Mountain School Facilities Manager

The Mountain School of Milton Academy seeks a leader of integrity to assume full responsibility of all buildings, vehicles, and equipment on our 351-acre Vermont campus. Reporting to the director and serving on the school’s management team, this leader will embody the school’s educational mission of taking care of place. Beginning early in 2020, this full-time position includes salary and benefits. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing an assistant and a small team of seasonal workers; 

  • Maintaining the buildings, vehicles, and lawns as well as the systems of plumbing, heating, electricity, and water;

  • Support the farm and forestry program infrastructure

  • Strategic planning and oversight of an annual budget and adherence to safety codes and state/federal regulations. 

  • Communicating with students, faculty, farmers, sub-contractors, and other neighbors of the school; 

  • Managing systems of storing wood, loading boilers, and troubleshooting the overall heating systems;

  • Plowing snow and managing on-campus road repair;

  • Collaborating with a team of school leaders that meets weekly; 

  • Performs other tasks as required, including joining faculty committees when applicable.

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • A deep commitment to place—to improving and protecting the human, built, and natural environments; 

  • An ability to work closely with an assistant, sub-contractors, students, and teachers of all backgrounds;

  • A deep knowledge of carpentry, plumbing, heating, plowing, and electrical systems;

  • Strong communication skills and a commitment to collaborative, multi-year planning in service of an educational mission; 

  • Energy for welcoming and implementing bold ideas related to energy efficiency, sustainability, and conservation; 

  • Skill for implementing an equitable approach to managing work orders and requests from faculty; and

  • A commitment to safety and belonging through vigilant attention to buildings, roads, vehicles, and tools.

 Full-time position, with benefits. Background check required.

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the facilities manager must be able to maneuver on uneven ground, go up and down stairs, lift and carry up to 50 pounds, and be able to perform daily repetitive motions as they pertain to facility maintenance.

To apply, please submit a concise letter of interest, a resume, and three contacts for references to by September 28th, 2019.