Role Mission: The Regional Manager of Facilities and Construction manages the IDEA experience beyond the classroom, from the moment a student sets foot in our schools until a student walks the stage at graduation. The Regional Manager of Facilities and Construction works to eliminate operational obstacles that could prevent teachers and school leaders from focusing on instruction. Specifically, the Regional Manager of Facilities and Construction is responsible for achieving operational excellence at every school, with a specific emphasis in the following areas: staff hiring, onboarding and development, facility maintenance, and staff and student safety. Additionally, the Regional Manager of Facilities and Construction leads the execution of construction and warranty management.
What You'll Do - Accountabilities:
Leads schools in operation goals in accordance with IDEA's growth plans
- Manages construction related projects (new, 2nd phase, existing school facility improvement and expansion, and installation of modular units) to deliver timely, quality, cost-effective facilities in time for school openings.
- Directs CapEx facility improvement efforts from approval to execution by working with regional and school personnel to conduct master planning, identify projects, determine costs, and manage the construction process.
- Ensures that 100% of Facility Managers hired by 5/1 and Custodians by 7/1, 100% of Summer Institute sessions are executed with excellence and with 100% staff attendance, 100% of facilities heavy equipment delivered to campuses by July 1, 100% of new campuses fully stocked with all custodial supplies, 100% of HVAC units are functional two weeks before the first day of school, 100% of modular units are installed with certificate of occupancy by July 1, 100% of new buildings have Certificate of Occupancy by July 31, 100% of building turnover meetings are conducted with Principals, APO's, and FM's by June 30, 100% of campus spaces have a comfortable temperature on the first day of school, 100% of campus staff have the required keys to lock classrooms and access staff restrooms.
Ensures top performers occupy every seat across Facilities and Construction (85% Facilities and Construction Staff Retention Rate)
- Establishes hiring practices to attract top performers for every role in Facilities and Construction, including screening exercises, interview protocols and vetting mechanisms.
- Customizes onboarding practices to ensure each new team member is set up for success based on the unique responsibilities of their role.
- Develops and executes differentiated professional development for Facilities and Construction staff, to build technical capacity, and leadership and management acumen.
Achieves Operational and Financial Excellence in Facilities through Direct and Indirect Management (cost/sqft, A+ in Quality, Safety & Energy Audits)
- Provides strategic and tactical leadership in the areas of Facilities and Construction. Directly manages the Facilities and Construction team to achieve the highest levels of performance.
- Indirectly manages Facilities teams at each campus to achieve the highest standards in quality and safety, the highest level of operational efficiency and the financial targets at every campus.
- Indirectly manages Facility Managers by providing technical training, ongoing support, and by building the capacity of their managers (APOs) to oversee their work effectively.
- Works with Regional Directors of Operations (RDOs) to mentor and support Assistant Principals of Operations (APOs) on best practices, analysis and tracking mechanisms to ensure effective monitoring of progress toward goals (PTGs).
Achieves Safety Excellence in Facilities through Direct and Indirect Management
- Provides strategic and tactical leadership in the areas of safety in Facilities and Construction by evaluating practices, procedures and facilities to assess risk and adherence to the law.
- Indirectly manages Facilities teams at each campus to achieve the highest standards in safety by preparing and enforcing policies to establish a culture of safety with students, staff and parents.
- Indirectly manages Facility Managers by providing training, ongoing support, and by building the capacity of their managers (APOs) to oversee their work effectively in the areas of safety.
- Works with Regional Directors of Operations (RDOs) to mentor and support Assistant Principals of Operations (APOs) on best safety practices, analysis and tracking mechanisms to ensure monitoring of safety procedures.
Ensures 95% of construction punch list and warranty items are resolved within 90 days after the first day of school
- Oversee all aspects of construction; including coordination with project managers and design professionals, oversight of contractor selection and the bidding process, management of multiple construction schedules, as well as on-going oversight of warranty programs.
