Director of Facilities

Director of Facilities

  • Administration
  • Victoria, BC
  • $100,000 - $120,000 CAD / Year

Director of Facilities 
Permanent, Full-Time, starting June 2024 
Located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, St. Michaels University School (SMUS) is a Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 day and boarding school with a global reputation for academic excellence. 
Our students from over 30 countries all over the world have opportunities in academics, athletics, arts, leadership, service and outdoor education, and are inspired by an extraordinary staff committed to character growth and preparing students for what lies ahead in life. The school’s Mission shapes these endeavours: Our school seeks the excellence in all of us, with passion and compassion. We are a community shaped by the pursuit of truth and goodness, providing outstanding preparation for life. At St. Michaels University School, we seek to employ and empower individuals who wish to forge impactful relationships and careers that place our students at the centre. We firmly believe that expanding our diversity while adjusting our practice will lead to becoming the community we envision – a place where staff and students share a sense that they fully belong.  As we continue our journey of excellence, we are seeking a Director of Facilities to join our dynamic and professional team. 
In this newly developed role, the Director of Facilities oversees the operation and maintenance of all school owned and leased buildings, including building systems and furniture, grounds, security and custodial services. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Director of Facilities works alongside the SMUS community to ensure safe and efficient operation of facilities and equipment and develops annual and long-term maintenance plans that support SMUS’s mission, vision and strategic priorities. 
The ideal candidate is a forward-thinking, strategic leader with a successful track record in operational, technical and facilities operations excellence. They also have sound experience with security and grounds management with the ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the efficient and effective operation of our facilities. This includes timely responses to maintenance requests with efficiency in facilities management software. 

Skills and Qualifications we are looking for:  

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in buildings and facilities management.  
  • Bachelor’s degree in facilities management, engineering, business administration or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.  
  • Excellent coaching, team building and conflict resolution skills.  
  • Proficiency with facilities management software, Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel). 
  • High level of attention to detail and capacity to be a proactive, analytical problem solver. 
  • Organized with the ability to work under deadlines with conflicting demands from various departments. 
  • Proven ability in project management, including planning, execution, and oversight.  
  • Enthusiastic, energetic, a self-starter with the ability to work independently. 
  • Ability to be tactful, demonstrate excellent judgment, and work as a positive and collaborative team member.

Some Responsibilities of the Director of Facilities Include: 

  • Oversee all aspects of facilities management, including development and execution of a multi-year strategic and departmental plan.  
  • In collaboration with the CFO, negotiate contracts and service agreements for third party suppliers and service providers.  
  • Develop and maintain relationships with vendors, contractors, and other external partners to support facility operations.  
  • Review, revise and update policies and procedures to ensure the safety, security, and functionality of all facilities.  
  • Manage project requests from the school community.   
  • Manage department operating and capital budgets and resources to ensure efficient and cost-effective operations.  
  • Lead and motivate a team of facilities management professionals, providing guidance, support, and professional development opportunities.  
  • Ensure compliance with required regulations including local fire codes, accessibility and other relevant building and maintenance legislation.  
  • Provide property management services and support for school owned properties.  
  • Responsible for facilities risk management including identifying and mitigating facilities related risk.  
  • Responds appropriately to facilities emergencies and urgent issues. On call 24-hour.  
  • Act as a positive community liaison with neighborhood, responding to inquiries.  
  • Work with the Director of Boarding and Student Life to plan maintenance regarding boarding staff accommodations.   
  • Participate in construction projects planning team to ensure facilities, maintenance and ground team requirements are included in the design, planning and execution phases of construction projects.

What it’s like to work with us:
At St. Michaels University School, our goal is to ensure our people are valued and supported by promoting a healthy work-life balance, professional growth and development, as well as a safe and respectful workplace. When you join our culture of excellence, you will be making a difference and supporting our vision for students to learn, to lead and to serve, all while developing your career. In our beautiful work environment, you will also enjoy:

  • Extensive health benefits that start on your date of hire. 
  • A strong RRSP matching program. 
  • A tuition discount for your children if accepted to the school.

Additional Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge that will help you thrive in this role:

  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal, presentation and change management skills. 
  • Supportive and empathetic with sound judgment, and a high level of integrity and ethical conduct in dealing with sensitive and confidential information. 
  • Ability to set goals and manage multiple projects and initiatives with excellent attention to detail.  
  • Self-starter and able to work both independently and as part of a team.  

Annual salary range: $100,000 – $120,000. 

Criminal Record Check: 
Must pass and maintain a clear Solicitor General criminal record check for the purpose of working with children. 

Application Details: 
SMUS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation are important to us and growing, maintaining and promoting a diverse team is a top priority. Diversity not only includes race and gender identity, but also age, disability status, sexual orientation, religion and many other parts of one’s identity. We welcome applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds.

If you bring the skills and experience required to excel in this role and would love to join a culture where people from all backgrounds and walks of life can flourish, please apply by 2:00 pm Thursday, June 13, 2024
We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. 

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