Jun 08, 2019
This position is responsible for ensuring the leasing, acquisition, development, financing, renovations and ongoing maintenance/compliance of high-quality school facilities.
The Director of Real Estate & Facilities oversees the project management, administrative, technical, and supervisory work related to the operation of school facilities.
Site Identification, selection, and acquisition:
Develop possible short-term and long-term facility options for each school in existing public-school space or in private/commercial/parochial facilities.
Evaluate options based on budgetary and political constraints and secure best option.
Interface with tenants and landlords to negotiate leases and ensure overall effective management of school sites.
Oversee construction, remodeling, and repair projects for individual school sites according to budget, scope, and timeline.
Plan, direct and review the activities and operations of client facilities, including the civil, architectural, mechanical and structural planning and engineering of new construction, renovation and capital replacement.
Ensure all code requirements are met.
Assist in the development of comprehensive project budgets.
Co-manage school relocation process and school opening.
Attain all necessary facility permits (zoning, certificate of occupancy, inspection, permits).
Work with client's attorneys to ensure prudent execution of all facility related contracts.
Identify, evaluate and recommend contractors, owner representatives, construction managers.
Represent the client and its schools at legal, local, and community facility-related hearings.
On-going facility support:
Support the Facility Management Rollout Initiative to ensure long-term/ capital planning is integrated with daily building operations. Serve as main liaison between Real Estate & Facilities Team and Regional Leadership.
Work with Facilities Managers around facility planning and facility problem-solving.
Research cost, prepare reports, and make recommendations regarding procurement of outside contractors for specific projects. Inspect completed work for compliance with specifications.
Coordinate all lender and insurance related inspections for all building systems.
Identify, evaluate and recommend property insurance policies.
Provide other facility related support as needed.
Support the Real Estate, Finance, Real Estate Financing Consultants, and Development staff in execution on facility financing solutions, which may include: tax credit financing, conventional financing, and philanthropic support.
Strategic Planning and Regional Leadership.
Responsible for maintaining and updating strategic plan for team.
Serve as main point of contact for all Real Estate & Facilities issues for client location's-based schools.
Run monthly meetings with Associate Chief Operating Officers to addresses needs and planning for client's location-based schools.
Directly manage Associate Director of Real Estate & Facilities.
Collaborate closely with Community Engagement, Technology and Finance.
Newark, NJ, USA