Los Angeles Unified School District is seeking a Director of Facilities Maintenance and Operations to join a team of facilities and school operations professionals and oversee the activities of one of its largest District divisions, Maintenance and Operations (M & O.)
The successful candidate for this position will join a Facilities Services Division leadership team committed to supporting the educational mission of Los Angeles Unified School District through the operations side of the organization. This position reports to the Chief Facilities Executive, or designee, and will work in a close collaborative relationship with all levels of District staff and stakeholders.
This position is housed in the downtown Los Angeles, central LAUSD office at 333 South Beaudry Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90017.
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), Maintenance and Operations (M&O) Branch is responsible for maintaining, cleaning, and operating facilities at the District’s 1,300 schools and centers, and various administrative sites. For additional information about the Facilities Division and Maintenance & Operations Branch, visit www.laschools.org; under “Facilities Branches.” Any questions: contact: Deb Jansen, (213) 241-5449 or email@example.com.
The ideal candidate will have executive level facilities maintenance and operations experience in large public, private, government, or non-profit organizations. Experience with public education a plus; He/she will:
Be a forward-looking leader capable of influencing and galvanizing others towards a shared view of the future; Possesses high emotional intelligence; trusts their staff and has a reputation of encouraging and building confidence in others; Has a proactive personnel management approach focused on developing and retaining staff;
Have a direct, results oriented, yet approachable and collaborative work style; incorporates a flexible approach to problem solving and places an emphasis on teamwork; and has the ability to effectively manage and motivate individuals and staff directly and indirectly to achieve established goals for successful Branch and District-wide outcomes; Experience with collaborative labor/management relations; understanding of collective bargaining law and labor agreements;
Have extensive experience building and maintaining a high performing service-oriented facilities maintenance and operations organization; has the ability to successfully manage multi-million dollar budgets; possesses the flexibility to balance Branch interests with District priorities, when needs exceed resources; Understands the benefits of integrating a mitigated risk approach in business and staffing recommendations and decisions; Ability to synthesize extensive information and data to use in decision-making; Can anticipate and identify the opportunities that are available to create improvements and efficiencies;
Have professional resiliency and the ability to maintain composure and professionalism and thrive in a “high-demand”, work environment; capacity to quickly understand the political environment and organization culture and strategy as a whole; can navigate through a complex organizational landscape with finesse and confidence with an orientation towards providing solutions. He/she will be resourceful, willing to pitch in, willing to learn, and be an ambassador for education;
Have excellent communication skills, written and verbal; and the ability to explain and communicate, in both writing and spoken word, complex and technical issues to a variety of stakeholders, e.g. the Superintendent, Board Members, colleagues, Branch staff, District employees, administrators, parents and the public.
Education: Graduation with a bachelor’s degree* from a recognized college or university, preferably with a major in engineering, facilities management, planning, construction management, or an advanced degree in any subject.
Courses in business administration, public relations, maintenance planning, accounting, school finance, personnel management, and communications are preferable.
Experience: Ten (10) years of administrative or executive facilities management experience, including experience in planning, coordinating, and executing capital maintenance and repair projects and/or facilities maintenance and/or operations.
The following work experience is preferable:
Experience with LEED certified projects and/or the Collaborative for High Performing Schools (CHPS);
Experience with MAXIMO or an equivalent maintenance management system
A valid Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer by the California State Board of Registration of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors is preferable.
A valid California Driver License.
Use of an automobile
1. LEED Professional Accreditation by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) is required within one year of employment.
2. Senior Management Class
3. An employee in this class may be subject to the reporting requirements of the District’s Conflict of Interest Code.
Additional Salary Information: Plus full paid family medical, dental and vision; Retirement Membership in CalPERS;