. We dream big, as well, with an aggressive five-year plan to expand to serve 3,500 students across seven schools—growing our organization's impact and leveling the playing field for all children. To learn more, visit wearedream.org.
DREAM (formerly known as Harlem RBI), an award winning sports-based youth development program, is seeking a dynamic individual to serve as the Senior Facilities Manager. The ideal candidate is a reliable team player who is willing to learn.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and develop 4 staff members of the Facilities team and ensure team member work schedules align to the needs of the organization;
  • Assess the performance of the Facilities team and conduct performance evaluations throughout the year;
  • Provide input into promotions, wage increases, and other personnel decisions;
  • Support with interviewing potential hires and provide input into hiring decisions;
  • Perform daily inspection of school building, park and office condo, checking for any issues or items that have the potential to disrupt daily operations, and addressing them accordingly;
  • Manage cleaning service and part-time employees to ensure the school, park and office condo are kept clean;
  • Create and implement a cleaning and preventive maintenance program/schedule;
  • Recommend and select equipment and materials and ensure we have complete inventory of equipment at all times;
  • Implement and monitor preventative maintenance schedules to ensure maximum longevity of equipment and determine replacement, repair, and maintenance needs;
  • Maintain vendor relationships, including coordinating orders or repairs with external parties;
  • Manage team to ensure facilities maintenance tickets are prioritized and responded to in an efficient and strategic way;
  • 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 timely fashion;
  • Maintain facilities inventory and order materials for the facilities team to ensure all materials are on site at all times
  • Assign roles and responsibilities to all team members to ensure work is strategically prioritized and gets done in a timely manner
  • 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 correspondence related to the work;
  • Regularly review and manage building and park service maintenance calendar, monitor activities of service employees, and consult with service contractors to ensure compliance with contract specifications;
  • Receive, investigate, and respond to property-related emergency calls;
  • Ensure that all buildings are up to code and in compliance with all regulations;
  • Manage and coordinate building-wide inspection;
  • Support with and/or lead management and execution of special projects and other tasks, as needed;
  • Please Note: The selected candidate will be required to obtain the following FDNY certifications within 6 months of the hire date: S-12 Sprinkler, S-13 Standpipe and S-95 Fire Alarm Supervision.


  • High School diploma required;
  • A minimum of 5 years' experience in facilities management, as a construction trade supervisor, or in a related area;
  • Knowledge of plumbing & HVAC systems;
  • Mechanically inclined (i.e. ability to use tools to make repairs as needed);
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills;
  • Any current FDNY certificates of fitness, HVAC or plumbing certifications, a plus;
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills, and strong attention to detail;
  • Commitment to the mission and goals of DREAM and DREAM Charter School;
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and have no difficulty bending, standing, climbing or walking, for short or long periods of time.
  • A strong belief in the mission and values of DREAM, including the desire to make a difference in the lives of our students, families, and community.
Hours: Full-time with some evenings required, and occasional weekend hours.
Compensation: Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with experience. All full-time employees receive an excellent benefits package including health and dental insurance, a 403(B) retirement account, life insurance, twenty days paid vacation per year and access to a full range of social services through our Employee Assistance Program.
DREAM requires vaccination against COVID-19 for all employees. Reasonable Accommodations based on a qualifying disability or sincerely held religious belief are being considered in accordance with applicable law.
At DREAM, diversity, equity, and inclusion are a matter of mission.
From our schools to our playing fields, DREAM is committed to building a team where each individual can bring their full identity and experience to work because representation matters—it enriches our team culture, enhances our ability to innovate, and strengthens our impact in and out of the classroom. DREAM engages staff that represent and appreciate the diversity of our majority Black and Hispanic student body, while working to ensure that our practices are equitable, welcoming, and productive. We are dedicated to creating a world where youth, especially youth of color, have permission to dream—along with the tools and opportunities to make their dreams reality.
Come dream with us.
All Kids Can. This Kid Can.
DREAM is Family.
Fun is a Serious Value.
Teamwork Makes the DREAM Work.
Fail. Persist. Exceed.

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