Job Title: Coordinator, Facilities Management
Office: Office of Innovation and Systems Improvement
Date Posted: 11/8/2021
Salary Range: 1-5 / $69,397 - $78,303
NTE Date: N/A
The Government of the District of Columbia values the safety of our employees, our residents, and our visitors. In support of these values, if you are selected for this job, effective September 19, 2021 you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when you choose to opt out of being vaccinated and instead agree to submit to weekly COVID-19 testing. If you are invited to join our team, you must submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by uploading a copy of your vaccination card to your candidate dashboard, or you must select on your candidate dashboard that you are opting out of being vaccinated. If you opt out, you will be required to upload weekly a negative COVID-19 test to maintain employment with the Government of the District of Columbia. You will not be extended an offer of employment until you comply with the requirement to upload your vaccination card or opt out of being vaccinated.Position Overview
The Office of Innovation and Systems Improvement (ISI) works with the Chancellor to align resources across the organization through innovation and continuous improvement. Our goal is to initiate change and lead DC Public Schools into the highest performing school district in the nation. After engaging with over 3,000 internal and external stakeholders to help shape the future of DCPS, we are guided by the five strategic priorities of the new Capital Commitment 2017-2022 Strategic Plan:
- Promote Equity: Define, understand, and promote equity to close achievement gaps and interrupt institutional bias.
- Empower Our People: Recruit, develop, and retain a talented, caring, and diverse team.
- Educate the Whole Child: Provide rigorous, joyful, and inclusive academic and social emotional experiences for all students.
- Ensure Excellent Schools: Increase the number of high quality schools across the district by defining blended autonomies for schools and creating opportunities for innovation.
- Engage Families: Deepen partnerships with families and community.
The Coordinator, Facilities Management works closely with school leaders and custodial staff members at assigned DCPS schools to ensure that facility issues are reported and buildings are clean and well-maintained, so all students are given the opportunity to learn in an environment that is safe, clean, and engaging. The Facilities Maintenance team may at times be required to respond quickly to emergencies via phone, email, or in-person outside of the normal workday or workweek.
The Coordinator, Facilities Management will report to the Director, Facilities Management.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties, and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned.
- Coordinates or implements several small or medium-sized construction-related renovations, phases, and/or stabilization projects or components of a larger modernization projects.
- Determines nature of obstacles and best DCPS or Department of General Services (DGS) staff to resolve; and tracks and follows up until issue is resolved.
- Schedules and coordinates program-related meetings, conferences, appointments, and logistics.
- Coordinates and follows up on logistics of determining the appropriate resources and/or funding for facilities projects, working with the Business Operations and Contracts & Acquisitions teams as appropriate; and may provide support for budget, procurement, and human resources needs of the Facilities Maintenance team.
- Builds relationships and liaises with various internal departments and DGS to drive collaboration and project success.
- Tracks and reports progress of projects and work orders through use of various computer programs and tools.
- Interacts with and responds effectively to urgent requests from multiple internal and external DCPS stakeholders; and remains professional and solutions-oriented in all interactions.
- Responds to occasional before- and after-hours facilities emergencies and supports school opening efforts on occasional weekends in the last month of the summer.
- Refines and improves project management process; identifies patterns/trends in issues across multiple school projects; and works with the Director, Facilities Management to develop longer-term, systematic solutions, systems, processes, standards, and guidance to address them.
- Ensures the success of project completion and the successful transition of property management associated with school opening each summer/fall.
- Keeps informed about innovations, developments, and research in the field of maintaining sustainable buildings with LEED Green building features.
- Delivers information and training to school-based staff on custodial and facilities topics.
- Works closely with school leaders to determine how to appropriately communicate with the school community when facility issues that impact students arise, including issues which result in school closures.
- Performs complex data analysis to monitor closure rates of work orders and other reported issues; and presents information in a clear and coherent way to DCPS leadership.
- Bachelor's degree and two to four years of related work experience.
- Master's degree preferred.
- Previous exposure to or experience in the education sector a plus.
- Previous exposure to design review and construction related projects.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Detail-oriented with a strong ability to multitask.
- Experience managing sustainable buildings and/or LEED Green buildings a plus.
- Experience with community or constituent engagement a plus.
- STUDENTS FIRST: We recognize students as whole children and put their needs first in everything we do.
- COURAGE: We have the audacity to learn from our successes and failures, to try new things, and to lead the nation as a proof point of PK-12 success.
- EQUITY: We work proactively to eliminate opportunity gaps by interrupting institutional bias and investing in effective strategies to ensure every student succeeds.
- EXCELLENCE: We work with integrity and hold ourselves accountable for exemplary outcomes, service, and interactions.
- TEAMWORK: We recognize that our greatest asset is our collective vision and ability to work collaboratively and authentically.
- JOY: We enjoy our collective work and will enthusiastically celebrate our success and each other.