Associate Facilities Director

Position/Title:   Associate Facilities Director

Appointment:   Immediate

Reports To:   Director of Facilities 


Laurel School seeks talented faculty and staff who will put our students first and strive to make a difference in their lives.  We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff who thrive on being engaged participants in our community and are committed to anti-racist education and the development of young women as authentic learners and leaders.   The most successful candidates are solutions-driven, are willing to listen to learn, embrace iteration and practice as a necessary part of the product, see opportunities before problems, and thrive in a fast-paced, forward-thinking educational environment. Laurel lives our mission: to inspire each girl to fulfill her promise and to better the world.  

Position Summary 

The Associate Facilities Director will have a hands-on role and will assist with maintaining and supervising the buildings and operations of the Lyman and Butler Campuses of Laurel School.  

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Coordinates and oversees construction projects. Consults with architects and engineers by phone, email and in-person.
  • Monitors and reviews department budget and operating expenses, including oversight of preventive maintenance programs for equipment/facilities.
  • Manages the maintenance request work order system. Resolves problems independently and makes appropriate decisions.
  • Performs routine building maintenance. Ability to work in high places (roofs), tunnels, and crawl spaces. Removes snow and ice using snowplow, snow blower, hand shovel and/or broom; applies salt and/or sand to snow and ice.
  • Initiates/approves quotes for equipment, services, and replacement/repair parts. Estimates materials and costs for projects and makes recommendations.
  • Functions as a hands on supervisor for the facilities services staff.
  • Plans and directs the work activities of employees; assigns and monitors work duties and responsibilities; establishes and modifies work methods, schedules, and priorities.
  • Recommends personnel actions (e.g., interviewing, hiring, discipline, termination) for assigned employees and initiates appropriate action.
  • Communicates and enforces policies and procedures; resolves problems; addresses employee concerns and complaints.
  • Ensures appropriate training of staff; identifies training needs and implements training activities.
  • Reads and comprehends a variety of written materials. Maintains accurate records. Interprets information on blueprints and schematic diagrams.
  • Operates computerized equipment; must possess intermediate skills with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel) and gmail. 
  • Ability to perform basic mathematics (e.g., add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, fractions, and decimals, and to calculate percentages)
  • Other duties as assigned.

A bachelor's degree in construction, architecture, engineering/ relevant field or an equivalent amount of experience and education. Eight years progressively responsible experience in physical plant operations or related areas (e.g. HVAC, carpentry, masonry, etc.); with three years minimum of supervisory experience required.  Proficient use of hand and power tools. A positive attitude, excellent written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated success in a work setting requiring collaboration, cooperation and collegiality  is essential.  Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft office (Word, Excel) and Gmail is required.  


Valid Ohio driver's license with safe driving record.


Laurel offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.

To Apply: 

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Work Environment 

Laurel School is a dynamic, forward-thinking, K-12 girls’ school with a co-ed early childhood division, where every child is well known. As a Facing History and Ourselves School, Laurel is fully committed to equity and inclusion.

Laurel enjoys an outstanding local and national reputation and is home to the Laurel Center for Research on Girls. In a highly competitive school landscape, Laurel is fortunate to be a school of choice in Cleveland. Our emphasis on the whole child and our legacy of excellence in the teaching of girls set us apart. Located in Shaker Heights, OH (15 minutes from downtown Cleveland) with an additional rural campus 17 minutes away, the school has a suburban/rural advantage. The work environment is noted for being family-friendly and flexible. The feeling in the school is joyous, collaborative and innovative. Our curricular philosophy emphasizes community-based, interdisciplinary and experiential learning. Collaboration and reflective practice are key to pedagogy at Laurel. The school is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body.

Laurel School is dedicated to providing equal employment opportunities to all personnel and applicants for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; gender identity; national origin; handicap or disability; sexual orientation; or status as a veteran, Vietnam era, or special disabled veteran.