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Rossman School is currently seeking candidates for the following positions. Click a link or scroll down for more information.

Facilities Manager
Receptionist
Business Office Assistant
Part-time Teaching Assistant for the Extended Day Program

 

FACILITIES MANAGER

REPORTS TO: Director of Business and Finance

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Directs, coordinates and supervises facilities and maintenance staff.  Exhibits understanding and support of the school’s mission and goals, in personal conduct and management of others.

Essential Functions

  • Directs, schedules and supervises all building and grounds maintenance staff at the school.  Responsible for department personnel management, training, development, and evaluation.
  • Manages responses to all facility work orders originating from building users, using established processes.
  • Schedules and performs regular preventive maintenance on all building systems, including MEP, roofs, finishes, safety and monitoring systems, and equipment.
  • Selects 3rd-party maintenance contractors and manages the fulfillment of their contract obligations, including quality control of their work.
  • Oversees regular cleaning of the school, supervises day custodians and manages staff of custodians performing building cleaning on an evening shift.
  • Organizes, schedules and supervises all repair and construction projects, with sensitivity to school seasonality and operational needs.
  • Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal regulatory requirements, including work safety regulations.  Oversees inspections of all building systems as needed for compliance (boiler, fire alarms, playground equipment, etc.).  Serves as point of contact with regulatory bodies having jurisdiction.
  • Creates and manages annual operating budget and capital renewal (PPRRSM) budget for facilities department, in conjunction with Director of Business and Finance and with advice of the Building and Grounds Committee, and controls facilities expenditures.
  • Monitors and analyzes campus energy consumption, identifies energy conservation measures, and proposes changes for adoption.  Calculate impacts of improvements and reports to Director of Business and Finance.  Adjusts operations as indicated to reduce energy expenditures.
  • Collaborates with program and staff leadership, to understand special needs and maintain quality of support to the mission (e.g. academic leaders, food service, athletics, and technology).  Provides facilities support to campus events (e.g. setups and takedowns).
  • Participates constructively in the strategic development and management of the campus (e.g. master plan, zoning compliance, utilities services, energy management).  Reports to Director of Business and Finance and, when required, to Buildings and Grounds Committee with analysis of department activity, measures of facility performance, and is expected to identify opportunities for improvement on an ongoing basis.

Qualifications

  • Character traits including integrity, kindness, honesty, respect, and responsibility.
  • Five years of related technical work experience is required, including a minimum of two years of experience in an educational setting, independent school strongly preferred.  Related experience could entail construction, plant engineer, or facility management.
  • Proven personnel management skills and contractor management experience, with aptitude to judge quality of performance in all major technical trades and personal experience in at least one technical trade (carpentry, mechanical, electrical, structural).  Technology user skills sufficient to prepare reports in Excel and Word, and aptitude to operate BAS (building automation system). 
  • Communication skills (oral and written) and confidence in conveying information to all types of members of the community, including teachers, administrators, trustees, parents, students.
  • Ability to adapt behavior to function effectively in the institution’s culture.
  • Commitment to the institution’s needs and readiness to respond 24/7/365 as reasonable and necessary.
  • College or trade school degree or equivalent experience required, preferably in one of the following disciplines:  Industrial Management, Construction Management, Civil, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, or Architecture.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

  • Frequently lift equipment and materials weighing 50 pounds or more.
  • Crawl, climb ladders, twist, turn and reach in completing a variety of job duties.
  • Work outside in hot or cold conditions for extended periods of time.
  • Work in wide variety of environments as found in all areas of the school.

To Apply:

RECEPTIONIST
2018-2019

Rossman School is searching for an experienced receptionist beginning in the 2018-2019 school year.

The receptionist has a multi-faceted role within the Rossman community. In addition to warmly greeting visitors and answering phone calls, the receptionist performs a variety of other tasks. These include, but are not limited to, scheduling substitute teachers, maintaining student attendance and health/emergency records, assisting with school-wide mailings, and coordinating transportation for field trips. The receptionist at Rossman School also administers basic first aid, medication, and TLC to sick and injured children.

The ideal candidate for this position will have experience as a receptionist, preferably in a school environment. Additionally, he/she will either have or obtain certification in CPR and basic first aid.

Because of the multiple roles the receptionist fills, the ideal candidate will have the ability to handle many tasks in an organized, efficient manner. This individual will demonstrate a dedication to honesty, kindness, respect, and responsibility – the pillars of Rossman’s character program – in his/her interactions with children and adults. He/she will possess a warm disposition, a good sense of humor, flexibility, adaptability, and a strong work ethic. Experience in an independent school is not required. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with other area independent schools and an applicant's experience.  The selected candidate will assume his/her responsibilities on August 1, 2018.

To Apply:

 

BUSINESS OFFICE ASSISTANT

REPORTS TO: Director of Business and Finance

POSITION SUMMARY: Rossman School is seeking an experienced professional to serve as the Business Office Assistant. Responsibilities include but are not limited to processing accounts receivable and accounts payable; processing payroll and assisting with human resources functions; and assisting the Director of Business and Finance with projects and administrative needs.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the supporting accounting functions of the School with special emphasis on:
    • Accounts Payable
    • Accounts Receivable
    • Payroll
  • Responsible for accurate data entry and analysis of information from invoices, timesheets and other financial data for accuracy, validity and approval status. 
  • Provides Human Resources assistance, especially data entry, as requested.
  • Assist Director of Business and Finance with projects and administrative needs.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrate initiative, positive attitude, and dependability
  • Demonstrate good organization and prioritization skills: meet deadlines, detail-oriented, multi-task
  • Possess strong financial and business acumen
  • Maintain strict confidentiality
  • Have strong interpersonal skills: communication, presentation, negotiation
  • Demonstrate strong decision-making and problem-solving skills

Education and Experience:

  • Associate’s Degree in Accounting required.
  • MUST have at least 2 years of bookkeeping/accounting experience 
  • Proficient with accounting systems and Microsoft Suite including Excel and Word
  • Non-for-profit experience preferred
  • Must have a car, valid driver’s license and insurance     

To Apply:

 

PART-TIME TEACHING ASSISTANT FOR THE EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM
2018-2019

Rossman School is seeking an energetic and responsible part-time teaching assistant for the Extended Day Program, part time or full time. Teaching assistants are responsible for students in Junior Kindergarten through sixth grade. Assistant teachers help students with homework and projects, facilitate structured and non-structured play and communicate with parents and teachers to ensure student’s safety and success.  

The job begins on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 and ends in May 2019. Regular school holidays are included. (Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Spring break (March 15 – April 1).

Requirements

  • Prior experience in education or childcare
  • Ability to be flexible and reliable
  • Work collaboratively with teachers and parents
  • Maintain a safe, healthy and nurturing learning environment
  • Preferred Bachelors degree

To Apply:

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