Kents Hill School is at a pivotal moment in its almost 200-year-old history. Our new Head of School has brought a clear vision and a strengthened focus on excellence, quality, and customer experience. This position will provide strategic oversight for all plant, facilities, and campus operations including responsibility for ensuring excellence in administration, management, collaboration, and technical proficiency within a complex and demanding residential environment. They will partner closely with and advise school leadership on a number of operational projects with a special focus on outcomes and deliverables.
Plan, schedule, and supervise regular and preventative maintenance and repair of campus buildings and grounds
Implement and oversee the operation and accuracy of assets database for work orders
Manage Maintenance and Housekeeping including implementing policies and guidelines
Advise school leadership on facilities projects, schedules, energy, sustainability and other programs
Work closely with Head of School and others on housing moves and residence improvements
Overseeing project management and budgeting including: internal and external labor, vendors, RFP, invoices, contractors, operating, and capital budgets
Campus safety, compliance, and planning and execution of all major campus renovation and construction projects
The ideal candidate will have:
Demonstrated success in timely, efficient project management and budget oversight
Superior communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
Demonstrated ability to effectively manage, motivate, mentor, communicate clearly with all levels of staff and trades people
Knowledge of all phases of physical plant operation, maintenance and repair, planning, scheduling, management, and administration of the plant
Strong knowledge of skilled trade work requirements, including plumbing, electrical, and carpentry, HVAC, masonry, roofing, and other building systems; preferably Maine licensure
Ability to manage multiple projects on a daily and weekly basis
Knowledge and experience with federal, state and local regulations/compliance, safety, fire, construction, public access, building codes/standards
7+ years of relevant experience, B.S. degree
Must be able to respond to 24-hour emergency on-call service and possess a valid driver’s license
Prior experience working in an educational setting, either in private, public, secondary, college or university or similar environment is preferred
Flexible start date available.
Equal Opportunity Employer: Kents Hill School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
How to Apply: Please send letter of interest and resume to HR@kentshill.org
Internal Number: FAC
About Kents Hill School
A friendly, diverse school located on a beautiful 400-acre campus, Kents Hill School is home to a closely knit community of approximately 230 students. Committed to the belief that one man or woman of principle can always make a difference, the Kents Hill faculty encourages the curiosity and interests of each student, cultivating academic success and teaching understanding of and respect for oneself and others. Kents Hill fosters confident, forward-thinking young men and women who are striving to make a difference in the world. Its breathtaking campus with views of Maine's lakes and mountains, Kents Hill is close to major ski resorts, the Maine coast, and the state capital, Augusta. The state's largest city, Portland, with its lovely historic district and lively array of restaurants and shops, is only an hour away. With vigorous academics, vibrant arts programs, outstanding athletics facilities, and focus on character development, Kents Hill offers each student the opportunity for personal and intellectual growth in a safe and supportive community.