- Attend construction project meetings with general contractors and project engineers during the construction process to minimize punchlist items.
- Attend walks of new campuses to ensure proper standards have been followed and rectify inconsistencies immediately.
- Follow up on punchlist items to ensure they are resolved within 90 days of the school opening.
- Identify opportunities to improve construction standards and building quality.
We look for Team and Family who embody the following values and characteristics:
- Believes and is committed to our mission and being an agent of change: that all students are capable of getting to and through college
- Has demonstrated effective outcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them
- Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improve quickly
- Works with urgency and purpose to drive student outcomes
- Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and change
- Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization
- Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationships in order to achieve outcomes
- We believe in education as a profession and hold ourselves to high level of conduct, professionalism and behaviors as models for our colleagues and students
- Indirectly responsible for Campus Facilities Managers
What You Bring -- Competencies:
- Mission Focus- focuses on IDEA's core purpose of getting all students into college
- Record of Results - holds high expectations for self and others to achieve and surpass intended goals
- Managing Others to Deliver Results -- leads team to achieve measurable and ambitious results
- Problem Solving - able to synthesize, analyze, and prioritize data and opportunities to develop strategies for achieving quantifiable goals
- Coaching & Developing - develops team through formal and informal methods; makes professional development a top priority
- Communication - effectively conveys information using a variety of channels and techniques
- Continuous Improvement - proactively identifies opportunities to improve and consistently reflects on past actions to guide future decisions
- Education: Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Architecture, Business Administration or related field preferred
- Experience: Minimum 3-5 years' experience in facilities and/or construction management; with a minimum of 2 years in a supervisory role
Knowledge and Skills:
- The ability to motivate, delegate, and lead a diverse team to accomplish goals.
- Has knowledge and understanding of local, state and federal guidelines relating to energy and utility management and processes.
- Knowledge of methods, materials, equipment, and processes used in facilities and construction.
- Ability to navigate architectural plans and technical drawings.
- Computer literacy; can use Microsoft Office software.
- Strong mathematical skills with ability to understand and interpret data (charts, graphs, etc.).
- Can follow verbal and written instructions/guidance.
- Can handle stress well; works well under pressure and meet deadlines with a high degree of accuracy.
- Can work independently with little direction.
- Demonstrate problem solving, adaptability and flexibility; can reprioritize workload due to inclement weather, schedule changes, and any other potential setback.
What We Offer
- Salaries for people entering this role typically fall between $66,626 and $80,618, commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications and in alignment with internal equity. This role is also eligible for a performance bonus based on individual and organizational performance and goal attainment.
We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, covering the majority of the employee premium for the base medical plan and subsidizing the majority of costs for a spouse/domestic partner and children. Other benefits include dental and vision plans, disability, life insurance, parenting benefits, flexible spending account options, generous vacation time, com-muter benefits, referral bonuses, professional development, and a 403(b) plan. We also offer an inclusive environment where staff are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work every day. IDEA may offer a relocation stipend to defray the cost of moving for this role, if applicable.
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About IDEA Public Schools
At IDEA Public Schools, we believe each and every child can go to college. Since 2000, IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school with 150 students to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free, Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States.
IDEA Public Schools boasts national rankings on The Washington Post and U.S. News & World Report's top high schools lists. IDEA serves nearly 75,000 college-bound students in 137 schools across Texas, Southern Louisiana and Florida and is on-track to maintain its legacy of sending 100% of its graduates to college. Be on the lookout for IDEA schools opening near you-with new launches in Jacksonville, FL (2022). Cincinnati, OH (2022), and Arkansas (2023)!
When you choose to work at IDEA, you are part of our IDEA Team and Family. You will work alongside team members who set and reach ambitious goals every day, are excited to continue to grow with IDEA, and work relentlessly to make college for all a reality.
IDEA Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the organization's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), may contact IDEA Human Resources at (956) 377-8000.